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Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery

On our urban hike through Jerusalem, Israel in December 2014 we stopped to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We saw other sites like the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, and the Mount of Olives on the same urban hike.According to tradition, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (aka the Church of the Resurrection) is located in the Old City in Jerusalem along with the Via Dolorosa, the Temple Mount, and ...
Living in Mexico: Reviewing the Optometrist Experience
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Living in Mexico: Reviewing the Optometrist Experience

In this video, we talk about our experiences visiting "Optica Boston" in Guanajuato. This optometrist is located inside the La Comer grocery store right next to La Marina in Pozuelos, Gunajuato.Related Posts:Guanajuato Tunnel From Pozuelos to the Centro (video)Driving in Mexico: Entering Guanajuato State (video)Holistic Dentist and Cancer Treatment Facility in Tijuana (video)4 Cancer ...
Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery
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Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery

We went on an urban hike through Jerusalem during one of the four days that we were in Israel in December 2015. The final stop on our urban hike was the Mount of Olives. We arrived at the cemetery by accident after visiting some of the other major sites in Jerusalem's old city.Tourist attractions like the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel, are somewhat incomprehensible because they're a part of a ...
Driving in Israel: Photo Gallery
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Driving in Israel: Photo Gallery

On our 2015 visit to Israel we drove around the southern part of the country visiting the cities of Bethlehem, Jericho, Be'er Sheva, Kiryat Gat, Jersalem and Ein Gedi (among many others towns that we passed through). The driving in Israel was fairly straightforward, although the driving in the Palestinian territories was notably a bit more eccentric than in Jerusalem.

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The Dead Sea, Israel: Photo Gallery
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The Dead Sea, Israel: Photo Gallery

On our December 2015 trip to Israel we drove around the southern parts of the country. We passed by the Dead Sea on our way to Masada from Jericho. We opted out of swimming in the sea, but driving the entire length of it was pretty cool, too!

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Kathmandu Airport: Photo Gallery
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Kathmandu Airport: Photo Gallery

On our August 2014 trip to Kathmandu we had quite an experience at the airport... We had read online that we'd be able to purchase our visa to enter Nepal at the airport after we arrived. But, when we got to Kathmandu we discovered that we needed actual cash to pay for the visa since we weren't able to use our card (the airport's card readers weren't working). We did eventually get things figured out, but ...
Driving in South Africa: Photo Gallery
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Driving in South Africa: Photo Gallery

People drive on the right side in South Africa which took a little getting used to for John, but luckily he'd already had some practice in the U.K. earlier in the trip. The driving in Johannesburg wasn't too bad, overall. ...
Our Johannesburg Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Our Johannesburg Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

When we visited South Africa in January 2015 for two weeks we stayed in Johannesburg. After coming from 5 weeks in Tunisia and a week in Egypt, South Africa felt like a breath of fresh air.Related Posts:Finding a Vacation Rental Abroad -- By Jennifer Shipp ...
Athens, Greece: Photo Gallery
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Athens, Greece: Photo Gallery

We visited Athens, Greece in February 2015. We were only there 4 days, so we weren't able to really explore Athens, but we did get to see some of the city, at least.

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The Parthenon: Photo Gallery
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The Parthenon: Photo Gallery

When we visited Athens, Greece in February 2015 we made sure to see the Parthenon and the Acropolis. We were excited to finally see these sites! The Acropolis and the Parthenon are a part of the same complex (the Parthenon is inside the Acropolis), but we separated the photos into two different segments. To see the photo gallery with our photos from the Acropolis, go here.

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The Acropolis: Photo Gallery
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The Acropolis: Photo Gallery

When we visited Athens, Greece in February 2015 we made sure to see the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Because we visited in the winter months, there weren't as many tourists. The Acropolis and the Parthenon are a part of the same complex (the Parthenon is inside the Acropolis), but we've separated our photos into two different segments. To see the photo gallery with our photos from the Parthenon, ...
Athens, Greece Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Athens, Greece Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

We visited Athens, Greece in February 2015 for four days. During our trip we visited the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus, did our daily living things (grocery shopping, etc.), and explored Athens. This photo gallery depicts the vacation rental we stayed in during our trip to Athens, Greece.Related Posts:Finding a Vacation Rental Abroad -- By Jennifer Shipp ...
Tiananmen Square: Photo Gallery
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Tiananmen Square: Photo Gallery

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The Forbidden City: Photo Gallery
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The Forbidden City: Photo Gallery

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Nazca Cahuachi Ruins: Photo Gallery
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Nazca Cahuachi Ruins: Photo Gallery

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Nazca Chauchilla Cemetery: Photo Gallery
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Nazca Chauchilla Cemetery: Photo Gallery

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Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica: Photo Gallery
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Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica: Photo Gallery

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Lake Titicaca: Photo Gallery
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Lake Titicaca: Photo Gallery

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Saksaywaman Ruins: Photo Gallery
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Saksaywaman Ruins: Photo Gallery

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Driving in Mexico: Offroading in the Prius
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Driving in Mexico: Offroading in the Prius

In early 2017 when we drove from Guanajuato to Monterrey on our way back to the United States, we encountered some traffic. We kept watching cars go off into the ditch, but they were all bigger vehicles that could handle offroading. Finally, when we saw a few little cars go along the dirt road, we went for it (in our Toyota Prius). John still says that we got "really lucky" in making it, since we could've ...
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