Trans-Siberian Express – Part 5

September 30th, 2012

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Differences and Similarities in Siberian Homestays with Elena and Irina If you’ve been reading the series of post I’ve contributed to WeSaidGoTravel.com, then you’ve read about the Siberian hosts that I had at my Siberian homestays – Elena in Ekaterinburg and Irina in Irkutsk. If you haven’t read my previous posts, you might want to … Continued

This is a video tip series in which we’ll single out one technique we used in our films to help you make better travel films. If you’re new to our films, Humanity.TV aims to inspire authentic travel through brief but intimate HD videos on fascinating people around the world. The Sustainable Farmer from Humanity.TV on … Continued

It’s nearly midnight on the beach in Puerto Vallarta and I am crouched down over a small open pit, watching something that looks like a scene from Alien — strange pink flesh and lots of drippy goo.  Over the pit, right at my eye level, an enormous sea turtle is heeding the strongest call of nature and … Continued

The Western coast region of Tuscany is one of Italy’s most renowned tourist spots. Its renaissance architecture, delicious local recipes and warm climate attracts millions of tourists each year. It’s also part of Italy’s famous wine country and connoisseurs regularly flock to the award-winning region. The region is made up of a number of provinces, … Continued

Far from the commercialism of Tunis City, in a forgotten quiet glade away from the crowds, several small statues forming Le Tophet rise from a dip in the earth. 1) Le Tophet: photo from Wikipedia   These unassuming relics are virtually the only remnant of the great Phoenician civilization which had its capital at Carthage.  … Continued

Written by Tyler Brooks In the smoky distance a small girl with her friends is playing jump rope without a care in the world. On an oasis patch of dying or dead grass teenagers stare at the sky, pointing out elephants, cars, people’s faces and anything else they see in the clouds above. A gang … Continued

by Penny Sadler Traveling isn’t as easy as it used to be. TSA restrictions on carry-on items, weight limitations, and checked luggage fees, make it more difficult than ever. Trying to decide what you can’t live without and what you can jettison, requires some serious mental gymnastics. Add to this the possibility of delayed flights, … Continued

Irkutsk What is it about college towns all over the world that makes them so unusual? I find that college towns often seem to have an air of refinement that isn’t present in other cities and towns. Maybe it’s just the lack of industry. Anyhow, Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia definitely had that feeling. And it … Continued

Concepcion de Ataco – the Staycation Destination for Salvadorans Salvadorans love their country and all the tiny region has to offer. From beaches to waterfalls and archaeological sites to charming villages, the locals in El Salvador enjoy frequent outings to discover and re-visit nearby destinations. If traveling is about doing what the locals do, then … Continued

Moving within the Andean countries of South America requires a certain adaptability.  The rigors of travel are formed by both geography and culture, and distances are deceptively longer than they appear on a map.  A person can pull out a map and measure the space between two towns and think, “Well, how far can that … Continued