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Wedged Between the Tectonic Plates: Snorkeling Under the Midnight Sun

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Jan 13, 2013 / 0 comments

It’s cold. Painfully cold. So cold, I begin to question the logic behind my thrill seeking madness. It’s these sort of crazy people that end up on the news, right? The headlines screaming American Found Frozen Between Tectonic Plates, Iceland. The water is only up to my ankles, and already, a string of eclectic language has escaped my lips. It’s now or never, though. The frozen body of a Hawaii teen was located in the chilly waters of Iceland… I double-check that my mask is on tight, dry suit valves are locked and closed.

A Symbol of Serbian Endurance: Ćele Kula - Skull Tower

by Lukas Bruihler / Jan 09, 2013 / 0 comments

In the early 1800s, the Serbs were growing restless of the Ottoman’s rule. They formed a band of around 10,000 rebels, led by Stevan Sinđelić. Advancing on the city of Niš, the rebels encountered a force of nearly 30,000 Turkish soldiers. The Serbs defended their positions, but when there was no hope of anyone surviving, Stevan Sinđelić went onto the gunpowder stores and fired his flintlock pistol into the barrels of powder. He blew up everyone on the battlefield, including all of the attacking Turks and his men, too.

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China’s One-Child Policy From My Students with Siblings

China has too many people. It’s no secret.

Palm Beach Resort, Cambodia

by Lukas Bruihler / Jan 07, 2013 / 0 comments

I visited Palm Beach Resort when my family and I were in Cambodia.

The Bird Market in Jogjakarta

by Anders Bruihler / Jan 01, 2013 / 0 comments

One of the most entertaining things to do if you go to Jogjakarta, Indonesia, is to visit the bird market. There are hundreds of birds, ranging from common to exotic, as well as many other animals. There are countless shops, each selling different things.

The Bird Market in Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Playing Minecraft With Friends Across The World

by Anders Bruihler / Dec 31, 2012 / 0 comments

When I lived in Montenegro, I used to play Minecraft with two of my friends.  It was a lot of fun for us.  When my family left Montenegro, I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to play with my friends anymore.  When I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for a week, I met two other traveling kids who played Minecraft, and I played with them when we could.  Recently, I decided to try to arrange a time for all of us to play over the Internet, to connect and have fun.

Navigating The Kathmandu Airport

by Lukas Bruihler / Dec 31, 2012 / 0 comments

In this tutorial, I will show you how to navigate the Kathmandu airport with ease.


How to navigate the Kathmandu Airport

The Beginners Booklet of Bargains: How to Haggle in China

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Dec 27, 2012 / 0 comments

The Beginners Booklet of Bargains

How to Haggle in China

Part 1: How to Haggle in China

Christmas at the Disney Parks

by Kathryn Blanco / Dec 24, 2012 / 0 comments

During the winter season, holiday spirit can be found everywhere in Disney World. Each place celebrates in its own unique way.


A Glimpse of Life Underwater

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Dec 20, 2012 / 0 comments

Descending further down into the ocean, seeing the water enclose over the top of your head, is just a taste of what it is like to SCUBA dive.  Being under the ocean in a marine inhabited area is truly breath-taking.  When you’re ninety feet under the water, you forget all the worries and problems that you had on land, and completely check out.  The ocean is one big Zen.