Travel Journals And Articles

  • Sleep, who needs it?

    AThorson

    by: AThorson

    created on: Nov 02, 2012 | Cairo, Egypt

    Once again I am posting at 4am. This time from Cairo, Egypt. I can't seem to get much sleep. I have a 6 hour layover here. Joe and I had another fabulous day in Paris. We started off with some lattes and went on the river boat tour. It was another rainy day. It rained almost the whole trip. After the boat tour we got some crepes. I made the …

  • One Week Down!

    AThorson

    by: AThorson

    created on: Nov 09, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    I have been in Ghana almost a week now and I have almost forgotten my life back home.  I am becoming very comfortable here and adjusting to all the differences.  Tuesday, after I wrote last, we went out to dinner on the beach at sunset.  It was beautiful. The power went out half way through dinner so we ended up eating in the dark. I got home and the power …

  • Preparation

    EmmaComes

    by: EmmaComes

    created on: Nov 08, 2012 | New York, United States

    With only a few months to go before my first trip to Cape Town, South Africa, in January. I am extremely excited to prepare myself for the month I will be spending there. I have amny friends who have grown up in/been to S.A. and they have nothing but great things to say about it. They say that is it a very beautiful and vibrant place. I love new culture …

  • Bring out yer dead!

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    CorinneCard

    by: CorinneCard

    created on: Nov 07, 2012 | Oaxaca, Mexico

    Dia de los Muertos! I have to say it's definitely a new favorite holiday! The festivites started early on in the week last week with my sobrino's (nephew's) birthday on Sunday and then my host mom's (Claudia's) birthday on Monday. We had two parties and lots of cake and singing and lots of family. Tuesday night Suzie and I went to the center just to see what there was to see …

  • America!

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Nov 07, 2012 | Idaho, United States

    I think I'm still in shock. It still hasn't hit me that I'm on my way home to America. Today has been a rollercoaster of emotions. It has most definitely been on of the most emotional days I've had in a very long time. It is such a bittersweet feeling to leave Ghana. There are definitely some reasons that I'm excited to go back to America. I miss my family and …

  • A Little on the Late Side

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    CorinneCard

    by: CorinneCard

    created on: Nov 07, 2012 | Oaxaca, Mexico

    Well hello folks, I am so very sorry it has taken me so long to get back to writing about my adventures! It has been a very busy couple of weeks here! I will start with the weekend I went to Hierve el Agua.  Hierve el Agua is a natural park that has petrified waterfalls and natural swimming holes! It's up in the mountains, south-east of the city, and about an …

  • Day 2 -- autism

    TheresaAdamchik

    by: TheresaAdamchik

    created on: Nov 06, 2012 | Punta Gorda, Belize

    If you thought autism is difficult to treat try doing it with no access to special therapy tools, no special dining equipment, 10 kids running around in one room, animals and distractions, to name a few.  That's what we encountered on day 2 of this journey.  I thought we did out best, we taught the grandmom some tricks to work on and she seemed very willing to try our suggestions.  We …

  • Day 1 Monday

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    TheresaAdamchik

    by: TheresaAdamchik

    created on: Nov 05, 2012 | Punta Gorda, Belize

    A hard days work does the body good. Biking it all over town, eating fresh, carrying my pack, walking, it's maybe rainy or beating down sun, but its all good. It's not sitting in the air conditioning snackng on sugar. We get lazy and the work we do is mediocre at best.  They people here have taught me so much already, mainly follow your heart, live off the land and …

  • Hello from abroad!

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    AThorson

    by: AThorson

    created on: Nov 01, 2012 | Paris, France

    Hello everyone! I'm writing from Paris! It's after 3am here so I apologize for any spelling or grammar mistakes. I am having the best time! I already feel like I've been gone so long. We have had no problems with traveling and everyone has been so helpful. First Joe and I had a layover in Toronto. Joe and I have never been there so we decided to take a shuttle …

  • 4 more days :(

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 31, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    I've tried over and over again, but the time just won't slow down :( It's been almost a week since the last time I wrote and so much has happened. I've found it so hard to sit down and write because I'm trying to cram the most out of the time that I have left.Thursday was the last time that I wrote. Holy cow a lot has happened since then …