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Khumjung 56000, Nepal
Going to Mount Everest is an experience that will leave you in awe of how big everything is in the Himalaya. Sleeping at 16,000+ feet is without a doubt a highlight not to be missed when in Tibet. Make sure you are reasonably fit and spend many...
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Shangri-La, Deqen, Yunnan, China
Just outside the city of Shangri-La, China, my cycling group hit a slight-but-very-long incline toward a temple and mountain pass. While the grade was mild, the altitude was not, and it made for slow, tough going. Along the way, we came upon a...
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Kaskikot 33700, Nepal
One of the most authentic ways to experience the food of another culture is to be invited into a local’s kitchen and served a home cooked meal. And so I found myself on Thanksgiving Day licking my lips as I sat across the fire from this old woman...
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Marin Drzic's well-to-do Dubrovnik family wanted him to be a priest; however, his rebellious temperment led him to become Croatia's finest Renaissance playwright and prose writer. His comedies are considered to be among the best in European...
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4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
Old Town in San Diego has a LOT going on, including many yearly festivals. You can find shops selling kitsch, pottery, beautiful items hammered from tin, Tibetan goods & clothing. At one end is a large square park surrounded by a few restaurants &...
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Northern Europe
During our trip to Iceland my wife and I were amazed at the beauty created by the interaction of the low January sun and simple landscapes. Here, as I turned to see what was behind me, I could only laugh at the sun's ability to transform me into a...
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Mt Tallac, California 96150, USA
Tallac’s imposing 9,735-foot summit beckons to be climbed, but be forewarned—you’re in for a challenging 9.4-mile hike with a 3,400-foot elevation gain and hordes of other hikers on weekends. The trail is deceivingly easy in the...