Archive for March, 2012

Erin Goes on Vacation

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I know what you’re thinking…why does Erin need a vacation when she’s been on holiday for more than a year?! Well, let me tell you, being a global nomad isn’t a vacation – it’s hard work!

I’m now 15 months …

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Muay Thai = Child Brutality

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

At first I wasn’t going to go. I was equating Muay Thai, Thailand’s version of all-contact kick-boxing, with bull fighting. But then I rationalized that the fighters didn’t die in the end (like the bull) and it was their choice …

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MESSAGE: Burma *Videos*

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

In a world where people are increasing demanding payments for photographs, it was refreshing to have people in Burma actually ask to have their photos taken. Throughout my week in Burma, I happily posed for pics with villagers, as well …

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Home Remedies on the Road

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

I’ve been traveling now for more than 15 months and I’ve been pretty lucky so far – in terms of falling ill that is. I mean, yes, I got parasites in my feet in Mozambique and food poisoning in Laos. …

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Burma’s Politics in Brief

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Burma is a country that has captured our imaginations for years. Previously known as the “Land of Gold,” in the early 19th century the country had abundant riches, with golden Buddhas, precious stones such as rubies and sapphires, and forests …

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Books for Burma

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

One of my favorite giving strategies while touring a new country is to stop by and visit a school. It gives me a good look at the country’s needs and I get to meet the kids = bonus! So as …

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MESSAGE : Chiang Mai *Video*

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Thailand has two calendars – a solar version and a lunar version. The legal one is the solar calendar adopted in 1888 by King Rama V. The Thai calendar counts years in the Buddhist Era (B.E.), which is 543 years …

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Join the Passport Party Project!

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

GoErinGo is *so happy* to be supporting The Passport Party Project, an initiative to travel the U.S. to gift 100 underserved American girls with their very first passports!

10 girls x 10 Passport Parties = 100 new world views

The …

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Royal Digs on the Road

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

For the first 6 weeks of the year I traveled with my mum Sam. (Yes — 6 whole weeks!) This means that I got to live the high life for a while – staying in 5-star resorts and heritage hotels, …

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Northern Thai Hill Tribes

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Northern Thailand is home to 7 “hill tribes” – communities that have migrated from China, Tibet and Burma over the last several centuries. The seven tribes comprise people from the Karen (including Padaung), Hmong, Yao, Lisu, Lahu, Lawa, and Akha …

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