Thanks, Tammy! We use a Nikon D7000 camera body, and this shot was taken with a Sigma 10-20mm wide-angle lens. As for unspoiled areas in Goa, we this spot was on Agonda beach, which we found to be extremely quiet, very clean and comfortable. It was one of our favorite spots in the south of India. If you head out that way, I'd really recommend looking into staying on Agonda Beach.
Thanks, Tammy! TEFL Certification is encouraged, but not required for this short-term type of placement. I will say that I'm glad I had taken the i-to-i TEFL courses, to be able to put together lesson plans for these little monks. It was a really great experience!
Thanks, Denise! It really was.
Thank you, Stu! We're so happy that we had the chance to get to know you a little bit while we were in New Zealand, and that you have now found us here. You really were a highlight of our trip and someone we will always remember. We hope our paths will across again on one of these 7 continents that you call home :)
Thanks for sharing, Geoff. To be clear, I could not agree more that Milford Sound and Fjordland National Park warrant several days, and I would first recommend to everyone to try to allow the extra time to explore those areas. The reality I found on my trip, however, was that dozens of other travelers only allowed enough time to get to Queenstown for 2-3 days, and they could not afford the time for anything other than the day trip to Milford Sound. For those facing this decision (as I was on this trip, unfortunately), I am encouraging them to at least do the day trip.
Thanks, Leah! Our drivers were telling us how lucky we were for the sunny, warm days we were experiencing on the South Island... I guess they were telling the truth :) Thanks for the compliments on the photo!
Elise, we're very happy to share your story and give other, like-minded people the chance to get know and follow you and Anthony. Keep on traveling and we'll be following :) Hoping our physical paths will cross sometime so we'll have the opportunity to meet you two in person!
Thanks, Ryan. We felt we could have used this type of info before we got there, so hopefully it will be of use to someone in the community!
Thank you so much, Leah! We may just take you up on that! :)
We'll be following you in 2012 as well!