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First Time in Sardinia!

ITALY | Thu, 12 Sep 2013 | By annarisa | Views [328] | Comments [16]

Check this story out to find out about the first four days of my Italy trip, which I spent in the beautiful province of Oristano, chilling on the beach, meeting new people, and doing my best to conquer the jetlag :) Where do I even start? Possibly ... Read more >

The Days Go By

ITALY | Thu, 19 Sep 2013 | By annarisa | Views [167] | Comments [16]

And time ticks on here in Macerata at pretty much the same rate as other parts of the world, though it's a little more relaxed here and I feel like I have more time on my hands. However, this doesn't mean I am sitting around doing nothing. By far the ... Read more >

The Story Begins

ITALY | Sun, 15 Sep 2013 | By annarisa | Views [296] | Comments [15]

So now I'm going to start talking about what it's actually like for an Australian to live in a small university town in Italy. But first things first: let's get the pronunciation right. Macerata is not, I repeat NOT, pronounced Musssssssserata. Say it ... Read more >

Win a Prize @ Anna in Italy

ITALY | Fri, 18 Oct 2013 | By annarisa | Views [254] | Comments [15]

I was ecstatic to note today that my blog has had over 1000 views! What dedication from my faithful readers!! So to show my appreciation to you all, I want to put in place a mini-competition, and give you a chance to win a small prize, sent to you in ... Read more >

Back to the Land of Sunshine

ITALY | Wed, 16 Oct 2013 | By annarisa | Views [228] | Comments [14]

Ok so the minute I stepped off the aeroplane into the blazing sunshine on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia I asked myself why I am actually living in Macerata. And I just spent the most amazing weekend of my life there, seriously it was just so nice ... Read more >

The Dog Story

ITALY | Wed, 2 Oct 2013 | By annarisa | Views [265] | Comments [13]

One thing you should know about Macerata if you’re ever planning on coming here is that it is a town swarming with dogs. Big dogs, little dogs—all over the place! Of course, you guys know me, the biggest dog lover out there, so this poses ... Read more >

The Road to Macerata

ITALY | Thu, 12 Sep 2013 | By annarisa | Views [263] | Comments [12]

Before I start blogging about life in Macerata, which is where I am now, I just wanted to share a couple of random things from the trip here. Things that happened, people that I met and so on. Sometimes I have to just wonder what my life would be like ... Read more >

Finalmente na estrada: Tributo ao Tempo

TURKEY | Sat, 14 Dec 2013 | By andreamxavier | Views [156] | Comments [11]

‚Äč Tributo ao Tempo Dizem que a vida é curta, mas não é verdade. A vida é longa... para quem consegue ... Read more >

Kung Fu in China Week One: Initial Impressions

CHINA | Fri, 23 Aug 2013 | By korric | Views [418] | Comments [10]

My room at the Kunyu school is extremely spartan. Despite my tendency towards minimalism, this place makes me feel that I've been living in luxury until today. It's small, dirty, hot, and isolated. The accommodations were much nicer when I lived in Army ... Read more >

Tags: china, martial arts

We love WA

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 4 Dec 2013 | By gcadventuresdownunder | Views [145] | Comments [10]

G'day. Hope everyone's well. Sorry this first post has taken a while. I had some technical difficulties (shocker!) We've now ditched Off Exploring as it was being a pain & opted for this site instead so hopefully everything will work.   ... Read more >

Sh*t! I've just quit my job

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 30 May 2013 | By lambotte | Views [447] | Comments [9]

Am I absolutely barking mad? I'm leaving my 9-5 job in this current economy to travel the world with nothing but my backpack and a one-way ticket. Surely, this must mean I have a screw lose and quite possibly require counselling? But wait a minute, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking asia, backpacking the world, my travel blog, one way ticket

Week 5

ITALY | Thu, 10 Oct 2013 | By annarisa | Views [161] | Comments [9]

Well it’s been about a week since my last update, but I can’t say I’ve really had any life changing experiences in the last seven days (such as avoiding more traumatic deaths by Italian dogs) so if you’re looking for stories of ... Read more >

To Begin With, Why Am I Traveling Around the World...?

USA | Sat, 1 Feb 2014 | By cfitchey | Views [135] | Comments [9]

My first Round The World (RTW) map dates back to September 2008. At that time, I had already been planning to take a RTW trip for almost 10 years so I guess it’s been about 15 years now that I’ve been dreaming of doing this. I’ve ... Read more >

One Hell of a Day

PERU | Fri, 8 Nov 2013 | By aylariver | Views [303] | Comments [8]

Feeling homesick is the worst thing about traveling. It keeps you down, you cry...alot, and all you can really think about is home. This is what I have been experiencing since the second I got here. Crying myself to sleep, waking up with crust on my ... Read more >

And the Studies Have Commenced

ITALY | Fri, 27 Sep 2013 | By annarisa | Views [258] | Comments [8]

This week I attended class for the first time in Italy: I had 6 hours of International Law, which is a third year subject taught in English. I'm getting a nice, easy introduction to studying here, with one subject this week, another one starting next ... Read more >

Drama in Sardinia

ITALY | Sat, 16 Nov 2013 | By annarisa | Views [199] | Comments [8]

Last Thursday I set off once again for a few days of rest and relaxation in Sardinia. Little did I know that one of the most embarrassing experiences of my LIFE was shortly to take place in this haven of sunshine, peace and tranquillity. It all started ... Read more >

Monkey Whisperer

KENYA | Thu, 23 May 2013 | By dawson8893 | Views [1111] | Comments [7]

The past two days I have made a great deal of progress in my life...I walked home from the slum by myself and to the cafe by myself WITHOUT GETTING LOST. For anyone who knows me, they should be very proud because I get lost everywhere and anywhere..... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Fri, 2 Aug 2013 | By countryboy | Views [350] | Comments [7]

  I've read Ulysses . Or rather...  That bloody book. Ages it has. Haranguing and haranguing. Four times I tried. Four times! But done it is it is the. Done. One word after another just like in that Stephen King thing with killing things ... Read more >

A welcomed guest

USA | Fri, 13 Sep 2013 | By honeyknuckles | Views [258] | Comments [7]

    I’m enjoying my first ever sugar cane, straight from the cane. It was a gift from Frank’s uncle who I met in Urru village where his bibi (grandma) lives. He chopped it down for us as we made our way out of the trees to ... Read more >

Tags: africa, children, education, nonprofit

Kung Fu in China Weeks Fourteen to Seventeen

CHINA | Sat, 14 Dec 2013 | By korric | Views [200] | Comments [7]

We're doing more training inside the training hall now that the weather is getting colder. The heat is turned on now, so it's more bearable, but it's still generally a little chilly in the rooms. Fridays we normally go up and down the stairs between ... Read more >

Tags: china, martial arts

Random Thoughts

SPAIN | Mon, 23 Sep 2013 | By kimlyons | Views [161] | Comments [7]

Hola Todos! Wow! A whopping 40C today in Polla de Siero and yesterday, 35C! No complaining on my part, though, as I know most of you are living with much lower temperatures and only expect it to get colder! I am sending warm rays of sunshine your ... Read more >

Tags: camino norte, camino primitivo, pilgrims

Kung Fu in China Week Two

CHINA | Sat, 31 Aug 2013 | By korric | Views [268] | Comments [6]

I've heard that the first two weeks are rough and then it gets easier. I disagree. The first week was rough and then it gets easier. I know we did pretty much the same things as the first week, but it just didn't seem as difficult. I suspect that this ... Read more >

Tags: china, martial arts

It pays to know a Kenyan in Kenya (cont)

KENYA | Mon, 20 May 2013 | By dawson8893 | Views [167] | Comments [6]

My phone freaked out on me...sorry for the abrupt end to the other post! other meals all included rice and kale and then chipati, beef, and lentils. His mother is an incredible cook!  I learned a few things about Kenyam culture over ... Read more >

Maldivas.... pontinhos no oceano.

MALDIVES | Thu, 19 Dec 2013 | By andreamxavier | Views [161] | Comments [6]

Curiosos por conhecer aqueles pontinhos no meio no Oceano índico, depois de dez horas de voo desembarcamos nas Maldivas quase dentro d’água! O aeroporto está numa ilha artificial feita para ele e que se conecta por uma pequena ... Read more >

And the Winner is...

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 28 Oct 2013 | By annarisa | Views [160] | Comments [6] very good friend Anna N! Congratulations!! Your prize will arrive in the mail shortly (when I say shortly, I mean some time before Christmas, I am not in the least convinced of the efficiency of the Italian postal service :)  Thanks to ... Read more >


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