Turpan and the Bezeklik Caves
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  Legend has it that it never rains in Turpan in summertime. And yet, the courtyard of the Silk Road Lodges was sodden when we left our oriental-style room.   Oh yes! Finally, a few drops to cool down a … Read More

Unforgettable Experiences in Bolivia
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  Not so long ago, as we were putting together our itinerary for Peru, I received an email from Kerstin’s great aunt. The lady is in her 70s, but keeps roaming the world despite the many illnesses she has. And … Read More

Traveling along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan
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In Yunnan, girls wear flowers in all four seasons. And toes are exposed all year round.   These are two of the famous Eighteen Oddities of Yunnan Province. Located in southwestern China at an average altitude of 1,900 meters above … Read More

Peace and Quiet at Orval Abbey, Belgium
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It’s very typical in Belgium: the road splits in two and there’s no sign where each path leads to. Kerstin slowed down her car. Which way? she asked. The one on the left would take us back to where we … Read More

Exploring St. Augustine, Florida
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  Remember to drink a cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice at the welcome center when you drive into Florida! My big sis insisted as if it were the best fresh orange juice ever. After all, she lived in Florida in the … Read More

20 Best Places to Visit in Greece
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  We were sitting in a vegan restaurant in Cusco, chatting with a lovely Greek couple whom we met on Taquile island the previous week. So what is your favorite country? they asked. It took me less than a second to … Read More

Exploring Peru: Our 18 Greatest Experiences
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A prophet once said “Don’t tell me what a man says, don’t tell me what a man knows. Tell me where he’s traveled” I wonder about that, do we get smarter, more enlightenment as we travel? Does travel bring wisdom? … Read More

20 Things to do in Dublin other than drinking
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  With over 700 pubs, you can’t possible visit Dublin and NOT drink a whiskey or a Guinness beer or an Irish coffee… or all of them! This is what everyone said when I told them that I’ll have to … Read More

Walking through the Clouds in Machu Picchu
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  Oh ladies, it is really bad that it’s raining so much in Machu Picchu today! Normally, from here you have a fantastic view of the sacred peaks! Our guide seemed to be even sorrier than us that it was raining … Read More

10 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in China
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  When I was a kid, I loved Chinese landscape paintings. I could spend hours examining the few reproductions that my parents had at home. One day I was told that they depicted the Karst Mountains of Guilin. Ever since … Read More

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