Travel

  • Mar 12, 2013

    Nyepi (pronounced NIPEE) is the Balinese new year.  On the eve of Nyepi, ogoh-ogohs, these grotesque Balinese monsters are ceremoniously paraded in every village.  Each figure represents creatures from the Hindu underworld featured in the Ramayana and Mahabharata.  Not to be outdone by folklore, Balinese artists put modern day twists and include ill chara

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  • Mar 6, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie[/caption]   This little girl was washing up the dishes in the river in north Sumatra.

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  • Feb 12, 2013

    I have entered my first photography contest. This photo was taken at sunset in Myanmar on the U Bein Bridge.  Voting ends at midnight on February 15.  Please visit BarrelHopping, click on the yellow star under the picture and share to your social networks.  I need your help to help me reach 100 votes!  Thanks so much. [caption id="attachment_1569" align

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  • Feb 10, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_1563" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] After descending Mandalay Hill, I saw this sign at the bottom.  Experiencing racism is nothing new.    I understand that Asians don't get to see a lot of Black travelers so they have a limited perspective of us.  I went in to speak to the proprietor but I

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  • Jan 29, 2013

    The thanaka tree is distinctive to Myanmar.  The bark is grinded into a yellowish- white paste.  Locals smear the paste onto their faces for sun cover.  Additional uses are for the removal acne and promotion of smooth skin.  Sometimes the paste is smeared onto the upper arms.  You mostly see women and children wear thanaka paste.  The designs are decor

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  • Jan 28, 2013

    Saffron robed monks are everywhere in Myanmar. On a recent trip I wondered what it would be like to live like one. Click to view Monks of Myanmar on GLOSSI.COM

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  • Jan 19, 2013

    With a little over a month until my contract expired here in Indonesia, my wanderlust is at an all- time high. I could work from anywhere in the world, but I am having a hard time narrowing down a location. My year here has been phenomenal despite the impediments. I met my fiancé here my first week on the local minibus. We plan on getting married this summ

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  • Jan 9, 2013

    Excellent tips from Cuaderna Inedito's blog. I do love travel writing, but I have been thinking about writing about fashion as well. I wasn't sure how to make the transition, but this article is a good starting point.

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  • Dec 30, 2012

    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

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  • Dec 26, 2012

        Merry Christmas everyone!  Thanks for being fantastic readers of my blog.  I look forward to sharing more of my travel adventures with you in 2013.  Where will I go?  I have no idea!  But it will sure be fun.      

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