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Nepal's Annapurna Circuit: Hiking Across the Roof of the World

Nepal's Annapurna Circuit: Hiking Across the Roof of the World
Nepal: Robert Painter fulfills a lifelong dream by trekking across 'the roof of the world' -- the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

Sinnam, Korea: The World's Pointiest Park

Sinnam, Korea: The World's Pointiest Park
David Rich visits Sinnam, Korea, where local fisherman have erected pointy sculptures to propitiate a finicky virgin.

One Day in Bangkok for Less Than Ten Dollars (US)

One Day in Bangkok for Less Than Ten Dollars (US)
Bangkok Thailand: Shelley Seale lists fun actitivites in Bangkok that don't cost much including historic sites, river taxis, dance troupes and street markets.

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand: Beauty and a Bummer

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand: Beauty and a Bummer
Philip Smith writes about a bummer of a beautiful place, Thailand's Phi Phi Islands, which he says have been ruined by too many rowdy tourists.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Two Sides of a Coin

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Two Sides of a Coin
United Arab Emirates: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte visits Sharjah, a neighbor of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where she finds a striking contrast between old and new.

Caring for the Rejected: Helping People Living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand

Caring for the Rejected: Helping People Living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand
Natalie Lefevre shares her experience working with orphans and AIDS patients at the Camillian Social Center in Rayong, Thailand.

Jamu in Java: Lessons From The Grandmothers of Indonesia

Jamu in Java: Lessons From The Grandmothers of Indonesia
Zoe Smith travels to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to learn about Jamu, a form of traditional Javanese medicine passed down from mother to daughter.

Digging to China: A Journey to Taipei, Nanjing and Shanghai

Digging to China: A Journey to Taipei, Nanjing and Shanghai
Shanghai, Nanjing, Taipei China | Paul Shoul travels to Taiwan, Nanjing and Shanghai, visiting temples, historic sites, and ultramodern space-age buildings.

Shanghai, China: The Next Great World City

Shanghai, China: The Next Great World City
Shanghai, China: Jean Miller Spoljaric visits Shanghai for the 2010 World Expo and discovers space-age buildings, ancient temples, superb cuisine and friendly neighborhoods.

One Step at a Time: Q &and A with Brandon Wilson

One Step at a Time: Q &and A with Brandon Wilson
GoNOMAD interviews Brandon Wilson, and award-winning author who favors a 'one step at a time' approach to traveling and travel writing.

Enshi, China: Discovering China's Grand Canyon

Enshi, China: Discovering China's Grand Canyon
Enshi, China: Jean Miller Spoljaric travels to China, to the welcoming city of Enshi, and discovers the breathtaking views of China's Grand Canyon.

Jaipur, India: The Monkey Business Traveler

Jaipur, India: The Monkey Business Traveler
To overcome his lifelong fear of monkeys, Ashutosh Ratnam takes a sack full of rotting bananas to the Galtaji Temple in Jaipur and hosts a feast for the monkeys there.

Sky Waltzing Over Jaipur, India, in a Hot-Air Balloon

Sky Waltzing Over Jaipur, India, in a Hot-Air Balloon
Jaipur, India: Mridula Dwivedi takes a hot-air balloon ride high above Jaipur, India, and the balloon creates quite a stir when it lands in a nearby village.

Skywaltzing Over Jaipur India: Videos by Mridula Dwivedi

Skywaltzing Over Jaipur India: Videos by Mridula Dwivedi
Videos of a hot-air balloon ride over Jaipur, India, by Mridula Dwivedi

Kyrgyzstan, April, 2010: Reflections on a Revolution

Kyrgyzstan, April, 2010: Reflections on a Revolution
Kyrgzstan: Sophie Ibbotson presents an eye-witness account of the April, 2010, revolution in Kyrgyzstan that toppled the government of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang Laos: Kayaking and Rock Climbing

Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang Laos: Kayaking and Rock Climbing
Christine Horvat travels through Laos, taking in the sights in Vientiane, rock climbing in Van Vieng, and kayaking on the Nam Ou River.

South Korea: Flying the Bullet Train from Seoul to Busan

South Korea: Flying the Bullet Train from Seoul to Busan
David Rich rides the Korean bullet train from Seoul to Busan and finds it is quieter, smoother and faster than any train he has every ridden.

People Helping People in Afghanistan: Marigold's Humanitarian Work

People Helping People in Afghanistan: Marigold's Humanitarian Work
Beth Simmons writes about the Marigold Fund's humitarian work in Afghanistan, focusing on the importance of building relationships with locals.

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Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh: Peace and Quiet In the Misty Mountains

Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh: Peace and Quiet In the Misty Mountains
Mridula Dwivedi spends a couple of days in Naldehra, a sleepy little town in Himachal Pradesh, India, where she goes hiking in the misty mountains.

Sacred Trees of Western India: Mumbai's Green Ambassadors

Sacred Trees of Western India: Mumbai's Green Ambassadors
Mumbai India: YD Bar-Ness takes us on a tour of Maharashtra, seeking out famous trees and studying the landscapes, wildlife, forests, and rocks of the country.

Sir Bani Yas Island: Desert Island Discovery

Sir Bani Yas Island: Desert Island Discovery
Sir Bani Yas Island Andrea Bailey travels to Sir Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates where she sees blackbuck, oryx, gazelles and many other species of wildlife.
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A Visit to Bodrum, Turkey: Barracudas and Belly Dancers

A Visit to Bodrum, Turkey: Barracudas and Belly Dancers
Roman Skaskiw travels to Bodrum, Turkey, where he swims in the Aegean and watches a performance by Turkey's most famous belly dancer.

Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo

Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo
Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo just a short train ride from Tokyo, and visit the famous Yakou-in Shrine.

India's Kumbh Mela Festival, The Largest Gathering on Earth

India's Kumbh Mela Festival, The Largest Gathering on Earth
India mega festival: millions of pilgrims at the Kambh Mela Festival in Hardiwar, India, the largest gathering in the world.

Turkmenistan: Turkmenbashis Land of Fairy Tales

Turkmenistan: Turkmenbashis Land of Fairy Tales
Tom Coote visits the $25-million amusement park in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan built by the country's supreme leader, Turmenbashi I.

Mongolia: The Big Empty is Full of Surprises

Mongolia: The Big Empty is Full of Surprises
Mongolia: David Rich visits the famous Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia's Gobi Desert and attends the Naadam Festival in Karakorum.

Mednoye, Russia: Agritourism Gains Momentum

Mednoye, Russia: Agritourism Gains Momentum
Galina Iskakova visits the Pietro Mazza farm in Mednoye, Russia, where she samples many delicious cheeses and enjoys meeting all the animals.

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence

Brunei's Empire Hotel: An Adventure in Opulence
Mike Snow visits the Empire Hotel in the Sultanate of Brunei, said to be the only seven-star hotel in the world.

Ayutthaya, Thailand: Exploring An Ancient Siamese City

Ayutthaya, Thailand: Exploring An Ancient Siamese City
Thailand: Sarah Cavicchi visits the famous ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand, and learns about the history of this once-great Siamese city.

Borneo: Climbing Gunung Kinabalu

Borneo: Climbing Gunung Kinabalu
Borneo: Michelle Perry climbs Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, which, at 13,435 feet, is the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia.

Roopkund, India: A Week-Long Trek to Skeleton Lake

Roopkund, India: A Week-Long Trek to Skeleton Lake
Roopkund, India: S. Saiganesh takes a week long hike high in the Himalayas to visit the mysterious Roopkund lake, where hundreds of skeletons were discovered in 1942.

Intrepid Istanbul: Family Dinners and Fortunetelling

Intrepid Istanbul: Family Dinners and Fortunetelling
Istanbul Turkey: Chance St. John visits Istanbul where, besides seeing the sights, he has dinner with a local family and gets some good news from a fortuneteller.

Tagong: The Wild West of Sichuan Province

Tagong: The Wild West of Sichuan Province
Sichuan Province China: Daniel O'Sullivan braves deadly landslides in China's Sichuan Province to visit Tagong, a town inhabited largely by Tibetans.

An Ex-Pat Returns to St. Petersburg

An Ex-Pat Returns to St. Petersburg
Brooklyn resident Yuliya Chernova returns to St. Petersburg, where she grew up, and gets a uniquely Russian bureaucratic runaround.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Two

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Two
Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Three

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Three
Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land
Jordan:Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

The Holy Family Mission in Saku, Japan: A Peaceful Sanctuary

The Holy Family Mission in Saku, Japan: A Peaceful Sanctuary
A group of motorcyclists in Japan find a peaceful sanctuary at the Holy Family Mission in Saku, which they revisit every year.

An American Fourth of July -- in Thailand

An American Fourth of July -- in Thailand
An American expat finds a perfectly American celebration for the fourth of july in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bun Bang Fai: The Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand

Bun Bang Fai: The Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand
Laos: Kenton Molloy writes about Bun Bang Fai, the Rocket Festival of Laos and Thailand, held each year to bring on the rainy season.
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