A reasonably large city, the centre of the former Inca capital is a compact mix of attractive Spanish architecture and sturdy Inca walls. The main attraction of Cusco is as a base for the Machu Picchu trek.
Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, was a celebration of the winter solstice and a way to greet the new year in the southern hemisphere. Dedicated to the sun god, Inti, the ceremony was the most important in the Incan calendar.
You want to travel and you want to go now but reaching into your pockets all you pull out is a crumpled fiver, a used bus ticket, and a bit of lint that for some reason hasn’t coalesced in your belly button as usual. Clearly you won’t be going anywhere far anytime soon. There is an answer though: get a job, ya bum! Just don’t get it where you are now.
Christine Thompson, originally from New Hampshire, has taught EFL for the past 20 years in the Kansai Area of Japan, as well as in the Slovak and Czech Republics. She currently works as Director of Studies for Threshold Training Associates and as Lead Trainer and Career Placement Specialist for TEFL International Prague. Today she gives her take on living and working in Prague.
So, you’ve just returned back from your incredible travelling experience. You’ve been gone for perhaps months at a time, and you left your ordinary, straightforward and repetitive daily routine at your front door all those months ago. So now the idea of heading back to it might feel a little deflating…
Keeping yourself on a tight budget means you can travel longer. Because of its limitations you take different opportunities, meet people you wouldn’t find otherwise, and generally see a world those travelling with lined-pockets can’t. It only goes to say that the shoestring way is the better one right? So says Andrew Fraieli, author of this week’s guest post.
We trawl through our boards and, looking beyond the more obvious driving jobs such as transfer rep or overland truck driver, explore seven positions where being able to drive will give you the edge over your rivals for a job.
Prasongsook Hostel was chosen by huff as our place to stay in Ubon Ratchathani. It turned out to be the optimal stomping off distance from the bus station in the direction that promised the most light and life. Not too far that one of us would collapse from exhaustion under the weight of our baggage, but not too near that we couldn’t calm down and resume being civilised to each other.
Our decision to stay here was largely based on price but Green Garden turned out to be a delight, and for much more than its low cost.
With the polar ice caps melting, you should hurry to the Arctic and the icy South. Key facts about the melting ice caps and travel locations included!