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Because, I can.

CANADA | Mon, 15 Dec 2014 | By kat617 | Views [752] | Comments [2]

 Friends, family, colleagues, and those who have wandered haphazardly onto this page: welcome. Welcome to the inner workings and nuances of my mind as I embark on a new adventure to South America. Today marks the 30 Day Countdown until my ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, home, leaving, philosophy, reason

The Travel Bug

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 14 May 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1105] | Comments [1]

I gaze down at the opal ring I felt so drawn to buy in Adelaide. As the sunlight catches upon each of the 8 small stones, the light refracts colours which change from greens, to blues, milky whites and fiery reds. I realise this closely reflects this ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpacking, inspiration, itinerary, opals, philosophy, travel, travel buds

Sunburn, speed and shit food in the South.

VIETNAM | Wed, 10 Nov 2010 | By homeless_harry | Views [1190]

You are truly blessed when you hope fervently enough for something to see it come to fruition. Third world countries highlight this blessing Westerners have when our hopes are far less significant than the everyday survival that is most of the Vietnamese's ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, food, misfortune, on the road, philosophy

Touted to intolerance before reaching tailor town.

VIETNAM | Tue, 2 Nov 2010 | By homeless_harry | Views [960]

Most tourism involves some test of patience when confronted by conditions or customs completely at odds with what is considered normal back home. One's understanding and appreciation of the diversity of humanity is broadened by approaching ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy, shopping, touts

What does it mean to be a world nomad?

FRANCE | Tue, 6 Jul 2010 | By simon_monk | Views [2542]

The eastern edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris is often a photographers gallery organised by the city along some theme or other. As it happens, the theme to day was on Nomads. Real Nomads of the world and their culture. We've often struggled ... Read more >

Tags: ethinic, lives, nomad, paris, philosophy, world

Auf dem Balkon (German poem and a little translation)

NETHERLANDS | Wed, 21 Jan 2009 | By whereiskai | Views [3198] | Comments [5]

Wo bin ich zuhause? Und wo meine Seele? Wo ist Liebe? Und wo nicht? Wenn der Wind meine Wange streichelt Wo bin ich dann? Wir leben, wie wir leben. Doch die Lieder laengst vergangner Zeiten die hallen wider, sanft und warm in der Liebe, die ... Read more >

Tags: nature, philosophy, poetry, sky

Third Time's A Charm?

SOUTH KOREA | Fri, 24 Oct 2008 | By miss_traveller | Views [1609] | Comments [1]

After being away from Seoul, Korea for six months, I decided to bite the bullet and come back to 'Korea Sparkling,' and 'Land of the Morning Calm.' I decided that being offered more money and more holidays, plus getting a chance to see all the great ... Read more >

Tags: culture, outlook, philosophy

Thank you.

NORWAY | Thu, 24 Jul 2008 | By whereiskai | Views [704]

As you return from a lake where every now and then - like every month - a man comes and says "I like this nature here, please let me stay for some time in harmony, lightly touching the ground, humming "Don't be afraid, all is grace.... Read more >

Tags: nature, philosophy, poem

How can a pot be so interesting?

GREECE | Thu, 18 Oct 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [3062]

Well, it can be 5,000 years old for start. If that seems like a long time, try imagining a man or woman making it in their home and what that might have looked like. It is hard to imagine the world in say the year 2407 and almost impossible to have ... Read more >

Tags: ancient, culture, disaster, perspective, philosophy, santorini, tsunami


GREECE | Sun, 14 Oct 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [2592] | Comments [1]

All the ancient ruins are spectactular if for nothing else than their age: when you are looking at beautiful jewelry and art, often with very human humour, that is 1900 BC it is breathtaking. Over the years we have visited many of the anciant ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ancient, culture, history, perspective, philosophy, ruins

How would you use 1m² to feed your family?

THAILAND | Sat, 8 Jul 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [7887] | Comments [2]

Would you set up a street stall and sell beads ? Fruit juice? Old coins or fake Louis Vuitton handbags from behind a curtain? Would you sell drugs, foreign currency, T-shirts, shaved ice, Pad Thai (fried noodles) or fake antiques? Would you ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, culture, having fun, markets, on the road, people, philosophy, responsibility, work


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