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Caracas, Venezuela: The City Hidden in the Valley

So, do you like a mix between nature and the world of steel and concrete? Then the city of Caracas will certainly not let you down! This city has a great history that goes back to the times of Cristóbal Colón, when the city (inhabited by locals called Caribes) was discovered by the Spanish. Caracas […]

Silk Street Market, China: How to Barter

The Silk Street Market in Beijing is a famous shopping market in the city’s Chaoyang District on East Xiushui Street. It was originally an outdoor market and became famous for the quality of materials and for having clothes tailor made to order. More than 1,700 small stalls are accommodated within the multistory building that has […]

Lake George, New York: Finding Friluftsliv in the Big Apple

My relationship with winter has been an on and off again one, as I imagine it is for most. When I was young in Wilmette and feeling indestructible, I don’t remember ever feeling the cold. There was just the excitement of the first snowfall and the anxious hope that it would arrive around Christmas when […]

Yekaterinburg, Russia: A Luxury Restaurant for Poor Students

Although it was almost the end of March, the weather said otherwise – 27 degrees below zero with a snowy storm. However, the people around us, the atmosphere and the Russian spirit made us feel warm the entire time. I and 24 students from Europe were participating in an educational course in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It […]

Suihua, China: Hostages in Suihua

My wife (Lisa) and I were on our way to China to begin teaching in Harbin, or so we believed. We had been in Beijing for a couple of weeks visiting the major tourist attractions before heading up to the northeast of China to begin working. We took the train from Beijing and arrived into […]

Interview with SEOHUT: The Cape Town Boutique Marketing Agency

Hello, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Hey there, we are SEOHUT, a boutique marketing agency based in Cape Town, but offering services worldwide. We started after identifying an opportunity to help online businesses position themselves so that customers can find them. We love search and are passionate about using data, creativity and […]

Travel Break: 5 Inspirational Quotes Every World Traveler Should Read

Having the ability to travel and explore other parts of the world has to be one of the greatest privileges there is. Unlike many people who have chained themselves to a desk or have bought into the idea that traveling is only something you do for two weeks out of the year, now more than […]

Beijing, China: Getting Lost

Together with my then wife, we had been working in South Korea for around six months when we decided to relocate to China. We were not enjoying our time in South Korea and felt like giving ourselves a new challenge in a new country. We applied for teaching jobs in several cities. We knew so […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Six Great Things to Do

Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam and the main commercial center of the country. The French colonial architecture is a stark reminder of its historical past and tourists will never get bored in this fascinating city. Ho Chi Minh City is brimming with life and culture and even a […]

Lamu, Kenya: The Land of Donkeys and Charm

The day is Tuesday, and I am a bit idle. I remember suddenly that a friend had invited me to Lamu Island, on the east coast of Kenya, seven months ago when I was still working a nine to five job. I never went because I could hardly get away for more than three days. […]