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Cave Diving in the Turks & Caicos

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS | Fri, 27 Nov 2015 | By dannygoesdiving | Views [11627] | Comments [3]

    This is an ongoing and continuely updated journal of the efforts of Jon Ward and myself to discover, explore and map the blue holes and caves of the Turks & Caicos islands.  We both work as full time dive instructors ... Read more >

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How would you use 1m² to feed your family?

THAILAND | Sat, 8 Jul 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [5634] | Comments [2]

Would you set up a street stall and sell beads ? Fruit juice? Old coins or fake Louis Vuitton handbags from behind a curtain? Would you sell drugs, foreign currency, T-shirts, shaved ice, Pad Thai (fried noodles) or fake antiques? Would you ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, culture, having fun, markets, on the road, people, philosophy, responsibility, work

On Thin Ice: How I Saved My Sherpa

INDIA | Tue, 13 Aug 2013 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [4326]

A high pitched scream echoed down the canyon walls – something was wrong. I ran around a bend in the river and could see that Tsering had slipped into the near-frozen water. I watched as he desperately clawed at an ice shelf with his fingernails ... Read more >

Tags: connect locally, himalayan treks, india, off the beaten path treks, terrifying travel tales, travel, trekking

Getting Hugged by Strangers A Hawaiian Ceremony

USA | Thu, 3 Oct 2013 | By travel-tips | Views [5779] | Comments [2]

"Look how tall you've gotten!" family members would squeal as I was growing up, patting me on the head. "My gosh, isn't she just the cutest?" a family friend would exclaim at a cookout reaching for my face to pinch my cheeks. There's a certain ... Read more >

Tags: ceremony, hawaiian, solo travel, traditions, travel, usa

Hangover Soup: The Power of the Pork Spine

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 9 Sep 2013 | By connectlocally | Views [6744]

It is Saturday morning at 1 a.m. and I am sitting at a folding table outside the GS Mart, a ubiquitous convenience store in my little neighborhood of Seoul. Next to me is my boyfriend, Hudson, and across from us are Ik and Jiny: a young Korean couple ... Read more >

Tags: food, hangover, hangover cures, pork, seoul, south korea, travel, trekking

Croatia

CROATIA | Mon, 2 Sep 2013 | By ccandj6monthsaway | Views [3757] | Comments [1]

  Dubrovnik We had little info to go on when we decided to go to Croatia.  Our friend Kevin had been twice and recommended it, but we never really had specifics about why he liked it so much.  But we put it on the list and here ... Read more >

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Rwanda Entry 1- Guesthouse Rwanda

RWANDA | Fri, 12 Feb 2016 | By dblatt | Views [2]

Ever since I was little, I had a fascination with the exotic.  Things, people, places, foods, that were not common to be found in my Upstate New York childhood always drew me in.  For a science report in elementary school, I wrote about ... Read more >

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INDIA | Fri, 12 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Photo Gallery


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T.I.P. - 2 - Shantideva's Cell

INDIA | Fri, 12 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Views [17]

An early rise saw us depart our lodge at Nalanda at a misty 7am, destination Vulture's Peak, the Griddhakuta Hill, where the Buddha delivered a number of tip top (official Buddhist term..) suttas, including the Lotus and Prajnaparimata. This was reached, ... Read more >

Tags: monastery come university, pilgrimage, suttas

The Irritable Pilgrim - Beneath the Bodhi Tree

INDIA | Fri, 12 Feb 2016 | By davidford | Views [17]

I had agreed to meet Manidhamma beneath the Bodhi Tree at 8am and had gotten up a bit earlier to spend some time there alone. Not for the first time I found myself in an irritable mood which I tried to shake off by circumambulations and then sitting ... Read more >

Tags: pilgrimage

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ICELAND | Thu, 11 Feb 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Photo Gallery


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