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Eating Gooseneck Barnacles in Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | Views [686]

Travelling along the La Ruta del Sol (The Route of the Sun), which is a scenic coastal route on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, our small group stopped at a village called Salango. The population of this village is around 3,200 with ancestral roots, ... Read more >

Tags: barnacles, ecuador, food, travel


Staying in a Kenyan Home

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | Views [552]

As a traveller – or even worse, as a tourist – it can be very difficult to come face-to-face with the normal, day-to-day life of a place, especially if faced with barriers of language, culture and ethnicity. Having been lucky enough to spend ... Read more >

Tags: connect locally, guesthouse, kenya, travel


Sweet Tea, Singing & Goat Meat: Celebrating a Maasai Wedding

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | Views [1743]

As travellers, many of us are in constant search of genuine cultural experiences. This is especially true – and especially tricky – for that particular breed of travellers who want to capture such wonderful moments using various digital ... Read more >

Tags: goat meat, kenya, maasai, photography, singing, sweet tea, travel, wedding


Photographing Nicky the Rhinoceros

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | Views [672]

If you spend two years in close proximity to wildlife, developing strong bonds to the oddest animals - from squabbling hyena pups to wallowing warthogs - is perhaps inevitable. Despite that, nothing had prepared us for our meeting with Nicky. Nicky ... Read more >

Tags: learn new skills, photography, travel, wildlife


Street Food Tales: Old Delhi

INDIA | Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | Views [3510] | Comments [8]

In the sprawling mass of Old Delhi – its hidden mosques, giant gates and crumbling mansions – are a handful of eateries that have locals and visitors coming back for more. This is the biggest bazaar of them all, home to some ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, food, india, photography, street food


Spin Rocinha: How a DJ School is Empowering a Rio Favela

BRAZIL | Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | Views [1758] | Comments [1] | Video

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil with over 250,000 inhabitants and is located in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Unlike its wealthy neighbouring districts, Rocinha has experienced decades ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, dj, education, favela, music, rio, rocinha, travel, youth


The Taste of a World Nomads Christmas

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | Views [908]

Mangos, turkey with stuffing, fresh prawns and yorkshire puddings floating in rich homemade gravy. How can all of these flavours represent the same tradition world wide? We've asked the staff here at World Nomads "What does Christmas Taste like to ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, culture, family, food, traditions, travel


Beyond the Blue Lagoon - Hot Tubs & Coffee Scrubs in Iceland

ICELAND | Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | Views [1807] | Video

Iceland is famous for its geothermal spas and open-air ‘hot pots’ that offer a luxurious retreat from the icy temperatures outside. So when an opportunity to meet with a local Reykjavik swim club popped up I jumped at the chance. I thought ... Read more >

Tags: blue lagoon, cold, crazy, geothermal, hot pots, iceland, just go, ocean, swimming, travel


Deep Inside Rocinha: A Rio Favela Story

BRAZIL | Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | Views [1764] | Video

Going to Rio de Janerio for many people means a non-stop party, and while I had a great time of getting amongst the infectious atmosphere of Carnaval, I wanted to discover the other side of Rio that laid up the mountain, inside the Rocinha favela. ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, beaches, brazil, carnaval, culture, festival, film, filmmaking, rio, travel


Hangover Soup: The Power of the Pork Spine

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | Views [2087]

It is Saturday morning at 1 a.m. and I am sitting at a folding table outside the GS Mart, a ubiquitous convenience store in my little neighborhood of Seoul. Next to me is my boyfriend, Hudson, and across from us are Ik and Jiny: a young Korean couple ... Read more >

Tags: food, hangover, hangover cures, pork, seoul, south korea, travel, trekking


Pedra do Sal, Birthplace of Samba

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | Views [1619] | Video

In February 2013, I had the absolute pleasure of travelling to Rio for Carnivale with the winners of World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship . Not only was it a great opportunity to mentor two young aspiring filmmakers, it also gave me the chance to indulge ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, pedro do sal, rio, rio music, rio travel, samba, samba music, world nomads


Bali Hot Springs - We should have cupped our ‘bits’!

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Views [2122] | Comments [1]

A tale of inappropriate (un)touching on the road. It was a cultural faux pas of epic proportions! The old women of the village looked like they wanted to throw us into the nearby volcano. The young women giggled behind their hands. It was clear ... Read more >

Tags: bali, connect locally, inappropriate touching on the road, mount batur, travel


Greenland - Returning to a place I have never been

GREENLAND | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | Views [4681] | Video

3 years ago I started to have a recurring dream. I was standing on the edge of a boat, somewhere in the arctic, ice creaking, the sound of water running beneath me. Every breath I took felt as if my lungs were reborn, the stains of car exhausts, cigarette ... Read more >

Tags: greenland, greenland videos, travel greenland


Travel Indonesia - Is Balinese White Magic real?

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | Views [889] | Video

Hanna Butler , the winner of  World Nomads 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship , travelled to Southeast Asia to immerse herself in the local culture and write about her experiences.  In Bali, Indonesia, Hanna seeks out and finds a traditional ... Read more >

Tags: bali, indonesia, magic, scholarship, travel, writing


Travel Malaysia - Eating Durian In Penang

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | Views [12140] | Video

Hanna Butler , the winner of World Nomads 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship , travelled to Southeast Asia to immerse herself in the local culture and write about her experiences.  In Penang, Malaysia, Hanna decides to seek out the exotic and polarising ... Read more >

Tags: durian, food, malaysia, penang, scholarship, travel, writing


Travel Indonesia - Bali Cremation Ceremony

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | Views [1627] | Comments [2] | Video

Hanna Butler , the winner of World Nomads 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship , travelled to Southeast Asia to immerse herself in the local culture and write about her experiences.  In Bali, Indonesia, a simple afternoon drive took an interesting ... Read more >

Tags: bali, cremation, indonesia, scholarship, travel, writing


Travel Malaysia - A World Nomad Eats Bull Penis Soup In Penang

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | Views [1950] | Video

Hanna Butler , the winner of World Nomads 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship , travelled to Southeast Asia to immerse herself in the local culture and write about her experiences. In Penang, Malaysia, Hanna visits a night market where she sits down ... Read more >

Tags: bull penis soup, food, malaysia, penang, scholarship, travel, writing


Harvest Festivals to Celebrate Locally

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | Views [1388]

This article was published by our friends at The Travel Word. Check out the original article here! In the northern hemisphere, late summer and harvest time are upon us. We are reminded of the earth’s bounty as agriculturalists reap the fruits ... Read more >

Tags: connect local, festivals, guest post, harvest


The Best Food in Europe

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [1801]

Photo by  jonnygo Food plays a big part in any travellers adventure, and Europe offers some of the most indulgent food in the world! From baguettes and cheese to snails and frogs legs, Europe is a great destination to take your ... Read more >

Tags: connect locally, europe, food, france, frogs legs, germany, pork knuckle, snails, spain


Smoking - The Great Travel Leveller?

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | Views [2612] | Comments [4]

As many who have travelled from Australia to South America can attest, it is not the easiest or most luxurious of flights. So having just landed in bustling Buenos Aries; negotiated the Argentine version of a customs process, followed by collecting ... Read more >

Tags: smoking, tabacco, travel


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