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Silk Farm

Cambodia, 2010. At a silk farm. I took a free tour. We started by looking at the mulberry trees that feed the caterpillars. With a centrifuge, they separate the mature cocoons from the leaves. Then they were boiling cocoons and

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Antaimoro

Madagascar.  In Ambalavao, there is a private paper-making business. Their method for making this paper came from the Arabs back in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Arabs had brought some paper on which to print the Koran but they

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Mehrangarh Fort

In Jodhpur, is one of India’s largest forts, the Mehrangarh Fort. It was built in 1500 A.D.   The layers of archways in the ceiling had the look of a fancy mosque. Under these arches, a musician played and two

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Église Sainte-Marie

In the Acadian Region of Nova Scotia, in the town of Church Point, is the largest wooden church in North America, Église Sainte-Marie.   The historical marker included some interesting information: The church has 70 foot high columns of entire

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Machu Picchu

Peru:  They say Machu Picchu was built in or around the 1400s, over a span of one hundred years.  The guide told us that in the 1500s, the locals had removed all the city’s gold and deserted the city to

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