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Photos: Varanasi

INDIA | Mon, 2 Oct 2017 | By nitinv29 | Photo Gallery

An auspicious place to die !! As per Hindu belief , death in Banaras leads to Moksha! One of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and regarded as Hinduism's one of the holiest places . Pilgrims come here to wash away a lifetime of sins in ... Read more >
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Tags: ancient city, culture, ganga, ghats, holy, india, rituals, river, travel, varanasi

Tales of Tubing!

LAOS | Wed, 12 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [764] | Comments [1]

The day had arrived for us to go tubing! We had been excited about this activity since before we started the trip. We headed down to the pick up point, grabbing some food from a street vendor along the way. We paid, filled in a disclaimer document and ... Read more >

Tags: amazing, dark, drinks, fun, new friends, relaxed, river, rubber rings, scenery, tubing

Rivers, Rain and Reruns of Friends

LAOS | Sat, 8 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [339]

From Vientiane we got a mini bus to Vang Vieng. It took about 3 and a half hours with a 15 minute stop off at a little side road food market. At the stop off point we had all just pilled back on the bus after enjoying a grilled corn, we noticed a few ... Read more >

Tags: bars, bridges, hills, irish bar, rain, relaxed, river, thunder storms, travel, views

Let's Take a Train to Anywhere

JAPAN | Sat, 23 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [415]

Wednesday the first few hours were dedicated to train vocabulary. How to buy train tickets, how to buy shinkansen tickets, commuter passes, etc. After a little over an hour in the classroom, we headed out to one of the nearby train stations to get tickets ... Read more >

Tags: food, french, japanese, pens, river, train, transportation

The magnificent Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Fri, 11 Sep 2015 | By sheree | Views [296]

Argentinian side We arrived at the bus station in Peurto Iguazu at about 7:30am. It was raining. We figured out how to get the the falls from the station and how we would then get to Brazil. Both buses left from this bus station, which was a ... Read more >

Tags: amazing, argentina, brazil, devils throat, iguazu falls, magnificent, rainbow, river, water, waterfall

The Amazon!

PERU | Tue, 18 Aug 2015 | By sheree | Views [380]

Day 1 We checked in to our flight that was flying to Iquitos. It's probably the most incredible flight I've been on, firstly flying over the Andes which is a huge mountain range. Some parts had snow on them and cloud surrounded the peaks. I've never ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, animals, lodging, monkeys, peru, pink dolphins, piranha fishing, river, sloth, tribes

Semuc Champey - underground caves and river tubing / El Tunco, El Salvador - detour to a small surf town

GUATEMALA | Wed, 15 Jul 2015 | By sheree | Views [759]

Matt and I were getting the  8am  shuttle the next morning to Semuc Champey, still not feeling the best. It ended up being a 10 hour ride and our shuttle was jam packed with people and seats were so uncomfortable. We were right behind the driver ... Read more >

Tags: candlelight, caving, eco lodge, natural rock pools, river, tubing, underground, war paint, water slides

That fuzzy weekend in Galway...

IRELAND | Sun, 14 Jun 2015 | By dohnster | Views [434]

Hello everyone! This is my first official travel blog post, and I am so excited to share my adventures across Europe (and who knows where else) with you.  Last weekend, I met up with some old Boston pals as a type of "reunion" in Galway, Ireland.... Read more >

Tags: beer, cliffs, ireland, river, temple bar

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day One

CHILE | Sun, 22 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [249]

We had an early start to get to the national park. It was about a two hour bus ride from Puerto Natales via cerro castillo where the border with Argentina is. We saw lots of wildlife on the journey: Rhea Condors Guanecos Black-crested buzzard ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains, nightsky, river, scenery, wildlife

The Blue Mountains

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [198]

An early start this morning for the Blue Mountains Tour, departing 7am! The first stop was the featherdale wildlife park.  Here I hand fed wallabies. I also saw wallabies, echidnas, dingo, cassowary, wombats, inland taipan (the world's most deadly ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, river, wildlife

India 2014 - Varanasi

INDIA | Fri, 5 Dec 2014 | By megandrob | Views [295]

From Delhi, we got an overnight train to Varanasi. Varanasi is famous for being the "holiest place" in India. It is right on the river Ganges, and is made up of a network of confusing, interconnecting alleyways, and a load of ghats, which are steps down ... Read more >

Tags: ganges, ghats, river, varanasi

Vietnam - Mekong Delta

VIETNAM | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 | By megandrob | Views [368]

On Friday, 12 September, we set out for Can Tho. Robin was especially excited for a trip to the Mekong Delta. We got on a bus, and were pleasantly surprised to find it was a sleeper bus. We would be in comfort for the 3 hour trip. About 20 minutes into ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, mekong delta, river, scam

JUNGLE TREK PART 3

INDONESIA | Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [470] | Comments [2]

In the morning, everyone made cairns out of the rocks on the river’s edge.  The Indonesian guys used large heavy rocks so a cairn over 6 feet tall only had 5 or 6 rocks.  We all drank Indonesian premixed cappuccinos to wake us up and ... Read more >

Tags: bats, butterfly, cairn, cairns, cave, headlamp, jungle, river, sonar, trekking

Saying Goodbye

MOROCCO | Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [354]

When I got back to my house, I gathered up the presents I'd previously gotten for my host family and went upstairs. These presents had been purchased back in Chicago, and I'd meant to give them to my host family when I first arrived. But then Saida was ... Read more >

Tags: endings, gifts, river, speeches

The Orange River

SOUTH AFRICA | Sun, 15 Jun 2014 | By katja | Views [293]

The water flows swiftly, confidently. My twin sister shoves up against me, her excited grin reflecting mine. We have always wanted to swim in the Orange River; to say that we've been in two country's at once; to feel the pull of the current trying ... Read more >

Tags: namibia, orange river, river

Waters of Jade

INDIA | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By mountaindaughter | Views [283]

Makeshift stall and huts, people slowly waking up from a strange sort of an indifference, all huddled together in a small cluster looked on at the strange urban creatures who had just arrived. There were three boats, operating as ferries, anchored by ... Read more >

Tags: arunachal, boat, brahmaputra, india, river, roadtrips, tsangpo

Taxi Scams and Tam Coc

VIETNAM | Wed, 9 Oct 2013 | By travelinglotus | Views [967]

The day started when we arrived in Hanoi on our overnight train from Sapa very early- around 4:30 am. We blearily headed out of the train station, and found a taxi who said he would use a meter, one of my stipulations when traveling in Vietnam. However, ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful scenery, bicycles, hanoi, hoa lu, river, rowing with legs, sunset, tam coc, taxi scams, vietnam

Looking at Thai Attractions

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 1 Sep 2013 | By longawaited | Views [540]

I will have to go to the Floating market in  Damnoen Saduak! I think it is the largest from my little bit of net research today. Have always wanted to go there, since I watched it from afar on TV on documentaries since childhood.   ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, fears, floating market, river, storms, thailand, touring, touring costs

Photos: 'Bhangon', The erosion of the Teesta

BANGLADESH | Sun, 7 Jul 2013 | By mayurakshi | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

It surprises me a bit that I’m back to this contest with yet another series on a river. Something about the unity of man and nature appeals to me. The presence of man in the realm of nature, indispensably entwined, fascinates me. Photography has given ... Read more >
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Tags: bangladesh, erosion, river, teesta, worldnomads scholarship 2013

Photos: My Scholarship entry -bon voyage

PAKISTAN | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By mebluebird | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Photography is not only capturing the scene on film it’s all about my life and passion. As photography means "Painting with light” As a photographer, I paint the picture with a clear vision of spectrum. Me and my passion altogether and the vision of my ... Read more >
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Tags: landscape, moon, mountain, river, sunset

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