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how to use the autorickshaws in Chennai

A Traveler’s Guide To Using The Autorickshaws in Chennai

Pop! Bang! Thwap thwap thwap. Our once-spirited ride, a bright yellow autorickshaw that had been racing through the streets of Chennai, India slowly limped to a stop, only two-thirds of the way to our destination. The driver gamely tried to carry on, but it was no use, he’d gotten a puncture crossing a bridge over […]

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How to Beat Jet Lag: 8 Techniques You Can Actually Use

You have the power to beat jet lag before it beats you. We promise. Jet lag is a nasty, ugly monster. But it is not unstoppable. Sure, if you let it, jet lag will stomp all over your entire trip, rip your plans to shreds and leave you curled up shaking in a dark corner […]

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It's not about the choices you make; it's what you do after the choice is made that makes a difference.

Jane Mountain

Vignette: The Blackball Ferry

When you travel, there are certain moments and feelings that you want to remember forever. Travelling alone, as I head down the coast towards LA, I have been been attempting to capture some of them in writing, in brief vignettes, if you will. This is my first one. On the ferry, I am at peace. […]

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Shots From Ubud

Our slow recovery from the depths of dengue has left the blog a little stale. Sorry about that. I hope these pictures of Ubud will help a little. Everywhere you look here, there is art. Folk art abounds. Nature is pretty striking here, too. As always, the people are fascinating, locals and tourists alike. Plus, […]

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Tired Of Travel

15,289 km so far. I think the heat and the traffic and the sheer busyness of Southeast Asia are finally getting to us. It’s hard to get up in the mornings, hard to keep pushing ourselves forward, and hard to remember why we’re even doing this in the first place. Stephen’s note: I think it […]

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Trains Go Really Fast

14,974 km so far. It was without an ounce of regret that we jumped on the train this morning to head out of Jakarta. We knew we’d made the right decision as we watched the crowded streets of Jakarta sail by for what seemed like hours. I didn’t want to be down there on my […]

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Travellers Don’t Know Where They’re Going

14,311 km so far. As you know, we don’t spend a lot of time checking things off a great Tourist To Do list. Tourists don’t know where they’ve been. Travellers don’t know where they’re going. Paul Theroux Just so. Still, since a city is more than its cafe and restaurant scene (according to guidebooks and […]

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Four Indispensable Items for Travel in China

For all of you planning a trip to China, make sure you don’t miss Jane’s Huffington Post article on the four things you must bring! [hr] Did you like this post? Please share it!

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Chinese Whispers: The Art of Communicating as a Foreigner In China

Jane’s detailed look at how we communicate with the locals in China is up on the Huffington Post blog! Enjoy.

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