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Our Delhi Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Our Delhi Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

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Traveler’s Diarrhea Tutorial for People Who Go Off the Beaten Path — By Jennifer Shipp
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Traveler’s Diarrhea Tutorial for People Who Go Off the Beaten Path — By Jennifer Shipp

Admittedly, because we mostly prepare our own food when we travel, we rarely get traveler’s diarrhea anymore. Most traveler’s diarrhea comes from eating food that’s been contaminated with another person’s feces. In our early days of traveling, before we went to Fez, Morocco in 2012 where John got Cyclosporiasis, we ate most of our meals in restaurants on our overseas trips. Usually, we didn’t get sick. But, ...
Chagas Disease: What You Should Know Before You Go to the Southern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America
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Chagas Disease: What You Should Know Before You Go to the Southern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America

Even though Chagas Disease currently infects an estimated 300,000 to 1,000,000 people in the United States, very few people, including doctors would recognize this disease if they saw it. It’s a vector-borne illness carried by the Kissing Bug, an insect that looks a little bit like a leaf bug (except without the flared legs…kissing bugs have straight, smooth legs).

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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 ...
Top 5 Things to Do in Tijuana, Mexico for People Who Want a Unique Cultural Experience — By Jennifer Shipp
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Top 5 Things to Do in Tijuana, Mexico for People Who Want a Unique Cultural Experience — By Jennifer Shipp

We’ve been through Tijuana a few times for different reasons, but each time we go, we wonder why Americans are so timid about going to this city. Yes, like a lot of places in the world, it’s culturally different from the states. And yes, there are some shady things that go on in dark alleys in Tijuana. But as long as you stay away from the dark alleys and you don’t look for the shady stuff, it generally ...
Lydian at the Post Office in Athens, Greece
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Lydian at the Post Office in Athens, Greece

Lydian wanted so desperately to practice her Greek language skills when we were in Athens, but alas, the Athenians had already studied English. ...
The Tunisian Washing Machine
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The Tunisian Washing Machine

The intuitiveness of washing machine models in foreign countries tends to reflect the extent to which women have been "liberated". In Tunisia, the washing machine was particularly silly. You had to put the clothes in one side where they were sloshed around in water and then they had to be moved to the other side for the spin cycle. The clothes dryer was the metal grid-like contraption sitting there in front ...
Cairo International Airport, Egypt
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Cairo International Airport, Egypt

In 2016, we were scheduled to travel by air from Cairo, Egypt to Amman, Jordan at 11:00 AM in the morning, or so we thought. When we arrived to the Cairo Airport at 9:00 AM to check-in, we found out that, in fact, our flight didn't leave until 11:00 PM. So our family set up shop in these comfy chairs near the check-in station for the day...and waited.What with the time we spent waiting in the middle of ...
Head Gouge and Hotel, Sierra Gorda: La Casita Ecológica
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Head Gouge and Hotel, Sierra Gorda: La Casita Ecológica

It was a rough night at La Casita Ecológica in the Sierra Gorda Reserve in Mexico. Though we all slept well, in the middle of the night, Jennifer got up and gouged her head on the side, trying to pick something up off the floor in the dark. The edge of the sink was sharp and it looked like it needed a stitch, but by morning, the skin was pulling together thanks to some band-aids John had put in the FJ ...
Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda, Mexico
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Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda, Mexico

In this video, we hike to Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda Reserve in Mexico. This is THE tourist attraction for Mexican people in La Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda. It's quite a long way from an international airport, but it was worth the trip overland to go and see it.Related Posts:Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda Reserve (video)Sierra Gorda, Mexico: Guy Hogging the Waterfall at ...
Lydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, Mexico Part II
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Lydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, Mexico Part II

This video is a continuation of part I. Lydian gets a polarity therapy treatment from a woman who lives in an eco-village in the Sierra Gorda Reserve near Jalpan, Mexico.NOTE: The buzzing in this video is the sound of insects in the jungle outside.Related Posts:Polarity Therapy Intro with Margarita in the Sierra GordaLydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, ...
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 ...
Lydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, Mexico
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Lydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, Mexico

What is polarity therapy? A lot of people have never heard of it. It's a type of energy-healing that has some things in common with Reiki. In this video, "Margarita" gives Lydian a polarity therapy treatment at La Casita Ecológica near Jalpan in the Sierra Gorda Reserve. The buzzing sound is that of insects chirping in the jungle.Related Posts:Polarity Therapy Intro with Margarita in the Sierra ...
Kitchen Antimicrobials for Head Gouge in the Sierra Gorda
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Kitchen Antimicrobials for Head Gouge in the Sierra Gorda

In the middle of the night, in the middle of the jungle of the Sierra Gorda mountains, Jennifer smacks her head on the side of the sink while leaning over to get something off the floor in the middle of the night. She cracks the skin on her forehead open, but doesn't have her med bag with her. In this video, Jennifer talks about the kitchen antimicrobials she put on the gash to keep it from becoming ...
John Talks about This and That in Spanish
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John Talks about This and That in Spanish

In this video, John talks about some of the mistakes he's made while learning to speak Spanish. One of the common mistakes he talks about is saying "this" instead of "that" or vice versa. He explains why it's important ot use the right word and how it can be a real turn-off to listeners when speakers don't know the difference. ...
Our Robbery in Progreso, Yucatan 2012: Photo Gallery
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Our Robbery in Progreso, Yucatan 2012: Photo Gallery

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Otay Border Crossing: How to Get a Banjercito Vehicle Permit
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Otay Border Crossing: How to Get a Banjercito Vehicle Permit

On our first US-Mexico border crossing, we went through at Tijuana/San Ysidro. On our second crossing, we wanted to try something new so we crossed at the Otay border crossing. Coincidentally, the same woman who'd processed our documents at the Tijuana/San Ysidro border crossing worked with us at Otay. And, even more amazing, (since several months had passed), she remembered us.When we first arrived at ...
Digital Nomad Family: What it Looks Like to Work Remotely
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Digital Nomad Family: What it Looks Like to Work Remotely

These computers were stolen from this vacation rental in the middle of the night just a few days after this video was taken in Progreso, Yucatan. It was the first time we'd ever been robbed, which was part of the nomadic lifestyle learning curve. A few days after the robbery, a main pipe burst at our house in the United States. It was flooded for three days before someone discovered it. We learned about it ...
Asian Health Resorts and Spa: Scheduling an Ayurvedic Massage
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Asian Health Resorts and Spa: Scheduling an Ayurvedic Massage

Technically, the right place to get an Ayurvedic massage would be in southern, not northern India. But it was raining heavily outside and Lydi and I saw an opportunity for a new experience. The Asian Health Resorts and Spa offered Ayurvedic massages for about $42 USD. In this video, we schedule the massages, which were different than we'd expected. I went first just in case something 'weird' happened and ...
Mcleodganj: Tuk Tuk and Taxi Station at Auto Operator’s Union
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Mcleodganj: Tuk Tuk and Taxi Station at Auto Operator’s Union

We stayed at the Asian Health Resorts and Spa during our Mcleodganj trip. The hotel is located about 30 minutes away from Mcleodganj in Naddi Village, but the trip downhill via tuk tuk or taxi was always interesting. In this video, we show the "Auto Operator's Union" where the tuk tuks and taxis parked on the outskirts of Mcleodganj. Whenever we wanted to go back up the hill to Naddi Village, we just went ...
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