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San Pedro, Belize
I've been to Vietnam twice and fell in love with the Banh Mi sold along the streets (especially in Thanh Hoa). But I never expected to find a fusion version in Central America. Banh Mi Tacos are served at Lola's Pub, a delightful rendition of the...
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Beyazıt Mh., 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Soon after conquering Constantinople and defeating the Byzantines in 1453, Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II commissioned the beginnings of the Grand Bazaar to reinvigorate trade with the city. More than 550 years later, the bazaar is one of the oldest...
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Beach St & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
The sea lions are great to look at but beware of the smell. If you have a weak stomach you might want to stay away.
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The most rugged, sketchy roads always seem to lead to the best surf breaks. This photo captures the early morning drive over the hill to Cerritos beach in Baja Mexico. Down below I discovered perfect, glassy rights and only a few early risers in...
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Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
At our point of departure from Benoa, Bali, before we boarded the Orion II to take us up and into Borneo/Kalimantan, we spotted this sign for the "waving gallery." At that moment, however, we had no one to wave us bye-bye.
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40020-060, Brazil
An afternoon rendezvous to play dominos. While wandering through the streets of Pelourinho in Salvador, Brazil, I stumbled upon these two charming men playing dominos. My favorite aspect of the image is that there is no table present. Instead,...
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Bonfim, Salvador - BA, Brazil
The Bonfim church in Salvador, Brazil has become famous for their colorful wish ribbons. Thousands of ribbons are tied to the fence surrounding the church. It's an amazing sight and ritual! Visitors to the church can tie a ribbon to their wrist...
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Bethlehem, IN 47104, USA
This is the separating wall between the Palestinians and Israel. It is designed to keep Palestinians imprisoned.
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Luang Prabang, Laos
Late afternoon on the main street of Luang Prabang, two young monks escape the heat. Rendezvous.
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Here is the gateway to Komodo National Park home of the largest lizard in the world. The national park is comprised of Komodo Island, Rinca Island also many smaller islands as well as the surrounding ocean. This combined with the remoteness makes...
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Prospect, KY 40059, USA
Who knows where Grace is born?
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141-10 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Afar's description of the Are We There Yet? theme: "Embarking on your daily commute or navigating the Japanese subway. What surprises have you uncovered while getting from point A to point B that AFAR travelers would want to hear about?" is easy...
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San Francisco, CA, USA
There are so many fabulous places in the city that you can go to see and photograph San Francisco and the entire bay area. Some of these are open for the public while others may only be available to guests staying at that particular hotel. So if...
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Few places in North America are anchored in a heritage like the Pueblo of Taos. This is the longest inhabited living arrangement in the US. The Pueblo still has ten families of around 150 native people working to maintain the culture and the adobe...
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Pacifica, CA, USA
Highway 1
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200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038, USA
At any time of day this forest feels enchanted. As you walk along, what are now, well marked paths there are phases of to this coastal journey. Depicted is the cypress forest which leads north to the tide pools and south to Three Palm, which needs...
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Guinda, CA, USA
If you're still holding a hoe, and I'm not sure why you would be, put it down. This past weekend was Full Belly Farm's annual and beloved and still slightly under-the-radar Hoes Down festival. Somewhere between a harvest fest, Burning Man and...
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19225 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA
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North of the little town of Point Reyes Station, the Marshall Store sits on the banks of Tomales Bay. I've been coming here for years after hiking or horseback riding or walking on the beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. The place is super...
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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA
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If you like raw oysters, or fresh seafood, then stop by Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant. Not only are you afforded a spectacular view of the giant rock, or morro, just off shore, but you may also see sea otters, jellyfish, seals and the...
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Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA
Portola Point hike is only about two miles long and located just off hwy 1. This short hike gives a 320 ft elevation gain and great views of the Morro Bay area. A morro is the heart of an ancient volcano, Morro Bay in California is named for the...
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1326 2nd St, Los Osos, CA 93402, USA
Los Osos is a tiny town right next to Morro Bay on California's central coast. If you're passing by, Good Tides is a great place to stop for a bite of fresh, local and organic food. She also has coffee and pastries. Good Tides is run from the back...
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Pismo Beach, CA, USA
watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean