Eclectic Curiosity


Posted on June 16th, 2002, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

As far as mind-expanding pursuits go, travel is right up there with learning a new language. And while relaxing on the beach can make a pleasant vacation the real fun is in exploring new worlds and learning about foreign cultures. That is the goal of cultural tourism (a burgeoning global industry): to take you off the beaten path to discover the real inner workings of a different society and culture.

Established in 2543 (no kidding!), Smiling Albino is a small group of Cultural Travel Enthusiasts inhabiting Thailand. They are known for bringing people out of their comfort zone and engaging them in experiential, life-changing adventures. (It’s true, I’m biased. I did the “Full Albino” with these guys last August and it was a fascinating, unforgettable experience.) Thailand is truly a land of juxtaposition – with majestic temples next to crazy night clubs, urban chaos and peaceful countryside, traditional Eastern values mingling with modern Western commercialism. And the food!…





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