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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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travel to the bay of bengal
November 26, 2018
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The Sunderbans - A Note From Rich Pagen

"I invite you to join me on an exciting journey through the northern Bay of Bengal, traveling from India to Bangladesh and finally Myanmar. In addition to the transect of diverse cultures we will be immersing ourselves in, I am particularly excited to spend three days visiting and exploring the largest...

Oberammergau Bavaria Germany
October 29, 2018
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The life and death of Jesus Christ – the religious leader who was said to be born of a virgin, performed miracles throughout his life, and whom the Romans ultimately crucified for his beliefs – is one of the world’s most widely known stories.

Jesus of Nazareth became the central figure of Christianity, in which he is believed to have been the long-awaited Messiah (Christ) that the Old Testament had prophesied. After his tragic, untimely death, his spiritually driven life inspired...

Is Myanmar safe for travel?
October 26, 2018
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A Balanced Look at the Realities of Traveling to Myanmar

 

Located east of India in Southern Asia, Myanmar was isolated from the rest of the world for more than half a century. Ruled by a brutal military dictatorship, its borders were permanently closed, and the country was traumatized by one of the longest-running civil wars in modern history. 

In 2011, Myanmar (which was formerly known as Burma) fully embraced democracy. Its borders were...

Transportation in Japan
October 16, 2018
Blog Post

Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, superb service, and the large numbers of people using it.

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Things To Do In Japan
October 16, 2018
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With all the contrasts of this complex culture, what should you see and do on your trip to Japan?

Here are a few places we recommend for first-time travelers.

Tokyo

Meiji Shrine (Tokyo) - Located in the Shibuya neighborhood, the Meiji Shrine honors the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji (Japan’s 122nd emperor, who opened Japan to the west...

Food and Wine in The Iberian Peninsula
October 15, 2018
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Sights, Sounds, and Flavors of The Iberian Penninsula

The Iberian Peninsula includes Spain and Portugal, two of the most dynamic countries in Europe. There, centuries of conquests, migrations, and trade have created a cultural diversity like few other places on the continent.

From foggy, rain-swept, and bagpipe-playing Galicia in Northern Spain to steamy Andalucia in the South (where the traces of centuries of Arab domination are still present in...

The Bay of Bengal: India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar
September 27, 2018
Blog Post

It’s the largest bay in the world, and at its widest stretches some 1,000 miles, from Myanmar in the east to India in the west. Maritime traders and migrants created a colorful tapestry of cultures. Rivers, including the sacred Ganges and legendary Irrawaddy, empty into the bay and create dramatic landscapes and wildlife habitats for migratory birds and even swimming tigers. With ports of call ranging from remote villages and nature reserves to bustling cities and vast Buddhist ruins,...

Path of the Vikings
September 13, 2018
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Along with the Spartans of ancient Greece, the Samurai warrior caste of Japan, and the Zulus of southern Africa, the Vikings of Scandinavia are widely regarded as one of history’s greatest warrior cultures.

The Viking era has been a staple fodder of popular culture for decades, from films (How to Train Your Dragon, Outlander, Valhalla Rising) and...

top things to do in Japan
July 24, 2018
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Living in Japan, I learned that the country is an intriguing place that’s full of rich contrasts.

Ancient buildings coexist alongside emerging technologies. There’s delicious traditional cuisine and more modern, adventurous snacks. You can explore rural lands where things are done as they always have been, and cities that are rife with change, urban sophistication, and a passion for kawaii (cute).

With all the contrasts of this complex culture...

Antarctic Cruise
July 18, 2018
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Antarctica is a dream destination that tops the bucket list of nearly every nature-loving traveler. A truly off-the-beaten-path adventure, an Antarctic cruise offers an extraordinary chance to explore one of the world’s last truly pristine ecosystems.

This opportunity has become even more precious in recent years, as the southernmost continent has become increasingly vulnerable to the catastrophic effects of climate change. There was a time when people who dreamed of cruising to...

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