Traveling can be traumatic at times, so here are some simple ways to make it much easier all round.
Archives for December 2015
The street dogs of Old Havana and Vedado where most tourists can be found wandering are for the most part in better physical condition and fare better in their interactions with people than in countries facing similar economic conditions.
The malleable minds of teenagers, in particular, suffer from overexposure to unrealistic body representations. In extreme cases, this insecurity can lead to something far more serious – body dysmorphia.
Writing is a platform for me to be me, without disguise.
We were told that if we wanted to see elephants, we would have to head south of Phuket Town about an hours’ drive by car, to Siam Safari’s award-winning Sea View Elephant Camp.
Makes sense, I thought. The elephants had set up camp where they could see the sea, just in case the surf came up.
It was interesting and yet somehow somewhat melancholy to realize that Natalie was military and her job was taking her overseas, taking her away from her young children and husband, family and friends. Then it kind of hits you as to what kind of a sacrifice she is making for our country.
“What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing calming influence on the mind rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse
Inle Lake in central Myanmar is a place where you feel like time stands still, the extraordinary is ordinary, and all is right with the world. It is a lake with 70,000 tribal people who live on the shores and fish and farm for a living. It is a lake with 48 square miles of serene surface. It is a lake with a market that travels from one village to another throughout the week.
Have you ever been watching a movie and thought to yourself, ‘How did they so effectively create that character?’ or ‘where did they get the idea for that special effects makeup?’. I think it is safe to say that we all have at one time or another; but did you ever expect to get an in-depth answer to either of those once rhetorical questions? Now you can!
There is one ring to rule them all – at least among alpine skiers. In Austria, where skiing is a most serious and earnest religion, there is a great 22km circuit of continuous pistes that winds through the high Arlberg region. This is Der Weisse Ring – the White Ring.