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Tikal

from Chapter 5:  Maya Moment “At Tikal, I shook with fear walking up the Temple steps. The goal was to watch the sunset from the top and then get back down to the ground before dark.  To add to my frustration,

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Baobab Alley

In the center of the western shores of Madagascar is the Menabe Region, where you are apt to sporadically find Baobab trees. (This was amidst an ongoing educational campaign to stop using these trees for firewood and to remember they

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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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