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  • Hot Springs Excursion with the BoysSeveral of the older boys asked me if I wanted to visit some hot springs, a couple of kilometers up the road in another small Hindu village, Atholi. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 25, 2014
  • Tea with the Principal and TeachersI have had several informal discussions with the principal and today he invited me to his house for tea. He lives on the other side of town, the Hindu side, if you will, although he is Buddhist. He Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 20, 2014
  • Teaching at the Himalayan Culture SchoolMy first day of teaching began when I got two conflicting schedules from the principal, who, if his office is any reflection, is rather disorganized. In addition to English, I am also teaching social studies and science. The kids have Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 14, 2014
  • Rockfall and ConversationsOne day at around 5 PM, there was a giant rockfall at one end of town, a few hundred yards from the house. It sounded a bit like thunder, but went on for several minutes, creating a large cloud Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 6, 2014
  • Arrival in Gulabgarh, PaddarNext day we left for Kisthwar at 6 AM in a share taxi, for the 10-12 hour ride. I had forgotten just how crazy the roads can be in the mountains, and it was in terrible shape in many Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 30, 2014
  • PondicherryTaken over by the French in 1674, and briefly occupied by both the Dutch and the British, Pondy was not formally reunited with India until 1962. We stayed in the old French quarter near the sea, which has Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 21, 2014
  • TranquebarAfter three days of furious temple gazing, we were more than ready for Tranquebar. This small town by the Indian Ocean began as a Danish trading port in the 1620's. The old Dutch Fort is still standing, a tawny Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 17, 2014
  • Living the high life in NYCWe landed at JFK around 2:30 in the afternoon on Saturday 25th October and by 4:30 we were at our hotel; The Roosevelt on the corner of East 45th Street and Madison Avenue. We hadn’t planned much on our first Posted by david.byne in New Territory | Nov 13, 2014
  • London London was never a city high on my list to travel to because when I thought of it, I thought of it like my home town, but much much colder. Man was I wrong though. I knew it would be a Posted by nomadicblonde in Finally fulfilling a dream | Nov 10, 2014
  • Polonnarwu and Passikudah BeachAfter Sigiriya we continued to Polonnarwu, stopping first at Ritigala. This is one of the more remote and less touristed sites on the cultural tour. And, because it is Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 7, 2014
  • Invalid ticket at AlhambraWe were in Granada visiting the most popular tourist attraction – Alhambra Palace. Visitors have to book tickets in advance as one may not get tickets if you just decided to walk in. This is because only a limited Posted by deeptisubraya in let's go! | Nov 6, 2014
  • Intrepid Tour 2 - Romania Slightly sleep deprived we had a massive day of travelling from Eger and ended up in Posted by chellebelle in Nil Responsibilities 'Til 30 | Nov 5, 2014
  • First day in IndiaHere is a picture of the typical homes in Chennai: This is the place we stayed. It was a room on the roof of Uncle Jeeva's place. It had a bathroom attached: [img=http://photos.travell Posted by Lorraine'sblog in Tamil Nadu | Nov 3, 2014
  • Introducing Asia Hej guys, Initially I have to say that I'm just happy that I arrived safe in Bangkok. The 12-hour-travel is really a torture for someone who's absolutely not used to travel within three different time zones in the time of Posted by J.Winschewski in travelizer_experience@theworld. | Oct 31, 2014
  • There is lots to do in Barcelona..We had three days in Barcelona and it just flew by, because there is so much to see and do, besides the 'football'. Here are a few things we did : Barcelona is a City by Gaudi! Me and my husband Posted by deeptisubraya in let's go! | Oct 25, 2014
  • La rambla - it's all happening here One of the best things in Barcelona is its – La rambla street. The long street stretching over 1.2 kms always has something happening at any time of day and night. We were stayi Posted by deeptisubraya in let's go! | Oct 19, 2014
  • Park Guell - Out of a fairy tale book! Park Guel was initially planned and commissioned to be built as garden community with luxury homes away from industrial city but was an unsuccessful venture way back in early 1900s. It w Posted by deeptisubraya in let's go! | Oct 16, 2014
  • Once Divided Now United - BerlinSo we have just checked into our beautiful and amazing hotel in Dresden (more on the next blog) Our time in Berlin has been awesome...yet another city that we have fallen for and thought "Hey, we could live there". I Posted by chellebelle in Nil Responsibilities 'Til 30 | Sep 25, 2014
  • People are PeopleMy dad is from Boston and comes with all the skepticism and scruff that is implied in that statement. He often has said “people are people” and “I’m not a pessimist, I’m a realist”. I always took those statements in Posted by misskailyn in Miss Kailyn: An American in Gap Year | Sep 23, 2014
  • Sacha Yacu Animal Center8/26/14 at 1456 (Quito time) Title: Pig attack! My afternoon so far has consisted of a siesta and getting bit by the pig Juaganita as I pushed her aw Posted by WanderingWorld in Enjoying the Banquet | Sep 1, 2014
  • Change in plansHi everybody! It has been forever since I last wrote you guys! Sorry about that. I had exams and then I usually I disappear from the face of the earth! Haha! Okay! So now that my exams are over, I can really Posted by hannah.rothe.7 in TRIP TO ITALY | Aug 29, 2014
  • TO DEN OF LIONS AND BACK We were a bit worried by the Overconfident tone of the pilot of the EAST AFRICAN SAFARI EXPRESS to MOGASDISHU and his CAREFREE , almost cavaliar Demeanour . Especially SINCE this OLD BIRD was Posted by RaviK in MOGADISHU - TO DEN OF LIONS AND BACK | Aug 25, 2014
  • MaduraiWe left Munnar by private car a day early, and came here to Madurai, a bustling, hot, typical Indian city, with cars honking, buses belching black smoke, and plenty of garbage. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Aug 25, 2014
  • Unforgettable Thebes On the day of my birthday, I was on a Nile Cruise in Egypt. Coming from Aswan the ship had docked in Luxor. As planned, we set out to explore Luxor with our local Egyptian guide and went to Posted by deeptisubraya in let's go! | Aug 13, 2014
  • Backpacking trip to Italy: Part 1Hi! First I'll tell you guys something about myself. Although it's hard, I'll try to describe myself as my friends would. I'm spontaneous, responsible, kindhearted, a traveler, hopeless romantic, naive, noble, a good friend, funny, always putting peopl Posted by hannah.rothe.7 in TRIP TO ITALY | Aug 3, 2014
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