Blog Entries for the 'Fun Facts - Cultures and Countries' Category

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Visiting Che Chem Ha Waterfall & Cave – awsome sites in Belize

a site worth visiting if you are ever in Cayo, Belize. Beautiful and powerful waterfall, cool birds, animal and plant life, and a Maya cave with artifacts estimated to be about 2,000 year old and a ceremonial chamber

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Belize Pyramid Excavation and Service Learning Project – Day 1

We touched down in Belize yesterday afternoon.  Stepping off the plane, we were greeted by the summer heat…which for me was actually a welcome change from our summer in San Francisco, which can actually be quite cold. On the way from the airport, we stop at a grocery store to buy snacks for the service […]

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THE TOMB OF MAYAN RULERS

The Round the World trip has taken the RTW travelers and occasionally me to some very exciting and interesting places.  But probably one of the most exciting was the archaeological excavation that was done in parallel with the Succotz School project in Belize. Teresa has already posted below on the RTWwithus website about the school […]

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Window of the world

Window of the World is a Chinese theme park that features replicas of famous world attractions like the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the grand canyon, and much more! Alex reviews our trip to the park.

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We Need To Get Out More…

US vs Everyone else… the essay How many of you have ever traveled abroad?  Chances are that if you are American you have never been anywhere but stateside, and most likely never will be.  As a matter of fact, only 15-25% (depending on who you ask) of Americans even own a passport!  Comparatively, 60-70% of […]

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Varanasi – a surreal experience – podcast and blog

podcast Varanasi – mystical city on the Ganges

Podcast and blog about one of the most mystical places on earth! Travel along with us as we explore Varanasi. Did you know that not everyone can be cremated there? Find out who can be, and what happens to the others.

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Indian Culture: 10 Things You Might Not Have Known

From the way people eat to how they drive, a few of the cultural differences between the US and India.

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The All-In-One Room

Picture your house (or apartment, or trailer, or box- whatever you’re currently living in).  How big is it? It has few bedrooms, a kitchen, maybe a dining room if you’re lucky?  I’m assuming you have at least one bathroom… that’s pretty standard, although most people have more.  If, for some reason, you’re having a hard […]

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Podcast – behind the scenes look at a poverty in Kolkata

podcast Kolkata 30 Jan 2011

Podcast – get a behind the scenes feel for everyday life in the poorer neighborhoods of Kolkata as we are invited to the homes of some of the CI-Sahay sponsored children. Also, taxis, street markets, Grand Hotel buffet, our English, video and crafts classes and more.

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Not Your Average Nose Piercing Story

Getting my nose pierced in India turned out to be much more of an adventure than I thought it would be!

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