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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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Herengracht 427, 1017 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Exploring Amsterdam aboard a canal boat is an iconic way to see the sights, with myriad tours and cruises plying the 65 miles of waterways that lattice the city. From many spots you can join simple, hour-long cruises with narrators describing...
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Bab Zuwayla was part of the original walls of Cairo built in 1092. The Zuwayla gate is one of the most well known landmarks in the city and is also one of three remaining gates of the Fatimid dynasty. This historic gate contains twin towers, each...
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Praia do Porto da Barra, Salvador - BA, Brazil
In the days before and after new years in Salvador, this is what the beach looked like.
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201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust. For my inaugural highlight on AFAR, I am starting with my wife's favorite quote, and a local sight in Chicago. Sometimes people feel they...
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Comércio, Salvador - BA, 40015-310, Brazil
The São Joaquim market in Salvador, Brazil, offers a broad spectrum of merchandise. At the far end of the market you can even purchase live animals. While walking through this area I saw goats, chickens, ducks and doves. A baby goat costs around...
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Perugia, Province of Perugia, Italy
I loved exploring the winding cobblestone streets of Perugia. This charming town is positioned on a hill filled with historic buildings, lively squares, and wonderful cafes. It was a great place for people watching and photography.
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Av. Contôrno, s/n - Dois de Julho, Salvador - BA, 40015-160, Brazil
After exploring the Museu de Arte Moderna in Salvador, Brazil, I spent some time getting lost in the sculpture gardens that wrap around the museum and overlook the water. The garden features work from local artists and has a wide array of...
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40026-210, 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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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Mosque of Ibn Tulun is one of the largest and oldest mosques in Cairo, Egypt. Vistors are required to wear protective covers over their feet and women are required to wear head scarfs.
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
A young boy navigates the streets of Cairo while herding a rolling tire.
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Love biking along Chicago's gorgeous lake front but are intimidated by insane traffic? Check out the bike trails south of Northerly Island. There you will find quiet Burnham Harbor with a casual cafes and die for views. You'll find quiet and clean...
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
This photograph from my trip to Egypt has always been one of my favorites. The visible line of the "old world" existing alongside modern day culture is very powerful, and is commonly evident in Cairo. The image was taken in a part of town which is...
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Alameda Antunes, 42 - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-020, Brazil
Porto Da Barra is one of the more well known beaches in Salvador, Brazil, and on a daily basis is filled with both locals and tourists alike. The beach is set within a bay and contains a break-wall that keeps the water calm and great for swimming....
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Laurel 107, Buenos Aires, 48396 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
We had an amazing afternoon of ziplines and rappelling in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was a thrilling experience all around. Highly recommended!
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Lake Charlevoix, Michigan, USA
Last summer we discovered this unlikely art installation in Boyne City, Michigan. Just off the shores of Young State Park in Lake Charlevoix, numerous dead trees were repositioned upside down in the shallow water with their roots reaching toward...