Archive for March, 2009

A Foodie’s Guide to Macau

March 31, 2009  

A Foodie’s Guide to Macau

I won’t even try to confess that I’m a foodie – I just am. So it was no surprise to anyone, including myself, that the biggest part of my agenda for my recent visit to Macau was simply to eat. All day long. Having visited both Brazil and Portugal, I’m well aware of the various types of Portuguese food and was eager to see this translated in Macau kitchens. Here’s my breakdown of the perfect day of chowing down on the best of Macau’s cuisine. Macau's Portugese... [Read more of this review]

Congratulations! + a Happy Video

March 29, 2009  

Congratulations! + a Happy Video

Great work deserves recognition, so step forward Sammy K, Craig and Linda Martin, SoulTravelers3 and Sheila Beal! Congrats on your winning the Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards 2009. Great job guys! Looking forward to participating next year and hopefully having a shot at the awards 😉 I also want to share about Far West China, a blog created by Josh Summers showcasing Xinjiang, the province located at far west China. Josh has kindly contributed an article showcasing... [Read more of this review]

The Ghost City

March 28, 2009  

The Ghost City

As I stood on the edge of a large rock overlooking the vast desert in northern Xinjiang, the wind howls fiercely around me. The sound it makes is unnerving and the sand it whips into my face is uncomfortable at times. There’s not a single human being in front of me for miles, just the huge rock formations like the one I’m now using as a lookout. It’s no wonder they call this place “The Ghost City”. The province of Xinjiang, known as China’s “Wild West”,... [Read more of this review]

T-Express at the Everland

March 26, 2009  

T-Express at the Everland

After showcasing the scenic routes around Christchurch, New Zealand in the past two Photo Fridays, I decided to switch focus elsewhere, less you all get bored with same old same old. I visited Everland in South Korea late last fall, and the main attraction there was the T-Express, this gigantic wooden roller-coaster. I have to be honest, I’m no coaster expert, so I was very surprised to find out that it was supported with wooden base. Initial thoughts? Not safe! But... [Read more of this review]

Floating Market and Elephant Ears

March 26, 2009  

Floating Market and Elephant Ears

A recent trip to Saigon gave our contributor, Michelle Lee, the chance to explore Vietnamese hospitality in four short days. After trying out original Vietnamese noodle (Pho), and visiting the war remnants in Vietnam, she heads toward the Mekong Delta to experience the colorful floating market. The colorful Cai Be Floating market. Photo credit - Daniel Guip. Cai Be Floating Market I got up early the next day to join the Mekong Delta day tour, starting with a 4 hours... [Read more of this review]

Surviving a Layover at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi

March 23, 2009  

Surviving a Layover at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport is one of the busiest in Asia, having opened its doors to the new terminal in September 2006. The airport is a major hub for both Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways, as well as a focus city for airlines such as Cathay Pacific and EVA Air. As such, travelers might easily find themselves here with some time to spare. The airport is several miles from the city and travel into town is not practical unless you have an extremely long layover;... [Read more of this review]

It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

March 23, 2009  

It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

Despite risking the divided attention of my few readers, I can’t help but point to the recent happenings in the world of the EPL. You can say it’s a little personal. But hey! There is a lesson to be learned here, which applies to philosophy, which in turn applies to culture, and then to travel (Oh how I try!). That lesson? It’s not over till it’s over! Well that’s that then, on to business. I’m very very pleased to share with you our newest contributor... [Read more of this review]

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