Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids? Great Pyramid Cairo

Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids?

Pretty big, actually. Check out these two photos for a view of the size of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

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The humor of badly translated signs lonely planet - take_luggage

The humor of badly translated signs

If you’ve traveled, then you’ve likely stumbled across a badly translated sign that caused you to do a double take or even to burst out laughing. Lonely Planet recently had a Lost in Translation photo contest about these signs and the results are hilarious.

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Pink flamingos in Kenya Lake Nakuru flamingos

Pink flamingos in Kenya

We stood there for long minutes on the edge of the lake, thousands of pink flamingos forming a dreamlike picture in front of us, and we breathed in the sweet smell of rain on a warm African afternoon.

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Impressions of Cambodia Buddhist monks in Cambodia

Impressions of Cambodia

“Cambodians have three rules for life,” she said. “Eat well, grow up, and take care of family.”

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Travel Tales

Pink flamingos in Kenya

Lake Nakuru flamingos

We stood there for long minutes on the edge of the lake, thousands of pink flamingos forming a dreamlike picture in front of us, and we breathed in the sweet smell of rain on a warm African afternoon.

Oct 15, 2011 13:03

Poetry of Travel

Poetry of travel: Balinese rice terraces

bali rice terraces

The rice terraces form long emerald staircases as they tumble down glittering green hillsides.

Sep 10, 2011 7:15

Photography

Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids?

Great Pyramid Cairo

Pretty big, actually. Check out these two photos for a view of the size of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Feb 17, 2012 18:01

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Wintry travel experiences

northern lights

Winter offers some unique travel opportunities that aren’t available at other times of the year. Lonely Planet just published a list of seven favorite winterland marvels.

Jan 16, 2012 11:44

Recent Articles

Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids?

Great Pyramid Cairo

Pretty big, actually. Check out these two photos for a view of the size of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Wintry travel experiences

northern lights

Winter offers some unique travel opportunities that aren’t available at other times of the year. Lonely Planet just published a list of seven favorite winterland marvels.

Christmas markets around the world

Prague_christmas_market

Twinkling lights. Christmas trees. Gingerbread houses. Hot chocholate and mulled wine. And, of course, a chilly night spent traipsing through a city square. What could be more festive than a visit to a Christmas market?

Destinations for 2012

Milford Sound, New Zealand

It’s that time of year, when major travel publications begin promoting lists of top destinations for the upcoming year.

Riel World photo – Penguins & sea lions in Argentina

Beagle Channel Argentina

Penguins and sea lions lounge on an island in the Beagle Channel off the southern tip of South America, near Ushuaia, Argentina.

The humor of badly translated signs

lonely planet - take_luggage

If you’ve traveled, then you’ve likely stumbled across a badly translated sign that caused you to do a double take or even to burst out laughing. Lonely Planet recently had a Lost in Translation photo contest about these signs and the results are hilarious.

Riel World photo – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Balloons take to the sky at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Literary pilgrimages

Shakespeare and Company bookshop

If you’re a traveler who loves books and reading, there are any number of sites to add to your list of dream destinations. Along those lines, BootsnAll recently suggested nine intriguing destinations for lovers of Western literature.

10 best ruins – famous and not-so-famous

Mesa Verde

Yahoo! Travel recently compiled a list of 10 of the best ruins around the world and it included some of the usual suspects, but also a few sites that are stunning in their own right but not quite as well known.

Pink flamingos in Kenya

Lake Nakuru flamingos

We stood there for long minutes on the edge of the lake, thousands of pink flamingos forming a dreamlike picture in front of us, and we breathed in the sweet smell of rain on a warm African afternoon.

Riel World photo – Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake

A view of Hoan Kiem Lake, a peaceful oasis in the middle of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Best vampire-spotting locations

Bran Castle

With Halloween around the corner, now is a great time to consider some of the world’s best vampire-spotting locations. Here are a few choice destinations from a recent Lonely Planet article.