Archive for July, 2009

Margaret River, Western Australia

July 31, 2009  

Margaret River, Western Australia

After his initial submission for Photo Friday, we’re glad to see Kevin contributing once again, this time to share about his retreat at Western Australia. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do, and remember to contact us should you be interested in contributing! Margaret River is a little town about 4 hours south of Perth. This quaint settlement is home to numerous vineyards and farm stays, making it ideal for those who wish to get away from the urban sprawl.... [Read more of this review]

Sal’s Travelogue #7 -High Up North

July 29, 2009  

Sal’s Travelogue #7 -High Up North

Following Viantiane’s urban landscape, our writer Sal heads towards Vang Vieng, a mountain village up north famed for its wild late night partying. Come night fall, the village transformed into a wild hub of nightlife and blaring music. We arrived at dusk to a mountainside village that welcomed us with its calm afterglow of evening lights. The mountains loomed over the village, while the setting sun painted the sky in a surreal mix of lilac and lavender. Valerie... [Read more of this review]

Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State

July 27, 2009  

Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State

Queensland has been in the news a lot lately with their “dream job” promotion – they offered someone an island caretaker job, complete with a big salary and benefits, as long as the caretaker used social media to promote their work on the island. You can read all about it on the official Island Caretaker Blog, run by the contest winner Ben Southall. You can also follow his adventures on Twitter, although he doesn’t post many links there. But what exactly is there... [Read more of this review]

Exploring the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

July 22, 2009  

Exploring the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

You’ve probably never heard of Kamchatka. It’s a peninsula on the far eastern edge of Russia. During the days of the USSR, Soviet controls meant that no foreigners were allowed into Kamchatka – even Russians required special permission to travel. Thus the area today remains one of the most unexplored regions in this part of the world. But with its many volcanoes, geysers, and a lake of acid (a geological feature, not a leftover from previous governments), the area... [Read more of this review]

Chinese Hot Pot – A Steamy Affair

July 16, 2009  

Chinese Hot Pot – A Steamy Affair

It’s Monday night in Lishui, and my boyfriend and I are heading to what has become our staple weekly kick-off dinner – hot pot. The summer humidity is sweltering and we were both sweating a river as we hail a taxi and head towards the busiest street corner in the city. Outside, a harem of motorcycles, cars, pedestrians, animals and rickshaws swarm from all directions – its a mad maze and the smell of wet chicken feathers emanates from the local farmers market nearby. As... [Read more of this review]

The Best of South Korea

July 13, 2009  

The Best of South Korea

You’ve already read about how tasty South Korean food is, but what else is going on in this small peninsula? Quite a lot in fact, a great combination of nature and man-made attractions. Here’s a sampler set of backdrops that are some of the best spots to visit in South Korea. Gyeongbok Palace. Photo credit - Laszlo Photo. Seoul (of course) Seoul is the capital of South Korea and the largest city, so more than likely you’ll find yourself here at some point during... [Read more of this review]

Queenstown Photo Collage

July 10, 2009  

Queenstown Photo Collage

For this weeks’ Photo Friday, here’s a collage of snaps of the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown, New Zealand. This popular tourist domestic and international tourist destination did not disappoint, with plenty of attractions to satisfy visitors of all ages and interest. You can enjoy the natural beauty of Milford Sound, scream your lungs out bungee-ing away from a bridge, luge down the hill as you take in the beautiful scenic view, and many others! This... [Read more of this review]

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