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Beyond Words –  Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Beyond Words –
Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Part of the appeal of traveling to other places is broadened horizons, right? New languages, new people: all part and parcel of the spice of a new country. As a deaf traveler, negotiating my way through a new culture in complete silence was doubly difficult in...

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Cantarranas Honduras, City of Murals

Cantarranas Honduras, City of Murals

On a drive from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, through the damp, misty rainforest of La Tigra, I found my way to the outskirts of the small colonial city of Cantarranas. Driving up and down steep, irregular hills, swerving around sharp turns and tricky curves,...

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A Festive Nawruz Along the Silk Road

A Festive Nawruz Along the Silk Road

The March Nawruz holiday (Persian New Year), timed with the Spring Solstice in Central Asia, meant I finally had a chance to visit Bukhara, one of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan which sat along the Silk Road. Luckily, I also had a friend living there, so after a...

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A Senior and a Slacker Literary Tour of Dublin

A Senior and a Slacker Literary Tour of Dublin

The River Liffey cuts through Dublin on its way to the Irish Sea, dividing the town into two distinct halves. “South of the Liffey,” reported our Fodor’s guide, “are graceful squares and fashionable terraces from Dublin’s elegant Georgian heyday.” Trinity College,...

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Unveiling Opulence: Waldorf Astoria Kuwait

Unveiling Opulence: Waldorf Astoria Kuwait

Walking inside Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, smells of rose water and another floral scent I can't make out fills the air while the impeccable and attentive staff greets guests. Walking through the lobby, the hotel has a calming effect, eliminating stress or worries one...

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Easter Island: Land of the Moai

Easter Island: Land of the Moai

I have always been fascinated by the Moai statues and knew I wanted to visit Easter Island someday. The story of the people fascinate me"”an ancient and complex civilization on a small, remote island in the Pacific mostly unimpacted by outsiders that peaked and...

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Things My Masai Safari Guide Taught Me

Things My Masai Safari Guide Taught Me

The vast savannah and prolific wildlife in Masai Mara were breath-taking and I brought so many unforgettable memories back home. The feeling is truly something to be experienced than to be expressed. The national reserve offers much more than the famous Big 5. While...

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The People of Mongolia:Fierce and Kind

The People of Mongolia:
Fierce and Kind

Before I got to Mongolia, I heard from lots of travel YouTubers just how hospitable they are. And yes, that’s true. But they are also intense. They are straightforward, don’t give smiles away easily, and some will stare you down if you walk into the wrong part of...

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Golden Temple at Amritsar, India

Golden Temple at Amritsar, India

My Visit to the Golden Temple I've wanted to visit the Golden Temple ever since I read about it in my history books. It was the last summer when I finally got the chance to visit the holy city of Amritsar with my father. We visited the temple in the night to avoid the...

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

While Uzbekistan might not seem like an obvious winter vacation destination, I was thrilled to be able to visit Tashkent, a city that I’d heard about which stood out in Central Asia as a beacon of modernity and convenience for tourists. I was ready to try kurut, a...

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Greece: Highlights of Athens in One Day

Greece: Highlights of Athens in One Day

Yes, I have just eight hours to see Athens and am pleasantly surprised at how much I am able to do. I climb to the top of the Acropolis and admire the four main structures up there. I wander the streets of Plaka, the old city, and even have time for lunch at a...

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Magical Mayo and Must-See Sights in Ireland

Magical Mayo and Must-See Sights in Ireland

My love affair with the west of Ireland began some years ago when I attended a family reunion. It was great fun – for two short days. Due to work commitments, I was pressed for time, so I rushed around the Ring of Kerry, took a photo at the Cliffs of Moher, and drove...

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Four Days of Silence in Lago Grey, Patagonia

Four Days of Silence in Lago Grey, Patagonia

I never thought silence can be so loud. That was the thought that soared to my mind as my wife and I stepped into the Martian landscape of Lago Grey in the Torres del Paine National Park. This was our honeymoon and the black, misty shores of the glacial lake wasn't...

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