Photo by symmetry_mindNoah Hussin hangs with the local Berlin anarchists looking for answers while trying to avoiding getting beer spilled on them.Flailing his arms and splashing beer all over the bar, a semi-conscious man screams German obscenities as he’s dragged out the door, unsuccessfully trying to gain traction on the ground with rubber legs.
St. Goustan in Brittany, France. Photo: Tc7 / Feature photo: jmhullotCouchsurfer extraordinnaire Delphine Mazars is currently traveling around Australia. My wife and I had the pleasure of hosting her for a couple of nights here in Melbourne.Since she left us, she’s trekked the entire 8-day Great Ocean Walk solo and has gone unplugged for a month and a half in Western Australia.
After years of dreaming about having an organic farm—or at least a huge garden—I finally have some land to plant, and feel daunted by all that empty space.When it occurred to me that a disproportionate number of my friends and acquaintances are organic farmers, I decided to round them up and ask for advice.
Liz Chatburn, managing editor of Pocket Cultures, shares her perspective on being part of a cross-cultural couple, how blogs could change travel in the future, and the qualities of a solid piece of travel writing.PocketCultures aims to “put the world in your pocket.” The site features blogs and articles from writers around the world and attempts to provide readers with a palpable, unique sense of local places and cultures.
Wanna know what the backup digital camera is for many amateur and professional photographers?Look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K digital camera. In fact, any of the Panasonic models will do.Spitting out images that rival digital SLRs, its 9-megapixel resolution supports poster-sized prints.
Photo: Rodrigo BasuareIn November of 2006, New York City resident Colin Beavan, along with his wife and daughter, set out to live with no net environmental impact.Fast forward three years later, add the Huffington Post, and you have No Impact Week. According to the website, the goal is to “demonstrate ways in which small actions in our daily lives can have a profound impact on our world.
A male sex worker argues that laws against sex work disempower women.The phrase “sex work”, at least for me, conjures up images of pain, victimization, and slavery of women throughout the world.I wrote about my frustration with the continued perpetuation of this system, and what I believe is its effect on our spirit, in the piece The Butterfly Effect of Women’s Plight.
When lift tickets come in under $60, there may even be a couple of bucks left over for après.P-tex and wax the gear at home, throw some duct tape where it’s needed, bag a lunch, and save money by finding this year’s unforgettable lines at resorts that don’t fleece you for every nickel.Mt. Bachelor, ORNew for this year, Bachelor has introduced sliding-scale ticket pricing.
Intel is giving away $40,000 in custom vacations along with other sweet, sweet goodies.The Intel AppUp Challenge is awarding the submitter of the best travel photo a $25,000 custom vacation for him/her and three friends or family members. If you don’t take home the grand prize, there is also a chance to win a $10,000 second prize and a $5000 third prize.
Robert Hirschfield finds that “our existential ground zero is always closer than we think.”NEAR A BUSY traffic circle in Calcutta, a man was sitting naked on the hot ground. His hair was matted, and his eyes were not where he was.What to make of this man? I am beyond the point where a naked man on a city street in India gets badly translated in my brain as a holy man.
Robert Hirschfield finds a juxtaposition between Burma and India, past and present, East and West, while talking to a monk at the Bodhi Tree.THEY SIT like saffron pigeons on the stone ledge across from the Bodhi Tree.If I clap my hands, will they scatter? Or like the good Theravadan monks that they are, will they log the bare fact of hearing in minds polished with the spirituality of perception?
Expat life in one of the world’s most popular teaching destinations.MorningMost mornings, my alarm clock rouses me from sleep, but at least a couple days a week, I’m awakened early by the fruit propagandist. Today is one of those days.From dawn until noon, the fruit propagandist yells out the day’s deals on pears and persimmons, his rhythmic, authoritarian voice booming through the PA speakers strapped to the top of his fruit-laden truck.