About Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented communities. Introduction Founded in 2004 by a group of pioneering international bloggers, Global Voices aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore. However, over the years it became increasingly clear that certain regions, languages, and demographics were better represented in the online global conversation than others. The bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters featured on Global Voices tended to be urban, middle-class, and well-educated. Micro-Grant Competition Every six months Rising Voices organizes a micro-grant competition, which awards five grants of US$1,000 to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Outreach Curriculum Get Involved About Us Past Staff Contact Us
The Alamo Home / Features & Resources / Cultural Notes / Topic Most of our cultural notes include audio. A few are abbreviated and do not have audio. The Alamo The building known as "the Alamo" may be named for the grove of cottonwood trees in which it stands. El Álamo El edificio conocido como "El Álamo," llamado por el bosquecillo de árboles de algodón en donde se levanta, fue la capilla de la Misión San Antonio de Valero, fundada en 1716. Comprensión ¿De dónde viene el nombre de El Álamo? Johnny Vagabond | Traveling Cheap, Taking Pics, and Telling Lies Sustainable Travel and the Social Revolution - Travel Massive Blog In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures from his apartment by maxing out two credit cards when no bank would give him a loan to start his business. At Travel Massive’s pre-ITB party on March 3rd, G Adventures will be giving away copies of his story “Looptail”. Here’s a glimpse of his book where he talks about creating a sustainable travel company and his insight on a new social revolution. The travel and tourism world looked very different 24 years ago. I saw a gap in the market for people who wanted to travel, but not in large packs or on packaged holidays, nor alone as independent backpackers. With G Adventures I have created a sustainable travel experience for travellers as well as a business model founded on freedom and happiness. At G Adventures we have actively embraced the social revolution to become a social enterprise, but all businesses now have the opportunity to connect with their customers in new ways, creating a unique connection that previously could not be achieved.
All About Turkey BootsnAll Travel Network :: Travel Community, Travel Stories, Cheap Tickets, Youth Hostels and all your travel needs Travel Myths - Latin American Destinations Before budget travelers can be sold on the merits of visiting Latin American destinations, the issue of crime must be addressed. Unfortunately, a certain percentage of would-be travelers to these value-packed locations won't even consider a trip because they've heard crime is out of control and that tourists are frequent targets. Clearly, there are areas that present significant danger. For example, the rain forests of Panama's Darién Gap region near the Colombian border are not safe to explore without an expert guide. Large sections of the coastal city of Colón are not safe for walking, day or night. Do these concerns make it unsafe to visit Panama? Throughout Mexico, Central America and South America, it pays to take a few precautions. That list of precautions applies to anywhere in the world, not just Latin America.
Uncornered Market - measuring the Earth with our feet... Faces Tell Stories | GMB AKASH “Among all – Human faces are most attractive to me. Every face has a story. We as photographers reveal that undiscovered story through our lens. Faces tell stories, tell the situation of the person, and tell the story of the place the person lives in. Wherever I go somewhere I always come across to faces those are different and eventually try to find characteristic of the community; every place has its own perception, story of smell, a person bears these things in his/her appeal. I search for story behind the face, so faces are incredible to me. - Gmb Akash I search for getting an interesting character, a face that is unusual. For me light is the most important element for getting an excellent portrait. Technically I use 35mm (f 1.4), 24-70 mm (2.8) lenses. I have strong affection for color. I try to use very simple background while I am taking close up portrait, so that the background might not disturb the subject and I try to use lot of – window soft light. – Gmb Akash Like this:
Prague The Prague Astronomical Clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. Prague (/ˈprɑːɡ/; Czech: Praha pronounced [ˈpraɦa] ( )) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. History Early history A view of one of the bridge towers of the Charles Bridge
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