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Things I liked in May (and you might, too)

May 31, 2011

This post is a collection of things I liked online this month. Grab a cup of tea (and you know…some scones and cream, if you’re so inclined) and sit down to have a read – who knows. You might like them too.

Since becoming more active on Twitter and Facebook, I’ve started to discover even more interesting tidbits around the web than I would usually. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve come across in May here with you.

Video

Scotland on video

I visited Scotland on my very first overseas trip back in 2005. It was winter and I did a three day bus tour of the highlands and stayed in a pretty B&B in central Edinburgh. This awesome HD video, shot on a Canon 5D, brings it all vividly back.

Volcano el Hoyo Trek from 2Backpackers.com

Aracely and Jason from 2Backpackers.com make awesome, professional looking travel videos. Since I’m off to South America in (count them!) 16 days, I’ve been re-watching all their videos and catching up on their crazy adventures trekking on volcanoes.

Music

Pat LePoidevin

I’ve discovered a fair bit of new music this month, loading up my iPod for my upcoming trip. My fave find of the month is Pat LePoidevin.

I first read about Pat LePoidevin on Mike and Ashley’s blog, Traveled Earth. I loved his song Highway Houses and quickly bought his album for the bargain price of $10 CAD.

I’ve also been enjoying new albums from Stevie Nicks, The Waifs, as well as discovering the back catalogues of Metric and Cut/Copy.

Blogs

The amount of RSS feeds I’m subscribed to has exploded this month! The posts below are some I particularly enjoyed.

Why Teaching in Korea ISN’T a nightmare by Waegook-Tom.com

India, You Own Me by the lovely Jeannie at NomadicChick.com

Budget Stays in India by the equally lovely Christine at GrrlTraveler.com

Food

Food and wine in Paris

This post on Food and Wine Envy in Paris from C’est Christine has me wishing I could rewind time six months and re-do my four days in Paris.

Making chai

I’ve been experimenting with chai recipes lately. Until I can dig up one I was given at a cooking class in India a few years ago, this chai recipe from TheKitchn.com is pretty good.

Photos

Getting mobbed by kids in Hampi, India

I don’t think Troy over at FOGG Odyssey can take a bad photo. This month I loved his photo essay from Hampi, India.

Alec Soth

I was introduced by the photographs of Alec Soth by someone on Reddit.com. His series, Sleeping by the Mississippi is stunning.

News

Mongolia’s Changing Scenery via The Washington Post

Climber tells of emotional return to Everest via Yahoo!News

What have you enjoyed online this month?

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Jade June 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I really loved those videos too…. the Scotland one was new to me, so thanks for pointing it out!

    • Reply MeganRTW June 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

      Hey Jade! The Scotland video is great isn’t it? It’s amazing what a 5D can do…yet another reason I want one 😀

  • Reply Mike Lenzen | Traveled Earth June 3, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Awesome stuff. Pat LePoidevin is a great find.

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