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The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 15, 2011

Welcome to this week’s installment of The Friday Five, featuring five of my favorite travel blog posts for you to check out! Think of it as a great way to introduce you to some awesome new bloggers who are having some truly incredible adventures! Here are my picks for this week:

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Hipster Tel Aviv: Alternative Things to Do & Places to See in the Middle East’s Sin City

You’ve heard about how awesome and cosmopolitan Tel Aviv is, right? Maybe you were just passing through and didn’t get a chance to spend enough time there? Fear not! Adam, the namesake of Travels of Adam has compiled a handy guide to where those fancy hipsters lurk, giving you a chance to experience places that you won’t find in your guidebook!

How to Become an English Teacher Without Looking for a Job

Teaching ESL and travel tend to go hand in hand. Unfortunately, it’s something that I really don’t have a whole lot of interest in doing. So I can understand the perspective that Jasmine of Jasmine Wanders had when she stumbled into teaching English in Colombia and actually thought it was a decent experience. Maybe I’ll have the same feelings?

Solo Travel Should Be Compulsory

I am very passionate about solo travel to the point where I swear by it! Yet people still give me strange looks when I tell them I travel alone. Chris, aka The Aussie Nomad hits the nail right on the head in this superb piece, talking extensively about the personal benefits of solo travel!

The Hard-Core Street Crew of Herakleia

It’s easy to encounter vendors hawking their goods at foreigners in nearly every country in the world. But Natalie over at Turkish Travel Blog found encountered something a bit more unique in the town of Herakleia, Turkey. A gang of women dressed in flowery pants who not only transport their wares on their backs but will also give you…a tour?

The One Where She Cuts Off Her Hair and Feeds it to the Ancient Ganges

India is a country that inspires a myriad of reactions in people. Many travelers react about the crowds and traditions that are so vastly different than the west’s. Take for example bathing in the Ganges River. It is an incredibly spiritual act, one that many in the west tend to find disgusting due to the quality of the water. Christine from Almost Fearless not only did that but gave the Ganges an offering; her hair, as she describes in this fantastic post!

If you’re a fellow travel blogger and would like to bring one of your posts to my attention, please let me know in the comments below!


By Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron and this is my travel site, where I document my adventures to all corners of the world. My love for travel started at the ripe old age of four, when a midlife crisis uprooted my family to Ecuador for five years. Since then, I've been to countries on 4 different continents. When I'm not blissfully on the road, I reside in New York City, where I become the ultimate travel junkie and spend my days dreaming up my next great adventure! Read More...

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