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New York City on Crutches

I’ve spent a lot of my adult years trying to be appreciative for what I have rather than what I do not. Admittedly, this isn’t always an easy task, especially in a world that constantly preaches more. Though life seems to throw things in...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Dec 7, 2015

I Write Because…

I Write Because… I write to… Explore hidden realms beyond my reach I write to… See the universe in a different light I write to… Free myself from the confines of this world I write to… Hear my imagination think … Conti...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Nov 2, 2015

What got me so interested in learning languages

I don’t think that I ever actually shared what got me so interested in languages on my blog or why I ever started in the first place. One might guess that it comes from my interests in culture or travel, and those would both be correct, but tho...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Feb 15, 2015

5 Tips to Overcome Language ADD

Few things are more daunting to me than having an unquenchable fascination with the world’s languages. It can be a bit overwhelming at times when you have a desire to know them all. I guess what I’m speaking about is a bit of a polyglot p...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Feb 15, 2015

How to ask someone where they are from, nicely

With the title of this article, you might think, well why don’t you just ask them where they are from? Of course this would be the easiest and most direct route, but in my experience it isn’t always the most diplomatic. In fact, it can so...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Feb 8, 2015

Is Puerto Rico Safe to Travel In?

The Safety Question of La Isla del Encanto Is Puerto Rico really as dangerous as they say? Dwelling in the topics of safety and travel are not typically terms that I like to associate with one another. In fact, they are typically things that I like t...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Feb 1, 2015

The Act of Giving

Last night I saw a unique random act of kindness. Something you don’t see to often in the big city, or maybe it’s just that you don’t notice them as much. It isn’t that people aren’t kind, but rather that they are often...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Jan 15, 2015

Magmahal habang tayo ay nabubuhay pa

Ito ay aking unang blog na tagalog sana ay magustuhan niyo. Minsan ang buhay na hiniram natin di natin alam kung kelan babawiin ng Diyos, sa mga nakaraang linggo at araw may mga pangyayari sa buhay namin mag-asawa na di...
by Paul's Blog on Nov 19, 2014

Having a Smart Phone for 1 year, my thoughts

My Thoughts After Having a Smart Phone for 1 Year About a year ago, I finally caved in and tried out the smart phone world. For long before that, I adamantly opposed smart phones and many of these ‘technological conveniences’ as I only sa...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Aug 11, 2014

Having a Smart Phone for 1 year, my thoughts

My Thoughts After Having a Smart Phone for 1 Year About a year ago, I finally caved in and tried out the smart phone world. For long before that, I adamantly opposed smart phones and many of these ‘technological conveniences’ as I only sa...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Aug 11, 2014

Why I Walk

Why I Love Walking “Just take the taxi” she said, “it’s only a 5 minute ride.” “Exactly,” I replied. “That’s why I’ll walk.” No matter which country I visit in the world, I am always d...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Jul 29, 2014

Why I Walk

Why I Love Walking “Just take the taxi” she said, “it’s only a 5 minute ride.” “Exactly,” I replied. “That’s why I’ll walk.” No matter which country I visit in the world, I am always d...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Jul 29, 2014

Tuesday Thoughts

Looks like I took another blog vacation. What can I say? It’s Summer! I’m enjoying every minute of it before we are back to being buried under snow again! If you follow my Wordless Wednesday posts, you can see the best shots from some of...
by Enjoying This Life on Jul 22, 2014

Food for Thought

Thoughts collection: 1. Do not chase people. Work hard and be you. The right people who belong in your life will come find you and stay. Just do your thing. 2. Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you exper...
by lovelaughlive4ever on Mar 28, 2014

You would have never left home

A Quick Refresher Lesson in Why I Travel The other day I had a wonderful discussion with someone that I thought I would share. The person, a middle-aged man who has lived the better half of his life as a nomad. He grew up as an expat child and contin...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Feb 17, 2014

How bad is Spain right now?

A Reflection on the Current State of Spain With Some Thoughts of Optimism As many of you know, I spent the better half of this past summer in Spain. I have been to Spain some in the past so this was not my first introduction to Spanish culture. It wa...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Oct 14, 2013

A day as a Muslim

Muslim for a Day The day I visited a mosque during Ramadan One of the things that I love so much about traveling is the opportunity to throw away past prejudices and assumptions and learn about other’s points of views in real-time for myself. W...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Oct 2, 2013

Be Thankful For What You Have

A Cup of Tea Can Change Your Life The other day I stopped at a local café to have a tea. I had been frequenting this café for a few days and somewhat befriended the owner. A young Turkish man …read moreThe post Be Thankful For What You Have a...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Sep 1, 2013

Back to the Basics

Hello readers! I would just like to personally take this opportunity to thank you all for being so supportive in my journey to create this travel blog and website. The last few months have been really exciting for me as …read moreThe post Back...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Aug 12, 2013

Buenos Recuerdos/Bons Records

Good Memories Are challenging to repeat As a traveler, we are often left reflecting on the memories of the many places that we have been or the variety of people that we have met. The good times, the tired times, …read moreThe post Buenos Recue...
by Backpacking Diplomacy on Jul 14, 2013


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