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Four Things that Surprised Me about MyanmarBy: Samantha Clark
1) The sheer number of stupas I saw.As we cruised up the Irrawaddy River and wandered through towns and villages, I could spot a dazzling golden stupa at almost every moment. I learned how their design has evolved over time since the 7th century and usually enshrines a holy relic. 2) Loving kindness everywhere I went. I greatly admired the loving kindness that everyone exudes, despite the r...
Peruvian Scallops, Fish and Mango Ceviche RecipeBy: Brisa Deneumostier
We Peruvians are very proud of our ceviche. It is said that before the Spaniards came, ceviche was done with dry salted fish, ají (Peruvian hot pepper) and Tumbo juice (banana passion fruit). It is after the Spaniards came and together with the Moorish influence that ingredients like: onions, lime juice, cilantro and garlic were added.During the 19th and 20th century a great number of Japanes...
On The Trail of Darwin's FinchesBy: Justin Peter
Most everyone has heard of the Darwin’s Finches – that group of birds in the Galapagos thought to have evolved from a common ancestor that landed in the archipelago a long time ago. As the story goes, different lineages of finches arose on the islands through natural selection, leading to the evolution of several distinct species with bills of different shapes and sizes. Though t...
Humahuk Expedition supported in part by One Ocean ExpeditionsBy: Laurielle Penny
With a reputation for innovation and quality expeditions, our polar partner One Ocean Expeditions is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Humahuk Expedition – a ground search using oral traditions to find the remains of the Franklin Expedition. 'For well over 30 years, I have been fascinated by the mystery of Sir John Franklin, and his fated expedition. This fascination, which has led to over ...
A Polar Bear Record: Counting Back From 43By: Ian Shanahan
“We’ve got a visual on a Walrus in the water straight ahead,” echoed over each zodiac driver’s radio. Expedition leader Boris Wise had just turned flagging hope into fervent anticipation. Our final wildlife target on our last full day was a long-shot at best as we circled Monumental Island in the southern Davis Strait. We had almost completed a full circuit of the island am...
Lynette Husum on, “Why would you ever want to go to India?”By: Lynette Husum
“Why would you ever want to go to India?” 'Why wouldn't you want to visit India?' is what we would reply.I have recently read on line the acronym for some individuals’ experience of INDIA: 'I'll Never Do It Again.' However our experience has been completely the opposite. Our acronym for INDIA is: 'I Need to Do It Always'.We have visited India twice. In 2014 we visited Northern In...
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Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, India taken by Justin Peter
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