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Breaking Through Barriers - Bangkok

THAILAND | Wed, 17 Jul 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [333]

The first thing that hits you as you disembark in Bangkok is the wall of humid heat. After struggling with the ATM and then changing larger notes into smaller ones (a generally recommended practice), I search for the metered taxis. It is possible to ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, bangkok, culture shock, four faced budha, silom soi, taxi fare, temples

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

CAMBODIA | Fri, 5 Jul 2013 | By southeastasiacharm | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Living in Cambodia for the past year has been a life changing experience for me. It has allow me to cross different land borders and experience those long hours on the road. As many know, Cambodia is famous for Angkor Wat but to me its more than that.... Read more >
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Tags: asia, cambodia, children, happiness, innocence, joy, laughter, smiles, south east asia

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [142]

It was the summer solstice and, coincidentally, the first actual day of summer here in these heat blessed lands. I had been having all sorts of weird dreams and awoke with a start. I gave up, I did, didn’t I? I’m sure I did. Then why does ... Read more >

Tags: asia, haze, kuala lumpur, malaysia, summer

Bussing Singapore

SINGAPORE | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [116]

OMG, WTF good grief and maybe even WOW, the wasp coloured double-decker bus to Singapore stung my sight. It was so posh that even had a Captain instead of a bus driver, boarding passes instead of tickets and those little screens in the back of seats ... Read more >

Tags: asia, bus, singapore, travel

Making an Exhibition of Myself in Makati

PHILIPPINES | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [271]

It was back to that old ex-US military base at Clark, Manila, The Philippines. And it was for no other reason than there was an available flight. On this, my second trip to Makati City, one of the accumulated cities which comprise Manila, a Dutch tourist ... Read more >

Tags: art, asia, makati, manila, philippines

Taken for a Ride

PHILIPPINES | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [184]

I was still nursing a dehydration headache from the flight. It had been somewhat of an experience - the journey from Puchong to Clark International Airport (Manila). The flight was slightly delayed, as low cost flights frequently are, and we arrived ... Read more >

Tags: asia, manila, the philippines

Penang Christmas

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [489]

“Ihachew” “Ihachew” “Ihachew”, those four-year-old’s words still ring in my aging ears. Until this very day I have no idea what I had done for that small child to stand, at three feet nothing tall, purse her ... Read more >

Tags: asia, christmas, food, malaysia, penang

Cameron Highlands

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [736]

Cameron Highlands was founded as part of the British love for escaping heat. The British, in their infinite wisdom, tended to invade hot countries and then proceed to complain about the heat - and thereby establishing Hill Stations to escape from that ... Read more >

Tags: asia, cameron, food, highlands, malaysia

Merlion City

SINGAPORE | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [485]

Merlion city was awash with business types, drizzles of rain and a focused rushing towards year end and year beginning.     Singapore was just where I had left it several months beforehand - at the end of the Johor Bahru causeway and ... Read more >

Tags: asia, singapore, travel

Dream Weaving

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [475]

I imagine that cat’s name must have been Tiger, or its equivalent in Malay (Harimau), but I think of him as Blake’s ‘Tyger’. He was certainly one of the most striking cats that I have ever seen. He lay there, in that long greenhouse, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Bereft of Bacon

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [210]

To have been bereft of ‘real’ bacon for neigh-on seven years was a great hardship. I was born and brought up as an Englishman; the consumption of bacon, and all things porcine, was second nature to me. The absence of pork products, and in ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Mother In Law's Dumplings

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [144]

Mother-in-Law’s kitchen was infused with the sort of light which could only be accurately captured by that miracle of Chinese film making - Zhang Yimou. Inside - the ambience was Chinese rustic meets culinary museum as a poignant and pregnant ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Photos: Colors of the Philippine Shores

PHILIPPINES | Fri, 24 May 2013 | By 16burningsuns | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a full-time nurse, part-time beach bum with a serious case of wanderlust. I am an aspiring photographer, and one look at the photographs of Greenland, inspires me to continue with the things I love most - exploring new places and taking photos to ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, beach, beaches, ocean, philippines, sea, seashores, southeast asia, travel photography scholarship 2013

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

CAMBODIA | Sat, 12 Jan 2013 | By view | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a traveler who sees the world with open eyes. Man's progress, growth, change and breakthrough in the world that has not yet been explored starts with a camera in one hand and a travel bag in another. I started to express myself at the moment I discover ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, cambodia, inia, my scolarship entry, travel photography scholarship 2012

Photos: Scholarship entry: Visit to Nepal - lessons in courage, friendship and happiness.

NEPAL | Wed, 9 Jan 2013 | By anthonyshock | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a 20-year old Psychology student from England and I am currently stood at a crossroad in life. Do I jump into a career, make money and fill the fridge - or do I avoid the rat race, grapple for money to throw at my passions, and really experience ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, friendship, hindu, hinduism, kathmandu, life, nepal, nuwakot, photography

Photos: My Scholarship entry : My Island Home

INDONESIA | Fri, 28 Dec 2012 | By rachelrobertson | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I knew I was affected by photography, but I never truly realized the effect my photography had on others. “ Words cannot be spoken to describe what you can capture on a lens”, my friend Suzie recently quoted on FB. WOW! I never knew how powerful ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, fishing, indonesia, ocean, rachel robertson, sumatra

Vietnam - Crime & Scams

VIETNAM | Thu, 15 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3668]

Unfortunately ripping off tourists is the national sport in Vietnam. Pickpockets, fake purchases and currency rip-offs, locals know frazzled travellers can be easy targets. But you don't have to be grist to their mill, if you follow a few simple tips ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, travel-crime, travel-safety, vietnam

China Election - Travel Alert

CHINA | Wed, 7 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2654]

There's a security clampdown in Beijing ahead of this week's party congress where a new leadership will be chosen. The once-in-decade event is taking place in a climate of some political uncertainty. Consequently Chinese authorities are taking ... Read more >

Tags: asia, china, travel-alert

Capítulo 5: Bir çay, lütfen: The Palace of Exile

TURKEY | Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | By jvgarcia | Views [154]

El siguiente destino en mi tour pour el este de Turquía era Kars, una ciudad cerca de la frontera con Armenia, y cuyo principal atractivo turístico son las ruinas de Ani, una antigua ciudad que en su momento de gloria fue la capital ... Read more >

Tags: asia, dogubeyazit, kars, turquía

Capítulo 5: Bir çay, lütfen: Aquarium

TURKEY | Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | By jvgarcia | Views [195]

A Trabzon llegué muy temprano, luego de descansar en la noche en el bus. Francamente esperaba no poder dormir un carajo, pero la verdad es que después de luchar un poco por encontrar la posición ideal, pues logré dormirme relativamente ... Read more >

Tags: asia, erzurum, invitación, trabzon, turquía


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