Archive | June, 2013

How to Cross the Street in Ho Chi Minh City

Sure, you’ve waited in traffic before, maybe an hour or longer for your commute, but this is nothing like the traffic you’ll experience in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). A bewildering barrage of motorcycles come in all directions. Traffic laws seem non-existent, and few pedestrian crossings makes crossing the street an adventure on its own. Since I’ve […]

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What’s Going on in Travel: 6/24/13

Here’s what I found over the past week that I thought was interesting. Enjoy! Videos The Most Dangerous Traffic Circle in the World – I’ve spent the past three weeks in Saigon, and I’m staying just blocks away from this intersection. It’s insane to cross here! It’s right next to Bến Thành Market, and seven streets […]

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The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

I have never been moved so much. After I spent more than an hour listening to the commentary about the genocide that killed between 1.2 to 3.4 million people between 1975 and 1979, my eyes began to tear. As an American, I only briefly learned about what happened in Cambodia when I was in middle […]

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This Week in Travel: 06/17/13

Here’s what I found this week that I think is interesting, informative or inspirational. Enjoy! Videos Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do you what you love. – Adam Baker was a new father who decided the typical American dream wasn’t for him. This is how he got out of thousands of dollars of debt to […]

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The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker, Belize

Beyond the sounds of the waves and the beat of the reggae music on Caye Caulker, you might also hear a “meow,” or maybe 86 of them. This side of the island is home to P.A.W.’s, run by Madi Collins. She started the animal sanctuary after returning home from the United States. One day in […]

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