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SWOPA

Ghana.  In the Town of Sirigu, you can visit SWOPA to see the traditional exterior wall painting done by women. This women’s art collective, SWOPA, keeps the tradition alive. Sirigu is in the north of Ghana.  Each home in this

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Jerash

In Jordan, in the Gilead Hills, aside of the modern city now called Jerash, lie the ruins of the ancient city of Gerasa.  First founded by Alexander the Great in 300s B.C, but then Pompeii conquered Gerasa for Rome around

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Teshie Coffins

Ghana.  In the Town of Teshie are celebrated coffin makers.  They will carve a coffin in whatever shape you like (planes, cars, lions, etc.).   This was a novel idea for me. What shape would I want for my coffin?

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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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