Archive for October, 2012

Go ErinGo! Fund Giving

Monday, October 8th, 2012

A core motivation for my travels was to volunteer with nonprofits along the way and support worthy organizations both overseas and at home. That’s why I formed a charitable fund, the GoErinGo! Fund, before I left on my 2-year adventure.…

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Bizarre Holiday Hotspots

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Beach Time

Over the years, I’ve encountered several bizarre holiday destinations.

These places were unknown to me before my trip and each one contains an element of surrealism that sets ‘em apart. Here’re three, one each in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Just …

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Turkey’s Kurdish “Problem”

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I first heard about Turkey’s “Kurdish problem” from my friend Julien, who mentioned it to me when I asked him about Turkey’s greatest challenge. In turn, I mentioned this to my friend Mehmed (who is Kurdish, although I didn’t know …

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Istanbul’s Topaki Palace *Video*

Monday, October 1st, 2012

This was my second visit to Topaki Palace – but that that’s a good thing – ‘cause there’s a lot to see!

The palace, at one time home to more than 4,000 people, is a complex of more than 600,000 …

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