Viñales Cowboy Ride, Cuba

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This is a quick overview of a Viñales Cowboy Ride experience, in the cowboy town of Vinales. It was a 3-hour ride with a guide. This post provides logistical details and facts as well as links to a videos. This is a tourist experience on a shoestring (think tiny budget). Vinales is an easy bus […]

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Self Guided Havana Walk, Cuba

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This is a quick overview of our self guided Havana walk. It took place over a 5 days and 4 nights. We walked the town from end to end. This post provides logistical details and facts as well as links to a videos. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring (think tiny budget). […]

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How to Visit Cuba on a Budget

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This is all about how to visit Cuba on a budget (a very small budget). I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. About […]

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A Day (& Night) in the Life of Varanasi

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A day (& night) in the life of Varanasi is just that. A casual day spent in the Indian town of Varanasi (also called Benares or Kasi). In this video you will see that the town is the canvas and the people are the unique brush strokes. And every day is a new painting. And […]

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How to See Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam

This is an overview on how to visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and Halong Bay islands. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into […]

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How to see Saigon by Rickshaw, Vietnam

This is a how to see Saigon by Rickshaw blog post. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the activity. Difficulty Level: Cyclo […]

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How to Visit the Ram Ghat, Kathmandu Nepal

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How to Visit Ram Ghat, Pashupatinath Temple This is a quick overview of logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the article.   Difficulty Level: Costs Total Cost Range of […]

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How to Attend the Wagah Border Ceremony

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In this post I outline how to attend the Wagah border ceremony. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. Difficulty Level: […]

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Burning Ghats, Nepal

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Pashupatinath Temple Hindu Death There is one thing that is certain in this lifetime: eventually we all die. In the Ram Ghats death is viewed as a natural aspect of life. A dead adult Hindu is mourned with a cremation, while a dead child is typically buried. The last rites are usually completed within a […]

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Pakistan-India Border Crossing

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War of Plumes Wagah Border Ceremony The lowering of the flags, or the Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah border near Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial, is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.[1] The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid […]

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