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Bedtime In Winston’s Bunker

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ok. Most people don’t really consider the U.K. as part of Europe, but in an effort to keep with “Europe Week,” we’ll make an exception. CNTraveller recently mentioned that you and 49 others can book a night in Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker for the night of May 14, 2010, and live like the British Bulldog […]

Patagonia, Argentina: What To See And How To See It

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Traveling the South of Argentina can be a bit physically grueling and not easy on the walley. Nevertheless, there are some things that one must see if you travel to the Patagonian region. San Carlos de Bariloche is a touristy, Swiss-style town with many outdoor activities to work off all the chocolate you consume. Some […]

The Coffee Culture Boom: Is London Really The Next Coffee Town? (And The Case For Toronto)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This week the NY Times hailed London, England, as the next city for the coffee craze. Although the major corporations, like Starbucks, are pervasive in this international city, there seems to be a movement towards the smaller, independent shops that see coffee as an art. But, as most people know, this java renaissance is happening […]

5 Tips For Traveling By Bus Through Argentina

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It was a long two weeks in which almost a third of my time was spent on overnight buses. I traveled from Buenos Aires to Bariloche to El Bolsón to El Calafate and back to Buenos Aires, all by bus. When I arrived in Argentina, I gave no consideration to leaving Buenos Aires. As one […]

Taveling Patagonia Around Ruta 40

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I’m sitting on the bottom bunk of my hostel in El Calafate, home of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, and exhausted from a days journey by bus from El Bolson, a tiny hippie-town nestled in the Andes. What was exhausting was not the 26 hours spent in a barely reclinable seat, but that there were […]

Seeing Is Believing: Cerro Companario In Bariloche

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If you are feeling fit and want to do some exerting activities in Argentina, the Patagonian region has more than enough to do. Two days ago, I felt the urge to escape the megacity of Buenos Aires and see some of the what the vast country has to offer. I jumped on a bus and […]

The Best Way To Travel Mongolia Is On Horse

Friday, February 12, 2010

Although the best way to travel across the United States may be by train, according to the SMH, the best way to travel across Mongolia would be by horseback. If this isn’t bringing it back to the roots, I don’t know what is. With the help of 14 “support animals” — nine camels and five […]

Should You Travel To Burma? An Ethical Debate

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A recent article has brought up a question that most seasoned travelers end up asking themselves: Is travel sometimes bad? Some may say that it drives the economy in countries or cities that have seen their resources depleted, no longer able to provide for the ever-increasing mouths, bodies and minds to feed. Some people believe […]

Punta del Este: A Rainy Weekend In Paradise

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three months flew by and before I knew it, I had to renew my tourist visa for Buenos Aires. The wonderful thing about Bs. As., other than the beef and beauty, is that the city is across the river from Uruguay. A one-hour ferry ride got me and my friends to Colonia, but we didn´t want to stay […]

Toi-ling For Trinkets In Kibera

Friday, February 5, 2010

Could you imagine buying a Chanel sweater for ¨less than the cost of a movie ticket¨? Or, maybe Crocs of electric purple (not that I would suggest it)? Well, if you happen to be in Nairobi, Kenya, than the Toi market has something for you. The Toi market is located in Kibera, the city´s notorious […]

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