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LP Pathfinders: top posts from December 2017



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Befitting the festive season, our Pathfinders gifted us a wealth of exciting and insightful blog posts to keep our wanderlust topped up throughout December. We?ve marvelled over mystical mud statues in Kolkata and salivated at the sight of Posta Negra in Colombia, with a quick sojourn to Syria for good measure.
Though it was tough to pick our favourites, here’s a selection of our top travel tales submitted by our globetrotting Pathfinders in December.
The mud statues of Kolkata ? Crystal Egan
Well structured with strong accompanying imagery, Crystal?s profile on the mud statue workshops of Kolkata is an engaging read thanks to her decision to delve into a subject that may appear somewhat unsophisticated, but ultimately is steeped in fascinating traditions; for example, though many travellers may have seen the Durga mud statues, few would know that each one must contain soil from a ‘forbidden land’. The post serves as a timely reminder of how the country?s spiritual mysticism continues to permeate daily life in modern India. Crystal?s travel blog focuses on ecotourism, cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Keep up with her travels at castawaywithcrystal.com
Around Taiwan in 60 days ? Graham Bland
Sustainable and inexpensive, exploring destinations on two wheels is an increasingly popular mode of transport with travellers, but few of us would consider circumnavigating an en...
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Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part IX (Punta Arenas & Goldring Travel Goes Local and Culinary)

The Seabourn Quest\'s Antarctic Adventure continued its Patagonia segment in Punta Arenas, Chile.  I had nothing in particular planned, so it was a great day to just wander...in the sun, in the rain, in the sun, in the rain, in the wind...and...
11-02-2018 16:05 - ( Travels-Blogs )
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Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part VI (Captain Larsen and Class, Crossing the Southern Polar Circle & Breaking Records)

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Big Châteauneuf Wine Fest April 7 & 8

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23-03-2018 16:04 - ( Travels-Blogs )
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Facts and Pictures of Flaine Ski Village Resort (part of Le Grand Massif) in the French Alps

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Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part V (Sea Days & Private Culinary Events)

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Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part V (Peterman Island)

Our fourth day of our Antarctic Adventure on the Seabourn Quest brought us to Peterman Island.  It was, for me, my favorite to date...and it is a place that Seabourn had never visited before.Seabourn Quest at Peterman Island, AntarcticaPeterman...
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Avalon Waterways - Myanmar - Part IX (The Ship: Avalon Myanmar)

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Istanbul: Bosphorus Views from the Topkapi Palace

This little golden kiosk is where Sultan Mehmed has his morning prayer and breakfast.The views to the Bosphorus, as well as to Beyoglu and Besiktas, and to the Asian side of Istanbul,Uskudar can be found in the Fourth Courtyard of the palace. You...
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How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)

In an effort to expand the site, I’ve been adding more guest contributors and, today, I’m announcing a LGBT column for the website. In this column, we will hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road, safety...
17-06-2016 03:37 - ( Travels-Blogs )
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