Monthly Archives: August 2008

Wallace & Gromit

Cracking Contraptions: The Snoozatron
A good laugh for a long weekend and a fine farewell to August.

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Quote of the Day

“The stomach is part of the human soul. The mouth is the gateway. Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are. It’s not about how much you eat but what and how you choose to do so.” -Eduardo Galeano

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Vietnam is worth the visit if only for a taste of the cuisine. From phở to bΓΊn, canh chua to curry, chΓ¨ to fresh fruit smoothies. It’s a party for your taste buds. Try the ill-advised street food, noodle shops (Phở 24 with Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chile Sauce), and fancier fare (Lemongrass, Cool Saigon). Start your mornings with the renowned cafe sua da (Vietnamese coffee) and end your nights with a drink on the roof of the Rex Hotel or a game of pool at the Blue Gecko.

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Global Oneness

We’re all indigineous to this planet. We are responsible to each other, the earth, and future generations. We can change the fabric of society.

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Pondicherry, India

A magical and quiet town in Tamil Nadu where the story of Life of Pi starts. Formerly a French colony, Pondicherry is a small coastal town with a Franco-Indian feel mostly run by the local ashram. Stay at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Guest Houses, where the Park Guest House is right on the beach. There’s a meditation room, a peaceful garden, and a restaurant where you can watch dolphins swim by as you enjoy your morning chai. Rent bikes or rickshaws to get around. The ashram runs many departments, including a beautiful paper factory on the other side of town. Pondy will keep you busy and relaxed for days. Get here from Chennai by bus or hire a driver for a day rate.

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Quote of the Day

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. -Johann von Goethe

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On a Jet Plane

Some places you just can’t reach without a puddle jumper. Be it from Belize City to Caye Caulker in Belize, Manila to Boracay in the Philippines, or Baltra to San Cristobal in the Galapagos. It’s an exciting adventure, you get great views and you may even get to sit copilot.

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