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Tsingy de Bemaraha

In the northwest corner of Madagascar is Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. On a Day Trip, I set out for a hike in a harness, ready to use for climbing. That was exciting in and of itself. There was a

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On a meandering journey in Germany, I traveled to the Town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bamberg is one of the touted medieval towns in Bavaria, and one of the better ones.  Starting from the train station, there

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Tuol Sleng

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former Security Office 21 in “Democratic Kampuchea,” an  interrogation center created by Pol Pot (Saloth Sâr) in 1975. In April 1975, the Khmer Rouge led a victorious attack on

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is a car ride or a subway ride from Washington DC. It is across the Potomac River from DC. A National Cemetery since 1864, its original purpose was to provide a decent burial for soldiers whose families

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Chitwan National Park

Nepal. Each year at Chitwan National Park, there is a 10-day interval during which villagers can enter the National Park and cut elephant grass, pick mushrooms, and otherwise take advantage of its natural resources from which they are barred during

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