Travel Journals And Articles

  • Frisco Diary

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    MinotiVaishnav

    by: MinotiVaishnav

    created on: Mar 26, 2010 | California, United States

    Frisco diary Day 1 1pm Fairy tale Beginning “San Francisco is a magical place,” my neighbour once proclaimed. “It’s one of those places you can’t visit just once.” These were the words resounding through my mind as I looked out of the window while driving down the Bay Bridge. After six hours on the road, San Francisco did look like a modern fairy tale and when we wound through Union Square, the women …

  • May 13th 2012

    SuterAN

    by: SuterAN

    created on: May 17, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey 2012 Log Entry May 13th 2012 Amanda Suter Spring 2012 Istanbul, Turkey May 13th 2012           Today was our last day in Istanbul and we finished everything on our list that had wanted to accomplish throughout our stay in Turkey. Firstly, we were able to visit a local bazaar where goods were much cheaper and there was much more variety than the regular tourist trinkets we have seen in other markets. It seemed as if …

  • May 12th 2012

    SuterAN

    by: SuterAN

    created on: May 17, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey 2012 Log Entries May 12th 2012 Amanda Suter Spring 2012 Istanbul, Turkey 2012 May 12th 2012           Today was the most relaxing day we have had in Turkey thus far. The day's activities began with an intriguing lesson, courtesy of Professor Oldakowski. This lesson occurred in order for Hannah and myself to not only further understand Turkey but also the 'Middle East' as a whole. This helped sum up the many different combinations of religions, …

  • May 11th 2012

    SuterAN

    by: SuterAN

    created on: May 17, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey 2012 Log Entry May 11th 2012 Amanda Suter Spring 2012 Istanbul, Turkey 2012 May 11th 2012           On our fifth day of travel, we started out by visiting a Jewish synagogue in a poorer part of town. It was informative to see how the Turkish working class lives and what types of shops residents had in their local communities rather than the tourist shops we have seen thus far. To continue, I had never been …

  • May 10th 2012

    SuterAN

    by: SuterAN

    created on: May 17, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey 2012 Log Entry May 10th 2012 Amanda Suter Spring 2012 Istanbul, Turkey May 10th 2012           This day started off with a viewing of a mosque titled 'Sultan the Magnificent'. This mosque had less tourists and therefore, I could feel more of what the mosque intends to offer, solitude and serenity, rather than the bustling of a large crowd. This mosque was dedicated to Sultan Suleyman and his tomb was located just outside the mosque's …

  • May 9th 2012

    SuterAN

    by: SuterAN

    created on: May 17, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey 2012 Log Entry May 9th 2012 Amanda Suter Spring 2012 Istanbul, Turkey May 9th 2012           Our day began at about 7:30 am with a hotel breakfast being first on our list. The breakfast had much variety and tasted good in some respects, but for the most part, my tastebuds still need to get used to some of the food. One cultural difference at breakfast I noticed was that they served more vegetables such as …

  • May 7th & 8th 2012

    SuterAN

    by: SuterAN

    created on: May 17, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey 2012 Log Entry May7th-8th 2012 Amanda Suter Spring 2012 Istanbul, Turkey May 7th-May 8th 2012           On this day, all of us travelers flew from Jacksonville, Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina to Munich, Germany, then finally to Istanbul, Turkey. Hannah Crouch, Dean Hazzard, Professor Ray Oldakowski, and myself included were all  happy to embark on this adventure together.           Turkey is seven hours ahead of Florida time, and the total travel time, layovers included, was approximately …

  • Back to Bangkok

    noah

    by: noah

    created on: Dec 08, 2011 | Bangkok, Thailand

    So after about three weeks in Chiang Mai, I am finally on my way back to Bangkok.  Unfortunately, I've decided to go back to the United States on December 1st because Mahidol University has canceled classes until December 15th and in order to receive credit for this semester I would have to stay until December 30th.  But that is neither here nor there, I am extremely grateful for my opportunity …

  • Sabai Sabai

    noah

    by: noah

    created on: Nov 23, 2011 | Chiang Mai, Thailand

    So throughout my stay here in Thailand I think I’ve discovered the number one trait a successful traveler should have, and if they don’t they should acquire.  Flexibility. Going with the flow. Having a chill personality.  Whatever you may call ‘it’ any real traveler possesses a calm personality of whatever may be, will be.  In Thai, you say sabai sabai.  My whole semester in Thailand has been a …

  • Chiang Mai Pt. 1

    noah

    by: noah

    created on: Nov 14, 2011 | Chiang Mai, Thailand

    So here I am in Chiang Mai, one of the most popular cities in Thailand, situated up in the north where the weather is cool and the culture even cooler.  The old town of Chiang Mai is located within the four sided square wall at the center of the city, allowing anyone to become easily accustomed to the layout of the city based upon wherever the walls are at.  There …