Category: World

On Gili Trawangan, there is no greater collection of street food than what can be found at the tiny Indonesian island’s night market. Originally started as a once a week affair (Wednesdays during the busy season), the night market on Gili T has grown to be 4 nights a week and the size of the market itself continues to grow as more vendors participate. This amazing and eclectic mix of locally flavored barbecue, sweets, seafood and beer is the night time staple of this

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The Mandala Suci Wenara Wana, or the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary as it is called by its Engligh name, is one of the top tourist attractions in Ubud, Bali. The Neighborhood This protected land is tucked away towards the interior of Bali, about an hour north of Denpasar’s International Airport; and far removed from the high intensity electronic music of Kuta Beach. Visitors to Ubud are far more likely to hear Hindu chants coming from one of the area’s many temples than a

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Gili Trawangan, or “Gili T” for short, is a small, tropical island at the center of Indonesia’s thriving tourism industry. Located in the Lombok Province of Indonesia this island is one of three that make up the Gili Archepelago, commonly referred to as “The Gilis”. Getting to the Gilis The Gilis Islands are accessible from multiple ports on Bali, Lombok Island, and there is a regular boat from Nusa Lembongan as well. The farthest regular trip is from Sanur, Denpasar, Bali and takes about

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Since the 1860s (yes the EIGHTEEN sixties) the Woodside neighborhood of Queens, New York has been a magnet for immigrants. The mid 19th century boom of immigration was fueled by large-scale housing developments that were quickly occupied by newly emigrated Irish families. This helped turn the area from a country farming village into the more highly concentrated suburban community that it is now. Today in 2018, the Woodside neighborhood of Queens is home to about 85,000 people, with nearly 30% of the population being

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North America / United States / Tennessee / Gatlinburg To be completely honest, when I walked into Ober’s downtown building, I had no idea what it was beyond a scenic tram ride up the mountain. The end of the 2.1 mile trip is the Ober Gatinlinburg, a multi-season ski resort, with year-round activities such as an alpine slide, scenic chairlift, and ice rink. Guest have the option to get here via the tram from downtown, or by car. Yup, you can also drive up the mountain

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I did this on purpose, I had a plan: One day in China Why would I NOT take advantage of this under-utilized loophole in international travel: The Transit Visa You see, at large international airports some airlines only have once a day flights to many destinations. If you happen to arrive after YOUR airline’s once a day flight leaves, you won’t have any choice, but to wait until the next day to get your connection. This is very common, and to accommodate travelers,

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I acquired my IDP (international Driver's Permit) today. It was just $20, plus $13.50 to get a passport photo done. They had the ability to do it all in house at the AAA location that I went to in Baltimore. Have you ever been to one? They have travel things, like suitcases, neck pillows and RFID blocking wallets for sale, right along side insurance salesmen/women, towing services, and a full automotive garage. Its a weird combination of a place. var stg = new Object(

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North America / United States / Massachusetts An Exercise in Street Photography Traveling into Boston during the cold, cold month of December, I wanted to pack light on camera gear... which to me means: one body, one lens. And I wanted to make it a small lens as well, so I chose my Zeiss Planar T* 50mm 1.7 on my 5D mII Hold on a second, a 50mm lens for street photography, in a big city? Sure, why not? In fact, I always preach to fight

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The shortest distance between two points is a straight line; that is a fact, but it is not always the line that you would guess. Leaving JFK airport in New York on a 5pm bird (Eastern time zone) in route to PEK airport in Beijing, China is a long flight: 13 hours on a Boeing 747 to be exact. A quick glance at a map will tell you to head due west, but that is not the route that many commercial airlines take. In fact,

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