As he watched, the front line troops wavered in their advance. The communist officer pulled out a pistol and proceeded to coldly shoot several of his own men in the back.
Leila Antakly travels to Peru, and discusses her personal journey and experience with Ayahuasca.
COVID-19 has caused life around the world to come to a screeching halt. Realistically, the finish line is in sight and social distancing recommendations and shelter in place orders will likely soon be relaxed in the coming weeks and you’ll once again see life moving forward, so you should start considering now what you’ll do once everyone is allowed out and about again.
Egla just finished explaining that the dazzling sapphire blue icebergs afloat in Fjallsarlon lagoon are the newest chunks to have broken off from the adjacent Skaftafel glacier. Then we hear a mighty boom, like Thor’s rolling thunder, and another slash of brilliant blue appears in the mighty 20-metre high glacier face before us. A new iceberg had just crashed into the water.
While travel is certainly an enjoyable experience it isn’t always the most eco-friendly activity. Flights and the subsequent transportation you take at your new destination can have a serious carbon footprint, but with a few tricks, you can not only reduce your environmental impact while traveling but even improve areas you visit as well.
Dawn at Tikal
This is the epicenter of the ancient Mayan world, constructed about 740AD, and although it is hundreds of kilometres from the nearest city and has only two modest accommodation lodges within the park, it’s still surprising that so few people are about – perhaps 40 to observe the dawn, and only a few hundred dotted about the park during the day.
Stepping out of our plane into the brilliant Dominican Republic sunshine after a non-stop flight from Canada, we were very impressed by the low rise, thatched roof buildings of the Punta Cana International Airport. Even better, in spite of several planes unloading guests, the customs formalities were brisk and efficient.
Within a few hours’ drive, the topography shifts from coconut palm-fringed beaches dotting the southern coast, through open savannah plains that define popular safari destination Yala National Park, to the cool high-mountain tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya, then dense tropical jungles that house a multitude of monkeys, birds and Asian elephants.
The Haven Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa, a 333 room all-inclusive, all-adult property, has an ideal location, just a 15 minute ride from the Cancun airport. It sits next to acres of mangrove on a pristine, sandy beach facing the warm Mexican Caribbean.
Few major life decisions are straightforward and easy, and the choice of whether or not to accept an overseas assignment is no exception. Working abroad can be somewhat of a leap of faith, as you’re leaving behind a familiar, comfortable life for the unknown.