Bikini tops strung around the flaps of a beach umbrella flutter in the ocean breeze as a vendor meanders the praia Ipanema, or the beach in Ipanema. On the sand, vendors sell everything from beach balls and congas, or sarongs used in place of towels, to smoothies made with Açaí, a berry native to Brazil, and coconuts with straws to sip the agua de coco.read more
Trekking from Nazareth on the first leg of the “Jesus Trail,” I ascend to Zippori National Park, which sits atop a mountain 289 m above sea. The site houses archeological ruins from an ancient Jewish city whose history is much like Israel’s itself; Zippori has experienced a multitude of changes, with civilizations ousting one another in turbulent sequence.read more
It was only a head cold, but I felt like I couldn’t breathe. My nose was clogged up, my head felt like it had been stuffed full of cotton, and every time a car passed me on the road and kicked up dust, I was thrown into a coughing fit.read more
Is India safe or not? My considered answer is that India is uncomfortable but it is not unsafe. It’s a challenge. India grabs hold of you at the level of the heart, India forces you to have all your senses engaged. You will either love it or hate it but you really should expect to feel both emotions within the space of a day or even an hourread more
Wizened travelers have told me the most effective way to learn a language is total immersion and given my dissatisfaction with my French speaking skills after seven years of study I figured the veterans were correct in their advice.
Lit by the bright moon, I watched with my friends as red sky lanterns floated up one by one, disappearing slowly into the night until all we could see was a little bright dot and then nothing
As I stepped off the plane in Dhaka Airport, Bangladesh, it felt like I had just opened an oven door. Frenzied, I laughed to myself, I AM FINALLY HERE! After two days of packing, sharing small talk with my new co-workers, and worrying about what I believed to be the strict, conservative culture of my new home, I realized that I had finally arrived.
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For many people the idea of going backpacking is all about the freedom that it brings. The ability to just get up and go wherever you like, staying in different places for as long as you wish and having as much variety as you can handle is at the very heart of the appeal.
Amongst the layers of clothing and English grammar worksheets, you will find my safety blanket threaded with granola bars. I consider myself a courageous eater, but it doesn’t hurt to have a foundation of hearty snacks coating my suitcase.
Disclaimer: I’ve been to two Korean weddings. I’m not an expert, but let’s just say I have more knowledge than the average, non-Korean wedding attending population. Here are my dos and don’ts. Follow these and you’ll only make a minimal fool of yourself
You’re walking down Calle de Alcalá in Madrid with your three friends and a cool traveler guy you met at the hostel. Everything is beautiful, peachy, and even the weather is on your side. Suddenly, the purse that has practically become part of your body from always being on you seems lighter
Since studying abroad at Bogazici University for almost four months in Istanbul, I’ve learned a few life lessons about living in another country. Here are some tips that I’d like to share from my personal experience
Millions of people from all over the world visit Cuba every year and fall in love with one of the most wonderfully unique and diverse cultures on the planet. From families with young kids to intrepid backpackers and right through to seniors looking for serious peace and tranquility, Cuba really does serve up the total