Through New Eyes »

This section of perpetualexplorer.com looks at world traditions, famous world sites, and tourist destinations from a different perspective.



Mount Fuji: Love For A Mountain

Mount Fuji: Love For A Mountain

Anitha Aravind February 24, 2014

Mount Fuji, Japan “There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit – love.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba Through history, people have worshiped and revered different forms

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 5: A Visit to San Pedro de Atacama

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 5: A Visit to San Pedro de Atacama

Maria Clark January 18, 2014

The Atacama Desert is the largest arid desert in the world. Tucked away in its vast valleys and dusty canyons is a small artisan village called San Pedro de Atacama I walked into this

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 4: Getting to the Salt Flats

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 4: Getting to the Salt Flats

Maria Clark December 11, 2013

The bus took off at night from busy smelly La Paz. This was going to be a 12 hour trip from the capital city in the northern part of Bolivia to the Uyuni salt

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 3: The Still of Lake Titicaca

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 3: The Still of Lake Titicaca

Maria Clark October 26, 2013

The bus took off early that morning, narrowly avoiding the cut off time for any sort of vehicular transportation. I had learned the night before that across all major cities in Bolivia, vehicles would

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Kyrgyzstan – A Hidden Gem Of Asia

Kyrgyzstan – A Hidden Gem Of Asia

Anitha Aravind October 23, 2013

I got my first introduction to Kyrgyzstan when I was working in a travel agency that specialized in film group bookings; Indian movie makers have a penchant for shooting song and dance sequences in

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 2: A Night in La Paz

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 2: A Night in La Paz

Maria Clark October 16, 2013

It had been 12 years since I’d been back to South America. I grew up there and in Indonesia. I was used to seeing dirty city streets, wild dogs roaming neighborhoods in gangs and

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A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 1: Salt Flats or Bust!

A Journey Through Bolivia, Part 1: Salt Flats or Bust!

Maria Clark October 1, 2013

I hit 30 this year and wanted more than anything to get out of the country for a little while. It had been years since the last time I really travelled anywhere special and

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Through New Eyes: The Golden Temple Of Amritsar

Through New Eyes: The Golden Temple Of Amritsar

Anitha Aravind June 25, 2013

The Golden Temple of Amritsar “Not another temple!” is how I reacted when my mother suggested visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar in North India for our holidays. There are so many temples in India

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Through New Eyes: Forbidden City Starbucks

Through New Eyes: Forbidden City Starbucks

Hannah Riley June 21, 2013

There isn’t a more ubiquitous symbol for Seattle than Starbucks’ smiling siren holding her tail, nestled in her green circle. Born and raised in Seattle, I’ve been around Starbucks coffee my entire life. And

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Through New Eyes: The Pyramids at Sunrise, Cairo

Through New Eyes: The Pyramids at Sunrise, Cairo

Maria Clark June 12, 2013

The whole trek through Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor was planned ahead of time. I was traveling with my mom and sister, and both felt more comfortable with a mapped out tour of these cities.

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