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Travel

On Virtual Experience Halcyon In Kal… 10 April 2016

Imagine anyone being able to travel virtually anywhere...such as along the Trans Siberian Railway.  No substitute for the original, certainly, but perhaps a relatively green way nonetheless of democratising curiosity.

Halcyon Travel Headlines Halcyon Identifies 13 October 2014

Halcyon curates the most significant travel-related content from carefully selected, top quality sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with travel-related challenges.

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Being cut loose from the habitual is the essential gift of travel, as uncomfortable as it may be psychogically fruitful. Christianity once took our feelings of dislocation and placed them at the heart of a thesis as to the spiritual benefit of pilgrimages. Without accepting the church's analysis, we may nevertheless be inspired by its approach to the value of feeling like a lonely outsider. As much as any destination, it is isolated periods in untried hotel rooms, in paleozoic canyons, in disintegrating palaces and empty service station restaurants that facilitate an underlying psychological or spiritual point of our journeys - Alain de Botton http://theschooloflife.typepad.com/the_school_of_life/2010/06/alain-de-…

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On Detours Halcyon In Kal… 5 May 2013

"The really happy man is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour." - Anon

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Imagining touring the Amazon virtually Halcyon Imagines 22 March 2012

Google Maps with Street View now allows you to "visit" parts of the Amazon Basin including the Rio Negro tributary and the surrounding communities.

Halcyon Highlights no.1 Halcyon Identifies 14 October 2011

Halcyon Highlights is a bi-weekly round-up of some of the most compelling trends that we have spotted over the past fortnight.  + , - or = indicate whether we consider each trend/development to prove mainly positive, negative or neutral/too early to judge...

Impact of actively trying to make a difference Halcyon Impacts 10 May 2011

Leading economist and activist Jeffrey Sachs believes that there are many practical things individuals can do to make a positive difference in the world.

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When I travel I spend the majority of my time quietly observing the different environments and the way the ordinary people in any place go about their everyday lives. I'm constantly on the lookout for what they do that is different and what they do that is the same. I try to have as many conversations as I can with different people contrasting my way of life and backround with theirs and comparing our different cultures, economies and philosophies. I am always amazed at how ready and willing people are to share their experience with me and how unique and interesting we all are - Oxford Muse, 2005

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Traveling through the world produces a marvelous clarity in the judgment of men. We are all of us confined and enclosed within ourselves, and see no farther than the end of our nose. This great world is a mirror where we must see ourselves in order to know ourselves. There are so many different tempers, so many different points of view, judgments, opinions, laws and customs to teach us to judge wisely on our own, and to teach our judgment to recognise its imperfection and natural weakness - Michel de Montaigne

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Travel wakes me up when life seems dull and boring, when I've run out of things to say to friends, when I feel trapped in an unchanging routine, when conversations revolve around impossible problems, ailments, how things were so much better when ..., when I'm pissed off and fed up and in danger of making my friends feel the same - Oxford Muse, 2005

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