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Discovering Paris ~ One Bridge at a Time

“Follow the river and you will find the sea.” ~ French Proverb Paris is a river town. Walk along the banks of the Seine. Stroll over its historic bridges. Breathe in the iconic views. No one is in a hurry … Continue reading

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Sunrise at the Taj

“The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore It is sunrise at the Taj Mahal. I stand in wonder and awe. The scene before me … Continue reading

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The Vinales Valley ~ Cuba

 “Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.” Jose Marti ~ Cuban Writer, 1853-1895 Leaving Havana for the day, we climbed aboard a Chinese built bus and headed west on a highway built by Russians. Our destination was the Vinales … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang, Laos ~ Buddhist Monks: Alms Giving Procession

We awaken at dawn to the sound of a distant gong. The air is crisp and misty with fog.  From the balcony, we watch as processions of Buddhist monks leave their monasteries and walk through the streets collecting alms from … Continue reading

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