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  • What a difference a Bay makes==[center]The first recorded shot of World War I, the 'Gibraltar of the South', dozens of shipwrecks and entrance to the richest port in the world. All part of European history? Far from it! The other side of the world in Posted by DenOS.08 in In Search of the Researchable | Apr 14, 2014
  • A long and painful 20 hoursToday we had a few days to kill before we got on the Ghan, so we decided to check out Casanova at the movies (actually, Heather decided it would be Casanova - I wanted to see Jarhead). I guess the Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Feb 24, 2006
  • Paris, France, Part One So here is my latest entry for my Summer trip to Paris, solo for one week. I stayed at MIJE Faucounnier Hostel in a private room which was very nice, clean and comfortable. Very centrally loca Posted by KayleighTwyman in Kayleigh's Travel Reports | Nov 17, 2013
  • Japan - Day 4 – Travel to KanazawaStarted the day off by waking up super early due to having gone to bed so early. That meant I was able to get the photos in order to be ready to upload them at Starbucks! We went Posted by alopiparo in Ann and Tore's Japan Trip | Nov 6, 2013
  • Kanchanaburi - Death railway, Kwai bridge, Wang Pho Viaduct We set off at 6.30 am, took the ferry up the river to Bangkok Noi to start our day trip on the train, this journey is done as an excursion, which I'm sure the Thais finds quite entertaining. As we Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Nov 2, 2013
  • All Roads Lead To...: EmbarkationThe day had finally arrived. Despite having already spent time in the incredible cities of Berlin and Rome, the main component of my graduation trip had not even begun - an 11-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. Posted by cgplatt in My Never Ending Journey | Oct 28, 2013
  • KathmanduKathmandu is one of those cities that quite literally, takes your breath away. Every aspect of life,as well as death,is contained within this relatively small city. With 1.7 million people living here, it is by far the biggest concentration of Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Oct 27, 2013
  • Flight to KathmanduIn the sixties and seventies Kathmandu was a popular destination for the Hippies in search of free love and drugs (and not necessarily in that order). The overland trail led through Europe, Turkey, to India before ending at the drugs Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Oct 25, 2013
  • Last stop in PhillyMy final full day on my trip around the world had arrived :(. It was tempting to have a day of rest but instead I decided to get the train to Philadelphia to finally visit the US Mint. It was Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Jun 10, 2013
  • Whitefish, MT [center]The 31 hour train journey to Whitefish was a breeze, honestly! On a train its so easy to break the time up - watch this, read that, go for dinner, have a beer, play cards, have a Posted by chiaramichael in 111 Days | Oct 6, 2013
  • Peru – East and West of the AndesHaving never been to South America before it took a while before deciding that Peru would be our destination. Ultimately, it became a straight choice between the land of the Incas and Argentina but a closer look revealed that the Posted by david.byne in New Territory | Sep 29, 2013
  • Introduction to Amtrak[center]We arrived at New York Penn Station with a 15 day USA rail pass, tummies full of $1 pizza, some emergency vino, and very little knowledge or understanding of the US railway (why don't the people of America get the Posted by chiaramichael in 111 Days | Sep 23, 2013
  • Ulaanwhatnow?We arrived in Mongolia far too early on a crisp August morning - condensing breath and all - after a bit of an impromptu train vodka party the night before with some Americans who helped us finally finish the awful Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Sep 6, 2013
  • A taste of the SmithsonianThe Smithsonian Institute is massive; its nucleus of over a dozen large museums lining the top end of the National Mall in Washington is the largest museum complex in the world. It was founded in 1846 using 105 sacks Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Jun 4, 2013
  • Washington Open Top Bus TourI wanted to see the US Capitol and White House while I was on the US East Coast so shortly before the end of my round the world trip I booked myself into a hotel for a few days in Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Jun 3, 2013
  • Mary's quick Italian guideMary’s guide to roaming rome☺ Firstly get yourself a guide book, even if you just borrow one from the library, make sure that it divides Rome into areas or neighborhoods… this will make it easier to see everything. I would Posted by ForeignProblems in #Foreignproblems | Aug 30, 2013
  • Enter BeijingOur train arrived at 9:55, two hours late, and it was certain to be another mob scene complete with trying to get our several pieces of luggage off and across barriers, and the crowd. Jack met us coming off Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 22, 2013
  • The Pride of Xi'anHarry met us in mid-morning for our drive over to the Wild Goose Pagoda. With a name like that, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The pagoda, and surrounding buildings, is now a popular place for Chinese Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 21, 2013
  • The Fifth OceanOur 86-hour train odyssey ended at Lake Baikal, the world's deepest and oldest lake, which will one day, due to moving tectonic plates, may become the world's fifth ocean, splitting the Asian continent in half. The lake itself is absolutely beautiful Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 19, 2013
  • From Turkey to ChinaIt started as a faint idea 4 months ago, My son had arrived to Teach in the same school as me, and I was looking forward to working with him and having some company for the first time in 6 years. After Posted by TravelnTurkey in Travel In Turkey | Aug 19, 2013
  • Philadelphia Phillies Baseball - keeping my 100% win recordHaving spent the morning sightseeing, we boarded the Philadelphia Subway to get back to our car and drive on to the Citizen Park Baseball Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, to watch their game against the [i]Milwaukee Brewers Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Jun 2, 2013
  • Xia Jian Guilin, Ni Hao NanningWe knew that there was a lot of excitement that had been generated over the last few days and the girls needed some rest. They both slept through most of the outdoor show, which was a shame, and so Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 12, 2013
  • Hong Kong: Economic powerhouse in transitionWe awakened before the crack of dawn on Thursday to head early to Incheon International Airport for our trip to Hong Kong. Since we had an 8:10 departure time, and wanted to allow at least an hour to travel Posted by Kwpres in A US History Teacher in Asia | Aug 9, 2013
  • The Highs and Lows of New YorkExperiencing the world famous view from the top of the Empire State Building had always been on my bucket list for New York but going 80 feet (24 metres) underground to witness the construction of the Second Avenue Subway was Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | May 29, 2013
  • All Aboard the VodkatrainArrival in St. Petersburg was easier than I thought and included possibly the cheapest airport transfer I've ever had -- 78 rubles, or €1.78. (Previously, the cheapest was my home town, which is admittedly tiny.)   Because I hit a low on Posted by feeverte in Second Star to the Right | Aug 7, 2013
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