The Great Race – Trinidad and Tobago

The Great Race is one of the world’s longest continuously running offshore speedboat races. The race began in 1969 and this year’s race on August 17th will be the 51st consecutive year of the race. The race begins in the Gulf of Paria near Port of Spain, Trinidad. It makes its way across the North…

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Changing of the Guards – Greece

The changing of the guard ceremony takes place every hour at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” near parliament in Athens, Greece. This is an event that I would classify as a “Must See” activity when visiting Athens and I would say that it was one of the highlights of my trip to Greece. The…

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Lunar New Year (Part 3) Dragon Dance – Vietnam

This post is a continuation from the post on Lunar New Year (Part 2) Lion Dance. The Dragon Dance and the Lion Dance are part of the same celebration. I chose to make separate posts because I wanted to have individual focus on each part of this celebration. The photos in this post are from…

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Lunar New Year (Part 2) Lion Dance – Vietnam

Being in Ho Chi Minh City during the Lunar New Year is a unique experience. Normally the city is very busy but on New Year’s Day the city seems almost deserted. It is really strange, the normally packed streets are empty, restaurants and stores are closed. Over the next few days thing start to re-energize….

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Lunar New Year Celebration – Vietnam

Happy New Year! Today is New Year’s Day for people that celebrate the Lunar New Year. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in Asia for the Lunar New Year? I had always wanted to see a Lunar New Year Celebration in the Far East and I finally had that opportunity…

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Rose Parade – California

The Rose Parade is held in Pasadena, California every year on New Year’s Day. The parade was established on January 1st 1890 and has evolved into one of the most watched events of the year. Approximately 1 million people line the 5.5 mile parade route to watch the parade in person and millions of others…

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The Pelican Man – Australia

Every day at 5:00 P.M. for the past 23 years, “The Pelican Man” shows up at Kingscote Wharf on Kangaroo Island and so do the pelicans. The pelicans don’t need a clock to tell them when to show up, they just know. About 10 minutes before 5:00 P.M the pelicans start to come to the…

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Lantern Festival – Singapore

The Lantern Festival is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon-Cake Festival and is one of the most popular events celebrated by the Singaporean Chinese community. It takes place on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the Lunar Year and has been celebrated for more than 1000 years in China….

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Long Neck Women – Thailand

The Long Neck Women are the women of the Karen Tribe that lives in Northern Thailand. I have known of the Long Neck Women tribe for most of my life but I never thought that I would get the opportunity to actually visit them in their village but recently I had the chance to spend…

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