Tag Archives: Temples
Andrea Boland poses for a picture with Egyptian sand dunes. She spent two months in the country.

Egypt Beyond the Headlines

Some might think a trip to Egypt is daunting, but for Andrea Boland, it was a trip she has no regrets about taking. The year before had been the Arab Spring. Cable news was wrought with headlines about the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak from power. Protests were still going on when the Toronto-native arrived […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Ayuthaya Temples album on Photobucket

Temples of Ayuthaya

 Most likely if you’re going to Thailand, you’ve heard about Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They are the two largest cities in the country, but in-between them is the medieval capital of Siam. Ayuthaya. Nearly 250 years after the end of its glory days, the former island capital and UNESCO World Heritage site is the home […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Tikal album on Photobucket

Temples and Wildlife of Tikal

Before the sun came up, I was awake. The roosters did a good job of that. But it didn’t matter on this day. I was heading to the Mayan city of Tikal. Our shuttle left from Hotel Mon Ami at 5:30 a.m. My French dorm-mate and I gathered our belongings and walked down a wooden […]

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