Amy Jennings spent one month traveling in an organized tour group of 12 in Southeast Asia. She shares her first-time experiences with photographs taken on the trip.
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15 Years in Asia
Jean Snow is an Acadian (a French Canadian from the maritimes), and he has been in Asia for 15 years, in Japan for 14 years, and a blogger for 10 years. In this presentation, he shares what he's been up to all this time, leading to his current association with the PechaKucha organization (as its Executive Director). (in English)
BY DEREK VAN PELT
@ VOL 5
ON JUL 09, 2012
Derek van Pelt encourages us to combine our passions with a worthwhile cause. He does this by introducing "Wheel2Wheel," the internationally documented project by his friend Morgan Parker, who rode a motorcycle around Southeast Asia/Australia in order to raise money and attention for 10 charities.
Traveling on a Budget
BY SARA HOPKINS
@ VOL 10
ON JUN 15, 2012
Sara Hopkins talks about her low budget trip around the world, and gives out some tips on how to save money and maximize the amount of travel a small budget can buy. She recounts some of her favorite experiences around the world, from western Europe to Asia.
9 Months, 16000 km, Countless Friends
BY TENJI TAKAKURA
@ VOL 104
ON JUN 26, 2013
Tenji Takakura travelled from the UK, across Asia, to Japan (a 16,000km journey in total!) all on the two wheels of his bicycle. His journey took a full 9 months, he met peoples of all sorts, and came away from the experience believing in the goodness of all human beings. (in Japanese)
The Chinese Connection
BY JOANNA WONG
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
Joanna Wong speaks of the deep connections present between China and Vancouver; known as 'the most Asian city outside of Asia.' She expounds upon her personal family history, the history of Vancouver's Chinese population, and how the digital networks between this Canadian city and China can serve as important links to the future.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 6, 2013.
The United Nations of Food
BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!
Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Van of Brothers
BY YANN TRABOULSI
@ VOL 24
ON JAN 20, 2016
"The more you sacrifice comfort ... the more you want to continue to live that way."
In Van of Brothers from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 24, Yann Traboulsi shares he took a trip from Australia to India in a 30 year-old van with three friends. Joining self-discovery and responsible tourism, they engage fully with their environments and make the best out of their experiences.
A Special Journey
BY MARK BOWYER
@ VOL 7
ON APR 21, 2016
Mark Bowyer is the founder of Rusty Compass - an independent online travel guide to Vietnam and Cambodia. He has been exploring Vietnam and Cambodia since 1990 and has spent upwards of ten years of his life in hotel rooms. He was featured in the New York Times in 2015. In this talk, Mark will share with us his ideas on what makes a special journey.
BY LILIAN LEAHY
@ VOL 15
ON MAY 03, 2016
"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."
In Handlettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15, Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 24th, 2016.