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Mexico’s Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos

Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, often gets confused with the American holiday that comes around the same time. While Halloween and Día de los Muertos share some connections, they aren’t synonymous.

The Adventures of Greenwich!

by Nadia Adusei-Boateng /
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Oct 29, 2012 / 0 comments

Whenever I go to Greenwich, I usually just go to the places of interest like Odeon cinema, Charlton shopping centre, or the O2. I never really thought to get off the bus and explore the places we drove past in the Greenwich area, until Tuesday. My friend Georgina and I decided to jump on the 486 bus going to North Greenwich and unravel the mystery of a place the bus always drives past before getting to North Greenwich (another name for it is the O2).

My Passion Project: Skiing

by beccatran / Oct 29, 2012 / 0 comments

I absolutely love skiing. Skiing has always been an enjoyable pasttime for me. I have been skiing since I was 5 years old. My sister and I go skiing on the weekends at a place not too far from our house. Every 4 years I watch the competitive ski racers in the Winter Olympics. I envy them so much.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber: A Photo Adventure

by William Wellman / Oct 28, 2012 / 0 comments

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a medieval walled village in Bavaria, Germany. Its' beautiful 17th century architecture and romantic atmosphere draws visitors from all over the world.

Rothenburg’s streets are lined with quaint rows of houses, many of which date back to the medieval period.

 

Wandering Through Little India, Singapore

by jiawenp / Oct 21, 2012 / 0 comments

I’ve lived here all my life, but never had I seen so much color in Singapore – bright orange columns against the dirty cream of signs reading “Internet Café, 24 hours” with blinking neon arrows. As I walked towards the ethnic neighbourhood of Little India, the gravel beneath my sneakers slowly fell away to a tessellation of orange diamonds, and the public housing shrank to traditional shophouses, standing in full glory from red windows, to turquoise walls, and striped patio blinds.

Top Health Travel Apps

by Lexa Pennington /
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Oct 20, 2012 / 0 comments

Keeping healthy on the road is critical to travel success. We all know to wash our hands, drink bottled water, and make sure to eat right. But how else can we harness technology (i.e., travel apps) to help us stay healthy while we’re traveling?

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Life Vests Keep Pets Safe On Open Waters

There are two kinds of people who prefer private travel by boat: those seeking serenity, and those who embrace adventure. Now, a boat can be a luxury yacht navigating the open sea, an elegant sailboat exploring waterways and bays, a houseboat floating on a lazy river, or even an airboat speeding through marshland.

Wouldn’t It Be Great to be an International Travel Photographer?

by Harriet Willis /
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Oct 11, 2012 / 2 comments

Travel photographers can have a number of different jobs.  Some travel photographers photograph exciting places for travel advertising, others for travel articles in newspapers/magazines.  Some also use the photographs for travel blogging websites/online journals.  Personally, this job interests me a lot as it’s the two things I enjoy most in life: travelling and photography.  Travel photography in newspapers/magazines for me looks to be the most exciting, as you get to share your experience, in photographs, for the world to see.

The Importance of Having International Experiences

by Harriet Willis /
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Oct 11, 2012 / 1 comments

Having a lot of international experiences can be fascinating and incredibly useful.  There are so many different parts of travelling and, therefore, it’s a bit tricky without it.

Talking About International Experiences

by beccatran / Oct 11, 2012 / 1 comments

I’m a grade 10 student taking a year off to travel abroad with my family, and I’m interested in hearing about someone with lots of international experience so I decided to ask several people I know that have wanderlust and travel.

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