god i wont ever understand

god i wont ever understand why you created such a destructful species (humans) why couldnt you have given us the intelligence AND continued compassion as you did the non human forms. maybe your planet wouldnt be screaming for help right now had you. they say you dont make mistakes, i beg to differ
humans, well they will rebuild. the wildlife, no where to go. no telling how many are now dead. we think about the big animals, but im sure thousands of the small ones are now gone. Here has great deals for Christmas 2017. 
 

trekking in Vietnam

 Day 1: 19h00: Depart from Hanoi, follow Highway 32 to Son Tay, pass Trung Ha Bridge to Thanh Son (Phu Tho), dinner in Thanh Son.
 
If it is not cold, then after breakfast you can continue to go to Thanh Son – Thu Cuc – Nghia Lo, then overnight in Nghia Lo. Choosing this option, we will have more time to explore the Blind, but we will not see the scene around.
 
If it is raining or cold, it is not advisable to drive long distances at night. It is dangerous to go to Thanh Son or Thu Cuc and continue the journey the next morning.
 
My team went on a rainy day and very cold so the first plan is option 1 but because of the weather that finally decided to implement option 2, but thanks to that is watching the forest green tea palm trees both sides of the road.
 
View of Khau Phau pass.
View of Khau Phau pass.
 
Day 2: 6h00: Have breakfast in Thanh Son (here is the cake shop and sticky rice sold in the sidewalk is very good and cheap – very suitable for people)
 
6h30: continue to travel Thanh Son – Thu Cuc – Ba Khe, so stay at Ba Khe drink cup of tea Bat Tien just fragrant just delicious to take people and car for a few minutes, then run straight Ba Khe – Nghia Lo – Tu Le.
 
11h00: When the terraces of nine golden rice appear, is also when you come to Tu Le, stop for lunch to enjoy sticky rice Tu Le and special dishes here such as crab spring, chicken hills …, Desserts are made from freshly squeezed banana leaves. The festival is organized and arranged from National Highway 32, the section of Tu Le commune (Van Chan district) to the center of Mu Cang Chai district. Then you can choose the appropriate accommodation or down the house floor or go to Mu Cang Chai town and then choose a hostel. 
 
So you can join this culture week.
 
Along the way from Tu Le to Mu Cang Chai town you are free to explore the unique of the festival! In addition, you will pass Khau Phau pass on the road is known as one of the four transcontinental mountain passes, you are really overwhelmed by the beauty of forests, mountains and fields.
 
In 2013, Mu Cang Chai tourism culture week attracted thousands of visitors to visit. This year, with the thorough preparation, thoughtfulness and experience has been drawn from the previous organization, Yen Bai Tourism Expected Cultural and Tourism Week National Mu Cang Chai terraces 2014 promises to be a colorful festival, attracting crowds of people and tourists at home and abroad to participate. Hope the above shareings will help you to arrange the appropriate time and schedule for a meaningful and enjoyable trip.

I won my eighth Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

Wanted to share two nice recent pieces of news: Late last month, I won my eighth Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for a fun feature story about slipping and sliding through winter driving school on a racetrack made of ice. A huge thanks to Erin Wade Booke for giving it a home. And when I returned home I found this just-released National Geographic Books, Timeless Journeys. I covered locations in Easter Island, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, New Orleans and Kyoto. It’s an honor to have my writing appear between stunning National Geographic photos. Freelancing usually means working in a vacuum, wondering if your work will ever reach an audience. I’m thankful for those moments when I see it did. For reading about baby car seat canopy

Remember how I mentioned the Diwali lights resemble holiday lights in the West during the winter?

Remember how I mentioned the Diwali lights resemble holiday lights in the West during the winter? This was the JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity at Diwali, October 29, 2013.
This was a busy day, btw: Coffee with Shikha Garbyal (Scorpio on Orkut!), dinner with Sourabh Sethi (Scorpio on Orkut!) and his then fiancée (now wife) Varnita Mahajan, a delightful day! (I’m not mentioning everyone I met each day because the days in terms of who I met on which day often ran together. By now, I had caught up with Garima Saini (Scorpio on Orkut!) and Pritpal Singh (Scorpio on Orkut!) and his wife, and had discovered those midnight roadside snacks with Anubhav (Scorpio on Orkut!) and Abhilash Nagpal–and I’m sure I’d already had coffee and hours of great astrological conversation with Sachin Malhotra and Neelabh Chaturvedi. (I’ll go through my notes when I’m working on the book and be more detailed then.) Thanks to Neelabh, I discovered the pleasures and kilograms of ladoos! (Thankfully, the ladoos are whittling off again too! lol).

If you still want to explore more destinations in Asia, a Vietnam 12 day itinerary will be an ideal choice for you.

Today is Halloween

Today is Halloween.
One thing that should be evident when celebrating this day, is that we as a society LOVE to be scared. That is especially evident over the past ten years.
For example, in 1996, the amount of horror movies that were released was just seven. In 2017, so far, it is sixty-two. It is easy to see why. The movie "It," based off of Stephen King’s best-selling novel, has already generated $320 million worldwide.
Turn your attention to the haunted house industry. It raked in over $300 million in the year 2013. It annually serves 375 million people in the United States.
We seek out these environments because they are safe. Audiences know they are not going to be killed when they watch the film "It." Those that enter a haunted mansion know they will not be murdered. We want the thrill of death without personally experiencing it. Most of the time we undertake these experiences with family or friends. The result is that we are drawn closer together and form tighter bonds.
Yet outside of these fantasies are things that are far scarier. There are communities that do not have access to clean drinking water, corporations that look at the destruction of our environment as a business opportunity, more victims of sexual assault and harassment are coming out of the shadows to reveal industries and figures indifferent to their trauma, poverty is increasing, drug addiction is increasing, two nations are standing on the precipice of nuclear war, etc.
Enjoy today’s holiday with your friends, family, and neighbors. Just do not forget what should REALLY scare you.
That fear should motivate you to mobilize and form bonds with people that want to better humanity and pursue a vision of peace.

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http://vietnambackpacking.asia/tours/saigon_phan_thiet_2_days.html

You swim at the resort, then check out, leaving Phan Thiet Phan Rang, visit the scenic Bau Sen Trinh Nu. Stop by the sea breeze, take photo at Ca Na beach. To Phan Rang – Thap Cham town (Ninh Thuan province), to the hotel, you check in.
 
In the afternoon: Visit My Nghiep brocade village, Cham Bau Truc pottery village, Poklong Giarai grapevine.
 
You bathing, check out, car transport to visit Phan Thiet, you buy local specialties. Then, the delegation left Phan Thiet vietnambackpacking.asia/tours/saigon_phan_thiet_2_days.html to Dalat, follow the new road Luong Son (Binh Thuan province) to Di Linh (Lam Dong province), across the Dai Ninh hydroelectric plant. Arrive Da Lat, to the hotel, you check in.
 
Afternoon: Visit Domain-de Marie church, visit Bao Dai, Bich Cau flower garden.
Evening: Have a walk around Da Lat at night, enjoy delicious food at night market, coffee flavor mountain town at Thuy Ta, sightseeing Xuan Huong Lake.
 

Traditional Villages in The Center

Da Nang Stone Village is a long time ago, and according to the tales of the elderly artisans in this stone village, the craft of Non Nuoc stone carving has been around for nearly 200 years. The Traditional Villages in The Center was established at the end of the 18th century, the people who publicly illuminated this trade village were Mr. Huynh Ba Quat – Thanh Hoa people. He settled down at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son Mountain, he discovered that this is a group of Marble Mountain can produce many decorative products, so he exploited to produce the spare time In addition to the farmer’s job, when free he took the stone to make, chiseled into tombstone, pestle and mortar, pound medicine, millstone, or make the lead stone for fishermen. people in the area, the products of Mr. Quat are more popular and buy, the number of customers more. So it brought him a good source of income. From here, he began to think that it would become a career that brought in income when idle, so he passed it on to his descendants and acquaintances around the village.
 
They have started to exploit stone and make tools and objects for daily life to earn their living, the products they create such as: millstones, pounding rice, then the The gravestones, tombstones and more are the production of Phuong, Dragon, Turtle to meet the requirements of the Temples, Tombs, Temples and the Palace.vvQua many years, the stone products here on a This is a very good thing, which marks the growing development of fine art stone.

Once upon a time

Once upon a time…
I moved to CA, and a few days after arriving, my new housemate offered me discounted artist ticket to this thing called Burning Man. (I think it was something like $75. "That art festival in the desert?" I asked. I had literally heard one sentence about it, and had never seen a photo. I gathered my tent and some clothes and a bag of food and craigslisted a ride. I was adopted by my co-pilot Audree Halasz, and had an AMAZING time.
The next year I was in the middle of producing a short film, craigslisted a ride (explained that I would need to be on the phone the entire time since I was in the middle of production), realized I didn’t have the main character cast as I went through the gates, had a fabulous time galavanting around on my own and hanging out with Terry, Andrew and Chloe, and hitchiked out 36 hours later to finish preparing for the shoot (and that film won an award).
The next year I was sitting in the offices of Current, moping, when on Wednesday Lauren and I decided if we could get tickets, we would leave the next day. We did. We brought our little tent, and a small cooler, no shade, went to a LOT of workshops to avoid the sun, and… had a great time.
Then I found my playa camp of dear friends. And for the next many years, luxuriated in the sweetness that is going with people I could carry the adventure home with. I went in an RV for a couple of those years (which was nice, but didn’t make or break my experience). i had a great time. Then babies started happening and our camp came to a close. So I said yes when invited into a theme camp . (Of all the years I went, that was least fun to be true). And started making a point of giving my gifts through workshops, was reinvigorated and reminded by the equisite nature of service, and my favorite…bringing the gifts to the deep playa. (Look for the "Ask for Magic or A Story" sign and I will most likely be close by with my basket of goodies and umbrella of hanging stories.)
My point is…I love seeing what people will do when given a blank canvas to play with. While Burning Man isn’t exactly a blank canvas anymore, there is no reason to get stuck thinking there is THE WAY to do it. There are a million ways to go and delight in the epic creativity of humans. And it doesn’t rquire a lot of hoopla to have an amazing time.
And…if you are in the neighbrhood of Red Lightening at 5:30pm on Thursday… CALLING ALL dancers, muscians, storytellers, and storylovers for SHE RISES: A Radical new creation myth for the times we are living in.

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Myanmar 2 week itinerary

3 more sleeps before a dream comes true! I depart on a #bucketlisttrip on Wednesday
I am part of a trip to Myanmar 2 week itinerary 

http://myanmardiscovery.com/trip-ideas/myanmar-highlights/best-myanmar-15-days/ – I still can’t believe that I go & feel so humble.
First country: UGANDA
Uganda is in East Africa and presents itself with a vast diverse landscape encompassing the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its huge wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds besides the remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary – my ultimate to see ! Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest of the country is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
I will leave my laptop in Cape Town!!! #nowork #Uganda #OpulentLivingTravel #Africa