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    NYSC orientation in Nigeria

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    A bird on hand is much better than many on tree. At times, giving eyewitness account only reduces a story to nothing but understatement or exaggeration. Although, I’ve not lived too long on earth but in my quest to know “what it feels like to be free”, I’d failed, I’d suffered, I’d been ridiculed, I’m […]

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    Of Love and Libertad in Mexico

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Of Love and Libertad A lazy cat napping on the sofa in the galeria A stray dog approaching, head down, tail swaying in an anticipated touch the rooster that knows not the hands of the clock the unexpected play of dolphins breaking the skin of the sea this is the melody of Mexican life -Wanda […]

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    Walking the Planks at Halifax Canada

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Walking along the Halifax waterfront, I don’t see what you see. I can’t describe to you the colours of the small boats and tall ships gently rocking against the docks, the way a sail flutters in the distance as it catches the wind, the looks on the faces of the tourists streaming by. To my […]

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    Visiting the sites of London

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Anyone who visits London will know why it is consistently at the top of the, “Most Visited Cities in the World” list. In 2013, it was the most visited city in the world with nearly 16 million visitors. With attractions such as their numerous museums, Buckingham Palace, and The London Eye, London has something for […]

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    USA: A place to feel free.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    I would consider myself a free man. And yet I was pleasantly surprised one day to see a senior member in my living group smiling and saying to me: “You do what you want, not caring what others think about you.” Being thus undoubtedly free within my limited circle of life and work I still […]

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    You’ll Find Me on the Lake in the USA

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    By the time I make it to String Lake around midday the beach is already a mess of tots, parents, visitors, and recent high school grads attempting to tan in the middle of Wyoming like they’re on a beach in Cabo. But it looks like I’ll be the first watercraft on the lake this morning. […]

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    Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the USA

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game That’s it; I’ve had a career epiphany. I’m going to be a professional baseball player. It looks pretty easy; there seems to be minimal exertion, which is important to me in any prospective sporting venture. I think even I could run flat out for fifteen metres or so. […]

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    London, UK is Constant

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    There’s nothing that makes you feel insignificant like sitting in the middle of a crowd and being less interesting than the pigeons. If you sit in Trafalgar Square for an hour or two you’ll see the whole world go by. Morris dancers and Elvis impersonators eye each other curiously, whilst two loud tour guides describe […]

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    Surf’s Up in Peru

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Surf’s up! I’ve been in utter lust with all things surfing as far back as I can remember. However, it was my choice to make ours a long-distance relationship; I worshipped board-carrying athletes from afar. How I wanted to learn! However, the barriers against me were too formidable. First off, you have to do this […]

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    Returning to Belfast, Ireland

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Somehow, I have lost a quarter of a century between trains. Back in the 1980s, the train from Lurgan to Belfast shuddered and creaked its way to the city. The seats were blighted with cigarette holes and knife slits, the floors covered in litter, the walls plastered with graffiti. Disaffected youths smoked in the no […]

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Aug
20

NYSC orientation in Nigeria

A bird on hand is much better than many on tree. At times, giving eyewitness account only reduces a story to nothing but understatement or exaggeration. Although, I’ve not lived too long on earth but in my quest to know “what it feels like to be free”, I’d failed, I’d suffered, I’d been ridiculed, I’m […]

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Aug
19

Of Love and Libertad in Mexico

Of Love and Libertad A lazy cat napping on the sofa in the galeria A stray dog approaching, head down, tail swaying in an anticipated touch the rooster that knows not the hands of the clock the unexpected play of dolphins breaking the skin of the sea this is the melody of Mexican life -Wanda […]

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Waterfront
Aug
19

Walking the Planks at Halifax Canada

Walking along the Halifax waterfront, I don’t see what you see. I can’t describe to you the colours of the small boats and tall ships gently rocking against the docks, the way a sail flutters in the distance as it catches the wind, the looks on the faces of the tourists streaming by. To my […]

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Aug
18

USA: A place to feel free.

I would consider myself a free man. And yet I was pleasantly surprised one day to see a senior member in my living group smiling and saying to me: “You do what you want, not caring what others think about you.” Being thus undoubtedly free within my limited circle of life and work I still […]

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Aug
18

You’ll Find Me on the Lake in the USA

By the time I make it to String Lake around midday the beach is already a mess of tots, parents, visitors, and recent high school grads attempting to tan in the middle of Wyoming like they’re on a beach in Cabo. But it looks like I’ll be the first watercraft on the lake this morning. […]

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Aug
17

Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the USA

Take Me Out to the Ball Game That’s it; I’ve had a career epiphany. I’m going to be a professional baseball player. It looks pretty easy; there seems to be minimal exertion, which is important to me in any prospective sporting venture. I think even I could run flat out for fifteen metres or so. […]

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They Said

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May
1

This thing called Art in Spain

If it weren’t for the seductive combination of moist grass and temporary sunlight, I’d be at the start of the line with a direct view of Diego Velasquez’s sculpted derrière. But I took the badly timed power nap, and now the line has gone from barely there to Black Friday. But if there was ever […]

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May
1

Winter’s Women in New Zealand

We gingerly made our way across the jagged rocks, in the hopes of finding a spot to watch the sun go into hiding behind snow-capped mountains. James, the Australian dude who ran the hostel for food and lodging, was walking with us. You stopped to admire a tree, smooth and dry in the dead of […]

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Baduy, A World Within The World
May
1

Baduy, Indonesia: A world within the world

Growing up in one of the biggest cities in Eastern Indonesia left many questions in my mind. Well, I spoke the same language as many citizens nearby, I shared the same cultural stories every time I met, and experienced a city life like other teenagers in my age every day. There are questions to answer […]

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Apr
30

Hanuman, India

Hanuman It was early, around 6:00, when we took a narrow turn down a crowded street. It was beginning to fill with vendors, carts, cows, and tuk-tuks. But it was winter, and cold, and many people were starting their small fires on the sidewalks outside their businesses. I saw clusters men taking Chi and waiting […]

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We Said

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Oct
3

#Honolulu: TONIGHT join us at Lotus Honolulu

Hello Honolulu! We look forward to seeing you TONIGHT October 3, 2013 7pm at Lotus Honolulu for  Travel Talk Story with Lisa and George from We Said Go Travel: Living without Regret Have you dreamed of long-term international travels across Asia? Considered quitting your job to become a travel blogger and book writer? Want to connect with travel-minded […]

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Oct
3

in the Top 100 Travel Blogs! Thanks Nomadic Samuel!

Thank you to Nomadic Samuel for all his work in running and creating the Top 100 Travel Blog List. We have been following it and many of the great websites included for awhile now. We are honored to now be ON the LIST! Here is what he has to say about us: Lisa Niver Rajna […]

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Oct
2

Los Angeles: Travel Happy Hour: Living without Regret

Travel Happy Hour: Living without Regret Have you dreamed of long-term international travel in Asia? Considered quitting your job to become a travel blogger and book writer? Want to connect with travel-minded community members? Festival of the Pacific is a celebration of travel and transformation hosted by PennClubLA, LACOT, Dave’s Travel Corner, We Said Go Travel […]

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Sep
26

Myanmar: Hindu Festival and Rainbow Restaurant (video)

WATCH: 42 Mandalay at night Hindu Festival and Rainbow Restaurant, Myanmar (Burma) http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ We Said Go Travel October 24, 2012 We were invited to participate at the Shree Ambika Hindu Temple for the last night of a festival. We thought Durga was returning to Shiva. But then we learned the row of cars was taking Shiva […]

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