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Another Day Another Destiny

SENEGAL | Fri, 27 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [362]

 The next day was slightly better. Assuming you define “better” as “easier to stay awake” or “shorter.” For a definition that doesn't include either of those, it was about the same. Breakfast was the same as ... Read more >

Tags: fish, lecture, religion

60 Seconds in India

INDIA | Thu, 1 May 2014 | By away2travel | Views [807]

A white-bearded sweet old man with a genuine heart An elephant walking down a highway 19 people crammed into a single rickshaw An old man pushing his pedal bike uphill An entire family that thinks a white person is a zoo animal 4 religions living in ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, budget travel, culture, food, india, people, places, religion, travel


ISRAEL | Mon, 14 Apr 2014 | By kmontana75 | Views [447] | Comments [2]

Isreal started roughly. At the Rome airport, I was interrogated for three hours about why I was visiting Israel. Some of the many questions asked consisted of if I knew people here, how was this trip funded and could I prove it, did I plans going to ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bethlehem, israel, jerusalem, religion, tel aviv

Golden Temple

INDIA | Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By away2travel | Views [1938]

Golden Temple Posted on   April 5, 2014 by   Tarynne Mingione Friday, March 28, 2014 We left  Rishikesh  before we were ready. After an hour bus ride with our heads spending more time glued to the ceiling ... Read more >

Tags: amritsar, golden temple, india, religion, sikh, travel


INDIA | Sat, 15 Mar 2014 | By away2travel | Views [1094]

Varanasi Posted on   March 15, 2014 by   Tarynne Mingione Varanasi Warning: We saw some pretty intense stuff here. I write about it because this is our experience, but the detail included might be too much for some. Of ... Read more >

Tags: ganges, ghat, holy river, india, religion, rivers, the ganga, varanasi


INDIA | Sat, 15 Mar 2014 | By away2travel | Views [627]

Varanasi Posted on   March 15, 2014 by   Tarynne Mingione Varanasi Warning: We saw some pretty intense stuff here. I write about it because this is our experience, but the detail included might be too much for some. Of ... Read more >

Tags: ganges, ghat, holy river, india, religion, rivers, the ganga, varanasi

Pushkar and the Price of Karma

INDIA | Sat, 1 Mar 2014 | By tnj4884 | Views [594] | Comments [1]

According to the Hindu religion, the god Brahma dropped a lotus flower and the town of Pushkar sprouted up from where it landed. Unfortunately for the deity, he also had a love affair here which enraged his first wife. She cursed him, saying that only ... Read more >

Tags: hinduism, pushkar, religion

Day 7: Myths and Mountains

GREENLAND | Mon, 21 Oct 2013 | By divvea | Views [1138]

I have no clue what day or date it is today, not that it matters in the mountains. What matters is that I have woken up with a terrible body ache. Our tent is pitched right on top of stones and uneven ground, a discomfort we (Lykke and I) discovered ... Read more >

Tags: hasselblad, religion, shamans, stories, trekking

Junbesi (Day 3)

NEPAL | Mon, 7 Oct 2013 | By joannawong | Views [562]

Altitude: 2675m. It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining and the skies are a happy shade of azure blue, laced with white fluffy clouds. The grass is a lush green and the children are flying kites outside in the teahouse's backyard. Looking out, the ... Read more >

Tags: friendly strangers, nature, nepal, outdoors, religion, spirituality, trekking


INDIA | Sun, 30 Jun 2013 | By boseamit | Views [360]

Benaras is one of the oldest living cities of the World. With time, the city may have changed but at the Ghats, the ethos remains intact. For most Indians, it is a city of mystique and religious fervour. Men, come here after renunciation of all ... Read more >

Tags: faith, ganga, india, naga sadhu, religion, uttar pradesh, varanasi


INDONESIA | Mon, 19 Mar 2012 | By tracie | Views [691]

Nyepi: Coming to a Bali near you! http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/travelbulletins/Balinese_New_Year_23_March_2012 Watch this space for a what will be most likely a very 'Tracie-esque' experience of Nyepi. I mean, how will I stay ... Read more >

Tags: bali, baliology, culture, indonesia, new, nyepi, pascoe, religion, tracie, year

The paradise

INDONESIA | Tue, 13 Sep 2011 | By ansku | Views [813]

As I have not been able to get online for awhile I post few stories at once so just bare with me. My first day at Gili Trawangan is turning into night as I hear the fourth call for the prayer from the mosque. Most of the population here are Muslims ... Read more >

Tags: cats, gili islands, religion

A Girl's Guide to the Middle East

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 25 Jul 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [11962] | Comments [3]

At first, I avoided telling people I was visiting the Middle East. ‘I’m travelling overland between Istanbul and Cairo,’ I’d say vaguely. If people didn’t realise which countries came in between those two cities that wasn’t my problem, right? But ... Read more >

Tags: culture, dress, egypt, jordan, middle east, religion, syria, travel, travel tips, women

Malaysia Travel 101

MALAYSIA | Thu, 28 Apr 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [4988]

Tags: asia, diversity, food, homestay, kuala lumpur, malaysia, religion, southeast asia, transportation, travel

Leaving the land of Eretz Yisrael...

ISRAEL | Wed, 30 Mar 2011 | By colleen_finn | Views [1036]

A day late and several hundred dollars short, we finally prepare to leave the ancient land of Eretz Yisrael , the land of Judea and Samaria, home to seemingly opposing religions and nationalities that have more in common than anyone cares to admit. As ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, religion, sightseeing

Mazel Tov!

ISRAEL | Sat, 26 Mar 2011 | By colleen_finn | Views [1348]

Today is the day of Tiferet's (David's niece) Bat Mitzvah, which is being held at the family's synagogue in Ma'aleh Adumim, where they live. Ma'aleh Adumim is in an Israeli territory just outside of Jerusalem. In Israel, the term "territory"... Read more >

Tags: religion

Exploring the Old City...

ISRAEL | Thu, 24 Mar 2011 | By colleen_finn | Views [1094]

We've had the pleasure of doing a lot with David's family while we've been here. Last night we celebrated the birthday of his eldest niece, Seri, and the night before David's sister graciously invited me to attend her 50th birthday party. It was a ... Read more >

Tags: religion, sightseeing

Experiencing 'lots'...

ISRAEL | Mon, 21 Mar 2011 | By colleen_finn | Views [1014]

I think many travelers know what a treat it is to experience, first hand, how a culture celebrates a holiday—even if it isn't a holiday that is celebrated by your own religion or home country. As luck would have it, we've arrived in Israel just ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, religion

Shalom from Jerusalem...

ISRAEL | Mon, 21 Mar 2011 | By colleen_finn | Views [1258]

Here I am, in Israel at last. I've wanted to visit this country for years, but the opportunity just never arose. This is a unique trip for me for several reasons. First, I am not doing volunteer work, therefore the trip is shorter than my normal. Second, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, planes trains & automobiles, religion

Am I in Tibet or India? Macleod Ganj

INDIA | Fri, 21 Aug 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [6103] | Comments [2]

As I waited for the train to leave the platform a tall Sikh with a large sword sat opposite me and promptly lay down to sleep. I'm no expert but it didn't look like the deadliest or most ostentatious of swords although, along with his clothes and turban, ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, live music, mountains, religion, temple, yoga

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