“I changed my mind about tomorrow,” he said. “I think we should just do this one again.” I was a little bit taken aback. We go hiking together a lot and returning the same way we came is practically against his religion. And now here we were in Silver Falls State Park with miles of unexplored [...]
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Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of the day, honoring that most important of persons – Mom, the local newspaper here in Guanajuato published an article listing the uses of the word “madre” (mother) in Mexico. I learned a lot, and it seems to illustrate just why learning a foreign language is so difficult! Here’s a sample: [...]
It’s fair to say that most travelers book holidays in Egypt to have their fill of pharaohs and lost civilisations, pyramids and tombs. While the diversity of this country should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever sailed the Nile, climbed Mount Sinai or chilled out on a Red Sea beach, few venture to [...]
My mind was being assaulted with unexpected visions of devil masks and Picasso pictures; flashbacks of peyote-induced yarn paintings. My friend and I were completing our second day in Zacatecas and we were both suffering severe cases of PMED – Post Museum Euphoria Disorder. Like the city where I live, Zacatecas is one of Mexico’s [...]
With the range of cost you can actually put your gear together from $600 to $3,000 depending on your preferences, brand of the equipment, model and technology. Of course you get what you pay for and you need to be vigilant in understanding each unit item and what the brands offer. But you don’t have to pay full price on even top of the line items…here are tips on how to save and put together your first scuba gear.
It’s getting hotter and hotter in the Philippines because summer is already here. One of the popular activities during summer is snorkeling since our country has been blessed with a teeming underwater world. For this week’s post, I’ll share my amazing snorkeling adventure in the stunning Balicasag Island. Balicasag Island Panglao Island in Bohol is [...]
My worst night in a hostel happened over twenty years ago. I’ve done a lot of traveling since then. To maintain a record for that long you have to go beyond the standard dorm-room annoyances. Beyond snoring and body odor. Beyond bad breath and bed bugs. I’m talking big leagues. I’m talking vomit. The place [...]
Beautiful animals and plants underwater. Careful they sting!