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71 interesting anecdotes a Trini needs to know in Uzbekistan

For the last couple days travelling through Uzbekistan, I was shocked at how much culture shock even an experienced world traveller like myself experienced. For the first time, acting like a professional travel blogger, I had a notepad. Here are some of the notes I took while roaming Uzbekistan. Many people were happy to offer “interesting” facts to me … …

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Open letter to Howard Hillman : Hillman Wonders

Hello everyone, This is an open letter to Howard Hillman from Hillman Wonders. How are you doing? I’ve been a great fan your website for the last 10 years, in fact I’ve used your Hillman Top 100 as my defacto bucket list. It’s a great bucket list and although I might not have agreed with everything in your top 100, …

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If you’re brown and Trini in Uzbekistan … this happens …

I don’t know if you’ve heard much about Uzbekistan, but they don’t get a lot of foreigners over there. They definitely don’t get a lot of black or brown people over there. You want to know how I know this? Well I got double takes everywhere I walked around. Now that’s not too bad … but when the local children …

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Wednesday Photo Nights #12 : Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the best travelling presents you can ever get on the road, is stumbling into a festival or event, that you had no idea of. For the the past 7 days in Antigua, the primary objective of my life (and the woman’s) was going through tons of tastings, venues and details with a wedding planner. Fortunately, in booking this …

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Antigua, Guatemala Travel Tips

From the last couple times I’ve been, here are couple notes about Antigua that should help, when planning a visit: The main plaza is beautiful.  Like many Latin American cities, the zocalo is the hub of all of the action – but unlike many other place, the zocalo in Antigua has FREE WI-FI!! Beat that!! Since we’re chatting about that …

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Wednesday Photo Nights #12 : Scenes from Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala is definitely one of those old looking, rustic, classic places that never goes out of style. Wandering around, you’ll be amazed at the number of ruins that you’re going to stumble upon and how accessible they are. It makes photography extremely easy … one will always have interesting subjects to photograph.

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Good morning from Guatemala City …

I really like the location of the Westin Camino Real here in Guatemala City. It’s definitely a safe location here in the center of the city. The last time we were here, we had a great suite on the executive floor (9th floor), but as a tip for those not staying on a high floor : Do ask for rooms …

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Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Leaning Tower of Pisa

So you’re in Italy and almost everyone who has gone to Italy, has been asked about the following things Is Pizza in Italy, THAT good? How is the Pope doing … did you see him, while you were in Rome? Were there gladiators at the Colisseo? Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa actually lean that much? For me, it is …

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Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Sistine Chapel

As the travel log evolves, I get asked many questions: What is the best travel experience Where is the best place What is the best food you’ve had Where is … where is … what is ???? A new focus of the travel log will be the Tuesday Morning Overrated!! section. Every Tuesday, I’ll have a picture of the most …

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A pick me up … Tikal in the morning!

Nothing like a reminder of lovely places and sunrises as a pick me up in the morning. [smugmug url=”http://www.rishisankar.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=4184416_domQF&format=rss200″ title=”Guatemala” description=”Tikal%20%7C%202008%20%7C%2018th%20Jan%202008″ imagecount=”5″ start=”1″ num=”5″ thumbsize=”Th” link=”smugmug” captions=”false” sort=”false” window=”true” smugmug=”true” size=”L”]

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