Venice, Italy This is a photo taken in the fish market in Venice, Italy. I saw a lot of suprisingly pretty seafood, as well as some that seemed rather tragic (eels and snails that were[…]
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.[…]
Addo Elephant Park, South Africa If you are a regular visitor to TourAbsurd, you would be forgiven for thinking that I have an elephant fetish. Let me assure you that the definition of my animal[…]
23 Feb. 2011 Cork, Ireland Looking forward to my trip to Morocco in March. Fellow travel blogger, Phil (from www.philintheblank.net), has a thing for drawing camels — and for getting others to do likewise. I[…]
Cartagena, Colombia I must admit that, as a child of the 70's and 80's, the very first thing I think of when I hear "Cartagena, Colombia," is Michael Douglas's voice speaking the city's name in[…]
Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.[…]
Naples, Italy (Note: the recipe is at the end ↓ Only 5 short paragraphs between here and there, I promise!) I first tried limoncello while out with friends and fellow Couchsurfers at Trattoria da[…]
Naples, Italy As a big fan of nature, I dislike descriptions of volcanoes that include words like "fury" and "wrath." It's just nature, after all. I mean, if you watch a cooking show, you don't[…]
Stromboli, Italy Photo of a ship anchored off the volcanic island of Stromboli, with the Strombolicchio in the background. The Strombolicchio is the "throat" of an ancient volcano, possibly the oldest in the region. As[…]
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania This is one of my favorite photos of all time. It had just started to rain in the crater (caldera, really) which added a nice, diffuse quality to the light. Additionally, the[…]
Great video about redefining the perception and use of the word, "compassion." See TED.com for more outstanding talks and innovation.
A quick rundown of some of the confusing emotion, conflicting information, and different takes on Egypt’s revolution.
Nothing will ever be attempted,
if all possible objections must first be overcome.
~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author
1-4 Jan. 2009 Lake Manyara / Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania This post is ALL about the elephants. There's not a lot of narration here, but if you like elephants, you'll like the post! […]
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~ Miriam Beard
Naples, Italy Out for a late night cioccolata with my handsome Italian companion, he suddenly leaned forward to kiss me. Finalmente! I had heard about how romantic Italian men are, and now I was[…]