What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

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whatwerereading211 What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

Keep up with what we're reading!

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

Over on Twitter, @wanderlust13 points to a USA TODAY survey that reveals that breakfast is ranked first among favourite free hotel amenities by 54% of respondents, followed by WiFi at 22% and toiletries at 9%.

Gary Arndt shares some of the travel gear he has used through his extensive travels. In two and a half years, he’s worn a total of three pairs of pants. The result? He wholeheartedly recommends pants from Mountain Hardwear (for their durable crotches)! Check out his note here.

Over on Vagablogging, Celine Roque discussess having to tell friends and family about your upcomingng round-the-world trip in an article entitled “Breaking the News“.

Over on Velvet Escape, Amanda van Mulligen, shares a lovely narrative about the colourful people she’s met as an expat in the Netherlands, and how these people have inspired her in many ways.

We’re loving Fleur Britten’s piece in Times Online: How grown-ups are taking gap years. Fleur writes about how recession-hit compnaies are now more amenable than ever to providing unpaid leave to theor employees. It is great news for those ‘sabbatpackers’ wanting a career break! Check it out here.

Nomadic Matt’s got video of this year’s La Tomatina festival—check out the world’s largest food fight!

Not a new post, but just came across Sammy’s article (from TGATW) wherein he shares his list of travel-friendly electonics to run a fancy website. Some good tips. Thanks, Sammy!

Jack, Aye and Emma (collectively know by the handle @GotPassport on Twitter) share some insight on why they started blogging as they prepare to relocate to Thailand from Texas.

Keith Jeninks follows up on his post entitled “Serengeti Magic” with a piece called “The splendor of Lake Nakuru” both are part of a four-part series on national parks in Kenya and Tanzania. 

Over on FoxNomad, Marina Villatoro shares her tale of getting robbed In Guatemala and other hard-to-believe escapades. And remember, today is the last day to vote for the cheesiest travel photo contest. I went with ‘Dave in Egypt‘. Hilarious.

Audrey and Daniel (from Uncornered Market) share a great post on Central American immigration stories here.

Last but not least, Ren Robles shares a sunrise at Angkor Wat with us. Thanks Ren!

BootsnAll Threads

The Booties have been talking investment tips to help save for a long-term RTW trip over in the ‘funding your travel habits’ board.

A Bootie asks “is Nepal safe right now?“. Fellow Booties answer. Bootie consensus so far: “If your plan is to visit the usual tourist areas, I doubt you’ll ever feel unsafe.” Check out the thread here.

Dopeyzn seeks recommendations for southern India, particularly in the Kerala area. And her fellow Booties respond.


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. Anil says:


    Lots of great links here – thank you for including some of mine as well. Marina’s series has been a nice addition and really adds a different element to my blog. I’m left in suspense each week too!

    • Daniel says:


      No problem, Anil. Our pleasure—it’s nice to have guest posters on a blog. The juxtaposition provides some fresh perspective!

  2. @GotPassport says:


    Hey there,
    thanks for including us in your list. We are excited to follow along during your fabulous journey. This is a really cool page and lots of cool travelers. Love it.

    • Daniel says:


      No problem guys! We’re looking forward to your new blog. Have always enjoyed your tweets — but now you have way more than 144 characters to work with!

  3. Anastasia says:


    Hey Daniel,

    Firstly thanks for the comment ;)

    But honestly, I wanna thank you for the links of interesting articles. Really love them, especially the link to “Why I started blogging” :)

    Thanks and have a great weekend ahead! God bless.

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