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Festival Dance

Good timing in Puno, Peru! By chance, I happened upon a lively and colorful church festival. It was mid morning and I was walking around the town center once more, before moving on to a new destination.   From the

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Vietnamese Boats

Vietnam is sprawled out like an elongated letter S along the ocean.  The land is mostly multi-hued green. The people are gracious even if your Vietnamese is less than proficient. It is a travel destination bound to leave most with

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Homemade Islands

In the Andes, stretching out between the land of Bolivia and Peru is Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest lake.  On Lake Titicaca, the Uros people make their islands by layering Totoro Reeds.  They weave the reads together and pile them

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Mostrar

Mostrar is a city in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Mostrar, I walked by many building frames that had been hollowed out in a 1993 attack during Yugoslavia’s civil war.  One had a sign warning of danger if

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Kayakoy

Kayakoy, Turkey. In the green hills by the sea, you can walk to the shell of what once was a church. Why was it abandoned? The surrounding ancient stone houses too seemed devoid of life, save an occasional roaming turtle. This

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