Saturday, November 27, 2010

Iguazu or Vic Falls?

Two posts back, I linked to AirTreks Travel Blog when I wrote about their article "Doing Difficult Trips - It's All a Matter of Perspective."

The wonderful thing about the age of new media means that the photographer of the photograph that goes along with the article, of Iguazu, commented on my blog saying he preferred the falls, which located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, over Victoria Falls.

So I thought I'd put it to the test! Here are both of SF Brit's photos of both of the magnificent waterfalls, so you can decide for yourself!

Which one do you like more?


My new favourite guy

With my latest adventure (the possibility of seeing Egypt) being squashed by me hosting an international visitor myself in the next two weeks, I've been living vicariously through my new favourite person.

Backpack with Brock has taken over my Google Reader and become my new favourite person to follow. Traveling through Europe (for the moment), Brock is a Canadian backpacker who gives traveling tips through vlogging. He's personable, funny, and he gives great advice.

It's incredible how some people have been able to fund their entire trips by setting up personal websites. Although not always as visibly appealing as some independently-run blogs, mostly because of the added distraction of advertisements, they're a great resource for learning about traveling and backpacking from a reliable source in the field.

Finding those reliable sources can be hard. I've mostly taken to Twitter, following companies like Lonely Planet as they link out to other independent travelers. I stumbled upon this gem of the Top 25 Most Inspiring Travel Bloggers in 2010, which has given me plenty of reading material. The website As We Travel isn't half bad either.

Happy reading!