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June 24th, 2013

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Thank you to Nellie Huang for publishing my review of Torre Deroche’s novel, Love with a Chance of Drowning in Wild Junket. My review begins: Many people ”lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them” (Henry David Thoreau).Will you say yes when the experience of a lifetime is offered to you? Torre … Continued

Thank you to Gemma Bowes from The Guardian Travel Section for including us in the article, “Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences.” We Said Go Travel recommended: India: “Instead of Goa, Gokarna, further south, is the seaside region for quieter, lovelier sands, at Kudlee Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise … Continued

We love Lamai, it is Lamailicious! Enjoy our first SlideShare below with photos of where we like to eat in Lamai, Koh Samui, Thailand! We have been in Lamai for over a month now and love all our nearby restaurants and new friends. We eat often at: Balance run by Rocky (they have a new baby born on … Continued

WATCH: 22 Monywa Standing Buddha, Myanmar (Burma) During our drive we could begin to see the 420ft tall Buddha and the lying Buddha which is also enormous. It is the largest Standing Buddha in Asia but perhaps in the world. Prior to arriving at the complex with the enormous Buddhas, we saw a garden of Buddhas … Continued

Thank you to Travel Longer Magazine – The World’s Premier Extended Travel & Photography Magazine for including our article about India, “Guests are like Gods at an Indian Wedding,” in their magazine! [gview file=”http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/WSGT-.pdf”] FREE THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to Travel Longer Magazine code:  wesaidgotravel  (all lower caps, no spaces) expires at midnight, Friday 28th June.  This is for the … Continued

Thank you to Women’s Adventure Magazine for sharing my parent’s love story for their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. Living to one hundred years old in great health sounds like a scam. Why do some struggle through their years in poor health with little enjoyment, while others enjoy the adventure of life? Even more befuddling, certain people … Continued

WATCH: 21 Thanboddhay Pagoda, Monywa the Disneyland of Buddhas, Myanmar (Burma) About 20km South-east of Monywa in Myanmar is Thanboddhay Pagoda has over 500,000 Buddha images. It was built built from 1939 to 1952. Between the colors and the style it looks like a cross between Pastel Disneyland and a giant birthday cake. It was near the Standing Buddha … Continued

Our Travel Writing Contest Judge, Richard Bangs, recently won TWO TELLY AWARDS! Congrats Richard! From Richard’s Site: The Telly Awards has honored White Nile Media with the top award for Cinematography (Silver),  and the Bronze in Travel/Tourism programing in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for the production entitled Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for Wonder. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and … Continued

Sawadeekah from Thailand! Hello from Koh Samui. We are at Meedej Guest house with a large balcony directly over the sand and we can hear the waves through our two sliding glass doors. The spacious room is cooled by cross breezes and a fan and is a mere 500Baht ($17usd). We have been here for the last three weeks and we … Continued

Wondering what to read this summer? “Five hundred primary and secondary teachers were asked by TES to name their 10 favorite books. Their responses were compiled into a list of the top 100 books among teaching staff. The results are, possibly predictably, as eclectic as the average staffroom.” From TES UK: Think, Educate, Share Thank you to … Continued