Welcome to your weekly travel digest. Just like a young chap in the early 1900’s, I will be playing the role of town cryer telling you all of the best travel articles hot of the (word)press.
Each week I will be posting up my favorite blog reads that catch my terribly low attention span. No, I will not be in overalls and a golf cap like this dapper young lad on the left.
When I’m not wandering around the world, I’m reading about it, so I want to collect some entertainment to light that travel spirit under your ass!
There will be no “Top 10” posts here, no “Best Beaches” bullshit, just straight up travel adventures and motivation.
Modern Day Life in the Amazon Jungle.
by Flora of Flora the Explorer
Exceprt: “We’ve seen more of the world in one day than she has in her whole life,” said Sam, disbelievingly, as we trudged back through the humid Amazon jungle.
Flora takes us into the Amazon Jungle, but instead of just describing her journey and the experience of the jungle itself, she delved into the people who live there and the vast disconnect from the outside world they have. Fascinating stuff!
Exploring Bagan – The Vast Temple Town of Myanmar, Burma.
by Becki of Backpacker Becki
Exceprt: The ENTIRE city is filled with temples. Everywhere. Over 2,000 of them – around every corner, alongside every road, tucked away behind housing and shop fronts and scattered across the vast arid plains. Small and nondescript, big and imposing, huge and magnificent – they are there.
I wouldn’t have been able to even fathom a place with 2,000 temples dotting the landscape… Yet Becki had a chance to visit Bagan, which is such a town with 2,000 temples, and took some amazing photos while exploring on a bicycle.
Street Art Gallery on the Road to Kalamata.
by Iain of Mallory on Travel
Excerpt: Discovering nearly 2 miles of colourful and graphic graffiti decorating the retaining wall alongside the road distracted me enough to park up, walk the length of the surprise art gallery, and grab some photographs.
Iain happened to stumble, well pass by in a car, a 2 mile stretch of graffiti while leaving Sparta. Now, I am a fiend for street art and graffiti, but this is some of the coolest I’ve ever seen, AND the most in one place!
10 Months of Travel: What I’ve Learned
by Kristin of Be My Travel Muse
Exceprt: I could have never expected the things that happened this year to take my life in the trajectory it has taken and had no idea it would all lead me to where I am now.
Kristin up and left her old life behind a good 10 months ago to travel. What happened? A helluva lot! Kristin has always been one of my favorite travel bloggers because she passionately expressive the personal growth that occurred on her travels, and this is a marvelous and inspirational recap.
Test Drive – An American Trying Vegemite.
by Chris of Aussie on the Road
Exceprt: I sat the pretty young lady down, popped some bread into the toaster, and prepared to sit back and watch as she was hit by wave after wave of Vegemite induced mouthgasm.
Mouthgasm? Really Chris? These Aussie have a funny taste in food. Their beloved Vegemite may be like a gift from God to them, but I’ve tried it. Watch this other Americans reaction to trying it as well!
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