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Quiz 9

SOUTH AFRICA | Thu, 15 Jan 2015 | By anijensen | Views [209] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Quiz 6

SOUTH AFRICA | Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [159] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Quiz 4

SOUTH AFRICA | Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [155] | Comments [17]

What language is "wildebeest", and what is the literal translation?  Bonus:  What is the traditional joke among South Africans about the wildebeest's composite parts?  Without looking it up, what body parts does the wildebeest seem to ... Read more >

Quiz 5

SOUTH AFRICA | Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [162] | Comments [15]

Who is behind the glass and what are they doing?

Quiz 8

SOUTH AFRICA | Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [217] | Comments [13]

Where did we see this sign?

Mud-Bath and Beyond

TURKEY | Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By wanderaboot | Views [652] | Comments [9] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Hi! Choose us because we get involved! We get down and dirty with the locals and find out what makes them tick, where they like to go, what they think about their home country and world issues. But MOST IMPORTANTLY what they eat, how they eat, where, ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Quiz 7

SOUTH AFRICA | Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [157] | Comments [9]

Whose is this?

Kyoto, Japan

JAPAN | Mon, 8 Sep 2014 | By lmatejak99 | Views [331] | Comments [8]

Our first two days in Kyoto were spent touring around a ton of temples, shrines and palaces. We rented bikes from our hostel, Piece Hostel, for $5 per day and they proved to be a very efficient way to see a huge amount of the city. We biked around for ... Read more >

Tags: food, japan, kyoto, palaces, shrines, temples

Tiger Leaping Gorge

CHINA | Fri, 17 Oct 2014 | By adaptive | Views [156] | Comments [8]

After Shangri-la we went to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Apparently this gorge is where an emporer had hunted a tiger down and thought he had the tiger cornered. The tiger leap the gorge at a narrow onto a large boudler in the middle of the gorge and was ... Read more >

Tags: free trail, janes hostel, marijuana, teahorse guest house, tiger leaping gorge, tinas guest house

The Haggle and the Hand

TUNISIA | Wed, 13 May 2015 | By hbsteadham | Views [107] | Comments [8] | Scholarship Entry

Tunisian peddlers, fluent in Arabic and French, are some of the most intelligent people on the planet. They ask me, in English, what language I speak. Being clever, I offer “Sono italiana”; they respond, in Italian, “What part of Italy?” I admit I speak ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 Writing Scholarship

It's Time To Go

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By langkawi21 | Views [217] | Comments [7]

After years of saving and months of preparation, s o we are off again for a new adventure and what a start it has been to our 2 years away from Australia. Shawn finished worked on 18th Dec 2014 and a lot of Andrew's family came out for an ... Read more >

Tags: australia, christmas, family, friends, new zealand, trekking, wedding

The Big Adventure #2 Begins

NETHERLANDS | Mon, 1 Sep 2014 | By jonathan1966 | Views [174] | Comments [7]

Well exactly 3 years to the day we departed on The Big Adventure #1 & 2 years to the day we returned, we are finally embarking on #2. Sitting in Glasgow Airport, there's no turning back now! First stop is Amsterdam for 3 nights then on to Sao ... Read more >

Weaver Doctor

INDIA | Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By weaverdoctor | Views [502] | Comments [6] | Video | Scholarship Entry

We are Aneesh and Govind, we believe in seeking knowledge through travelling. Travelling is the happiest way to widen the perspectives about each and every subject we ponder every day. The people we meet the thoughts we share, opens a newer ways of thinking.... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Quiz 1

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 1 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [157] | Comments [6]

Whose are these, and why are they white?

Delhi - Day 1

INDIA | Sat, 8 Nov 2014 | By karenleslieburns | Views [153] | Comments [6]

Arrived in Delhi at 3am this morning.  Feeling pretty good after 20 hours in the air....thank you Emirates!  What a fun ride. It's a bit smoggy here, and very humid, but the temperature is good.  Our hotel is fabulous.  We have ... Read more >

Litang

CHINA | Tue, 7 Oct 2014 | By adaptive | Views [234] | Comments [5]

So the bus to Kangding was exciting! The road looked a bit precarious from my window seat with some other people passing on curvy bumpy topography with dramatic drops. But our driver was really good and the scenery was wonderful. When we arrived it ... Read more >

Tags: kangding, litang

To blog or not to blog, that is the question

USA | Thu, 1 Jan 2015 | By peacepigs | Views [220] | Comments [5]

So as I lay here in NYC, awaiting the arrival of Matt and anticipating the start of our exciting journey tomorrow, I continue to question my dedication to blog-keeping over the next six weeks. Will I do it? Can I be bothered? Will I waste precious time ... Read more >

Tags: pensiveness

Rest * Bali

INDONESIA | Sun, 22 Jun 2014 | By dellyson | Views [214] | Comments [5]

First stop for rest, relaxation and yoga is Bali! I arrived yesterday and am in a pretty nice, inexpensive new hotel in Kuta. The trip was long but comfortable as I treated myself to business class and what a treat that was. Being able to sleep laying ... Read more >

June 1

KENYA | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By joytranae | Views [185] | Comments [5]

Hi everybody! We (my cousin, Nakia, and I) arrived in Kenya today around 7am Kenya time. The local time here is 8 hours ahead of Texas time.  The flights were good other than being delayed in D.C. and missing our flight in Doha. Our flights ... Read more >

Tags: africa, kenya, maasai, nairobi

Quiz 3

SOUTH AFRICA | Sat, 6 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [169] | Comments [5]

What does this roadsign mean?

My Ankles are Fat

CHINA | Fri, 19 Sep 2014 | By adaptive | Views [163] | Comments [5]

    After this long ass train ride where nothing was comfortable and I couldn't sleep enough I made it to Shenyang in the sunrise. It was beautiful but I needed to find a place to stay. Couch surfing wasn't an option here and the hostel ... Read more >

Tags: cheap food, fat feet.

Things That Were, Things That Are, and Things That Will Be.

PERU | Thu, 29 Jan 2015 | By kat617 | Views [155] | Comments [5]

When I began to write this entry, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Then I wasn’t sure where to finish. I just kept writing everything that came to mind, and I wrote for hours. By the time I ran out of things to say I was so tired that I couldn’... Read more >

Tags: archaeological, archaeology, arrival, culture, homestay, mistakes, program, sickness, sunburn, tefl

VOULEZ DÉJÀ VU? 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 9 Jul 2014 | By countryboy | Views [149] | Comments [5]

It is with great excitement that I write to you, Ms Cress. The blogs are found.   I know. I know. I, too, was at my wit's end. When we never heard anything after just two blogs, I feared the worst. But as you know, hope is the one thing ... Read more >

THIRD TIMES A CHARM (4)

SOUTH AFRICA | Wed, 8 Apr 2015 | By countryboy | Views [109] | Comments [5]

If any of you are wondering why I haven't written may I say there's a very simple reason. I've gone insane.  I thought doing this show for another (3rd) year would, on the whole, not be a huge challenge. And in some respects it isn't. I go on ... Read more >

Kunming

CHINA | Fri, 24 Oct 2014 | By adaptive | Views [105] | Comments [5]

I took the bus from Dali to Kunming yesterday. I passed through Dinosaur Valley and The Wild Edible Mushroom County. They must like mushrooms more than I do because some of their buildings are shaped as such! When I arrived I got into an unmarked ... Read more >

Tags: dynamic yunnan, kunming, potato squad, the hump hostel

 

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