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Durable Backpacks Are Designed to Break

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Our durable, small backpack that had served for a decade got stolen in Spain. It was made in Finland and available only there. We tried a bunch of other small rucksacks that all broke in 2-4 months and as they were made of polyester fabric, they could not be fixed. Finally in Borneo we received visitors from Finland who brought us a new backpack from Finland, the same Savotta 123 that got stolen in Spain. However, meanwhile the manufacturer, Savotta, had updated their model that was originally introduced in 1950s. Those updates proved to be less than desirable at least for our needs.

New York City Hike: Brooklyn-Manhattan-Central Park

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Work Exchange in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Work exchange has provided us an inexpensive and a fun way to travel and see new places, and it interrupts our usual travel routine for a while. We spent June-July in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica making a commercial film and a website for a local hostel. The surroundings were awesome: the beautiful beach of Playa Espadilla and the super green, hilly jungle around us, and all this for minimal costs.

Twitter and Facebook as Travel Marketing Tools

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How to use Twitter as a marketing tool for websites? Let's start with basic vocabulary: tweet is like a text message with 140 character size limit, tweets can contain links and images retweet or RT works just like forwarding an email except you can’t edit retweeted messages hashtag is a string that begins with hash sign (#) and hashtags can be used for searching tweets bot is a program or script that automatically sends tweets or/and retweets posts, can also manage following and unfollowing people, and react to tweets sent by others #ttot means Travel Talk On Twitter, mostly travel related spam. There are basically two kinds of tweets: Retweets of the old tweets of others for receiving reciprocal retweets Advertisement of own blog posts. For example: 6.94 ABSOLUTELY Vital Travel Tips http://www… via @blahblahblah#ttot#oldpost Tweets are not for initiating a real discussion. Most tweets appear to be written by bots, and unfortunately majority of the followers you will attract are…

Top 100 Travel Websites in the World

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