Looking back exactly one year ago at Pictures of my 2012, I see that I was in an optimistic place. (Feel free….by the way…. to skip this emotional screed and go straight down to the good stuff ) In reality, the past five years have been a struggle…or a series of struggles…as many of you [...]
by Daniel Mathews, copywriter of Hotelscan.com While traveling to different countries in last few years, I always make sure to explore the unique wild life in their natural habitat. I am most interested in nature and wildlife instead of other leisure activities during my trips. The diversity of wildlife across the globe always fascinates me. [...]
What could be better than holidays to Egypt? You’ve got a fabulous year-round climate, gorgeous beaches, incredible ancient history, spectacular day trips and so much more. You could take a Nile cruise and discover the world-famous ancient sights of Egypt, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Temple of Luxor, the Great Sphinx and all [...]
~ ~ ~ The cheesemaker Francesco Bagnoli lives with his parents and grandmother Lorena on the summit of an outrageously steep and pointy little Tuscan hill near Lamporecchio. The house seems cubist-inspired, all stacked both on top of and next to itself all at the same time. Countless dogs, cats and chickens come and go from [...]
During the cold and often dark winter months many people long for a little warmth and sunshine to brighten up the holidays. Fortunately, while half of the earth is covered by a blanket of snow and regularly hit by rain storms, the other basks in splendid winter sunshine, enough to put a smile back on [...]
I am pleased to announce that I was nominated for two awards by Hostelworld. First, Around the World in Eighty Years was nominated for overall Storyteller of the Year and second for best Debate article of the year. Vote for here: Travel Story Awards You can vote once a day until early January. Many of [...]
For something like 12,000 years the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been at the crossroads of some of the greatest empires of the world. From the Assyrians to the British, the depth of history on the island is astounding. You can’t really visit Cyprus without checking out some of the amazing archaeological sites to [...]
Check out more from the #ecocostarica trip on Twitter, FB and G+ By the time I climbed back into the van for the drive back to San Jose my clothes were drenched, my glasses fogged up and my camera worn out. Located right at the confluence to two croc-filled rivers, the air in the forest is so [...]
#ecocostarica Turrialba, Costa Rica. 435pm. December 4, 2013. ## You might also be interested in: Sugar Cane Fields in Central Costa Rica Volcan Turriabla, Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica at Night The Incredible Quetzal of Costa Rica
#ecocostarica A sugar cane field east of Cartago, Costa Rica. (This image is for sale here) Most Costa Rica sugar cane crops are used to produce granulated sugars and other cooking ingredients, as well as alcoholic beverages such as rum. However, Costa Rica sugar cane is sometimes burned to provide heat. Sugar cane stalks can [...]
#ecocostarica You may recall that back in January I went on a fruitless search for El Quetzal in the mountains of Panama. It was an awesome trek into some amazing country with a great friend but alas…not rare and endangered bird. Today I had a bit more luck…although these lovely creatures were NOT cooperative. Just [...]
#ecocostarica Volcan Turrialba (~11,000 feet) caked in cloud frosting hat brought on by some crazy violent winds. This shot was taken from the top of Volcan Irazu in a wind so fierce I could barely hold the camera still. When I arrived at Irazu it was smeared in a thick coating of chilly mist. I [...]
Archaeology, beer and food have motivated award-winning author and photographer Jim O’Donnell’s twenty-five years of travel to over forty countries on five continents - and are at least partially to blame for the five languages he is sure he can stumble through. Jim is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society”, and “Rise and Go a collection of 200+ images and short stories from Around the World as well as numerous other sordid tales, articles, half-finished novels, works in progress, essays and other scribbling. Jim is the owner and head monkey here at Around the World in Eighty Years.
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