GoNOMAD Writer Profiles
Besides writing, Shelley is into vagabonding the world, yoga, indie movies, farmers markets, and a nice glass of wine. She has zip lined in Thailand, walked a llama in Chile, boarded down a volcano in Nicaragua, and was once robbed by a monkey in India. Her favorite quote is by Helen Keller: “Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all.”
GoNOMAD Travel Articles by Shelley Seale:
If you’re traveling on a budget, Southeast Asia is a great place to do it in. Once you get here, it’s easy to keep the cost of living very low, and have an amazing time on just a few bucks.
Take your pick from our recommendations to build your itinerary for a great day in Bangkok, for less than $10 – and easily around $5.
Start the day with a visit to one of many incredible temples in Bangkok, one of the city’s biggest draws. It’s best to begin in the morning, before the day steams up in Thailand’s famously muggy heat. Read More
At the age of 14, Ponheary Ly died and came back to life. At least, that’s how she describes it. The year was 1977, and the Khmer Rouge was on its deadly rampage in Cambodia.
“The ground was very hard,” Ly recalls. “I only got a few inches down, and then I don’t remember what happened.” The next thing she was aware of was waking up in the shallow pit, covered with dirt.
“I must have fallen unconscious, I must have stopped breathing. The soldiers thought I died, and they buried me.” Read More
A Culinary Tour of China: Eating & Drinking Delights
While these traditions are alive and well, today’s modern China is also a melting pot of exciting new fusion cuisines.
Which is why I jumped at the chance to visit the country when I was recently invited on a 12-day culinary tour. As I received the detailed itinerary for the trip, I noticed the focus on both food and also wine. I blinked and looked again. Wine? From China? Read More
The beautiful 6,500-year-old water town of Wuzhen – the last in China – is often called the “Venice of the East.” It is a charming place full of ancient bridges, heritage hotels, boutiques and restaurants all built around an amazing water network that is part of the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal, the longest canal in the world.
Over the past thousand years, Wuzhen has not changed its name, water system or way of life, and the entire town is one of China’s most important cultural relics. It is literally a living museum for an ancient civilization’s history, food and traditions. Read More
The buildings of Wuzhen are all a century or more old, and built in the traditional wood and stone architecture, with tile roofs. Read More
Enjoying the Slow Life and Tea in Darjeeling, India
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