Posts Tagged ‘locals’

Rollin’ on the River

Rollin’ on the River
Our guide Sang warned Jen and me that we’d encounter a few small “rapids” during our kayaking adventure in Laos down the Nam Khan River, and not to worry if we ended up with a mouthful of river water-almost everyone flipped over at some point. Determined to keep our heads (and bodies)...
February 21st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More

On the Rails

On the Rails
While it’s theoretically possible to snag a cheap fare from Delhi to Chennai on one of India’s new low cost carriers, getting from A to B in the subcontinent (especially on a backpacker budget) usually means traveling by train. And when cities and attractions are as spread out as they are...
December 28th, 2006 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | Read More

Love for Sale

Love for Sale
As someone who managed to learn depressively little about international geography during my formative years, I barely knew that Kenya had a coastline, let alone a gleaming ribbon of icing white sand and its own rhinestone speckled stretch of Indian Ocean. We hadn’t planned to follow up our recent...
December 5th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru
We took a bumpy, three-hour bus ride from Arequipas, a white-washed city with a Spanish-colonial vibe, to the dusty, desert-like Colca Canyon. The big draw? To spot condors up close. To see the world’s largest bird, we needed to get to Cruz del Condor, the park where they make their home in the...
July 30th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz
Puno, the Peruvian gateway to Lake Titicaca, turned out to be something of a slum with prisonlike, unheated accommodations, so we opted not to stay there for another night and instead take a five hour bus directly to infinitely more gorgeous “White City” of Arequipa. Earlier in the day, we’d...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Have TP, Will Travel

Have TP, Will Travel
Travel has a way of bringing you back to the very basics of life-food, shelter, warmth and um, bodily functions. The sad fact is, Holly, Jen and I have spent far more time discussing the bathroom and what goes on inside of it than any other topic, and we’ve long been baffled by the conspicuous...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More