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April, 2011

  • 6 April

    Living the Life of A Local – How I Ended up Learning Judo in Germany

    When I was traveling around Europe in the Autumn of 2008, I spent a few days in beautiful Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. I stayed with my friend Mirjam and her family. They welcomed me with open arms and were wonderful, gracious hosts. One of the best things about staying with a local German family in Freiburg was that I …

  • 6 April

    Worlds Coolest Cities: Manchester

    Photo by Anosmia

    A trip to the UK isn’t complete without enjoying its second city, the “Capital of the North of England”. Manchester is a modern haven of sexy British cool, known for its music scene, shopping, dining and of course football. Why is Manchester so effortlessly hip? Pic by Anosmia

  • 6 April

    Top Five Tips For Surviving Rome

    Rome is an excellent choice for an exciting city break. We spent our days wandering down mysterious cobblestone streets, marveling at the treasures of the Vatican, gorging ourselves on pizza and pasta, and basking in the sun next to ancient ruins. However, there were a few annoyances that we quickly learned to avoid.

  • 5 April

    Top Five Most Random Things I Have Done in Foreign Countries

    When you are traveling, most of the time you end up doing the obvious things. You know, the ones that are listed in your guidebook. When I go somewhere, I like to do these things because I think they are an important part of the identity of a place. When I was in Paris, of course I went up the …

  • 5 April

    Travel Tip: Always Say Yes To A Burger Doofer

    Burger Fuel is a New Zealand based fast food chain with a difference. On the surface it looks like your average burger joint, with a retro space theme, but look closer and you will notice vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, biodegradable packaging, and a very forward thinking attitude.

  • 5 April

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Photos

    Images from the August 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The Fringe Festival is a celebration of independent performing arts, and the city of Edinburgh comes alive with music, art, live theater, and more. With hundreds of shows every day in venues all over the city, it is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of culture. Click here to learn more about …

  • 5 April

    Going With The Flow – My New Zealand Whitewater Adventure

    I have this strange habit of whenever I am faced with a challenging situation, I imagine that in a past life I was an expert at whatever I am doing, and I channel that calm expertise. So when I found myself on an inflatable raft, smashing headfirst into the angry swells of the mighty Rangitata River, I decided that I …

  • 5 April

    World’s Coolest Cities: Bangkok

    Bustling capital city Bangkok began as a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom and is now the economic and administrative centre of the Kingdom of Thailand. Its name means “City of Angels” and it echoes some of the glamorous hedonism and excess of the American “City of Angels”, Los Angeles.

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