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A Taste of New Orleans: Beignets and Café Au Lait

USA | Tue, 3 Apr 2012 | By connectlocally | Views [5494]

The floor is covered in heaps of powdered sugar. Feet glide across this dessert heaven, meandering through beignet cloud nine. A whiff of the air tastes sweet with a hint of caffeine. It is a dreamland for anyone with a sweet tooth, myself included.... Read more >

Tags: beignets, connect local, food, new orleans, travel

Avoiding Expensive Phone Bills Abroad

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 27 Sep 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [5013]

It's nearly automatic. Upon landing in a new destination, all in one motion we've unbuckled our seatbelt and pulled out our phone, running the full gamut from checking our voicemails and texts to reading emails to posting updates on Twitter and ... Read more >

Tags: disconnect, mobile, phone bills, skype, technology, travel, travel tips

Stockholm by Segway

SWEDEN | Wed, 12 Sep 2007 | By george | Views [3924] | Comments [1]

I arrived in Stockholm on Monday 10th, and after three nights here, I'll be leaving very early tomorrow morning to head for Finland on the ferry.   I've been staying in Fridhemsplan (a few tube stops out), at a massive hostel with several hundred ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Rajasthan - Udaipur & Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur Temple

INDIA | Wed, 2 Mar 2011 | By pauluiza | Views [2601]

Udaipur – (no, YOU die poor, Muahahahahaha!) - So many palaces, feeling like an old queen already! We leave Goa on March 2 nd , taxi to Margao, then 2AC (2 tier with AC) train to Kota Junction, 23 hours, nice (not). Then, a bus from hell, ... Read more >

Somali-what?

SOMALIA | Fri, 8 Mar 2013 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [1973]

After spending more than a month in Ethiopia I crossed the no-man's land into Somaliland. At customs I was photographed and told "Welcome to Somaliland" after getting an entry stamp that most well-seasoned travellers would only dream of. When I exchanged ... Read more >

Varanasi and the Holy Ganges

INDIA | Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [1931]

VARANASI AND THE HOLY GANGES are on every visitor’s short list.  At its best, Varanasi is a photographer’s dream; there is something (or someone) colorful and interesting around every corner.  At its worst, the city is loud, dirty ... Read more >

Peru

CANADA | Thu, 1 Oct 2009 | By globetrottingwanabees | Views [1563] | Comments [1]

Great sleep!  Up at 9.00. Real quiet around here.  Angie greeted me with breakfast...toasted buns,bowl of homemade orange marmalade and a hot pot of Peruvian coffee.....awesome!  Cant stop thinking of our krazy driver Migel racing through downtown Lima ... Read more >

Is it a long, hard road out of hell?

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 16 Jan 2012 | By homeless_harry | Views [1419] | Comments [1]

This adventure has had its fair share of unique experiences and I savour each new one that justifies all the hard work. There's plenty of easy work that doesn't justify anything, but nonetheless, I give thanks for that ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, coffee, people

Newcastle to Port Stephens

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 26 Nov 2009 | By silverlady | Views [1227]

After two days sitting comfortably in Newcastle the weather was looking a lot better.  I made a decision to give up rough weather unless i get caught out there unexpectedly. with my new philosophy on cruising being that i dont have plans, i dont ... Read more >

Weeks 9 and 10: R&R in Guadalajara

MEXICO | Sat, 21 May 2011 | By alpiner84 | Views [1170] | Comments [3]

When I last wrote, I was newly arrived in Sayulita after both Chalie and I had back-to-back crashes the preceding days. After a couple of days in Sayulita, the pain in my shoulder had intensified. That is to say, the broad, aching pain eased and was ... Read more >

English Misconceptions

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 22 Jul 2011 | By vagabonds | Views [1062]

I confess ignorance on many fronts.   My misconceptions about things British are the most recent example.   Take “Britain” for instance.   I believed that Britain, England and the United Kingdom were interchangeable.   England, I have since ... Read more >

Gumda: Dances with Maoists

NEPAL | Thu, 3 Apr 2008 | By josdent | Views [965] | Comments [1]

This is not going to be a history lesson. If you are interested in the political history of Nepal, you will know who the Maoists are and what they stand for. If you aren't, well, you aren't going to be terribly thrilled if I explain at length. Surffice ... Read more >

Dijon to Zurich then to Lüscherz, Lake Biel

SWITZERLAND | Fri, 27 May 2011 | By jimboandjanet | Views [873]

Wednesday 18th May Dijon to Zurich then to Lüscherz, Lake Biel Every day is a new world – it’s Wednesday so we must be in Suisse! The border crossing was easy and to pay a one off fee for freeways (30 Swiss francs) which lasts until the end ... Read more >

“de Mombacho”

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 11 Jan 2007 | By laurelmarshall | Views [806]

… was our saying as we explored the big volcano islands of Nicaragua, the stunning Mombacho Volcano in particular. New Zealand was formed from hundreds of volcanoes. Today we hiked remains of dormant volcanoes. It was the first clear, sunny day we’ve ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

CANADA | Mon, 11 Nov 2013 | By mitann | Views [756]

Week three of our blog and Tim and I were discussing how to explain our planning process. An experience that was quite appealing and exciting to us but is really boring in hindsight; especially written. It is difficult to put myself back in time to our ... Read more >

Tags: bagotville, lomprayah, north bay, suvarnabhumai airport

Kung Fu in China Weeks Thirty-Seven and Thirty-Eight

CHINA | Wed, 14 May 2014 | By korric | Views [634] | Comments [3]

Right before one of the afternoon training sessions, I saw Master Xu playing with a pair of sticks. Back home I am a fighter for a medieval recreation group called the Society for Creative Anachronism, in which I primarily fight with two swords. We don't ... Read more >

Tags: china, martial arts

About my town

ROMANIA | Wed, 23 Apr 2008 | By gabita | Views [531] | Video

Baia Mare is an important city in northern Romania and the seat of Maramureş County. It is located in the northern part of the county, on the middle course of the Săsar River, at an average altitude of 228 metres, surrounded by the Igniş and Gutâi mountains.... Read more >

Gassho Farmhouses of Shirakawa-go

JAPAN | Sun, 19 Oct 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [509]

THE RICE WAS ALREADY HARVESTED AND STORED, possibly expedited by the typhoon threat, and stubbly fields were all that remained.  The trees are showing the faintest hint of autumn, pastels of pink, ocher and saffron.  Goldenrod and the flowers ... Read more >

Week #11&12 (part I) – New Year party in Christchurch saw Mt Cook and hiked up Mt Ben Lomond

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 14 Jan 2010 | By alexxdiep | Views [492]

First of all, welcome to my “new” blog. I moved my blog here because I enjoyed the interface of this site more. I think it offers many very cool features, especially the photo uploading and the Google Translate button for my non bilingual friends. ... Read more >

KL to Penang

MALAYSIA | Thu, 9 Sep 2010 | By chilleep | Views [481] | Video

On Thursday morning 9th Sept I got up early and decided to get a train to Penang, however I had missed the real early one so opted for a Bus. Unfortunately finding the right bus turned out to be a drama and after walking miles with a heavy pack finally ... Read more >

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Experiencing Thailand

THAILAND | Sun, 6 Oct 2013 | By longawaited | Views [468]

Have been in Thailand, unbelievably(!) since the night of 24/09/13. I stayed near Saphin Taksin for the first ten days. Went to a floating market in Damnoensaduak on a tour. I had nearly run out of money by that stage, so all I shared with the Indian ... Read more >

Tags: damnoensaduak, koh tao, low season, thailand, tropical

The Morning After

USA | Mon, 10 May 2010 | By davidrgaines | Views [409]

Following a massively successful bar mitzvah and party, a group of family and friends trooped down to Larkspur the following morning to walk along the stunning Tennessee Valley Trail, which ends at the Tennessee Beach. The whole experience is very Irish ... Read more >

Day 3: Venice Biennale

ITALY | Tue, 10 Sep 2013 | By vangonza13 | Views [305]

So my bunk bed mateIs also a Vanessa. Had breakfast with her this morning. She quit her job to travel the world. Yeah, I thought I was nuts. I spent the majority of today at the Venice Biennale. All a bunch of modern art from artists all over the world.... Read more >

Finally I got to see the Himalayas

NEPAL | Thu, 27 Jun 2013 | By lonelytravelbod | Views [297]

Tags: hiking, nepal, nice places, trekking, village

Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sat, 9 Sep 2017 | By bstess | Views [223]

The capital city and the home of Russia's government. And what we also discovered, a clean, well maintained city with a definite European feel. The traffic is horrendous though. Moscow is very proud of its Metro system and it's also the most efficient ... Read more >

 

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