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Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

An interpretation of a Thai Buddha from the Sukhothai period. Interpretations during this period depict a Buddha that is elegant, with a sinuous body and a slender, oval face, emphasizing the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details.

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Round the world in 29 days? No thanks!

Round the world in 29 days? No thanks!

| September 15, 2009 | 20 Comments

Lately, Kathryn and I have been considering the reasons behind our settling on a timeframe of a year abroad, debating the advantages and disadvantages of being away for an extended period.

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We are now ‘nofollow’ free

We are now ‘nofollow’ free

| September 12, 2009 | 20 Comments

As of today, we’re providing frequent commenters on our site with a link—we’re doing this as a thank you for those that have made a contribution to our site’s content via our comment stream.

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What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

| September 11, 2009 | 8 Comments

Each friday, 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!

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Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

| September 11, 2009 | 5 Comments

Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is one of the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha statues in Thailand: the Reclining Buddha!

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Itinerary—where to first on a RTW trip?

Itinerary—where to first on a RTW trip?

| September 8, 2009 | 20 Comments

Okay. Here’s a theoretical question. Thanks in advance for indulging us! Faced with the prospect of leaving North America in July on a long-term trip, where would you go? Keeping in mind that we prefer to travel away from crowds and prefer shoulder season to low season—and like to avoid high season wherever possible. Cost […]

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What We’re Reading: September 4, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 4, 2009

| September 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Today’s ‘What We’re Reading’ is a monster—we’ve been all over the interwebz this week!

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MBNA SPG MasterCard Discontinued!

MBNA SPG MasterCard Discontinued!

| September 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

As of August 31, 2009 SPG will no longer offer the SPG MasterCard from MBNA in Canada. Rumour has it that SPG will continue its relationship in Canada, but it is unknown as to who the credit card issuer will be.

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Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

| September 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

Herbs drying in a reconstructed longhouse at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a French Jesuit settlement that existed from 1639 to 1649 near modern Midland, Ontario.

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A drop in the bucket (list)

A drop in the bucket (list)

| August 31, 2009 | 13 Comments

Kathryn and I are ready to commit the error of catalogues and lists and have begun to compile a ‘bucket list’ of sorts. This is of course, without forgetting the Lennon maxim that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

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Best of Two Go RTW: August 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: August 2009

| August 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’ for August! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors, and our five top referring sites.

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What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

| August 28, 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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Canadians Bid Goodbye to Truly Global Chequing Account

Canadians Bid Goodbye to Truly Global Chequing Account

| August 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Bad news for Canadian independent travelers—Citizens Bank has just announced it is exiting the retail banking business.

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What We’re Reading: July 31, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 31, 2009

| July 31, 2009 | 2 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Kathryn and I will be away on vacation from Saturday, August 1 through Saturday, August 8. While we’ve been working hard on getting our editorial calendar in order, we’re going to spend our vacation generating new content. So, in our absence, be sure to check out the following sites to get your fill of travel-related blogging goodness!

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Best of Two Go RTW: July 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: July 2009

| July 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

Looking for something great to read? Check out 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.

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Snap de la semaine: Namdaemun Market, Seoul

Snap de la semaine: Namdaemun Market, Seoul

| July 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Ginseng root at Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea. Namdaemun means ‘Great South Gate,’ and was the main southern gate to the old city. The market is one of the oldest continually running markets in South Korea.

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Couchsurfing Alternatives

Couchsurfing Alternatives

| July 29, 2009 | 17 Comments

The theory that almost everyone on Earth is connected to anyone else via a small number of acquaintances seems to hold true for backpackers, too. In the years following our time spent abroad (we were worked abroad in the period 2002–04), a number of online services sprung up to illustrate this interconnectedness and help fellow travelers escape the tourist bubble.

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What’s on the back of your toilet?

What’s on the back of your toilet?

| July 28, 2009 | 20 Comments

Our goal was to create a ‘one-question interview’—a question that could stand alone and pierce through the veneer of generalizations! Today, we think that we might have found it:

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What We’re Reading: July 24, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 24, 2009

| July 24, 2009 | 9 Comments

Each friday, Kathryn and I share those sites and articles that we are currently reading or have recently read. In this week’s “What We’re Reading”, we’ve compiled a number of articles discovered as we wound our way through the web.

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Snap de la semaine: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Snap de la semaine: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

| July 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Water taxi driver nearby Varanasi’s ‘Old City’—a quarter full of crowded narrow winding lanes that are flanked on other side by by roadside shops and an immeasurable number of temples.

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