Byteful Travel Blog Carnival #19

Byteful Travel Blog Carnival #19 – 2013 August

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Hello and welcome to the Byteful Travel Blog Carnival. I’d like to thank Andrew at Byteful Travel for allowing me to host another edition of the carnival. I’ve been a big fan and have always enjoyed participating in them. If you’re new to blog carnivals, they’re a smart way to discover new writers that you wouldn’t normally come across.

If one of your articles is in this month’s edition, be sure to share it with your social media. Tweeting, Stumbling, or Liking this will help spread the word and multiplies the reach of this blog carnival, which in turn helps more people discover your article and site.

So, let’s get started, here’s the 19th edition of the carnival!


Travel Destinations

Sheila A. Scarborough presents: Hidden Civil War: long-forgotten Camp Ford
posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying,

quote Under the heading of “who knew?” Civil War history – the Confederacy’s largest POW (Prisoner of War) camp for captured Union soldiers west of the Mississippi River was Camp Ford, tucked deep into the woods of East Texas just outside of Tyler.

Cerise presents 8 Things to See in Beijing You Won’t Want to Miss posted at The Beijing Apartment Blog, saying,

quote No trip to the Orient is complete without a stop through some of Beijing’s world famous monuments. The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and more await – and when the day’s over and your feet are tired, enjoy traditional Chinese opera at the National Grand Theatre, and mouth-watering Peking duck at a restaurant dating back to the 1800s.

Dinoo Kelleghan presents Colombo Life posted at dinookelleghan, saying

quoteI’ve been living in Colombo, Sri Lanka, this year. This is a little story about a typical Colombo adventure.

Travel Photography

Crischo presents Tulum – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins posted at Amazing Temples and Pyramids, saying,

quoteTulum is a small but fast growing village 2 hours south of Cancun at the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s peninsula Yucatan.

Gadi and Tun presents Beautiful Istanbul – off-season visit posted at Being In Awe – dreaming and traveling together, saying,

quoteAt beginning of June 2013 the streets of Istanbul looked like the battlefield. That’s why it is important now to remind to ourselves how beautiful this city is, and we hope will still remain in the future. This article is a short recall of our off-season trip to Istanbul.


Pa Ul presents Hong Kong posted at Travel Blog of Pa Ul.

quotePa Ul is an emerging visual artist online who begun to rekindle his artistic path through social media.  Now, he is slowly progressing to be a nomadic trying to see places, meet people, experience culture and diversities, eat unique foods, and a lot more in his own simple ways at his own pace in time.

Rajiv Krishnaswamy presents The Cat Guardian of Phou Si posted at Feed Me Travel.

quote Luang Prabang on the banks of the Mekong in Laos is the kind of place that enchants anyone who happens to find themselves there. Between spectacular sunsets, many Buddhist Temples and sights, charming guesthouses and restaurants by the riverbanks and plentiful Beer Lao, it is not surprisingly an extremely popular destination these days.

Jenny presents Rouge Onions In The Mountains Of Guatemala posted at Tour in Tune, saying,

quote Bicycle touring in Guatemala: taking the dirt roads! If a lorry full of onions toppled down the mountainside near your village, wouldn’t you go and check it out?

Roving Jay presents Cultivating the Good Life, posted at Roving Jay.

quoteHe had a vision to create a plot full of fresh, home-grown produce to sustain his lifestyle. Now a year later … the hard work is paying off.

Jo Bryant presents New Zealand’s Christmas Tree posted at Chronicles of Illusions.

quote The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) has been known as New Zealand’s Christmas Tree since the 1800’s.

Travel Tips

Travelling Mudskippers presents Travel Lessons We’ve Learned (So Far) posted at the Travelling Mudskippers.

quoteToday we decided to venture away from our usual posts to focus on lessons we’ve learned so far about travel.  We are relative travel newbies so to our more travel-savvy readers, our lessons learned might still seem naive but hopefully this post will help other noobs avoid some of our pitfalls.

eemusings presents Four tips for travelling with your partner (or, how to not kill your travel buddy) posted at NZ Muse.

quoteTravelling with a partner is a double edged sword. Travelling alone means no compromising, but conversely, no one to share the experience with. Travelling with someone else flips that equation on its head – and sometimes that’s a real challenge.

That’s it for this edition of the Byteful Travel Blog Carnival. Thanks for everyone who submitted an entry and be sure to take a moment and share this with your social media.

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About the author


I write short stories, love to travel, install auto glass, and collect Beatles memorabilia.

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