Destinations

Italy, a land of contrasts (Part 1)

I have always been fascinated by the macabre preservation of the Pompeians (in Pompeii). As a child my parents supplied me with endless books much like a National Geographic…

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115 Choices – So Little Time

(photo courtesy of Wiki Commons) The Republic of Seychelles is an island nation – 115 islands, to be exact.  It's an ideal spot to vacation, relax, and…

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Ten Tips when Travelling in Cambodia:

  Don’t be fooled There are all manner of scams that are regularly used to pull the wool over foreigner’s eyes (and the dollars from their wallets), especially…

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Blanca Blue

On a recent trip to Seattle, two friends took me out to the surrounding nature, to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Park.    Our goal of the day was enjoy a…

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How to get an apartment in NY

It’s pretty easy to find a room to rent in New York – most people use Craigs List. But to get your own apartment is harder. The subleases are expensive and to get…

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World’s Highest Railway

The Qingzang railway, also known at the Qinghai-Tibet railway, is the highest train in the world. It crosses the Tanggula Pass at 5,072 metres above sea level.  The…

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