Thursday, 31 May 2012

Esmat Zeerak of Kabul, AFGHANISTAN

12. Featured Traveller 
(Kabul, Afghanistan)
                                
Esmat Zeerak
Student 
Writer/Blogger
Traveller
a.k.a. Dr. Esmat

"My big dream is to have an online presence someday....and now it is becoming a reality!"  
A Kid With Great Ambition 
As this page is designed to blog about the travel experiences of its readers, friends, friends of friends, and anyone who wants to share their passion, it has been the author's goal to write and feature travellers from different countries all over the globe ~ there is no restrictions as to the destinations. Any travel that a writer is comfortable to write about will be published. This weblog tend to build a lasting relationship with travellers and travel writers, both new and experienced alike.
  
Having said this, it is a pleasure to introduce to you a very ambitious teenager who hails from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by the name of Esmat a.k.a. Dr. Esmat.  His story on how he was called a doctor by almost everyone in his community will be revealed at the later part of his story.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Rome ~ "Must-See" Places and Things You Should Remember

I consider my trip to Rome as one of the greatest accomplishments. It is so attractive that I had to stay a little over 3 days in this historical city alone. Am not into museums but I did enjoy as I cannot stop admiring its stunning art and architectureTravelling to a new destination is always fun and exciting as you explore new cities, visit new enthralling sites and eat delectable local cuisines. 

Colosseum  in Rome
As soon as we set foot in the hotel, we were given maps and brochures and the most needed tips that is truly helpful especially if it comes from the local people. This is why we decided to explore the city on our own. It is easy to move around.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Bojo Macaraig of Quezon City, PHILIPPINES


11. Featured Traveller 

Bojo Macaraig 
Accountant : Traveller




(Quezon City, Philippines)

                               
"Explore a country on your own for a more exciting and challenging travel."  

Visa: Limang Taon Na Paglalakbay 
    (Five Years of Travelling)

Hello, I'm Bojo and I am a traveller, quite a traveller I should say.  To see the world is everyone's desire and I have started travelling to other countries a couple of years ago, to beautiful destinations that I want to explore.  My passion started when my friend Arlene Quindoza introduced me from one traveller to another until we are able to form a group of four with Glen Gallardo and Emma Padios who is a travel guru being the owner/manager of the City Light Travel and Tours, Inc. They all play an important role in introducing me to the world of travels, and eventually became my travel buddies.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Plane crashes in Himalayas in northern Nepal

Plane crashes in Himalayas in northern Nepal, killing 15 and injuring 6

Photo courtesy of AFP
A plane crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas while trying to land at an airport in northern Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people and injuring six, some critically.

It was carrying two pilots and a flight attendant — all Nepalese — along with 16 Indians and two Danish citizens, both of whom survived, officials said.

Television footage showed the Danes being taken inside a hospital in the nearby city of Pokhara, the man being led on foot and the woman crying in pain as she was carried on a stretcher.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award



and the award goes to.......
www.fromatravellersdesk.com


It is an honour to be nominated and awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by fellow bloggers.  My sincerest thanks goes to International Couples who selected and awarded the title to this blogger. It's my first! Thanks Tony for the recognition.



From A Traveller's Desk got the award out of the seven (7) nominations.  I browsed all the other six (blogs) and found equally smart and well-written.  You may want to check them too as I consider all of them winners in their own right.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Nelieta Mishchenko of Cordoba, ARGENTINA



10. Featured Traveller

  
 Nelieta Mishchenko
Hostel Owner
Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Cordoba, ARGENTINA


"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things"

Words from the Publisher:
I had the chance to interview a very interesting person known by her nickname Neliets.  She is our traveller from Argentina who hails from Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, a town located on the banks of Santa Rosa River in the Calamuchita Valley.

Neliets love to travel and take photos.  She enjoys photography so much that at times she sits on a bench and watch the world go by.  "Aside from travelling, this is one way of taking a break from my work in the hostel which is rough and too busy most of the time", she quips. "Owning and managing a business like a hostel is not that easy to pack up and go", she added.