Posts tagged with ‘world heritage site’

  • The Time I Celebrated My 30th with Coldblooded Man-Eating Dragons

    By Cliff on April 18, 2014
    Last year’s birthday was a blast. We tore up some sand dunes at Huacafuckingchina and sipped our way through Peru’s Pisco making capital (Pisco). 29 would have been tough to beat, but this year is my 30th, so we had to go big. Prehistoric big. So big it can eat you big. Komodo Dragon big. For those who know me, it’s no […]
  • Amritsar Golden Temple — The Guilded Soup Kitchen

    By Natalie on January 7, 2014
    The Amritsar Golden Temple is the finest spiritual structure in all of India. It’s colossal, imposing, and beautiful. But it’s also calming, orderly, and serene. That’s not an easy feat anywhere in India, let alone in the middle of maddeningly chaotic Amritsar. The Amritsar Golden Temple is a phenomenal place of worship for many reasons. Perhaps my favourite is that […]
  • The Week in Photos — Hampi, Lots of Boulders, More Potheads

    By Pasture Braised on December 6, 2013
    Hampi is legendary on the South India backpacker circuit. We’d heard great things about its precariously stacked boulder formations, crumbling temples, beautiful rice paddies, and chilled-out vibe since our first stay in an Indian guesthouse. We arrived ready to relax. What we got was by far the worst tout experience we’ve encountered in India. Throughout the subcontinent, drone-like auto-rickshaw drivers/tour guide/guesthouse […]
  • 8 Reasons to Quit Your Life and Move to Istanbul

    By Cliff on November 19, 2013
    Istanbul has been on the top of my city bucket list since 6th-grade world history. The capital of two of history’s greatest empires—Roman (Byzantine) and Ottoman—it stands at a unique place is time and humanity. Aside from having some of the most spectacular historical monuments in the world, Istanbul has a rich and constantly evolving culture that’s only magnified by its […]