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Thanksgiving in Rome: Great food, great people, great turkey trot home

NOV. 28

The best thing about Thanksgiving in Rome is walking off the turkey. No city does walks home like Rome.

I left my hometown of Eugene, Ore., at 22 and haven’t had Thanksgiving with a family member since 1979. 710 more words

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A Salute to New York City

Well, now that this post has gone live it means that I’m currently trying to sleep or eat in the belly of a shiny flying machine. 322 more words


Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens opened in 1859 and has been in continuous operation, even through the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War 2. It’s a huge space – 183 acres, and about 2.5km long – with lots of special spaces and gardens-within-gardens. 1,148 more words

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Kanyakumari, the southern most point of India

I love water, seas, oceans and all. So it is natural that I felt attracted to Kanyakumari the first time I heard about it. It is the southern most point of India and the confluence of three waters (Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal). 1,149 more words


The Permesso di Soggiorno: The quest in Italy for an immigrant's holy grail

NOV. 26
Did you remember that popular optical illusion drawing of dozens of staircases that appear to go up and down but, at closer look, they really don’t go anywhere? 1,451 more words

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