Exploring Turkey

Exploring Turkey

Guest Post Turkey boasts a rich history with its Asian and European influences.  With First Choice you can enjoy these as well as the many beautiful beaches for a sun-soaked holiday.  However, there are many myths about Turkish culture, religion, traditions, food and nightlife. Let’s dispel them. Understanding culture, religion and traditions...
I'm moving to Cape Town, South Africa for the summer!!

I’m moving to Cape Town, South Africa for the summer!!

By Nicole Brewer Zo (as they say it here in Germany). Greetings globe-trotters! I’m Very excited to share with you all my Wonderful news.  As many of you know I’ve been awaiting to hear back about my joint MA program’s  Erasmus Mundus research stay for my third semester and it...
TBEX Dublin, Ireland sold me on travel blogger conferences!

TBEX Dublin, Ireland sold me on travel blogger conferences!

By Nicole Brewer One word, Awesomeness!! That just about sums up my experience on my latest globe-trot trip to Dublin Ireland! I’ve heard from previous bloggers abound that this was THE most amazing TBEX eveeeeer! Therefore, considering it was my first, I will be going back in the future to...
Exotic Zanzibar

Exotic Zanzibar

By Nicole Brewer One word, Africa.  As I planned this particular globe trot experience I was overcome with emotion every time I thought about hitting The continent for my first but not last time, God willing.  As an ESL teacher abroad I’ve been fortunate enough to partake in many travel...
Yeosu World Expo 2012

Yeosu World Expo 2012

By Nicole Brewer (featured in the June issue of Busan Haps)   I attended the opening day of the Yeosu World Expo which is set to run through Aug. 12th.  Yeosu is a port city in the South Jeolla Province and its 317 islands. This year’s Expo theme is “The...
In to India

In to India

By Nicole Brewer (as seen in Busan Haps magazine) JODHPUR, India – While I sat atop my beautifully adorned camel, the sun beamed down on my skin, a light breeze tickled at my hair and I began to feel a sense of ease on this animal I was once so...
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The Oman Readjustment period (reverse culture shock...to a culture not your own)??

The Oman Readjustment period (reverse culture shock…to a culture not your own)??

By Nicole Brewer Long time GTs (ie globe-trotters for the newbies)! It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to update you on the happenings of life back in the Middle East. It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, with this being the third country I’ve not only trotted to, but resided in after graduate school...
Whale-watching in Hermanus, South Africa!

Whale-watching in Hermanus, South Africa!

By Nicole Brewer The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least. I’ve gone from finishing up my research term in Cape Town to returning back to Oman and starting anew at my old college was once working for before returning to graduate school. It’s amazing how everything always works itself...
Cape Point, South Africa with Baz Bus tours

Cape Point, South Africa with Baz Bus tours

By Nicole Brewer Last weekend I managed to have such a fabulous time heading to Cape Point, the most south western point of all of Africa. I learned through a fellow globe-trotter about the option to travel throughout South Africa with Baz Bus tours, which was the most cost effective option I could find, at...
Globe-Trotter of the Month- Charles Phillips of Kuwait (by way of Texas)

Globe-Trotter of the Month- Charles Phillips of Kuwait (by way of Texas)

By Nicole Brewer Greetings GTs! It’s with great pleasure that I introduce you to our Globe-Trotter of the month Charles Phillips. He is a great friend, kind spirit and well-traveled globe-trotter from our iluv2globetrot travel community that is currently residing in Kuwait. I had the pleasure to meet him on a trot over to Oman...
South African Hip Hop Indaba 2014

South African Hip Hop Indaba 2014

By Nicole Brewer Hello there GTs! I hope my GTs back in the States are having an amazing Labor Day weekend and everyone else across the globe is enjoying their summer days (or winter for that matter for those below the equator like myself here in Cape Town).  Last night I had a Fantastic time...
The Majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa

The Majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa

By Nicole Brewer Greetings GTS! It’s absolutely amazing how fast time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe that as of this week I have been in Cape Town for 2 months with only another month to go before my research stay ends.  It has been incredible sightseeing, researching for my thesis and working...
Perspectives on Ferguson from an African American (well Black) expat

Perspectives on Ferguson from an African American (well Black) expat

By Nicole Brewer So if you’re like me, your social media, FB timelines and the like have been flooded with coverage about the current state affairs in “post racial” America, with images and articles regarding the #Ferguson Missouri death of teen Micheal Brown. There has been tear gas, riots, protest with none other than Jesse...
The Crypt Jazz Restaurant Review, Cape Town South Africa

The Crypt Jazz Restaurant Review, Cape Town South Africa

By Nicole Brewer Cape Town is such a dynamic city. From walking through movie sets at the Company Gardens, to visiting the prison cell of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, I’ve managed to see my fair share of the city. Recently I dined at the eclectic “The Crypt” jazz restaurant that is located beneath the St....
Globe-Trotter of the Month Taiwanda Bason of China!

Globe-Trotter of the Month Taiwanda Bason of China!

By Nicole Brewer Greetings GTs! Sorry for the delay as graduate school, the internship, etc have been keeping me super busy here in Cape Town. I’ve managed to get the details from your current GT of the month Taiwanda Bason, who is currently on break before her return back to China this fall! She is...
How did You spend Nelson Mandela Day? Footage of Desmond Tutu in Cape Town

How did You spend Nelson Mandela Day? Footage of Desmond Tutu in Cape Town

By Nicole Brewer It has been an incredible journey thus far residing in Cape Town, South Africa over the past few weeks.  It’s almost been an entire month that I’ve been here and it flew by at the blink of an eye! Just a couple of weeks ago I had the honor of visiting Robben...
Robben Island, South Africa Visit

Robben Island, South Africa Visit

By Nicole Brewer Greetings Globe-Trotters! It’s been a fantastic first couple of weeks here in Cape Town thus far. I’ve wrapped up the first days at my internship with the Sonke Gender Justice institute, have managed to register as an affiliated student at the University of the Western Cape, in addition to visiting the awe-inspiring...
First Impressions of Cape Town, South Africa

First Impressions of Cape Town, South Africa

By Nicole Brewer Sawubona! I hope all is well on your end of the globe GTs! I’ve been settling into Cape Town quite nicely over the past few days.  I pretty much hit the ground running after my initial day of recuperating from jet lag, you have to love the jetsetting lifestyle of globe-trotters ;-)....

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