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During our travels we discover many aspects of ourselves as well as places and people we meet. This is a community which serves that aspect of fun traveling around the world. You are encouraged to share your special discoveries as well as experiences with others about what made a place unique, who helped you in foreign lands and why you found that relationship special. It will be your very own stories and travelogues. It may be anything, as long as you found joy and are transformed because of it.
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posted a Quick Tip about Travel. January 10, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Travel
I love to travel when I can, but I spent the last five years in complete poverty so I didn't get the chance. Staying positive though, I'm a bit better off now and am planning a trip to someplace I haven't been. The problem is that travel can be so expensive, and that cheap ways of doing it are only known to insiders. But I love going to new places and being overwhelmed by something I had, until then, …
posted a Quick Tip about VirtualTourist.com. May 21, 2011
posted in A Whole New World
VirtualTourist.com
Internet Friendship does exist. In fact, internet relationships have progressed to marriages and I've known at least 2 couples personally who met through VirtualTourist.com and got married. They are Atsuko from Japan & Demitris from Greece, Richie from U.S. & Doreen from Germany. Online relationships do work in some cases though not many. However, simply as friends, my experience …
posted a Quick Tip about Capetown. May 09, 2011
Capetown
One of the most exciting, interesting and exotic cities in Africa as well as the world. I enjoyed my stay here so much so if I've got the cash, I'd buy a home here overlooking the sea! Exotic plants, animals and food are the attractions in this vibrant and colorful city. Make sure you go to the Botanical garden to see the many exotic plants where you won't find in any other parts of the …
created a list. May 06, 2011
posted in Icons
Given a choice, what kind of homes would you dreame of living in or building? Would it be a palace, a castle, a hotel-like penthouse or a house like those …
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posted a Quick Tip about Bolshoi Theater. May 01, 2011
posted in Travel à la carte
Bolshoi Theater
Just like going to a waltz or operatic concert when in Vienna, an experience at the Bolshoi with a night of ballet is something not to be missed when in Moscow! A most unique and delightful memory I've of Moscow!
posted a Quick Tip about Economist. April 30, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Economist newspaper
I like this magazine especially for the global and financial aspects of its news and analysis. It is detailed and convincing. Predictions may not be accurate but it is enjoyable to read something as dry as Economics here on this magazine. Well done and Highly recommended.
posted a Quick Tip about VirtualTourist.com. April 29, 2011
posted in Travel à la carte
VirtualTourist.com
This site has changed my lifestyle in the last decade & brought me to many different people I'd otherwise not met in life. A life-changing experience kinda site!      See the full review, "Travel @ the speed of thought!".
posted a Quick Tip about Sintra, Portugal. April 26, 2011
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Sintra, Portugal
This is a special city for me because it's where I first met my online friend Armando who's an archaeologist. Armando was the most hospitable online friend I've had and unfortunately due to a work accident he left us back then in May 2006. Nonetheless, Armando represents the best of Portugal and my stay in the country has been phenomenal due to him and the friendly people of Portugal. Another Portuguese …
posted a Quick Tip about Table Mountain. April 13, 2011
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Table Mountain
A must for all travelers to Cape Town. Stunning views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain with varied fauna and flora for those interested in discovering more.
posted a Quick Tip about South Africa. April 13, 2011
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South Africa
A beautiful and exotic country with lots to see and do. Why it's not a +4 or +5? Well, safety for solo travelers, especially female travelers is a big concern and one that is not to be taken lightly! Otherwise, it's one of the most interesting countries in Africa!
reviewed Lisbon, Portugal. April 13, 2011
In several tour books and travel blogs I'd read about these wonderful palm sized custard tarts, so I had to give them a try. What a treat! It's Lisbon's version of New Orleans beignets. In New Orleans you have to try them at Cafe du Monde. In Lisbon you need to go to Pasteis de Belém which is just a short walk from the coach (the riding carriages, not the handbags) museum.   …
answered a question about Travel. March 13, 2011
Travel
Definitely innstant.com. They have had the best prices and service since I started working with them a few months ago, and was never disappointed. Feel free to read my review for further details.
answered a question about Travel. February 25, 2011
Travel
My most recent discovery is booking.com.  This past New Years Eve, they managed to help me snag a room at the Herald Square Hotel in the heart of New York City for a shocking $130 while all the other …
answered a question about Travel. February 25, 2011
Travel
I like to check the deals at hotels.com, then go to the hotel's web site to see if they offer a low-price guarantee. I was able to get a significant discount on a hotel in Toronto a few years back by …
posted a Quick Tip about 2011 Egyptian Protests. January 30, 2011
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2011 Egyptian Protests
It's total chaos in Egypt now! 1000 inmates escaped & citizens are beginning to arm themselves! It's certainly not a safe place to travel to now! Security is almost none since polices are no longer on the streets. Scary place! Stay clear!!!      Banks and stock markets are closed too. If you're stuck in Egypt, go immediately to your consulate or embassy! Yes, it …
posted a Quick Tip about Banaue Rice Terraces. January 26, 2011
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Too bad, this used to be one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the Philippines, but the growing unrest and rebel activities have caused many farmers to abandon their land. Not as great as before, but still an impressive place to display man's ingenuity to adapt to his land.
posted a Quick Tip about Chocolate Hills. January 26, 2011
posted in Travel à la carte
chocolate hills
Located in Bohol Philippines, it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in that country. Its fertile land, vegetation and mystical legends attract many tourists each year. The area is made up of more than 1,000 small hills. It has been petitioned to be included under UNESCO.
answered a question about Travel. November 23, 2010
Travel
Hey Shayne- great question. If you are flying domestically within the US, here's a breakdown of how to not get stuck with that Sutter Home wine at the price tag of $8 a pop: http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/18755/Ho …
answered a question about Travel. September 29, 2010
Travel
I like Hotelbook in general although I haven't been using it for some time now. For Asia, AsiaTravel is great. As for China, currently best is CTrip. Naturally, my most favorite when staying …
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