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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - The Land of Smiles

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By lowrilemon | Views [405] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

Hands down my best experience happened a few hours outside of Bangkok. I was aware that animals were treated badly in Thailand – I saw monkeys, tigers and a leopard which definitely seemed doped up. But swimming with an elephant was the most incredible ... Read more >

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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By goralentle | Views [389] | Scholarship Entry

The sounds of feet thumping and the melodious rythme of hands clapping in unison pierced the cool African night’s sky. And there we all stood mesmarised by the writhing bodies of the borankana (A traditional Setswana Genre of Dance) dancers. Having grown ... Read more >

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Catching a Moment - Driving lessons

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By jensine | Views [359] | Scholarship Entry

"It's just like learning how to drive!" I give Gary my best skeptical look. "Here, try it!" The rain is pouring down. The night is pitch-black darkness; if you fall, you’re gone. The waves are busy trying to swing the ship deep into the ocean. My hands ... Read more >

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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - Hysteric Brussels

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By pablovander | Views [271] | Scholarship Entry

I saw Brussels for the second time not long after I left my house in Valencia, where I had lived with these two Belgians that reminded me how lucky I had always been. But that is another story. Second opportunities are not usual when travelling. It was ... Read more >

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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - Light at the end of the eclipse

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By lightsout | Views [185] | Scholarship Entry

The 6.20am birds are circling overhead, dazed and confused. Because on July 22 2009, as the Sun rises, the light around Varanasi, India will suddenly fade, till the sky turns pitch black. The longest total solar eclipse in the 21st century will last ... Read more >

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Understanding a Culture through Food - Mouthful of Joy

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By miisong | Views [237] | Scholarship Entry

"Jettu, are we going the right way?" It was my last day in Cochin and I wasn't going to waste any time. "Jettu, I think we went up the main street yesterday." I had a feeling it was going to be a repeat of the other day where all afternoon was spent ... Read more >

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Catching a Moment - Errant Arrogance

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By kopasetic | Views [295] | Scholarship Entry

Errant Arrogance “Do they even have Black people in North Korea?” “I dunno.” I thought about it. “My father and uncle were here during the war, but that was fifty years ago. I can’t imagine it’s high up on the tourist trail considering how difficult ... Read more >

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Catching a Moment - Forty Three Down

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By cassidyduran | Views [238] | Scholarship Entry

The front desk is the beginning of the end, where the receptionist is all too enthusiastic about signing me up for certain death. AJ Hackett runs the bungy scene down here in Queenstown; the sport’s pioneers are both the home and heart of the art of bungy.... Read more >

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Understanding a Culture through Food - "Sawat-dee-kah: Thailands freedom in food"

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By bopeep | Views [203] | Scholarship Entry

“Sawat-dee-kah…” (Hello) says the lady at a gritty marketplace in Thailand. She was making Sam Tan, a local Thai salad made of fresh green papayas, coriander, red chilli, spring onions and lemon juice for dressing. She puts them all in one big mortar ... Read more >

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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - Chicken Buses: a love story in progress

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By louwissa | Views [359] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

We were squeezed against each other, my hands gripping the backrest of grimy bus seats – one in front of me and another across the aisle. I never thought I had the talent of a contortionist but there I was. ‘Packed like a can of sardines’ – whoever invented ... Read more >

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A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - The Nod of Approval

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By ash-ley | Views [292] | Scholarship Entry

The men warily shuffle over making room for my backpacking butt to sit and enjoy the show. Why we are seated here, I’m not really sure, but looking out into the mass crowd of curious brown faces, I realize this is really the only spot left. As everyone ... Read more >

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Catching a Moment - A few seconds of happiness

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By newzealandadventures | Views [157] | Scholarship Entry

“In a few minutes we should be at the top”, Leonie shouts. She is 20 meters ahead of me. For over three hours we are on our way at the Tongariro Crossing on the North Island, New Zealand. The weather is perfect. Sunny 25 degrees, soft breeze. The first ... Read more >

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Catching a Moment - Daddy's Little Girl

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By donnapcrilly | Views [148] | Scholarship Entry

My dad pulled up to an ATM. Behind it was a pile of rubble where a bank used to be. He hopped out of his Ford F150 and took out a couple hundred dollars for gas. After Hurricane Katrina, it was better to have cash than to rely on credit. “Money’s tight,” ... Read more >

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Understanding a Culture through Food - In Alphonso Country

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By piusen | Views [148] | Scholarship Entry

What binds together holy men, Harley Davidsons, thermal plants and Blackberry-toting farmers? Look no further than the golden alphonso. “Have you come about the mangoes?” asks Mohammad Iqbal. It’s uncanny how everyone here seems to sense that my presence ... Read more >

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Catching a Moment

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By dekdestroy | Views [125] | Scholarship Entry

Pedal in motion. Commotion. As I drove by the valley, the beasts of Kathmandu is steering, wheeling in all directions. I became an underdog in a massive battalion of roaring machines. Traffic lights became optional. As I gauged myself to turn right ... Read more >

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