When I think of Thailand many, many things come to mind. I think of all the good Thai food, I think of chaos in the form of driving, I think of warm weather, I think of tuk tuk's and songthaews and I also think of elephants (chang). The first elephant I saw was in Phuket. We had been living here for two months and we had family in town and we all spent a week in Phuket.
Category Archives: Guest Destinations
03.03 to 03.06
I just spent the weekend on my first out of the country trip this year. Destination: Seoul, South Korea.
My officemates and I have been raring to go to this city since Cebu Pacific opened a new route to Seoul. Other officemates have raved non-stop about this place and so this became on of our must-see places on our travel lists.
The first stop on my north-east India tour was Kaziranga NP, a 430 km2 sanctuary that was established over a century ago as a refuge for the dwindling population of Great One-horned Rhinoceros. It might have saved the species from extinction, as the population recovered to a very healthy 2000 within the park boundaries, and it serves as a pool for reintroduction into other parks which have been depleted by poaching.
The Island of Curieuse hosts diverse natural ecosystems from Coco de Mer forests and turtle breeding grounds to Mangrove swamps. We made a day trip from Praslin, landing on the northern shore of Baie Laraie. A short walk (1.7km) takes you through the Mangrove swamps, past the Coco de Mer forest and on to the Doctor’s House at Anse St Jose, which is now a museum.
At the end of January, I flew to Knoxville for a much anticipated wedding photography workshop with Bryan Allen. This would mark both my second workshop with Bryan and second trip to Knoxville, and I purposely gave myself an extra day to catch up with a local friend I had met at the first workshop, as well as to give myself an opportunity to further explore this small city on foot.
Top 10 Favorite Cities Visited
With 33 countries under my belt, I’ve experienced some of the most amazing cities that the world has to offer. From great beaches, climate, friendly people, personal interests, world-famous attractions, architecture, history, and culture, there are many different factors that make a city great, let alone top ten!
#1 Rome, Italy - One of the oldest cities in the world, there is no other place that holds the beginning of life like Rome.
That first day went as first days go; I look back on yesterday perhaps not warmly, but with tongue firmly planted in cheek as I proceed merrily onward. After 24 hours I swapped my big, clunky, pricey moving-van of an SUV and scooted into a hot, new little Dodge Charger. I got directions to the infamous North Shore, home of the world's best surfing.
I had been looking forward to this trip for, well, years now, ever since one of my colleagues left the hustle and bustle of Paris for the, cool, pani pwoblem* vibes of the Caribbean. He kept insisting that I visit, making it almost impossible for me to refuse when a private sale found me on the receiving end of incredibly cheap airline vouchers with direct flights to Point-à-Pitre.
By Dennis Bunnik
If Sri Lanka is not on your list, put it on. If it is already on your list - move it up and go now!
By Judy Berman
Do you want A Night to Remember? A night on an ill-fated cruise ship?
I’d bail on this “voyage of a lifetime.” But others apparently are eager to board the 100th anniversary 12-night Titanic Memorial Cruise. The cruise on the MS Balmoral will follow the same route as the RMS Titanic.
First of all, this heartbreaking news bulletin: Neither Jack Dawson nor Rose DeWitt Bukater will be on board to greet you.