Turkmenistan: The Gates of Hell

Surely there is nothing that can make a person feel more independent, more truly in charge of their own life, than the opportunity to drive around one of the most closed and unknown countries in the world. Separation from civilisation won’t always and doesn’t necessarily make a person feel free, but this is my story … Continued

Peru: Shamanic Awakening

Peru: Shamanic Awakening “Oh, winds of the South… breathe upon us…blow upon us…touch our hearts now. . .” The voice is soft. Musical. As feminine as its source. With outstretched arms, she turns first to the sky and then to me, her brown hair sailing in the jungle breeze. I am sitting deep in the … Continued

Healthy Habits on the Road

Backpacking around the globe is a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. On a slightly more serious note however, I find it is super easy to fall into bad habits while  travelling, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Staying in a small hostel in the middle of say, Bangkok, is not very conducive … Continued

Myanmar: Exploring Bagan Day Two (video)

WATCH: 25 Exploring Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Day Two  ABOUT BAGAN: I read that at one time there were 13,000 temples, pagodas and religious structures in Bagan. There are now about 2000 temples from the 11th to 13th century. On October 11, 2012, I took an afternoon walk to see more temples. I found Gu-byauk-nge and … Continued

Poland: The Magic of Discovering Legacy

The Magic of Discovering Legacy By Esther K. Meyers My trip grew from a seed planted in the earliest of my days. It gradually took shape inside me and finally demanded to bloom into reality. My parents’ stories about this place populated my youthful dreams. Six decades before I was to walk it, I imagined … Continued

India: Time stops at Kasauli

There are so many hill stations in India to contemplate upon that one is spoilt for choice while deciding to visit one of them- more so when one is in the beautiful city of Chandigarh from where the hilly places are not too far away. This time we decided to explore the sweet little town … Continued

Mexico: Gringa Finds Freedom in Guanajuato

The burning sensation in my thighs and glutes fades as I take in the scene before me. The thin, dry mountain air feels light and exhilarating. The wide open space makes me want to spin around and sing like Julie Andrews. Hiking these hills is one of the special perks of living here. This high … Continued

WSGT News: 31 Countries in our Contest & Our Book Launch

From Thirty-one Countries: We Said Go Travel Sent Tuesday, July 16, 2013View as plaintext We Said Go Travel Newsletter 30:  July 16, 2013 We Said: Independence Travel Writing Contest,  an International Success!   188 writers from Thirty-one countries participated  in our Independence Travel Writing Contest: Writers from 31 countries:  Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, … Continued

Rishikesh, India: Body and Soul

  RISHIKESH : WHERE BODY DISAPPEARS AND SOUL APPEARS Thats it. I decided at last. Having a last fleeting glance at the items  on the bed , I felt fresh and new. One pair of clothes ,a travel pouch , a towel , a pair of slippers , a novel , a notepad and a … Continued

Spain: Where my Soul Dwells Happiest

The scent of warm pine filling the air; dusty ground littered with browned needles that I scraped with sandal-clad toes as I rose and fell on the yellow painted metal see-saw; parents sat near-by with a jug of sangria as lizards skittered amongst the chairs. They say that smell is one of the stronger senses … Continued

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