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!…

Leave a Reply

Latest Posts

Interviews, perspectives, miscellany, and archival posts.

Addressing Unemployment with Social Innovation

Below you can see two shocking statistics about (un)employment, as well as youth.

The world needs to create more than 500 million...


Welcome to the new Creative Generalist.

This is the CG’s third and largest redesign – a full overhaul – since starting up back in spring...