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So much to do and so little time ...going crazy!

CANADA | Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By miss_traveller | Views [596]

Tick Tock the clock is moving faster everyday so it seems. I have less than a month to prepare for the newest upcoming adventure to teach in Beijing, China. It's at times like these that I seem to lose my head and forget things very easily. That is why ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, thoughts

Day 8: Best Enjoyed Together

ITALY | Sun, 8 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2097]

Nothing quite induces simultaneous appreciation and dejectedness like the last day of a holiday. I was just getting the hang of sleeping in when – for the first time since arriving in Alba – my alarm woke me up. Monforte was waiting. Pietro ... Read more >

Tags: italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, sharing, thoughts, travel, world nomads

Preparations

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 13 Dec 2012 | By berg_alex | Views [242]

So, it's less than a month to go before I leave for India. I still haven't quite decided where to go. The plans keep on changing, so I feel like I might as well not make any plans at all. Trying to get all the practical details sorted, so that I can ... Read more >

Tags: planning, preparations, thoughts

As things come to a close...Aug 5th NZ

NEW ZEALAND | Sat, 4 Aug 2012 | By OandSoph | Views [776] | Comments [1]

. With only a few weeks left till our return home, I thought a little personal account of my emotions might be something interesting we could look back on one day. Firstly all my apprehensions of leaving work and stopping training, jumping off the bandwagon ... Read more >

Tags: thoughts

See the world as your own city

USA | Mon, 27 Feb 2012 | By sarahlynn2 | Views [543]

Yesterday I was taking pictures at a local event. While photographing, a guy talked to me about the camera I was using - a Canon 1D with a 70-200mm lens. So, naturally, he was curious how a poor college student like me was able to afford such a camera, ... Read more >

Tags: abroad, thoughts, tips, travel

Remember to Validate your Metcard

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 12 Sep 2011 | By princess2802 | Views [2274]

The recorded message rang out, over and over again, at every stop. “Remember to validate your Metcard” Quintessentially Melbourne, it was a reminder of all the messages, bright lights, sounds and seductions I had so desperately missed in my ... Read more >

Tags: australia, expat, melbourne, school, thoughts

Dreams of driving in Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 18 Apr 2011 | By princess2802 | Views [1360]

At 5.20pm tonight I was chopping baby chat potatoes in my kitchen, loading up a tray with yummy vegetables to roast, and pondering the state of my daily routine.   I had already unloaded my work stuff, read the newspaper, checked my emails, ... Read more >

Tags: driving, dubai, thoughts

On the Train from Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Mon, 25 May 2009 | By ku-potea | Views [157]

As this locomotive coasts down the track, I consider all things relative.  The stories seldom told, the lies that reprise, and the constitution that is altered in everyone’s narrow mind.  Ah! The ability to control the push and pull of ... Read more >

Tags: inner, on the train, thoughts, travel

to be continued...

SINGAPORE | Wed, 5 Nov 2008 | By shix | Views [466]

the adventures of my wandering being, that is. leaving behind an experience of a lifetime. being on my own in an unfamiliar territory, both within and beyond, has been an unforgettable experience, one that is too complex to be put in words and one that ... Read more >

Tags: thoughts

Great Leap Forward

CAMBODIA | Tue, 21 Oct 2008 | By shix | Views [822]

for CCPP the past few days. A batch of about 30 kids have been sent to the local junior school. This is a BIG deal for the kids – it presents them a chance of a lifetime to receive an education and hopefully escape the poverty cycle. Most of the ... Read more >

Tags: kids, thoughts

The trappings of one's mind

CAMBODIA | Mon, 20 Oct 2008 | By shix | Views [799]

Can be a frightening thing. I’m referring to one’s socio-economic and cultural background. Warning: reflective post ahead. In the past 2 weeks I’ve been here, I’ve met and spoken to several foreigners who have made S’ville their (temporary) home.... Read more >

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Clash of perspectives

CAMBODIA | Sun, 5 Oct 2008 | By shix | Views [488]

At the Okay Guesthouse where I stayed in Phnom Penh, there’s a restaurant on the ground floor and a great place to meet fellow travelers. Just that night Amanda and I were having dinner and Ken from NZ sat down at our table. He’s older than my Dad but ... Read more >

Tags: thoughts

the contrast

CAMBODIA | Thu, 18 Sep 2008 | By shix | Views [448] | Comments [1]

between day and night cannot be more stark. In the day, there’s a whole lot of activity going on; children are having English, Japanese or computer lessons and I can hear them repeating phrases after their teacher even from the other classroom, some ... Read more >

Tags: flow, thoughts

the question

SINGAPORE | Tue, 9 Sep 2008 | By shix | Views [375]

everyone is asking (and which has been bugging me at the back of my mind):   why do you wanna do this?   the usual (and true) reasons i give: 1. I've always wanted to do an overseas voluntary trip but somehow didn't manage to join one of the YEPs ... Read more >

Tags: thoughts

Update: I am in Arizona again and here are my thoughts....

USA | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By copperscrl | Views [360]

Hey! It has been a while since I last blogged on this page. My life has been a bit crazy. I have definitely had mixed reviews about my trip to Israel, but for better or worse it has changed my views on life. I have definitely devoted many ... Read more >

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