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Early Morning At The Parthenon, Athens

I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been to quite a few famous places around this marvelous planet of ours. But finally getting to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens was pretty special. Not … Continue reading

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Climbing An Ancient Mayan Pyramid at Coba, Mexico

Abandoned for almost half a millennia, Coba (or Cobá)  was once one of the most important cities of the Mayan Empire. But since the Spanish conquest nearly 500 years ago, this ancient city has slowly succumbed to the stranglehold of … Continue reading

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Chan Chan, Peru: The World’s Greatest Adobe City

The great city of Chan Chan was once the capital of the Chimú Kingdom in what is now Northern Peru. Estimates on how many people lived at Chan Chan vary wildly, from as few as 20,000 to as many as … Continue reading

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Snowstorms, Dust Storms, Monument Valley and More Snow: Southwest USA (2012) Days 10 & 11

There were times on Thursday night when it looked like this was going to be a very short blog called something like A Weekend Stuck in a Snowstorm in Brian Head, Utah. According to the weather forecasts on Thursday evening, … Continue reading

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