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Nazca Lines

The striking miners had blocked the roads with rocks so that I was heading further away from where I wanted to be! Two days later, the miners’ strike (paro) ended. They seemed happy, parading down the street, cheering and holding banners.

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Jantar Mantar

In the Indian State of Rajasthan, sets the Amber Palace next to the City of Jaipur.   In the 1700s, a local prince constructed this palace with huge architectural astronomical instruments, referred to as the Jantar Mantar. According to Wikipedia, it

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Sable Island

Cape Sable Island is the southernmost tip of Nova Scotia. Patiently, I waited for the fog to lift to see Nova Scotia’s tallest lighthouse.  It is the third tallest in Canada at 101 feet. There was a big shipwreck here

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Morin Khuur

Mongolia A Morin Khuur is a two-stringed instrument played upright on your lap with a bow of stallion hair.  This one is resting on a peg inside a yurt. It was played in the evening at nomadic structures in the

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Taj Mahal

Agra.  I remember bicycling in the early morning hours to reach the Taj Mahal at dawn. To me, it was very beautiful and quintessential India. In the mid 1600s, the white marble monument was built as a tomb for Shah

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