Archive for December, 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: December 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: December 2009

| December 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

With no further delay, we’re happy to introduce our monthly update, which includes our ‘Best of the Month’! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors and our five top referring sites. What makes them fabulous? Our readers do! We’ll take stock of our fabulous five once […]

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Looking Back: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Looking Back: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

| December 28, 2009 | 7 Comments

In an old high school in the middle of Phnom Penh stand the remains of S-21, coloured delicately in moss and mildew.

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What We’re Reading: December 26, 2009

What We’re Reading: December 26, 2009

| December 26, 2009 | 3 Comments

May the season sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill—and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy! Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!

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Looking Back: Cambodia

Looking Back: Cambodia

| December 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

Phnom Penh is spill of whitewashed buildings heaped together on the shore of the Mekong like bones bleaching in the sun…

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Looking Back: Saigon

Looking Back: Saigon

| December 22, 2009 | 2 Comments

Delightful and disconcerting, Saigon is Vietnam on amphetamine. The ante’s always up in this city: where Hanoi slows down and shutters its windows, Saigon is just getting warmed up.

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Looking Back: Luang Prabang

Looking Back: Luang Prabang

| December 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

At dusk, motorbikes buzz lazily through dirt avenues, lit from above by fluorescent bulbs that flicker onto the street through insistent moths

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What We’re Reading: December 18, 2009

What We’re Reading: December 18, 2009

| December 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

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

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An all-new SPG Credit Card from American Express for Canadians

An all-new SPG Credit Card from American Express for Canadians

| December 17, 2009 | 5 Comments

The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program and American Express are pleased to announce a new Credit Card for Canadian residents

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Looking Back: Hanoi

Looking Back: Hanoi

| December 17, 2009 | 6 Comments

Sitting at the vortex of this carousel, I weave butterfly nets of words with which I chase down the barefoot beauty of the women curling through traffic.

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Looking Back: Royal Lao Classical Dancers

Looking Back: Royal Lao Classical Dancers

| December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Beautiful and remote, the Lao Royal Dancers moved sedately across the floor of the Royal Palace Hall.

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Looking Back: The Agony and Beauty of Calcutta

Looking Back: The Agony and Beauty of Calcutta

| December 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

There isn’t a town of any size which does not contain some of the agony and beauty of Calcutta.

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What We’re Reading: December 14, 2009

What We’re Reading: December 14, 2009

| December 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past week. If you have any suggestions for next week’s round-up, please contact us!

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Is travel self-indulgent?

Is travel self-indulgent?

| December 8, 2009 | 21 Comments

Travel, to paraphrase France Mayes, is a bit of a paradox. It is at once both self-indulgent and self-obliterating.

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Snap de la semaine: Riviera Maya

Snap de la semaine: Riviera Maya

| December 7, 2009 | 10 Comments

The Azul Sensatori is situated on more than 1,000 feet of white sand beach that makes up Bahia Petempich, just outside of Puerto Morelos in the Mayan Riviera.

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What We’re Reading: December 4, 2009

What We’re Reading: December 4, 2009

| December 4, 2009 | 5 Comments

Presently, Kathryn and I are working on our year-end review. At the same time, we’ve been writing a few more (mainly reflective) to be published in upcoming weeks partly inspired by Alain de Botton (we’ve been reading his The Art of Travel).

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A new SPG credit card for Canadians forthcoming!

A new SPG credit card for Canadians forthcoming!

| December 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

According to Starwood, the new card is expected in Canada within the first few months of 2010.

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Snap de la semaine: Chichen Itza, Yucatan

Snap de la semaine: Chichen Itza, Yucatan

| December 3, 2009 | 4 Comments

A shot of El Castillo, the most famous of the ruins of Chichen Itza—a site, built by the Maya civilization and located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in present-day Mexico.

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Best of Two Go RTW: November 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: November 2009

| December 2, 2009 | 2 Comments

At this point in time, we’re looking back on the month (and year) with increased scrutiny, and adjusting and reevaluating our plans going forward.

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Adapting to Change on the Road

Adapting to Change on the Road

| December 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

The backpacker must readily and easily be able to make quick decisions in response to changeable events and unexpected circumstances.

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