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Cusco and the Sacred Valley

PERU | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [806]

Cusco is a pretty amazing city. The outskirts of the town rise up steep mountain slopes, cobblestone roads and Inca stone walls snake through the interior of the city, and tiny red mud-brick houses tower above the city center. Poverty abounds and ... Read more >

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Happy Halloween in Ecuador

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Views [4196]

We learned from the hotel manager today that the President of Ecuador doesn't want people celebrating Halloween, so while there used to be big festivities in the city, they've now been banned.  The "New Town" part of the city has been famous ... Read more >

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Quito: Old City Charm

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [741]

We awake to a clear, crisp spring day. Quito is surrounded by mountains, volcanic slopes and rolling hills. Quito's Old Town is classified as a World Heritage site, and walking the streets we can understand why; beautifully maintained and restored ... Read more >

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The Panama Canal: An Engineering Marvel

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Views [1812]

A trip to Panama would not be complete without a trip to see the all important Panama Canal. I was prepared for a boring walk along a fenced off area, viewing big container ships move through a narrow passage way of water.  We were both blown away with ... Read more >

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Chichi Market Day

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Views [784]

Brilliant colors abound everywhere, the streets are crawling with woven textiles, leather, produce and a ton of interesting handicrafts from traditional clothing, to carved masks, to dolls to musical instruments.  There's a small white church at the far ... Read more >

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Dog Bowls For Hats?

SPAIN | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | Views [646]

We’ve been to Madrid several times over the past years, so our days here we spend wandering the streets, on breaks from our administrative chores that keep us cooped up in our guest house - the Gran Duque. However, on todays exercise break through ... Read more >

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The Grand Finale: The Great Pyramid

EGYPT | Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | Views [3174]

We'd always dreamed of one day traveling to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, but never thought we'd get the chance.  We actually decided to come to Egypt on an invitation from my friend Kim, when we realized we could add the flight into our One World ... Read more >

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Karnak at Sunrise and The Valley of the Kings

EGYPT | Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [1112]

"Are we at the temple yet?" A common question we seem to ask ourselves during our daily temple finding missions. In Egypt there doesn't seem to be great sign-age for major attractions. We leave our hotel at 6:00 a.m. to catch Karnak ... Read more >

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The Real Luxor; We're Not in Vegas

EGYPT | Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [847]

We arrive at 1:30 a.m., south of Cairo, about half way down Egypt's Nile, to the famed city of Luxor.  Exhausted, we check into our budget hotel and crash out, awakening to the beeping of Darrin's watch alarm.  It's 10:00 a.m., just 30 minutes before ... Read more >

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Real Security or Just Optics?

EGYPT | Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [631]

There's something to be said for feeling safer in countries that have seen their share of security breaches and terrorist attacks.  Looking around the streets of Egypt, in any city, there are regular police, undercover police and tourist police all ... Read more >

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Shock: Transitioning Back to the Western World

FINLAND | Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [953]

Helsinki was not always on our list of dream places to travel in the world.  We chose it because it was Darrin's "suicide pick" several years ago, when I posed the question to him, "Where would you go if you lost your job and got a ... Read more >

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Someone Please Silence the Kem Man

VIETNAM | Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 | Views [1050]

Hanoi is full of sounds, the streets are humming at a very early hour of the morning.  Communist propaganda blares from the megaphones strapped atop telephone poles.  It starts with singing and changing at 6:00 a.m.  The megaphone is prominently ... Read more >

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Sights & Scenes of Hoi An

VIETNAM | Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Views [910]

Hoi An is a quaint, colorful town, full of character, culture and atmosphere.  Walking through the streets we find ourselves in a swirl of brilliant colors.  Vietnamese silk lanterns hang from shop windows and decorate the exterior of buildings.  Their ... Read more >

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Good Morning Vietnam!

VIETNAM | Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | Views [1118]

Saigon, renamed Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) after the fall of South Vietnam to North Vietnam in 1975, was named after "Uncle Ho" (Ho Chi Minh) as the locals refer to him.  HCMC is a big city, compared to many we've recently visited.  It's surprisingly ... Read more >

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Familiar Sights from Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | Views [953]

We're enjoying our second pass through Phnom Penh.  We've chosen to stay near the riverside this time, and the city is a buzz with activity.  Ornate wats rise through the city, surrounded by parks and circled by monks clad in orange robes.  Groups of ... Read more >

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One Night In Vientiane

LAOS | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [1106]

We took the early morning mini-van out of Vang Viene, to continue down Route 13 to Vientiane. True to form - transportation in Laos - it took them an hour to move through the small town to pick up passengers, and then once we were 10 minutes out of ... Read more >

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World Peace Pagoda

NEPAL | Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | Views [1174]

We did our pre-trek training- a whole 2 hour trek up and down a steep hill to the World Peace Pagoda which was constructed by Buddhist monks form the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji. We hired a canoe with a 'rower/driver' for 500 NPR, and he paddled us across ... Read more >

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Indian Signage

INDIA | Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | Views [752]

We have found hours of entertainment in observing and reading signage posted around India.   We toured through a museum today in Mysore where someone had gone crazy with a label maker on all the objects on display.   They were labeled with ... Read more >

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Works of Art

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Views [759]

Our stay in Hassan was just a quick overnight, as it’s a great hub to see the temples at Halebid and Belur.   These Hoysala temples are supposedly the pinnacles of artistic temple architecture during one of the most artistically interesting ... Read more >

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World Heritage Experience: Hampi

INDIA | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | Views [761]

Loaded up with Imodium, I’m armed and ready for today’s full day exploration of the Vijayanagar ruins, formerly the capital of the largest Hindu empire in India; which are classified as a World Heritage Site.   We hired a guide for 500rs for the day, ... Read more >

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