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Travel South

Yah, yah, of course I could have chosen a beautiful range of mountains for the main picture for today, but what the heck. The place Patagonia for me always conjured an image of great white mountains and a hinterland in the furthest southern range of the earth — connected to the Antarctic.  That is not …

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UNESCO Site

I’ll save the best until the end.  Learn about UNESCO and this colorful mountain range below.  Remember you can click on any picture to enlarge. North Western Argentina is like living on the moon.  So far from a nice hamburger with fries.  More like a plate of beans —  a desert environment with inhabitants scattered in …

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Iguacu

We left Rio at 10am and flew TAM Airways just over 2 hours south-west to some place which I had no clue about.  A few people have told me how incredible it is, but I have to be honest, it meant nothing to me.  I had not done any research prior to today.   More fun …

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The Redeemer

Have you ever envisioned a place for a real long time which you believe is just perfect only to find out the that facade is not quite as you dreamed?  Well, that was Rio de Janeiro for me.  I really envisioned that it was exotic, modern, active, interesting, unsafe but safe, growing and an exciting beach location. …

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Let’s Get Out of Here Again – The Trail to Antarctica

After going for lunch with Larry Schecter in August, 2014, it had to happen.  I knew it was something which I had to do.  No bucket list or anything, just an ongoing plan to explore unique places and don’t stop.  No-if-and-or-butts.  Neurons were snapping, or burning or whatever they do.  I was going with Paula to …

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Tourist Tr@p

Not sure if you’ve ever seen sweat from someones back drop down to the seat of a chair.  Well, it happened to me.  I have not seen that before either.  It was so hot in Florence, Italy — like over 100 degrees and probably 90 percent humidity. Worse, I was on a city tour bus …

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Insanity (In A Good Way)

Given my poor command of the English language, I can only say one thing about Barcelona, Spain — Fucking INSANITY.  Sorry for those poor choice of words.  But its true.  This place is insane, lively, active, youthful, growing, fun, historical, unsafe, safe, and a hundred more adjectives.  Said another way…  It’s a great town.  Won’t …

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And The Winner is?

You can’t go to Switzerland for a week and not eat chocolate — or you know what?  Don’t come.  Just don’t come.  Your missing the point that Swiss make the best chocolates and have the biggest brands in the world.   In fact, the Swiss eat more chocolate per capita than any other country in …

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Just call it Heaven

Ok, lets play the game — Who likes chocolate better, you or me?  Don’t even bother, lets agree to disagree.  My mind gets messed up when I am around chocolate.  In fact, often, its my dinner along with ice cream (frozen yogurt).  Love the shit.  And I represent one of the 20% of superior intelligence …

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58 Km Ride to Bern

We had decided to take a long bike ride today instead of hiking.  Choosing a bike route from Interlaken to the Capital of Switzerland, Bern.  Government in this region has built a whole network of paths dodging through farmers fields, shores of glacier lake, shoulder of river with great rapids, through towns and even forests with …

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Fly at 125 MPH!

This character is the real deal.  Serious.  Paula and I went for a 6.5 hour trek around one of the most beautiful scenes on earth — the Swiss Alps.  Anyway…  our travels took us through this breathtaking area where these BASE jumpers call home in the cliffs which are no less than a 2,000 – 3,000 …

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Best Gift Ever!

Ok men, this post is only for you.  Can we talk one-on-one, man-to-man, bro-to-bro?  Lets say your married, in a long term relationship or have a secret love which you need to show true intent.  How best to share your love with that significant other?  That is the age old question. Now if you’re bleeding …

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Culture

First things first, I have zero DNA for Culture.  Like Zero-point-Zero.  I just don’t give a shit. I happened to get a call from the Professor, Dr Jeffrey Habert who told me that his absolute worst place to visit is Vienna.  I asked him why this is the case Doctor?  What do you think of when …

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Nie Vergessen

Nie Vergessen or, “Never Forget”.  I think this headline for this post says it all. So it would be unconscionable not to share the feeling I had when visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.  Now I am not one to have a religious overtone.  I am non-secular by in large.  But …

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Charlie

So if you were to ask me what is the most significant event in the past century for Berlin, or Germany for that matter, I would have to take a good month to noodle on that one.  Wow, so many events have occurred that are so outrageous and over the top. Think of your home …

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Berlin Street Art

I know, I know, I can hear it now — did you go to the Berlin wall?  Checkpoint Charlie?  Tons of facinating museums?  Maybe the Philharmonic?  Some Jewish historical site? Possibly visit Angela for dinner? Yah, yah, yah…  Sure.   I’ve got days to do that stuff.   Sorry folks, no pictures of me in front of …

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Travel Etiquette Please

I will say the following with Peace and Love — Peace and Love This message is directed to the large lady with the bowl haircut in the pod next to mine on the Air Canada flight from Toronto to Frankfurt, Germany. Next time you travel, if you feel the pressure, would you please consider relieving yourself in the lavatory at …

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