This is my current travel plan for the first half of 2011. Lots of the Middle East. Lots of diving. Hopefully lots of fun, photos and great stories from one of my favorite parts of the world. I’d love your feedback and thoughts. Thanks.
Globetrooper News: Around The World
I have yet to taste any Chilean food out in the countryside but I can tell you that the rise of the American culture has certainly influenced the country and food in Chile as well. Much of the world is in a love and hate relationship with American culture, they hate rap but they love Eminem, they hate getting fat but love Mcdonald’s, etc.
Found at the massive Magellan penguin colony in Port Lockroy, Antarctica, this penguin is not a victim of being Albino. It just has a loss of pigment in its skin. These are very rare and are hard to find on any Antarctica travel ship. The It was quite unique and we were lucky to have a world renowned penguin expert, Frank Todd, on board the ship.
I not only tried a typical Chilean dish but also tried a delicious Chilean drink. If you haven’t read my post on living in Chile then I should inform you that there are two things that are constant in Chile, endless amounts of delicious ice cream and women wearing ugly jeans. I have now confirmed men wear ugly jeans but I digress.
Seeing this place is nothing short of amazing. Its completely different than any other place that I have seen in the world. After helping everyone to find an Antarctica travel ship cheap, now I am sharing my travels to the great continent. You would be surprise that it isn’t as cold on the continent as you would have thought.
You have made it here because you are seriously looking into traveling to Antarctica and Im going to show you how to find a cheap last minute cruise to Antarctica. I honestly never looked into it until I traveled to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
As the world becomes globalized you are likely to find your hometown favorites abroad, but that doesn’t count the fact that each country has it’s own experience, customs and favorite beers, wines, liquors and spirits. Japan is very structured, even in drinking, learn what drinks they have to offer.
A look at Tokyo, Japan’s famed ‘Electric Town’ Akihabara. Is it really what it is all cracked up to be, and if you go shopping there what things should you be aware of?
One of the most historic things that the locals think tourists should see in Cordoba is the Tower Gate. The actual Tower Gate is located outside of the city and while Cordoba is not on the most people’s things to do in Argentina list, mainly due to the other incredible attractions in Argentina.
I made sure to get a picture of a kid in every part of Argentina that I traveled to. Many broke stereotypes and others made my time more enjoyable. While seeing all of the things to do in Argentina it was amazing to find the differences in Argentine people.
This is one of the coolest experiences that I have ever had. Patagonia is one of the must things to do in Argentina and Puerto Madryn is a mecca for any animal lover. I’ve never scuba dived in my life and these guys were just kind enough to let me go full fledged scuba with about 5 minutes worth of training.
There’s nothing like paying $140 to enter a country. I mean who wouldn’t want to dish out the cost of a full ipod nano to see a fantastic country side? But I digress. Many consider living in Chile to be like Switzerland, minus the blonde hair and blue eyes of course. I can sum it up in three words; picturesque, prosperous, and very tidy.
I had quite a blast in Argentina and could not possibly have seen any more of the country. Almost every weekend I was in a different city and I have seen roughly 85% of all of the major (and minor) things to do in Argentina. I have since then experienced culture shock in more than 3 countries, and there is more to come.
A massive country in South America, the list of things to do in Argentina could really be endless. There are so many Argentine activities to consider for everyone’s interests. With so many vast options for things to do in Argentina anyone can find a unique location in the country.
Australians are known for their ‘No worries’ attitude, and that is definitely true. But over the course of my travels, there are many things that people think about Australia (or Australians) that are blatantly false. Check out this cracker post that we wrote for ThePlanetD.
Last week we talked about the fantastic beaches here on Kauai and our experience finding a particularly awesome one. Today, we’re gonna take you away from the foamy ocean waves and golden sand. We’re going hiking.
Vancouver is one of my favourite holiday destinations. The immense harbour, the towering trees of Stanley Park and the breathtaking mountains just a short drive away form a spectacular backdrop for Vancouver’s gleaming skyscrapers. Vancouver’s location, hemmed in by its magnificent harbour, is truly spectacular.
Wide World has just released a list of sample travel photography kits, as recommended by various sports, adventure and travel photographers. I particularly like the look of the cheapest kit: a Lumix GF1 with F1.7 Pancake lens. Well worth the read, even if you just want to see what the pros are using.
Great video taking you through the entrance of Iguazu Falls Argentina all the way to garganta del diablo (devil’s throat). You can also see the Iguazu Falls from the Brazil side the only bad news is that you have to get a Visa.
San Pedro Prison in La Paz, Bolivia, is know by tourists worldwide as one of the most adventurous tours on the planet. Not because it’s physically strenuous, but because it’s illegal, it involves a prison, and well, it’s illegal. Check out these first-hand accounts of the tour: Vicky Baker’s story in The Guardian and World Nomad author’s Tour.
Great video taking you from the Entrance of the park at Iguazu Falls Argentina all the way to Iguazu falls. With some great commentary of course. Come check out more info about Argentina attractions and Iguazu falls.
Climbers on Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, will now be able to make video calls and surf the Internet on their mobile phones, a Nepalese telecom group claims. It says it has set up a high-speed third-generation (3G) phone base station at an altitude of 5,200 metres (17,000 feet) near Gorakshep village in the Everest region.
Adventurers Seb Terry and Dave Cornthwaite are set for a five week speaking tour in Australia. Seb had been travelling non-stop for 16 months ticking off items from a hundred-strong bucket list, and Dave has undertaken world record breaking expeditions including a trans-Australian skateboard journey. The two have compiled a lecture show.
Crocodiles on airplanes? Human bones in the sand? And where the hell is Queensland anyhow? Check out The Feral Scribe’s weekly round-up of weird and wonderful travel news.
Sitting on my computer in University I would browse through articles like the 100 most beautiful places in the world, look at pictures of places like Halong Bay, and say to myself “I am for sure going there.” 2.5 years of traveling from place to place and my opportunity finally came to visit Vietnam a place that initially inspired me.
Historical sites around the world that hold significant archaeological and cultural value are at risk. This is due to looting, development pressures, unsustainable tourism, insufficient management, and wars or other conflicts according to a new report out by the Global Heritage Fund.