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Occasionally, I will read an article on the Solo Traveler blog. The other day, this one caught my eye: Solo in Rio – Without a camera. Here, she extolled the virtues of traveling without a camera, how much more she got to see, and how it was a different, and how not having a camera was “liberating”.   She even said that she didn’t know if she was an amateur photographer traveling solo, or a solo traveler who took nice…

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Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal. It is the ONLY country that we are restricted from visiting. There are, however, many people who have visited it illegally. You can catch a flight to any number of other countries, such as Canada and Mexico, and catch another flight to Cuba; however, if you were found to have a Cuban stamp in your passport, you could face hefty…

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Yes! India. I head there on December 5th, 2015. A few years ago, perhaps 3 or so, I met and befriended a young man from India. His name is Raj. We worked on the same team in Bank of America. We became good friends and I promised him that when, and if, he got married, that I would go to India to see it. Earlier this year, he told me that he was getting married on December 13th of this…

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Mills River Valley Overlook – One of my favorite spots on The Blue Ridge Parkway. On Saturday, I was doing some closet cleanup and happened to run across my, now discontinued, Epson P-3000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. I’d not seen, nor used it in quite some time. It used to be my constant travel companion. It’s much lighter than a laptop and has a nice 4 inch screen for picture viewing and sharing with other people. Also, you can put music…

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I’m going through my pictures of Paris. I’ve pulled out a few here. In looking at them, I thought: Were it not for the Eiffel Tower, you’d never have a clue, other than the title, of where these were taken … and I’m very much OK with that. I spent my first full day in France in the 19th arrondissement. Paris is divided into 20 sections called arrondissements. The 19th, kind of on the outskirts, is fairly far away from any…

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I was going to tell this story as one long narrative, but decided against it. Instead, I’ll pull out bits and pieces that I found humorous … or that I find humorous now, but perhaps not such then. đŸ˜€ After a very long travel day that started with a hunt to find a taxi, continued with a late departing bus that we thought we may have missed, a strike by French (always!) ferry workers, and a ride through the Chunnel…

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