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Mts. Iglit-Baco, Philippines: Into the Savannas

One of the rangers of the park who doubled as our guide. He is a Mangyan, and treats this place as a sacred space. It is part of his job to make sure that there is no poaching happening in the area.

               

Nights In? Not in Hong Kong!

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Nights In? Not in Hong Kong! I have never been a massive fan of the ‘nice night in’. Like many things, I think the idea of an evening on the sofa with the TV on is a lot nicer than the actual reality of it. Sure, when you’re exhausted or stressed or fed up of […]

Historic City of Ayuttaya: Carefully Picking Things Up

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The challenge posed by this site is to make sense of the scattered remains of a former strong Southeast Asian empire’s capital.  The historic city of Ayutthaya gained global importance due to its strategic trading location and strong diplomatic networks that were highly prized by the Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, and even the British. […]

India: Rediscovering Belief in Banaras

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The sea of saffron edged along slowly on hundreds of bare feet on the rain-drenched path. Mud caked the heels, splattered the ankles. Occasionally, a cry of “Har Har Mahadev” erupted from one trembling throat and got carried over to others like a wave, until it rose in a crescendo. And fell. To the muffled […]

Angkor Wat: A Journey of Life and Beauty

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Walking through the Angkor Wat and experiencing its majestic nature felt like a lifelong ambition of mine had been completed. I arrived by tuk-tuk in the mid-day tropical sun, beating down upon me and the surrounding complex as if God himself relinquished all his power and energy to show me, in all its glory, the […]

India: Love Madurai

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Whilst in Madurai, a heaving, working, shouting city of blackish earth streets and slow-moving buffalo, we take a rickshaw to Meenakshi Amman Temple. The thirty minute drive lasts for an eternity, and I disembark with a dam of unshed tears. Cycling through the slums, weaving in and out of sloppy wet mud and through rivulets […]

Los Angeles: Travel Happy Hour: Living without Regret

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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 […]

Is Flying Always Preferable to Overland Travel?

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Is Flying Always Preferable to Overland Travel? by George Rajna When traveling abroad, the majority of travelers fly between locations with the obvious advantages of speed and convenience despite the far higher costs associated with air transportation. Even though air flights have advantages, going overland between countries can lead to visiting locales that are often […]

Myanmar: On the Road to Mandalay from Meiktila (video)

Watch: 40 Day 2 on the Road to Mandalay from Meiktila, Myanmar (Burma) We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ October 24, 12 Honey Hotel has issues, trash around the lake, unidentifiable food but friendly staff! My suggestions for this hotel: clean up the hallway, stairwells, and rooms especially the refrigerator. I did not included the video of […]

China: Lost in Transition

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China: Lost in Transition Where does one buy chopsticks in Beijing? This isn’t simply a zen koan, the questions the masters ask their students in order to break habits of thought and open their minds. This question, that I asked myself one evening while contemplating the leftover spicy beef in the white cardboard box, on […]