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Brilliant Brazilian link!

October 9, 2013

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This article is so good! A list (I love lists!) listing reasons to miss Rio. I miss Rio. Some of my favorite reasons on the list are: Sunrises and beautiful weather, like, everyday! – it is beautiful every day, except for the days it, like, rains. Saying “what up” to J.C. every now and again […]

Some useful words and phrases for when you travel in India

October 9, 2013

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Indians speak a strange type of British as well as their own Muslim language. Here is a list of words you might encounter on your travels around India: Backsheesh – a bribe. Normally paid to policeman or hotel clerks, or young children so they do not tell their parents when you accidently knock them over […]

Book review: The Great Railway Bazaar – Paul Theroux

October 8, 2013

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My mom told me I need to read more books to help me improve my writing (she is a teacher, so she knows what she is talking about). She recommended The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux. Apparently this guy is a famous travel writer. He has lots of books listed on Amazon, so I […]

Bad advice for travel photography

October 8, 2013

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Whoever wrote this has obviously never been traveling! http://theoatmeal.com/comics/photos

My camel safari in Jaisalmer, India

October 8, 2013

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Heading out into the wide open desert on my camel was an experience I will never forget. My camel’s name was Brian and my guide was a 12 year old boy who’s name I can’t remember. We headed out of Jaisalmer into the open desert and I felt a little like Laurance of Arabia. I […]

The cliches of travel writing

October 7, 2013

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I really enjoyed reading this blog post. Luckily I have not fallen into this trap yet, although travel writing is difficult at times. We can’t all be Dan Brown! What we need is less bad travel writing and more top ten lists! http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/10-words-and-phrases-we-never-want-to-see-in-travel-writing-again Find out more about India and hear more of my stories from my backpacking […]

My disastrous trip to see the Taj Mahal

October 7, 2013

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Everybody says the best time to see the Taj Mahal is first thing in the morning when the sun is rising, bathing the monument in light. I ordered an alarm call from the rather disinterested hotel clerk for 5.30am. Much to my surprise I was awoken at 5.30 on the button by a knock on […]