I celebrated the millennium New Year three times. In chronological order, I celebrated the traditional ‘Western’ New Year on 31 December, I celebrated the Lunar New Year in North Korea, and then I celebrated Thai Songran in Bangkok. Each place was very different but the three together made for a great start to the 2000s. Perhaps my North Korean holiday was the most memorable, for many reasons.
Prince Edward Island is the smallest province of Canada, cradled in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and tucked in close to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It’s a beautiful island known for its seafood, farming, and the red-headed literary figure Anne of Green Gables. It’s also where I was born and raised – but it’s still full of new places to explore and sights unseen.
Traveling can be fun, but it can also take a toll on your body. The shifted schedules, rushing around and exposure to germs can leave you feeling rundown and exhausted. Unfortunately, this is often just part of the territory when you are traveling. However, there are some things you can do to help combat this. When you are getting ready to travel, considering these tips may help you feel better and keep you in better shape.
I had the privilege to spend a week in the Philippines. I was so busy, but I was buzzing and it was amazing. The only downside to the holiday was coming home, feeling depressed and catching a nasty virus. That doesn’t take away the good times I had though. I was very tired, and now I’m writing this I can understand why: a 13 hour flight and severe jet lag. Because I was only there for a week, I wanted to cram as much in as possible.
Everyone who visits Thailand knows full well that the country has a lot to offer when it comes to beautiful beaches, fantastic seascapes, and stunning coastlines. The country has, after all, dozens upon dozens of islands, and its most famous beaches have become the backdrop of some truly memorable movies, namely The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Thailand has indeed become the haven of both backpackers and luxury tourists alike, and its diverse culture and delicious food have made it even more of a must-see destination. But if you are thinking of visiting Thailand and spending time on its gorgeous beaches, which islands should you visit on your holiday? Don't worry, we've got you covered: here's your all-important guide to Thailand's best and most beautiful islands.
Choosing to become a digital nomad is an increasingly popular lifestyle. For people who want to explore the world, working online provides the freedom to earn an income from anywhere and discover new countries and cultures.
Let me begin by saying that I'm not going to preach my Christian values or ideas in this story. This is merely how I learned to fish out in the ocean, or rather not to fish; on a nearly deserted island in Thailand? Sound interesting? Did I get a hook?
1) Swahili has increasingly grown on me. The fruit song is as catchy as the "jambo jambo." Sometimes it flows through me, and my pronunciation is noticeably different from that of my peers, being filtered through my Spanish-speaking tongue positions. Jo says you are so incredible! You learn so fast! She is always so encouraging. I have always wanted to learn a third language, and hence I have flirted with French ever since the fourth grade. But after all these years I have still not taken a formal course, and with nobody to practice with, hence je ne parlais pas (I did not speak in French). A few Swahili crash courses and I was up and running. Practicing a language is such a big part of learning. It unravels world views and the things one takes for granted.
If the English vocabulary had only one word to describe a road trip, what would it be?