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Great article! Though I never choose to sleep in airports, I unfortunately have to and always try to be prepared - I never thought of the Vics Vapor rub idea so I'll have to add that to my survival bag ;)
Thanks so much for sharing, I loved the article. As an expat in different countries for 14 years, I get the same fear when I'm heading "home" :)
I love this article because I've had to stop in Frankfurt more times than I've ever wanted to, and I never really appreciated the city at all. After I read this I took the time to actually spend a few hours during a stopover to explore and it was well worth it :)
I LOVE THIS ARTICLE!!! I'm planning a trip to Turkey soon and I love renting a car and going exploring - this article gives great advice on what to do AND shares some tips for where to eat.
Oh I hate haggling initially but in some cases it can be really fun and in Thailand it actually helped me bond with the local vendors. Thanks for sharing this article as I now kind of look forward to my next haggling experience ;)
lol "Keep the bag. I never liked it anyway." :)
thats EXACTLY the youtube video I wanted to share after I looked at the article :) (Ps shouldn't any urls in the comments be hyperlinked automatically?)
Great Wendy, I haven't been but this article certainly makes me want to!!
Wow I had seen the photos before (some of them) but never new much about the photographer - thanks for sharing!
I love thee kinds of articles!
Great addition, this is really something travelers deal with all the time and can cause quite a bit of problems not just in couples but any travel friends. Good advice thanks for sharing!
THANK YOU this is so helpful and I love the Infograph :)
Wonderful - I love these "off the beaten track" guides, after reading this - I'd even be willing to try the hanging meat :)
Berlin is one of my top 10 favorite cities, and now I have a new place to visit when I go there. Thanks for sharing!
It's really important to be prepared, thanks so much for the great tips!
LOVE IT! I know a couple who did the rickshaw run as a "test" of their relationship - luckily they survived and are now married :) Everybody needs a little adventure...
I don't know if it's some strange motherly instinct rising up in me or something but when I read it I just kept wanting to scream at the screen DON'T DO IT like when when you're watching a bunch of teenagers decide to spend the night at an abandoned house in a horror movie.
I don't see why anyone would do this in the USA unless they were mentally ill or suicidal.
Well Andy if you DO find someone who would do the ice race across Siberia with you and you both survive it - put a ring on it!
I'm always the most amused (and embarrassed) by the "How Americans See The World" maps. Then again, I grew up in NYC and thought that Rhode Island was below us until I was about 16 and took a school trip there and was all confused when we were going through Connecticut. Besides, my parents still think I live in Czechoslovakia :P
Beautiful Candice, thanks for submitting!
Lovely article, really makes me miss home. Every time I go back, I immediately get that rush you described when landing at JFK and I think why don't I live here? But as an incurable traveler, I can never ever be happy in one place :)
Living abroad since 1999 and it definitely got harder/scarier once I hit my 30s and started to think more seriously about what I want in life, and knew that I didn't want to go back "home" which was scary. I agree with Sonja, I've definitely felt some amazing comfort and satisfaction and feeling of "home" even while I lived abroad. And sometimes the worst lonliness I feel is when I go back to my home town...
I've been to more than half of these cities and BELGRADE IS AWESOME!!!
So sweet! Inspired me to write some - I wish I had thought of taking a photo of the postcard first years ago!!!
I also hate this question (but then again I hate small talk) and I find the question a quick and easy way for someone to try to make a judgement about you. Americans have a deep need to identify themselves immediately to a stranger (oh I'm Italian-American, I'm Christian, I'm a Democrat, I'm a Southerner, etc) and I was happy that once I started living abroad the answer is quite easy - I'm American. Now when I meet Americans and they ask me where I'm from, I just stick by that answer - I'm American, from the same place as you. Recently I had a very frustrated older American woman saying "yes dear but where are you from ORIGINALLY!?!" - I'm born in America! "But what about your parents and grandparents?!" What I feel is that she just wants an explanation for my olive complexion and freckles and black hair, and if I would have said "well my mom was born in the Philippines" she'd say oh well that explains it. But I don't do that anymore, I don't give them that satisfaction unless I know/like the person and want to. I feel empowered by it.
I just got completely lost not only in this article but in the whole site. Kit tuung mueng thai maak kah! (so jealous Matt, what the heck am I doing in Europe! :P)
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There are not enough upvotes in the world for this article. It really touched me the way the writer presented the info so emotionally yet without judgement. The writing is excellent, thank you so much for introducing me to this blog!
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