What We’re Reading: December 14, 2009

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whatwerereadingdec11 What We’re Reading: December 14, 2009

Keep up with what we’re reading!

Each Friday (doh—we’re late forgive us!), we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past week. If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us!


The world famous Orient Express is to make its final journey after falling victim to cut-price air flights and high-speed railways. More info at the Guardian .

Dan from Dan’s Adventures presents his top ten highlights of the first four months of his round-the-world adventure—from August through to the end of November. He writes, “Narrowing it down to just these ten has been tough, there have been so many great experiences and unforgettable moments”. Check his post out here.

Alex and Mina from Sending Postcards have set off on their round-the-world trip and are presently chowing down in Mexico.

Anil has kicked off the second iteration of his cheesiest travel photo contest—first entry is right here.

Eva & Jeremy Rees over at Forks and Jets salute the Pierogi!

Did you know that California is bigger than eighty-five of the smallest nations in the world? The Brooklyn Nomad drops 25 facts about California that might surprise.

Sherry Ott shares some pictures this week from her recent trip back to Puma Nepal.

Over at Gap Adventures, after weeks of selection, preparation and a brief rescue operation of one of their interns from detainment at Canadian Immigration, the company is happy to introduce the newest Gappers.

Eileen Smith over on Bearshapedsphere provides a quick lesson on Chilean grammar and keeping your legs crossed.

Duct tape is her best friend! Jodi Ettenberg shares her top three travel secrets. Likewise Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll share theirs; for example, traveling in the Caucasus and Central Asia is safe.

Mark over on Migrationalogy shares his perspective while on assignment as a volunteer with Gawad Kalinga and the newly developed voluntourism program for students from Ateneo de Manila University.

BootsnAll Threads

An oldie but a goodie—John Hughes relates travelling through Turkey and into Northern Iraq in 2007. Really interesting post.

Good independent information here on World Nomads travel insurance. We recommend it, as well.

Chefkat asks “What were your favorite castles in Europe? Where were they? And what made them your favorite?” Check out the answers here.


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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. Dan says:


    Cheers for the mention.


  2. Hey guys — glad you liked the Pierogi :) Thanks for sharing the love.

  3. Legal Nomads says:


    Duct tape has been a saviour on my travels! Thanks for the mention.

  4. Anil says:


    I always enjoy the variety in your roundups, thanks for including me as well!


  5. Appreciate the shout out, and great selection of articles!

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