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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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    India in a wheelchair

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    India was always somewhere that I want to visit but being in a wheelchair I didn’t think it was going to be possible. However I met someone who regularly works in India and together we formed a plan. We had two weeks to explore as much of Rajasthan as possible with a little diversion Utter […]

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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. […]

Read More
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Aug
17

London, UK is Constant

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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Apr
18

Laos: Learning to Fly

In many Asian cultures the age 25 is an unlucky one…and after a series of rather unfortunate events I was starting to believe it. As an absent-minded English teacher I forgot my wallet, passport included, on a hook in a Thailand squatty potty over one hundred kilometers from my out-of-country destination. After returning for it, […]

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Apr
17

Thinking about Lamma Island, Hong Kong

A little bit of the country side in the city. That is how you can describe Lamma Island best. It’s one of the many islands of surrounding Hong Kong. It’s small and cozy. You can only reach it by a ferry from the Central Pier. When I took that thirty minute ferry ride, almost two […]

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Apr
17

Off the Grid in the Western Ghats in India

We eyed the accommodation warily. The choice was either a canvas tipi or a room in the stone-built house, with gaping holes where windows would normally have been. Although no one voiced their concern, we were all thinking the same thing: that neither would afford us much protection from marauding wildlife. With no electricity, no […]

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Apr
16

The Classroom in Thailand

This morning I had a dream about being in the classroom again. I awoke to the grandfather clock that chimes every fifteen minutes throughout the house, feeling like I had seen them. In my dream, I’m standing at the head of a non-air-conditioned classroom. All ten ASEAN flags dangling from the walls. Five rows of […]

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We Said

Jul
15

Myanmar: Bagan Day One (video)

WATCH: 24 Bagan Day One, Myanmar (Burma) This movie is one of 45 movies from our 27 days in Burma in October 2012. On our first night in Bagan, we walked from Winner Guesthouse to see Hilo Milo at night. It was spectacular at night and we loved that the shopping was closed and there were […]

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Jul
12

Myanmar: Finding Love in Shwedagon Paya

28-Day Road Adventures in Myanmar: “Finding Love in Shwedagon Paya” Myanmar is a vast exotic country with old heritage, unique culture, a variety of golden and white pagodas, a very friendly local population, and even sports fine white sand beaches.  Highlights include the amazing temples that dot the extensive plains of Bagan, the cool climate and […]

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Jul
9

“This Week in Travel” with We Said Go Travel

It was an honor to be included on “This Week in Travel” with Gary, Jen and Chris. Thank you for inviting us on your show! Gary Arndt is the man behind one of the world’s most popular, independent travel blogs. He has been traveling non-stop since March, 2007 and has visited over 60 countries and territories. Jen […]

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Jul
7

Three Months in Thailand: One Year on the Road

Thank you to everyone who has followed our journey in Asia during this last year! We are really enjoying our trip! From our latest newsletter:  On June 27, we went to Nathon to extend our visas so we have another 30 days in Thailand for a total of three months. So if you are wondering […]

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