Siberia Here I Come! - Adventure Travel Part 1

Written by Rick Chapo

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Fortunately, I was able to find experienced travelers that could provide me withrepparttar details and items that were absolutely necessary. My girlfriend gave merepparttar 138875 all-important electric blanket, a power converter and intimate details about what would happen to me if I should dare share it with another women. Grandpa gave me a World War II down coat that was about three sizes to big and made me look like a walking gopher. Family, friends and random strangers contributed further items and advice that would be critical to my survival.

Apparently rating my chances of survival at 50-50, friends and family put together a going away/never see him again partyrepparttar 138876 day before I left. Of course, everyone brought Vodka as a humorous going away gift. The tide quickly turned, however, as all were asked/forced to try a “taste of Russia.” Many ofrepparttar 138877 events of that night will remain forever sealed in antiquity, but it should suffice to say thatrepparttar 138878 wife of one friend went into labor which made it a very fun night and subsequent day for him atrepparttar 138879 hospital. Few got off so easily.

Gigantic backpack, electric blanket, hangover and I headed torepparttar 138880 airportrepparttar 138881 next morning. But that’s a story for part 2 of this nomad adventure travel series…

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Travel Asia: Festivities and Fun

Written by Jean Sutherland

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Travel Asia: Asakusa Samba

Toyko’s version ofrepparttar Rio Carnaval happens every August, inrepparttar 138834 Asakusa district. Travelers to Asia and natives alike are amazed byrepparttar 138835 colorful sequined costumes and feathers ofrepparttar 138836 dancing Samba girls, along with their full bands marching downrepparttar 138837 street alongside them.

Travel Asia: The Festival ofrepparttar 138838 Hungry Ghosts

Hong Kong hosts this unusual yearly event, held onrepparttar 138839 14th day ofrepparttar 138840 seventh moon (sometime in August, during a full moon). Legend says thatrepparttar 138841 gates of Hades were opened on this day, andrepparttar 138842 dead who cannot rest were left to runrepparttar 138843 streets mischievously. The Yue Lan Festival, as it is known in Chinese, has natives ofrepparttar 138844 city putting up odd paper monuments all overrepparttar 138845 streets, which are then ceremoniously burned onrepparttar 138846 last day.

Travel Asia: The Monkey God Festival

The Monkey God first appeared in Chinese literature duringrepparttar 138847 Ming Dynasty inrepparttar 138848 book, “Pilgrims torepparttar 138849 West”. Since then, this deity has been celebrated duringrepparttar 138850 month of September at Kowloon’s Sau Mau Ping Temple, by recreating a bizarre attempted execution by otherrepparttar 138851 other gods – which includes such things as a ladder of knives, and charcoal set on fire. Travelers to this strange Asian celebration need not be concerned, though –repparttar 138852 Monkey God lived, and so dorepparttar 138853 participants in this celebration.

Jean Sutherland has worked in the travel industry for over 10 years and has a website dedicated to resort spas and day spas. /

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