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An old friend in San Jose

An old friend in San Jose

Posted from Heredia Province, Costa Rica. From Santa Teresa I headed to San Jose to see an old friend. I didn’t have much plans for San Jose, just two nights. My journey to the big city was a rather disappointing, and over-priced shuttle experience. Santa Teresa is a bit out of the way, making it a […]

magical Egypt

magical Egypt

Posted from Giza Governorate, Egypt. We were packed into the van, glued to the windows like children at a candy shop. Our tour leader, Islam (yes, that’s his name,) was giving us advice and information about what would happen and how things work, but it was difficult to pay attention. The medley of traffic was […]

San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna

Posted from San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá Department, Guatemala. Getting there The race to San Pedro la Laguna on Lake Atitlan was a thing onto itself. We were told the journey would take 10 hours, (plus the boat ride) but someone else told us to count on 14 hours. The issue was the boats stop […]

roaming the streets of Rome

roaming the streets of Rome

Posted from Rome, Lazio, Italy. The streets of Rome in the morning are spectacular. The cobblestoned passageways are virtually empty, void of the people from the previous evening, though the party favours litter the streets. The sun creeps over the high buildings, conjuring fantasies of bygone eras, and characters my imagination insists once existed. All but […]

serene Doubtful Sound

serene Doubtful Sound

Posted from Fiordland National Park, Southland, New Zealand. There are moments when I travel. Moments so real I know leaving my house, taking time off work, and making my way halfway around the world to explore some minuscule location were the right choices. These moments are what we live for, aren’t they? Well, they’re one […]

tips for staying in a hut

tips for staying in a hut

Posted from Koh Chang Tai, Trat, Thailand. It’s low season and I’m kind of bored. And happy. And calm. But bored. It’s a side-effect of being sober and being alone, or so I’ve concluded. Or it’s because I’m in a hut on a nearly deserted island living rustically. But before I get into my tips […]

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Posted from Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand. New Zealand never fails to provide when it comes to scenery – and Milford Sound helps this country maintain its title of the most beautiful and special place on earth. Located some 41km northwest of Glenorchy (as the crow flies) – just over the towering Southern Alps, this […]

a month in QT

a month in QT

Posted from Queenstown Hill, Otago, New Zealand. “It’s share-ee,” I announciate for the two thousandth time. Some battles are not worth the fight. My name is now “Shiri.” And somehow I have begun to speak in British phrases, which is understandable considering how many poms are here, but also kind of befuddling considering I’m so far […]

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]