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Mind your ears it's Mumbai!

INDIA | Tue, 21 Jul 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [5600]

The sound of heavy rain on plastic woke me up. I was disoriented at first, wondering first where Claire was and second where I was. Then it clicked. London (or quite possibly in a holding pattern around the M25). Mumbai. I looked out the window to ... Read more >

Tags: cave, crazy people, religion, scam, tour, train

Climbing the Karakoram

PAKISTAN | Wed, 26 Jul 2006 | By craigandsimon | Views [5408] | Comments [9]

The Karakoram Highway blasts its way through some of the world's largest mountains and snakes its way north from Islamabad to the Chinese border. It is a remarkable feat of Pakistani army engineering - arching along impossibly steep slopes, skirting ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Chobe and Kasane

BOTSWANA | Wed, 22 Oct 2008 | By murray_wilson | Views [3617] | Comments [2]

We travelled north from Maun to Kasane on the local buses.  We got the first one ok at 6.30 am arriving at the one horse (but 3 fuel station) town of Nata by 9.30 am.  However teh promised 1 bus an hour never materialised and after one minibus came through ... Read more >

Mexico - Part 2 - Beaches and Pyramids

MEXICO | Sun, 13 May 2012 | By tk_inks | Views [3596]

Most people would not have heard of the Yucatan Peninsula, or at least more people would have heard of Cancun – the premier destination for American College kids on their ‘Spring Break’. Cancun is one of the cities located on ... Read more >

Day 4: Snowflakes on Snow Slabs

GREENLAND | Mon, 21 Oct 2013 | By divvea | Views [2269]

Snowflakes greeted me first thing this morning when Jason’s voice probed me to jut my head out of the tent. Soft flakes of white floated around as a very sleepy me looked on with wonder. I spotted a couple of curious mountain hares. The sun ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, polar ice cap

Wandering On

JAPAN | Sat, 10 Jul 2010 | By yoshi | Views [1596]

After spending the last two years completing a Master's in Finland, Switzerland and the Netherlands, it is time to move on again (to my 24th home in my 12th country...not that I'm collecting or anything) and this time it's back to Japan.  On July 28th ... Read more >

Tags: japan, matsusaka, mie, moving

My Pai Story

THAILAND | Sun, 8 Sep 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1384]

Thunder is booming out between the mountains and fat warm drops of rain are pelting down towards the eagerly waiting dry earth. Finally the humidity that saps all your energy disappears and standing out getting drenched is a welcome respite. The month ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, dancing in the rain, meditation, om garden cafe, pai, shamballa reiki, spiritual energy, thailand, visa run

Interculturalism vs Uchi-Soto. 内-外

JAPAN | Tue, 25 Jul 2017 | By lan | Views [1367]

So, you are thinking about visiting/studying/moving to Japan…(Delete where appropriate.) You open up your browser and do a search on Cultural Etiquette of Japan, ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ etc… A wealth of online articles ... Read more >

Tags: japan uchi-soto

bali: where the land is lush, the beer is cheap and a one-hour massage costs five dollars

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 30 Sep 2009 | By leah | Views [1286]

The island paradise of Bali exceeded my already-high expectations, and considering it rained on us most of the time, that really says something about this small isle in the archipelago that makes up Indonesia. There was a lot of relaxing-on-the-beach ... Read more >

Tags: bali, beaches, indonesia

Goodbye Korea, Hello China

SOUTH KOREA | Tue, 19 Jun 2007 | By thestunnings | Views [1220]

This moment in our lives was a bit of a bittersweet time. We were leaving familiar Korea behind and heading into the unknown, China. We had grown to love so many people; our friends, students, and the people of Korea. After a year and half, we felt at ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Kinabatangan River

CHINA | Tue, 8 Nov 2011 | By leanneensly | Views [955]

I have just been travelling with two lovely Dutch girls – Judith and Marjolein (I had to call her May) they were great fun to be around and not just for their keen sense of humour but also it was a chance to observe how two gorgeous 20 something girls ... Read more >

Next 22 days in Nepal + HK and Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wed, 14 Dec 2011 | By dawnnbrian | Views [880]

After the first few days at Harihar school we settled into a comfortable routine of arriving each day around 10am and working (or playing in Brian's case) with the children. Although they have very little (in some cases a family cannot even ... Read more >

Kung Fu in China Weeks Thirty-Five and Thirty-Six

CHINA | Mon, 28 Apr 2014 | By korric | Views [865] | Comments [4]

When I first arrived at Kunyu Shan, there were a few students that really impressed me with some of the feats they did. They seemed to push themselves and do things that were physically very challenging just for the intrinsic challenge of doing so. I ... Read more >

Tags: china, goals, martial arts


AUSTRIA | Fri, 2 May 2014 | By mattso | Views [857]

By now, we've fine tuned our train-catching skills like a well-oiled German machine, and boarded the rail jet to Villach without a hitch. We chose this route south because it winds it's way through some beautifully scenic country. Steep precipitous mountains ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing

The adventure never ends

USA | Mon, 23 Jun 2008 | By alpiner84 | Views [782]

Location: The garage at my mom's house in Evergreen, Colorado. The aspen trees are blowing around outside the window, and I think it might storm soon. My dog is snoring at my feet. Most recent meal: Granola and real whole milk! Nothing better. ... Read more >

I Lived to Tell the Tale

UGANDA | Wed, 18 Jul 2007 | By hnmenk | Views [656] | Comments [1]

I'm recovering, enjoing a slow morning, after a full day of rafting (approx 30km) down the Nile river.  We hit 12 groups of rapids all together including 5 grade 5 rapids.  I've NEVER seen water like this...it was crazy!!!  At one point when i was in ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Gassho Farmhouses of Shirakawa-go

JAPAN | Sun, 19 Oct 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [645]

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 >

Final Week in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By ccandj6monthsaway | Views [556] | Comments [1]

Isla de Ometepe The island of Ometepe is actually two volcanoes that have been connected over time by lava flow to form an island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua . Jackson’s first boat ride was on this little tiny ferry that allowed for ... Read more >

Panama City

PANAMA | Thu, 26 Jun 2008 | By seths-pad | Views [528]

My week in uvita was nice though i didn't do any farm work i more lazed around the farm i was not feeling very energetic. I learned a few things about cooking though and some new jungle foods that i can eat. My new fav. food is Fruit of palm it tastes ... Read more >

Prague, Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tue, 14 Jul 2009 | By bec-simon | Views [526]

Simon, Leah, Char, Lynn and I bussed from Vienna to Prague. We arrived in Prague at about 9pm. Now, you would think that by this stage of our travels, Simon and I would have learnt to check the name and address of our hotel before arriving in a new ... Read more >

Carcassone (Old City) 4-5 Oct

FRANCE | Wed, 13 Oct 2010 | By romina | Views [377]

From Bordeaux, we headed south east to the town of Carcassone. A fortified medieval town dating back to 5 th century BC. The city is surrounded by walls, which once protected a castle, church and its many inhabitants. (There are approx 115 people still ... Read more >

Holing up in Namchi

INDIA | Fri, 22 Jan 2016 | By davidford | Views [340]

I arrived in Namchi in the early afternoon and selected the Rough Guide hotel least difficult to find. This being on the plaza, which is like a market town shopping centre. For the last 3 days I have been holed up Clint Eastwood style (well!) with my ... Read more >

Tags: nothing much, waiting


MOROCCO | Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By nncysf | Views [304]

we should have perhaps gone to the Majorelle Gardens and/or had a horse carriage ride at sunset - but i for one had NO sleep (probably still obsessing about lost luggage) and wound up going downstairs to the courtyard in the middle of the night and trying ... Read more >

Lost in Spanglish-tion

COLOMBIA | Sat, 29 Jan 2011 | By max23 | Views [224]

What words come to mind when I think of Colombia? Beautiful. Diverse. Wild. Rainy. Off-the-beaten-track. Vast. Unbelievably friendly. Hot...cold. Jungle. Beach. Mountains. To sum up: too many. Colombia is one of those countries where I know I'll ... Read more >

Day 29: El Grande

USA | Tue, 6 Jan 2015 | By excellentadventure | Views [148]

So started with our first hotel-included breakfast. BTW, there was snow everywhere! Mike got some trek shoes (thanks Elly bday/Xmas money). Overheard this conversation in a shop..."hmm, what should I get?...Anything you want - this is America!". Drove ... Read more >


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