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Bangkok, Chiangmai & Chiangdao, Thailand - ruth: 2004-12-19
My husband & I took an 11-day sojourn to Bangkok, Chiangmai & Chiangdao. We had such a lovely time we decided to create a website to share our memories.

So, what is there to do for 11 days in Thailand?

We shopped & ate in Bangkok and en . . . more

Gourmet and adventure in the Drakensberg

Drakensberg, South Africa - drakensberg: 2004-12-17
This Drakensberg story is one of retreat, beauty, relaxation and good
eating.. The drive towards the Drakensberg Mountains swept over the undulating
foothills down side-roads that snake along meandering countryside to our first
destination Cleo . . . more

Moving To Africa's 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY - M2A

Maputo, Mozambique - movingtoafrica: 2004-12-06

Jamy & I have been in Mozambique, Africa for just about 11-months now.
The Moving To Africa Blog however, has been around a little longer than that...
The blog went online with its first post on October 13, 2003 (a little over
2-mon . . . more

BLOGS COLLIDING HERE

Maputo, Mozambique - movingtoafrica: 2004-09-16

So, in case you live in a cave (and I hope its comfy you techno-fearing luddite),
here's a bit of news f or you. This just in: Blogs are becoming more and more
popular. (And you thought they would just go away. D'oh!). Did any of you see . . . more

#11 - Lebanon and Turkey

Lebanon and Turkey, Multi-Country - wanderlust: 2004-07-16
HE WHO STAYS AT HOME BESIDE HIS HEARTH AND IS CONTENT WITH THE INFORMATION WHICH HE MAY ACQUIRE CONCERNING HIS OWN REGION, CANNOT BE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS ONE WHO DIVIDES HIS LIFE SPAN BETWEEN DIFFERENT LANDS, AND SPENDS HIS DAYS JOURNEYING IN SEARCH OF PRE . . . more

#10 - Jordan and Syria

#10 - Jordan and Syria, Syria - wanderlust: 2004-06-04
BEAR IN MIND THAT THE SPECIAL ADVANTAGE OF VAGABONDING IS THE EXPERIENCE OF NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, WHICH YOU CAN OBTAIN AT BARGAIN RATES IN ALL CASES. THIS KIND OF HAPPY UNCERTAINTY KEEPS YOU IN THE QUI VIVE, THE BEST STANCE FOR SEEING AND L . . . more

The Rock that got scalped

Niue, Niue - William: 2004-05-14
Not far from New Zealand, relatively speaking for this part of the world, lies the Island of Niue, the smallest independant nation in the world, and a former protectorate of New Zealand. Niue has a population of between fifteen hundred and eighteen hundred . . . more

#9 - Egypt

Egypt, Egypt - wanderlust: 2004-02-16
I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you only have the most rudimentary sense of how . . . more

#8 - Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Ethiopia - wanderlust: 2004-01-27
Travelers learn not just foreign customs and curious cuisines and unfamiliar beliefs and novel forms of government. They learn, if they are lucky, humility. Experiencing on their sense a world different from their own, they realize their provincialism and . . . more

#7 - Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda

Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda, Multi-Country - wanderlust: 2003-12-11
"What, then, is a traveling mind-set?Receptivity might be said to be its chief characteristic. Receptive, we approach new places with humility. We carry with us no rigid ideas about what is or is not interesting. We irritate locals because we stand in traf . . . more

#6 - Malawi

Malawi, Malawi - wanderlust: 2003-11-03

Confused how I arrived in Malawi from Mozambique? A large number of people did not receive Wanderlust #5 - Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. Click on http://wanderlust.on.journeyfile.com/ for economic lessons in hyperinflation, sinking Mokoros, and Bru . . . more

#5 - Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia

Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia, Zimbabwe - wanderlust: 2003-10-14
# 5 – Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia

THE PRACTICE OF SOULFUL TRAVEL IS TO DISCOVER THE OVERLAPPING POINT BETWEEN HISTORY AND EVERYDAY LIFE, THE WAY TO FIND THE ESSENCE OF EVERY PLACE, EVERY DAY: IN THE MARKETS, SMALL CHAPELS, OUT-OF-THE-WAY PARKS, . . . more

Doing London in 3 days flat

London, UK - ireson: 2003-09-02
Well where does it all start? My home in York. 2 hours mainline train strait to King's Cross station then to my hotel and now we really start.

Day 1 Greenwich. Worth a day in itself this lovely little village .. as was a few hundred years ago tha . . . more

#2 - Cape Town

Cape Town, Multi-Country - wanderlust: 2003-07-26
FOR AS LONG AS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WRITING ABOUT THEIR JOURNEYS, THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING TALES OF THE STRANGE AND THE WONDROUS, OF THE TEDIOUS AND THE ANNOYING, OF THE SIGNS OF PAST GRANDEUR, OF THE PETTY NUISANCES OF TRAVEL, OF THEIR ENCOUNTERS WITH DANGER, O . . . more

Isla Chiloe, Lakes and Volcanoes

Chiloe, Chile - CarolynandOllie: 2001-02-27
Hello!


It has been a while, but we have been busy wandering around the Lakes district of Chile. We took a trip down to the Island of Chiloe to hike through some coastal rainforest along some sandy beaches, and taste some (really!) fresh shel . . . more

Lake titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia - CarolynandOllie: 2000-12-09
Hi again,

It has been 2 weeks since leaving Cusco. We headed upwards to Lake Titicaca and rounded it via Puno, then to Copacabana. We experienced a windstorm in the very scary looking town of Juliaca and we frightened of what the following lands . . . more

Machu Pichu (must be done of course)

Inca Trail and Machu Pichu, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-11-23
Hello again,

We arrived in Cusco around Nov. 10th. If we thought that any other place in Peru is touristy, Cusco has them all beat. Of course, the fact that you are constantly falling over people who want to sell you sweaters, paintings, postcar . . . more

Mucha EspaŅola

Arequipa, Peru - CarolynandOllie: 2000-10-28
Hello,

It“s been a week of spanish classes. Hay mucho mejoramiento (we no longer look like deer facing headlights when spoken to). Really, the classes have been quite good. However, one of the professors likes to chat with us more than practice . . . more

The Green Tortiose

Seattle to San Fransisco, Canada - dave: 1998-11-09
You know the feeling you get when your in someone's living room going down the highway at a mile a minute? That's kind of what the Green Tortoise is like. It's an old bus that is converted into a giant moving be . . . more

$54 for a foot passenger?

Victoria, Canada - dave: 1998-11-04
My plan was to take the Victoria-Seattle ferry. It turns out the ferry costs $54 USD for a foot passenger on this 2½ hour trip.

The tourist office in downtown Victoria suggested I go via Vancouver, but I just came from Vancouver, and that would d . . . more


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