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From Washerwoman to Queen of Paris

Paris of the 19th century was home to a boisterous and hard-working female corporation. Nearly one hundred thousand washerwomen worked either in the brick-and-mortar laundries across the city, or in the… 171 more words

19th Century France

Santiago City Tour

Our first full day of touring in Santiago got off to a rough start. Our bus picked us up from the hotel to take us around the city and then to see the changing of the guard at the office of the president known as La Moneda. 300 more words

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Lice Mothers

Will you eat snake and grasshopper? 


Will you watch pole dancing?

I didn’t think I had a choice at the time.

Will you breathe semi-toxic, industrial Chinese air for six years? 170 more words


Last Day on the Patagonia Tour

Sunday – Today was the last day of our Tauck Patagonia Tour. Once again, our awesome tour director, Marcos, had a full day planned for us. 475 more words

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Travel Day to Buenos Aires

Saturday – today we left Patagonia and flew from El Calafate to Buenos Aires. After a little discussion with the check-in counter agent about the weight of Stacy’s camera bag (thank you local guide, Sebastian!) the flight on Aereolineas Argentinas went smoothly. 396 more words

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Lago Argentino- Boat Trip to the Upsala Glacier & Estancia Cristina

Today, Thursday, we had another early rise and got on the bus to head to Punta Bandera where we boarded a big catamaran for a two-hour cruise to the part of Glaciares National Park that has access to the Upsala Glacier. 341 more words

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Malocchio in Italian is the “Evil Eye! Italians are predominantly Catholics but many, especially in the south, believe in superstitions. The Evil Eye is one that is very strong in Italian culture… 188 more words

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