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The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy: Photo Gallery
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The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy: Photo Gallery

We visited Rome, Italy and the Roman Forum in November 2014 on our way between London and Tunis, Tunisia. It was a neat place to see in-the-flesh, but there were so many other tourists there it was hard to enjoy it. Lesser-known tourist attractions are often more fun than the most famous ones for this reason.Related Posts: And the meek shall inherit your spare change. -- By Jennifer Shipp St. ...
Pilanesberg Self-Drive Safari Near Johannesburg, South Africa: Photo Gallery
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Pilanesberg Self-Drive Safari Near Johannesburg, South Africa: Photo Gallery

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The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa: Photo Gallery
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The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa: Photo Gallery

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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 ...
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 ...
Tijuana Cultural Center or CECUT: Photo Gallery
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Tijuana Cultural Center or CECUT: Photo Gallery

The Tijuana Cultural Center is one of the big tourist destinations in the city. It features artwork as well as an historical museum, sculpture garden, and coffee shop.Related Posts:Top 5 Things to Do in Tijuana, Mexico for People Who Want a Cultural ExperienceTijuana Cultural Center: Chinese New Year Celebration (video)Things to do in Tijuana: The Rosarito Beaches (video)Things to Do ...
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 ...
The Thailand-Cambodia Border Crossing: How to Get from Bangkok to Cambodia
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The Thailand-Cambodia Border Crossing: How to Get from Bangkok to Cambodia

We traveled to Southeast Asia in the winter of 2016 (after being in Egypt for two months) to see Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. There’s so much to see in Southeast Asia, it was hard to decide what to focus on, but Bangkok was the most obvious hub as far as flying into the region and Angkor Wat was the most obvious tourist destination that we had to see. After Angkor Wat, we flew from Siem Reap to Vietnam ...
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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Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo Gallery
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Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand: Photo Gallery

We took a taxi from our vacation rental to the Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok the day before our trip to Aranyaprathet in Eastern Thailand at the Cambodian border. When we arrived mid-day, we found that the station was well-organized and easy to navigate. There was even reserved seating for monks and novices. And snack shops selling things like potato chips and bottled water (a must for when the heat ...
Thailand to Cambodia Train to the Border Crossing
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Thailand to Cambodia Train to the Border Crossing

This video shows our departure from the Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand. The train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet in Eastern Thailand at the Cambodian border leaves early in the morning (before the sun rises--at 05:55). It's a very basic train, with no air conditioning (which is probably why it leaves so early in the morning...we arrived just before it got "intolerably" hot on the train), and ...
Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand Part II
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Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand Part II

Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand is located in the Old City and it's a hub for night-life. When we visited Bangkok, it was the first destination we visited, walking through the city all the way from our vacation rental (Bangkok is relatively safe). In this video, we check out the light vibe of Bangkok and soak it up after having just spent 8 weeks in the more serious social climate of Cairo, ...
Khao San Road Performers in Bangkok, Thailand
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Khao San Road Performers in Bangkok, Thailand

After spending 8 weeks in Egypt, we jetted over to Bangkok, Thailand and our first destination once we got there was Khao San Road. What a totally different vibe than Cairo, Egypt! A famous book called "The Beach" describes Khao San Road as, "the center of the backpacking universe." And Khao San Road is centrally located in terms of the most famous tourist attractions in the city (Wat Phra Kaew, the temples ...
Entrance to Ruins in Athens, Greece
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Entrance to Ruins in Athens, Greece

In this video, we buy tickets to go into some Greek Ruins in Athens. ...
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 ...
Interview with Inventor of the Speedy Store in Ashbourne, England
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Interview with Inventor of the Speedy Store in Ashbourne, England

Jennifer and John spent a lot of time trying to build the small town where they lived in Nebraska. While traveling to England, they decided to track down Peter Fox, inventor of the Speedy Store to learn more about grocery store vending machines. The goal was to make their small town (situated in the middle of the American Food Desert) a healthier place to live by providing better access to food. ...
Too Little Oxygen in Puno, Peru
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Too Little Oxygen in Puno, Peru

What were we DOING in this video? It's hard to tell...there was so little oxygen at this elevation (12,500 feet) in Puno, we all got pretty goofy. In fact, we were so loopy, Lydian almost fell out of this third story window into the parade when she leaned on a glass panel that fell open suddenly from the bed. In this video, you can hear how "high" we were from the lack of air.They sell bottles of oxygen ...
Taxi from Amman, Jordan to Israel Border Crossing at King Hussein Bridge
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Taxi from Amman, Jordan to Israel Border Crossing at King Hussein Bridge

In this video, we travel by taxi from Amman, Jordan to the King Hussein Bridge border crossing to Israel. Our goal was to avoid getting an Israeli visa stamped in our passports because we didn't want to have problems in the future getting into Arabic countries. The process was relatively simple, though we stayed vigilant about avoiding an "exit" stamp from Jordan and we were very vocal when we got to the ...
Flight from Egypt to Jordan: John Makes a Friend
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Flight from Egypt to Jordan: John Makes a Friend

John tends to make friends on short (and long) flights across the globe. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it ends in disaster. For example, on our first international flight back to the states from Istanbul, Turkey, a man named "Aleksander" made friends with John. This man opened up a giant vat of tuna as the flight took off and he kept poking John, asking him if he wanted some.Related ...
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