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Rangda the Witch, Travel Photo of the Week, 12Sept12 Bali, Indonesia

Leyaks, pronounced le-aks (the y is silent) are the evil spirits of Bali and Rangda is their queen. Her likeness is the epitome of evil and is often depicted eating children. A terrifying sight, an old bare breasted woman armed … Continue reading

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The how’s and wai’s of etiquette in Thailand

Thai etiquette everyone should know when traveling in Thailand Thailand’s King and Queen are the closest things to deities on earth, and are treated with great respect and reverence. So while political discourse is an American hobby, you should never … Continue reading

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Do I Really Need Travel Insurance?

So you are about to head out on that trip of a lifetime with everything planned to the last detail. Pets are cared for, house sitter arranged, contingency plans are set at work for your absence, every last detail addressed … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive And Possibly The Most Disgusting Coffee In The World

You drank what? Those of you who know me know I often rail about the injustices perpetuated upon coffee. From a mainstream retailer over-roasting to the atrocity that is instant coffee. I fully realize there are far more noble causes, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 21Mar12 Bali, Indonesia

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the “Island of the gods” Bali, Indonesia. UNESCO-nominated Jatiluwih Terraced Rice Fields is the backdrop for a newly married Balinese couple. Jatiluwih translates into truly marvelous, and what better backdrop than … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 13Jan12 Bali, Indonesia

Padma, the sacred lotus, is a native to tropical Asia and Queensland Australia and the subject of this week’s Travel Photo. Commonly found in water gardens, they are also commercially grown in farms as a food source as well as … Continue reading

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Are You Wearing The Right Shoes For Your Adventure?

A guest post by Mer-ee for GW Nunn Adventures I know what you’re thinking… why is a stuffed lion mascot writing about shoes? He doesn’t even wear shoes!  Well I know plenty about shoes, I am packed with them all … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 27Aug11 Bali

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a statue of a Barong in the artist community of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Masks and other artwork featuring Barongs are some of the most iconic of souvenirs brought back from the … Continue reading

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August’s book review Lost In Shangri-La

This Month’s Travel Book of the Month is Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La. Set in 1945 New Guinea the war is drawing to a close and a contingent of Army air corps in a remote base is becoming bored and … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness part 2

Part 2 A few years ago on a trip in Jamaica my cab driver stopped at an intersection and went to his trunk. As I watched through the space between the open trunk and the car from the back seat, … Continue reading

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