23 Jul, 2016 in Boquete
Finca La Milagrosa Coffee Plantation Tour - Boquoete Panama (17)

In my short stop in Boquete up on the central mountains of Panama I did a couple of tours. The first was a horseback riding hotsprings tour I wrote about before, and in the rainy afternoon we were taken to the coffee plantation to hear a bit about the blooming Panama coffee industry and see […]

30 Jul, 2008 in Jerusalem
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I love what they did with Mamila. Going from the center of town up to the Jaffa gate of the old city is now the renewed Mamila. A gorgeous preserved neighborhood turned a relaxing shopping district with a combination of the traditional Jerusalem stone architecture with modern coffee hangouts and expensive shops. In the evening […]

28 Feb, 2008 in India
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I arrive at 4:30am at Panaji, totally exhausted from a night-bus ride from Pune, and it was completely dark around us. Not a single building light in view. Going down from the local bus, all the Rickshaw folks quickly headed my way. “We take you best best beach, only 500 rupee” they start …

10 Dec, 2007 in Tainan
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Living in central Tainan and studying at the eastern side where the university is at, one tends to forget that there’s a beach 10 minutes away. It’s not the nicest beach, especially in comparison to what’s in Israel or neighboring Asian countries like Thailand, but it’s a beach non-the-less – having the basic features of waves […]

11 Sep, 2007 in Taiwan
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Last week, some of my Chinese school friends and I spent a day out in Kaohsiung. My teacher grew up in the area and was kind to take us around and show us to some of of the local sites. Having a local guide show you around makes all the differences. My Austrian friend, who’s been […]

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