“There are three trips you take to India: the one you think you’re going to have – that you plan for; the one you actually have; and the one you live through once you go back home.” – Erin Reese

“There are three trips you take to India: the one you think you’re going to have – that you plan for; the one you actually have; and the one you live through once you go back home.” – Erin Reese

How not to speak Spanish


It’s important to learn a bit of the local language when you visit a country. Former soccer player Vinnie Jones offers these pointers in a mobile phone advertisement on how to habla a bit of Castellano the next time you visit Spain. I love his accent, both of them!

I don’t care if you call yourself a tourist or a traveller, what’s more important is to be an explorer.

I don’t care if you call yourself a tourist or a traveller, what’s more important is to be an explorer.

Play the GeoGuessr geography game

Guess where you are in the world from a scene from Google Street View. It is insanely addictive.

Canada has more lakes than any other country.

No one has ever counted all of the lakes in Canada, but it accounts for 60% of all the lakes in the world. If you’re counting lakes that are larger than 3 square kilometres in size, then the country has 31,752 of them.

Unedited video of a walk through Varanasi brings Indian city to life

Dutch photographer and video artist Kees Colijn is slowly making his way east and documenting his travels with videos that let us look over his shoulder as he explores foreign cities.

His videos run about an hour and are completely unedited. He simply lets the camera roll as he captures the daily activities of ordinary people as they go about their lives. They are a welcome antidote to the quick-cut, slickly photographed travel videos that we expect in our attention-deficit age.

His latest video transports us to the fascinating Indian city of Varanasi.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu