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Guanajuato, Mexico Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Guanajuato, Mexico Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

Our vacation rental in Guanajuato, Mexico sat at the top of over 100 stairs. Not only did we climb these stairs (and descend) daily, but John also carried 5 gallons of water up the stairs each day too. Not all of the houses in Guanajuato sit at the top of 100 stairs, but Guanajuato is located in the mountains so if there aren't stairs, there are hills. It's part of what makes this city unique. ...
Our Delhi Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Our Delhi Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

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Inflating the Couch Before the Mcleodganj Nightmare
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Inflating the Couch Before the Mcleodganj Nightmare

Jennifer blows up the inflatable couch to make the Naddi Village vacation rental tolerable. It was a nice thought. Unfortunately, even inflatable furnishings couldn't make that place habitable.Related Posts:Worst Vacation Rental Experience Ever: Moldy Mattresses in the Himalayan Mountains -- By Jennifer Shipp ...
Varanasi, India: Workers on the Rooftop
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Varanasi, India: Workers on the Rooftop

Every day, we sat at our giant window watched the workers on the building across the street as we ate lunch. Note the scaffolding and hot it's made out of sticks. The workers worked on this scaffolding without harnesses or any kind of safety "net" of any kind. In this video, one of the workers swings around a big stick on top of the building next door. Maybe he's angry about his job...or maybe he's just ...
Chipmunk in Delhi, India
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Chipmunk in Delhi, India

In this video, a chipmunk chirps on the porch of our vacation rental in Delhi, India. The landlord, an educated man, told us that one of the tenants before us was a Korean Buddhist monk who claimed to be able to talk to animals. One day, the landlord walked in on the monk who was sitting quietly on the porch, surrounded by birds. The monk told the landlord that the birds in Delhi were "sad". ...
Call to Prayer in Cairo, Egypt
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Call to Prayer in Cairo, Egypt

In every city in Arabia, the call-to-prayer is done differently. Turkey has the loudest call-to-prayer that we've heard so far, but they were also the most creative. Egypt's call-to-prayer was more subdued but still enchanting in some respects.Related Posts:Egypt Tourism: Call to Prayer in Cairo (video)Egypt Tourism: Call to Prayer in Egypt Overlooking the Pyramids (video)Tunisia Travel: ...
Cairo, Egypt: View from the Vacation Rental Window
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Cairo, Egypt: View from the Vacation Rental Window

Cairo is not the prettiest city in the world, but we still enjoyed the view from our 14th floor apartment where we lived for 2 months in 2016. Cairo is polluted and the buildings are all barren concrete. There's little decorative lighting in the city and for most part, no attempt is made to make things "beautiful". But the sunsets are nice. And with a good view there can be some good people-watching on the ...
Deadly Snake in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Camp Expeditions Near Iquitos, Peru
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Deadly Snake in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Camp Expeditions Near Iquitos, Peru

Some of the men working outdoors at the Maniti Camp Expeditions lodge found a snake in the grass. This particular snake was, according to our naturalist, one of the most deadly snakes in the Amazon rainforest so we kept our distance. The other two Americans at the lodge moved in for a closer look.Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: ...
Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Expeditions Camp
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Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Expeditions Camp

As John, Lydian, and Jennifer sat discussing their plans for the day, a tarantula crawls up on the inside of the screen of their room at the Maniti lodge in the Amazon Rainforest. In this video, the tarantula reconsiders joining the family and slinks into a protected spot as more and more people come to see him.Related Posts:Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Amazon ...
Baby Duckies in Fairbanks, Alaska
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Baby Duckies in Fairbanks, Alaska

There's nothing cuter than baby animals. In 2014, Lydian and a friend traveled with us to Fairbanks, Alaska, playing gigs with their travel guitar and bass along the way in pizza places and coffee shops. We towed a pop-up camper behind us and stayed at the River's Edge RV Park in Fairbanks, AK where we found these duckies.Traveling from Nebraska to Alaska is not the most exciting thing we've ever done ...
Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: Maniti Camp Expeditions
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Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: Maniti Camp Expeditions

This video shows a 360 degree view of the Maniti Camp Expeditions lodge in the Amazon Rainforest where we stayed in 2013 while visiting Iquitos, Peru. The men outside found a deadly snake shortly after this video was taken. They were in charge of killing the chickens for our nightly meal.Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the ...
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 ...
Polarity Therapy Intro with Margarita in the Sierra Gorda
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Polarity Therapy Intro with Margarita in the Sierra Gorda

Lydian and Jennifer sample different alternative medicine treatments across the world. In the Sierra Gorda, Margarita at La Casita Ecológica offers polarity therapy, a treatment they've never tried before. In this video, Margarita introduces her thoughts on energy healing and polarity therapy before giving the treatment.NOTE: The buzzing sound on this video is the sounds of the insects in the jungle ...
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 ...
La Casita Ecologica in Sierra Gorda, Mexico
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La Casita Ecologica in Sierra Gorda, Mexico

In this video, Margarita shows us around the Casita Ecológica in Jalpan, Mexico in the Sierra Gorda Reserve. ...
Tourism in Cambodia: Karaoke
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Tourism in Cambodia: Karaoke

In this video we watch some Cambodian Karaoke on TV in our vacation rental after arriving in Siem Reap.Related Posts:Tourism in Cambodia: Techno Music on the Way to Siem Reap (video)Tourism in Cambodia: More Crappy Techno in the Cambodian Taxi (video) ...
Atenas, Costa Rica Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Atenas, Costa Rica Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

Atenas, Costa Rica is touted as one of those places in the world with a "perfect climate". It's important, as a traveler, to keep in mind that the word "perfect" is a subjective term. Atenas has mild temperatures, but the humidity is constant, at least during the monsoon season. I never successfully dried a pair of socks after washing them in Atenas. But I also didn't have a clothes dryer. The amenities in ...
Our Alajuela, Costa Rica Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Our Alajuela, Costa Rica Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

Costa Rica is strange in terms of public transportation. The streets aren't named and neither are the bus stops. In fact, the bus stops are nothing but a yellow line on the pavement in some places. The vacation rentals we stayed in had one of two problems: either the furniture was hard and uncomfortable, or it was soft and stinky from the damp, humid air. Another important thing to consider when booking a ...
The Nazca House Bed and Breakfast: Photo Gallery
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The Nazca House Bed and Breakfast: Photo Gallery

Related Posts:Nazca House Facebook PageNazca, Peru: Photo GalleryNazca Cahuachi Ruins: Photo GalleryNazca Chauchilla Cemetery: Photo GalleryThe Nazca Lines in Nazca, Peru: Photo GalleryOur Tour of Nazca with Raul from Nazca Trips—By Jennifer ShippThe Nazca Lines --By Lydian ShippChristmas in Peru – By Lydian ShippScaring the Bejeezus out of Your Teen Through Travel: An ...
Tijuana Mexico: Tijuana Vacation Rental Flood Part III
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Tijuana Mexico: Tijuana Vacation Rental Flood Part III

This video documents what happened when our vacation rental flooded in Tijuana in January 2017. Our experiences in Tijuana have been nothing but positive, though, so this event doesn't reflect our true perception of Tijuana. The city wasn't anything like what we were expecting, but in a good way. We enjoyed our time there, and we'd definitely recommend it! Just maybe don't stay right on the ...
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