The Museo de la Policia Federal has got to be one of the strangest places in the world. Often ignored by guidebooks and maps, its contents are a dream for anyone who is obsessed with CSI:Whatever. I spent a few hours here and can attest to the outright creepiness that the museum delivers.
The building that houses the museum looks like any other in downtown; half-hotel, half-office and all business – hardly the locale for a museum. I took the elevator up a few flights, not sure what I… Continue
Added by Adena on October 22, 2009 at 8:45am —
Originally posted on the tripwolf blog:
OoOoOoo…spooky season is upon us. The next full moon will be on the night of November 2nd (meaning Halloween will be very bright as well!) There’s something about traveling that gets me outside, yearning to soak up every bit of the experience, and that usually means I see many more sunrises and sunsets, and make much more time to gaze at the night sky. Here are 7 intriguing places to… Continue
Added by Adena on October 22, 2009 at 8:30am —
And nice to meet you.
Here and elsewhere on the interwebs, I am aelle
. French born, language geek, I have lived in the US, Malaysia, Japan and travelled to a dozen more countries. I am in love with a Dutch guy and we are about to emigrate to South Korea.
I blog about this all - and more - bilingually at des mots… Continue
Added by aelle on October 22, 2009 at 6:30am —
In the first millieum AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-colombian Americas. It is estimated that during it’s time it may have had more than 100,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities of it period.
The site is located in the State of Mexico, Mexico, about 40 kilometers Northeast of Mexico City.
The layout of the site is based around a main broad avenue, refered to as “The Avenue of the Dead”. At… Continue
Added by Christopher on October 21, 2009 at 12:03pm —
Me in Cameroon with a biker gang. I'm the one who doesn't look like he belongs in some '70s Blaxploitation flick.
Great to join this group. I'm an author for Lonely Planet
and contributor to websites like Worldhum
Added by Adam Karlin on October 21, 2009 at 8:00am —
First, I just want to thank everyone for the nice messages you have sent via TBEX, Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. I'm doing a lot better these days, and I even made it to my planned NYC trip. I may have been a little sluggish, and I was in bed by 11 p.m. each night, but I am so happy I didn't have to cancel.
When I returned from the trip, before I went back to the doctor, I saw the news about TBEX 2010! SO EXCITING! I can't wait to meet even more of you fellow bloggers and be able to… Continue
Added by Carrie Williams, Community Manager on October 21, 2009 at 2:41am —
Somebody in Mt. Vernon reccomended that I alter my route to ride down the length of Whidbey Island. She assured me I would not be dissapointed by the natural beauty of the area, and implied that I would be dissapointed if I took the route I had previously intended to. So I followed her advice, biked across a bridge and made my way to Deception Pass State Park. I was a little bit dissapointed after all the hype, but the place was gorgeous nevertheless. If it werent for all the really old people… Continue
Added by Jordan Rapley on October 20, 2009 at 2:18pm —
My recent blog post about how people say I am running away from life has taken off!! In 1 day, I have had 57 comments and 63 retweets!!! Amazing! (thanks for all your support!)
If you haven't read the article yet, check it out: http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/everyone-say-im-running-away/
i'd love your opinion too!
Added by Nomadic Matt on October 20, 2009 at 5:02am —
Nein, nein, nein! Warum!!! Yup it's true. Germany has indeed been dethroned as the "most liked" country in the world. No longer is the land of giant pretzels and beers the most beloved according to a new survey. So what country is "most liked" right now?
The United States of America.
Yeah I was shocked too. But the results from a summer 2009 survey of 20,000 people in 20 geographically and economically diverse countries… Continue
Added by Andrew Hickey on October 20, 2009 at 12:06am —
I just created a Facebook fanpage for my International Higher Education Consulting Blog. If you are interested in international exchange and citizen diplomacy issues you may want to become a fan here: http://tinyurl.com/yktodfz
If the link doesn't work you can always search for "International Higher Education Consulting Blog" within Facebook and you'll find it.
Added by David Comp on October 19, 2009 at 9:05pm —
I love photography
although I am an amateur taking the normal-as-usual pictures, and one of the things on my dream list is taking a class to understand and manage at least the basic techniques of this wonderful art. You might be also willing to improve your ability as a photographer, and Italy
could be the right place to take a course
and improve your skills while staying in wonderful locations.
ADA – Accademia… Continue
Added by Simon on October 19, 2009 at 8:43am —
The Louvre Museum in Paris was the setting for one of the best fights EVER. In typical Mike fashion, he had mapped out the 10 things he had to see. In unstoppable quest to see those and only those things on his list, he was briskly walking by some of the greatest artwork known to man. Luci on the other hand was taking it all in.
Luci: “Mike let’s see Napoleon’s apartments.”
Mike: “No, it’s not on the list.”
Luci: “But it’s right here.”
Mike: “But it’s… Continue
Added by Mike Willits on October 18, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Big cities usually come with an equally big price tag. But that does not always have to be true. You can find cheap and free things to do in just about every major city in the world. So from time to time I will be featuring a major city that will not put you into debt while visiting it with some tips from a budget traveler.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada is one of the most diverse, fun and safe cities to visit in North America. It is the… Continue
Added by Andrew Hickey on October 18, 2009 at 4:38pm —
If I ever end up writing a book about Krakow (unlikely, but you never know the future, do you.....) I would love to write a coffee house book. I had read somewhere before coming here that Krakow had alot of nice restaurants, coffee houses and tea houses, but never did I imagine!
It started already the first afternoon. We had had lunch outdoors at the Market Square, we had walked around, listened to the Trumpeter, enjoyed the art in Our… Continue
Added by Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland on October 17, 2009 at 3:46pm —
has a new global niche.
The Expat Harem — a concept I coined in 2004 with Jennifer Eaton Gokmen and brought to life in 2005 and 2006 in the foreign women in Turkey anthology Tales from the Expat Harem – has always been about a modern and virtual community of cultural peers.
Now the (softly) relaunched… Continue
Added by Anastasia Ashman on October 17, 2009 at 12:18pm —
Right now I am sitting in a CyberCafe in Vilcambamba, Ecuador. Quite possibly my favorite place on earth right now, especially relative to the towns and adventures we have experienced over the last week! Before I cover why I love Vilcabamba and may never leave, I need to get back to how we got to Peru, what we did,… Continue
Added by Karl Johnson on October 16, 2009 at 1:53pm —
I’m mostly diving in tropical seas, where the water is warm and corals are so colourful. But my usual dive buddy recently proposed to me to spend a few days in Ustica
, a small island not far from Palermo well-known for its diving spots and considered among the bests scuba sites in the Mediterranean Sea.
Ustica is easy to reach by hydrofoil or ferry from Palermo, a journey of 1,5 to 3 hours. This island, of volcanic origins, is almost wild… Continue
Added by Simon on October 16, 2009 at 1:12pm —
UPDATE: for a list of speakers, details on picking up the NYCGo Pass & for the TBEX '10 event schedule, click here… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on October 16, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Imagine that! I woke up early one morning and pulled back the cotton curtains to see if the sun had risen up above the sea yet, and this was what greeted me. I just had to grab my camera! I went out on our porch and sat there just in awe of the beauty of the place we were. How lucky we were to be here! How lucky to experience such beauty! I snapped a picture with my cell phone to send home to the kids. I wished they were here to… Continue
Added by ShelliD on October 13, 2009 at 2:31pm —
I'm currently at an internet cafe that sits merely 75 feet from the mighty Nile. Here in Aswan is where the Nile is at its best. Yesterday we took a 3 hour sailing trip on a felucca, swaying from island to island and stopping off at a few places on the way. It included a stop off at a 3000 year old Nubian village, but my expectations were definitely not met - even though we had a tour of the village with the supposed chief. In reality, it was a 5-10 min walk down a few trash filled dirt roads… Continue
Added by Karl Johnson on October 13, 2009 at 12:14am —