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Trip: WorldNomads Scholarship

There are [9] stories from my trip: WorldNomads Scholarship


Arriving in Kathmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Views [120]

      When I mentioned to a customer that I would begin my travels for the winter in Nepal they told me that Nepal emits a spiritual energy like nowhere else. "When you walk out of the airport, you can sense something mystical ... Read more >

Tags: kathmandu, nepal, spiritual travel, trekking


Sharing Stories - A Glimpse into Another's Life - Fanta and Onions in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | Views [128] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

Her face remained soft and unbothered by the audible calamity of her assault. As she cuts the wood, I ask her what the sign on the wall says. With her eyes still like ponds in tawny enclaves, she cracks down the ax and says, "Bawo Ndiphe Amandla ... Read more >

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How to Swim with a Whale Shark

USA | Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | Views [118]

Ideally when you encounter the mammoth and famously docile whale shark you'll be taken by surprise and have this Jacques Cousteau-esque moment at sea. You'll free dive the underbelly of the biggest fish in the world, thinking for a moment, engulfed ... Read more >

Tags: animal travel, eco-travel, isla mujeres, scuba diving, whale sharks


Why You Should Plan a Layover in Singapore

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | Views [153]

             One thing every budget traveler knows is that a layover is the perfect way to indulge in a country you may have otherwise flown right over. While visa rules can put a hinderance on stepping foot off airport ... Read more >

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Stepping into Tampak Siring

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | Views [566] | Comments [2]

      On the quest to find my white whale I've fallen a few times. I clumsily get up though, to see the sun rise over fertile South African valleys and set behind majestic Adirondack mountains, to feel the sand of the Indian Ocean or the ... Read more >

Tags: bali, spiritual travel, temples, ubud


Photos: Bali

USA | Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | Flickr Photo Gallery


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Photos: Views from the Road

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Southeast Asia

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | Flickr Photo Gallery


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My Scholarship entry - A local encounter that changed my life

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [86] | Scholarship Entry

After the bliss of a saffron morning, on a plum night, I saw the yolk of an egg cook to a deep red between the mountains. I saw how it boiled over and spilt the horizon. I plucked a dragon fruit from under an ancestral filled sky and slurped ... Read more >

Tags: travel writing scholarship 2012