Tag Archives: culture

Rotorua Bath House

Don’t Skip: Rotorua, New Zealand

Intro to Rotorua Located on New Zealand’s North Island, a 2-3 hour drive south of Auckland, Rotorua is an established attraction for visitors. The town is located on the southern…

Food for Thought with Viet World Kitchen

Through the Food for Thought interview series, we explore what it means when we say “to truly experience a culture, you must taste it.” Food often helps us make meaningful connections that we…

Chocolate Completo

Colombian Hospitality: Intro to Bogota

Hospitality Every culture has its own form of hospitality. Some people make us feel at home right away, while for others it takes more time to warm up to new…

Dancing in the Park, Beijing

Travel Photo Roulette Round 64: Dance

We are thrilled and honored to have been selected as the winner of Travel Photo Roulette’s Round 63!  Last week’s winner, Passports and Pamplemousse, presented the excellent theme “Hands at…

Longsheng Rice Terraces

Longsheng Rice Terraces

Longsheng Rice Terraces Hands-down, our favorite part of our visit to Guilin was a day-trip several hours away to the Longsheng Rice Terraces. We shared transportation with four others from…

Nice seat huh?

Don’t Skip: Jeju Island, South Korea

Intro to Jeju Island Jeju is marketed as the “honeymoon island,” popular with couples who take the opportunity to visit Love Land and the Museum of Sex after their walks on the…

Turtles Travel Logo

Announcing Turtles Travel’s New Logo!

When we first started our blog in 2005 it was a small, online diary of sorts, a way for family and friends to keep up with our whereabouts. We had…

Becaks, Yogyakarta

Don’t Skip: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Intro to Yogyakarta, Indoniesia Jogjakarta (Yogyakarta, or, locally, Jogja) was our last stop in Indonesia after a month of exploring in Bali, diving in the Gilis and Flores, relaxing in…

Young Monk at Pre Rup

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Pre Rup temple is located just south of the Eastern Reservoir within the Angkor Wat Archaeological Complex in Cambodia.  The temples are a symbol of the country and a source of pride for…

Bicycle in Hoi An, Vietnam

Don’t Skip: Hoi An, Vietnam

Intro to Hoi An One of the best ways to get around Vietnam is their well-developed train system.  However, Don’t Skip: Hoi An just because is not on the tracks….