Weekly Web Wanders – 17/09/2012

I’ve been cooped up in the house for the last little while working on my dissertation. My day’s are filled mostly with reading and writing, interspersed with lots of procrastination, meals, and trips to the swimming pool. In two weeks we leave for a trip back to Canada, and neither of us can wait! Canadian Thanksgiving, here we come! I’m gonna wear me some buffet pants and stuff myself silly with pumpkin pie. Isn’t that  a pretty picture?

It’s been a while, but here’s another instalment of Web Wanders – a (somewhat) regular feature on the blog showcasing some of my favourite stories from around the web.

Have a great story yourself? Add it to the comments below!

100 Little Things Travel Has Taught Me – Travelettes

Travelettes is a great site, focussing on the trials and tribulations of travelling as a woman. This particular story by Kyra from San Fran pretty much sums up everything I love, loathe, and have learned from travelling over the years. The experiences that teach you the most while on the road aren’t always good or fun but it’s all worth it in the end.

Road Trips: Look out the freaking window – Over Yonderlust

Oh, the road trip. *sigh* I love a good road trip – shoes off, music on, and Twizzlers for everyone! I love just leaning back with my feet on the dashboard (when I’m not driving, of course) and watching the world go by. The photos in this story by Erica on Over Yonderlust remind me of every North American road trip I’ve ever taken – giant roadside statues, sunsets over vast farm fields, and highways that go on forever. There’s nothing like a cross-country road trip.

How to Travel ‘Gangnam Style’ – NBC News

Yup, I’ve jumped on the train – the crazy Psy train to Gangnam. This K-pop sensation has been sweeping the world, and who am I to argue with the nearly 195 million people who have watched this video on YouTube over the past 2 months. It’s infuriatingly catchy and I’m a complete sucker for a dance trend. Watch out Chester, I’m bound to break this puppy out sooner or later.

This is, however, more than just a pop song, it has started a travel trend. Just like billions of other people I had never heard of Gangnam before I heard this song, but this Seoul district is now facing a tidal wave of interest based entirely on a song. The funny thing is that the song is actually taking the piss out of this wealthy area, known as the Beverly Hills of Seoul. I guess it’s true – There is no such thing as bad publicity.

I leave you with the Gangnam Style video – I defy you not to enjoy it.

It’s impossible.

Image via – FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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