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Kiwi Summer

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 30 Mar 2016 | By iain_and_tamara | Views [907] | Comments [1]

With the onset of the Northern winter we decided to visit the world's best country for tourists ( Telegraph Magazine for the past four years ). At first it seemed a ridiculous prospect - to take a holiday from our journey on the other side of the world ... Read more >

Tags: beach, family, friends, hospitality, kiwi summer, on the road

'Live Young and Free'

INDIA | Sun, 27 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [351]

Live Young and Free is just one of many 'slogans' you can see around here stuck to the top of the windscreens of lorries, jeeps and the small people carriers that are so popular. Others read like 'Jai Ganesh', 'Om Mani Padme Hum', 'Siddartha' and so ... Read more >

Tags: hospitality, momos, monasteries, mountains

No Translation

JAPAN | Thu, 9 Jul 2015 | By carlsbad_sven | Views [434]

Some gestures transcend language. I find the best ambassadors come from the general population of any given country. When I was on business in Kyoto one of our party lost his wallet in a museum. He noticed the missing object when it was time to pay for ... Read more >

Tags: hospitality, japanese culture, kyoto, language barrier

Moroccan Hospitality

MOROCCO | Sat, 18 Jan 2014 | By elcastleberry | Views [368]

"Emma, you come help," says Ezzhora, assertive but smiling. I had asked to help with the cooking before lunch, but she insisted I join her son Mohamed for a walk around their neighborhood. Eager to contribute, I jumped from my seat at the table and ... Read more >

Tags: cultural exchange, food, goodness, hospitality

Stand No. 1

MOROCCO | Tue, 7 Jan 2014 | By elcastleberry | Views [352]

At Stand No. 1 in the Jemaa el Fna food market, there is an old chef who is missing most of his front top teeth. I know this because I've been to Stand No. 1 almost every night for the past week, slipping discretely onto one of the black vinyl benches.... Read more >

Tags: food, food markets, hospitality, morocco

Earth-Porn, Injury, and a Touch of Tibetan Hospitality

CHINA | Thu, 30 May 2013 | By moresbbb | Views [1561]

Heading north from Chengdu into the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, signs direct traffic up a winding mountain road to the not so aptly named Jiuzhaigou “Scenic Area”. Frankly, passing off this extraordinary UNESCO world heritage, AAAAA ... Read more >

Tags: china, earth-porn, hospitality, jiuzhaigou, sichuan, tibetan

Nepalese Hospitality - Taking Shelter in a Tibetan Diner

NEPAL | Wed, 15 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [2142]

As luck would have it, my new friend got a case of the dreaded Delhi belly‚ just two days before she was scheduled to accompany her husband on a trek around Nepal's Annapurna Himalayas. He went off trekking, leaving us to bond. I soon discovered ... Read more >

Tags: asia, culture, delhi belly, food, himalayas, hospitality, nepal, tibet, travel, weather

The Indian Heat

INDIA | Thu, 9 Jun 2011 | By alineswala | Views [693]

The only time I've ever been immersed in a different culture was when I visited India in one summer of my early college years.  As a 1.5 generation Indian female of America, I have ties to the country my parents and I both came from.  However, growing ... Read more >

Tags: friendliness, hospitality, india, rickshaws, taxis

The Medina and me

TUNISIA | Mon, 16 Aug 2010 | By aussiechick_007 | Views [724]

Journal entry " The medina of Tunisia is very large and is fascinating. Its narrow winding alleys and covered bazaars are crammed with craft workshops, painters, metal workers, jewellery stalls, leather goods shops,perfumers, hole in the ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, friendship, fun, hospitality, lost, maze-like, medina, sights, smells, sounds

The Fijian way

FIJI | Wed, 19 Aug 2009 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [1207]

Nisa Bula! As I stumble through the arrival hall with a bottle of duty-free liquor (which my host family asked me to purchase) after getting like my eighth Fiji passport stamp, I spot my name hastily scribbled on a piece of paper. His name is Ratu, ... Read more >

Tags: food, hospitality, people

Niuean culture

NIUE | Mon, 9 Feb 2009 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [2921]

Fakaalofa atu (Hello in Niuean ). My 10 th day on Niue has passed. When I began my travels four years ago in Australia I was only there for two weeks; it was much too short. Nowadays I’m spending two weeks on Niue . This morning I woke ... Read more >

Tags: culture, food, hitchhiking, hospitality

A drug bust and a random act of kindness on the way to Santiago

CHILE | Tue, 13 Jan 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [842]

The challenges with our final South American journey, to Chile, began as we alighted the bus. Our seats, 9 and 10 were on different floors of the bus. It took a few minutes of confusion before someone with some common sense came along to sort out ... Read more >

Tags: drug bust, hospitality


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