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  • The Costa Rican chiwawa killer...Last night, our taxi driver murdered a dog. One of those small, yappy numbers who frequent the handbags of rich “it” girls like Paris Hilton and whose death quite probably did the human race a favour… but still, it was Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 28, 2009
  • Frogs and crocs not of the shoe kind...Last weekend we took the bus to La Fortuna, a touristy town about 2 and a half hours away from here that sits at the foot of an active volcano – Volcan Arenal. It last blew its top in 1968, Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 28, 2009
  • A local place for local people...So far, I think I’ve really fallen in love with Cosa Rica. Or maybe it’s the nature singing out at me from every corner; the way the chicadas, birds and crickets create a soundtrack to every single moment that’s just Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 28, 2009
  • Nubian Village in Egypt We had the opportunity to have dinner at a traditional Nubian home, which was interesting. This family keeps 3 crocodiles is a kind of a permenant fish tank next to one of their rooms (and relatedly eats crocodile once Posted by chrisvasil in Overland for 8 Months | Aug 13, 2009
  • Mount SinaiGoing up Mount Sinai was a trek of biblical proportions. Well not really, but it took close to 3 hours to walk up (7km uphill plus 750 steps carved into the mountain) and over an hour to go down Posted by chrisvasil in Overland for 8 Months | Aug 8, 2009
  • Scuba Diving in the Red SeaIt was a 45-minute intro dive, and we went down just under 10 metres. The way it was structured was pretty easy: put on wetsuit, flippers and air tank, go in the water to practice breathing and clearing water Posted by chrisvasil in Overland for 8 Months | Aug 4, 2009
  • Diet Coke Break! (sort of)Here's something you might not see on building sites in Dubai. Or anywhere for that matter :-) Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 26, 2009
  • Gardens at the Top of the WorldBhutan has a huge and diverse flora of about 7,000 plant species that spans tropical forests in the south up through temperate broad-leaved forests to pine and fir forests and up past timberline to alpine meadows. It's especially known for Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Aug 21, 2009
  • The first video on site...Here's a little video installment of our group hard at work on the building site in Costa Rica. If this is coming up on a facebook note and you can't see it, click here to watch it on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6a-dmx7wVE)! Unfort Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 19, 2009
  • The house that Becky (and others) built...It’s still bloody raining. Comes rolling over the mountains at about lunch time and hammers it down well into the night, which means we had to cut the project short today, pull on our sexy waterproof jackets and head home Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 19, 2009
  • Costa Rica Rain!Here we are in Costa Rica baby!! And it’s PISSING IT DOWN. We knew it would be wet as it’s the “green season”, which I suppose keeps this country looking like the emerald city you see in sweeping tv documentaries, Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Aug 17, 2009
  • Sri Lanka - ColomboSri Lanka. It is an island in the Indian Ocean, located to the South of India Subcontinent. Sprawling over the area of about 60,000 square kilometres, Sri Lanka with its tear dropped shape is dominated by the astonishingly varied features Posted by terrence79 in My Travel | Aug 14, 2009
  • Sue is fitThrough all the climbing, walking, swimming, running, carrying, and staying awake challenges we've had on this trip, Sue has kept up with me or pulled ahead. I'm impressed and pleased, and made the right decision of travel partner and Posted by chrisvasil in Overland for 8 Months | Aug 2, 2009
  • 6th Annual NJ Meadowlands Festival of BirdingConsidering that the Meadowlands is great place for birding no wonder the 6th Annual New Jersey Meadowlands Festival of Birding is taking place on September 12-13th. You will be able to experience the Meadowlands like never before. The festival is Posted by EugeneF in The Many Things To Do In The Meadowlands | Jul 31, 2009
  • Goodbye Turkey, Hello SyriaIt's amazing how immediately after crossing the border there is a lot less vegetation, and then a couple hours later it's almost nothing but desert. Also the desert isn't sand like I expected - it's dry soil and rocks. Posted by chrisvasil in Overland for 8 Months | Jul 24, 2009
  • Paragliding in Olu DenizWas awesome. We were so glad to even be able to do it (see above) as the one we were supposed to do was cancelled (so we got up at 5:30AM for nothing). It started about an hour late, but Posted by chrisvasil in Overland for 8 Months | Jul 17, 2009
  • The little house that Becky builtSo the second port of call on our trip is with an association called i-to-i, who are sending us to Costa Rica on August 16th to build houses (http://www.i-to-i.com/volunteer-projects/build-homes-in-costa-rica.html). Like I said before, we’ve been Posted by beckywicks in The itchy foot & wheely case | Jul 30, 2009
  • The Dune ECO Beach VillageThe Dune ECO Beach Village, is a nice place for holiday. A thematic village with 700m of sea front , aesthetically designed bungalows and villas and well rewarded with a pleasant climate throughout the year except during the monsoon season, Posted by tukuna in Life... | May 24, 2009
  • Beach Life at the Arctic CircleAfter a long debate, many calendar- checkings and phone calls, emails and instant messages later, my two friends Paula and Susanne, and at the last minute, Susanne's boyfriend Emppu and I finally set the date for the long drive up Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Jul 29, 2009
  • Land of Galilee - startThe Galilee is not a large region. A mere 100 kilometers separate its northern border, the peak of Mount Hermon, from its southernmost boundary along the Jezreel Plain, the site of biblical Armageddon. Its eastern reaches, on the far edge Posted by alonkaf in Land of Galilee | Jul 28, 2009
  • 7 DAYS LEFT - ROAD TRIPWow I can't believe how quickly this has come around! This time next week Dale and I will be on the Ferry on our way to Amsterdam for the first stop on our mammoth tour of Europe! I am starting Posted by LizaBrooks in Liza's Missions around the world | Jul 22, 2009
  • Taupo, NZIt has been a while since an entry, and alot has accured in that last 10 days! Taupo was a nice little volcanic town, with a lake (of course). Uli and I went for a 10km walk and it was Posted by krystalynn in Krystal's Adventures | Jul 21, 2009
  • Penguins in Chile, Chiloe Island, 10 tips to considerJust 2 Hours of Puerto Varas we can find the cove of Puñihuil where 3 islets give us the chance to appreciate 2 kinds of penguins: Humboldt and Magellan. Tours are available from Puerto Posted by ChileGuide in Chilean Tourism Network | Jul 14, 2009
  • Unique Birds in the Heart of the Meadowlands Birding is a passion of mine. It was amazing to be able to witness the many different species of birds that are in the Meadowlands. I took a pontoon boat tour and the amount of bir Posted by EugeneF in The Many Things To Do In The Meadowlands | Jul 14, 2009
  • GPS Does Not ApplyForget GPS...and get lost in time - literally and figuratively. We hired a "guide" (a.k.a. the con-man who lined his pockets with our money) named Mufassa to spend the day walking five of us girls through the Medina and taking us Posted by chasethis in Effecting Positive Change in Morocco | Jul 6, 2009
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