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Brasilia

Brasilia If you ever dreamt that you lived in a 1960s city, you probably channeled Brasilia. This city was planned and built in a short four years moving the capital out of Rio. Famed architect Oscar Niemeyer designed all the … Continue reading

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Rio and Iguazu Falls

Rio and Iguazu Falls Brazil is almost as large as the entire United States and boasts a population of 200 million. The society is seemingly color-blind and skin color ranges from white to black with a parfait of brown in-between. … Continue reading

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Rapa Nui Oct. 2010

Oct. 26   Easter Island aka Rapa Nui aka Isla Pasqua For years Easter Island has occupied a top slot on our must-see-list. The native name for this place is Rapa Nui while Chileans call it “Isla Pasqua.” The first explorer … Continue reading

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Australia – End of Part 1

Friends- In the event that you missed some of our earlier adventures, you can read them in the Blog on my website.  You can also read or listen to commentaries or travel tales. Place this link in your browser: http:/jrreisswriter.com … Continue reading

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Laos Part 2

More Laos – Part 2 Back on the river heading South… Boarding a motorized long boat with a covered roof, we head downstream on another tributary of the Mekong. Although our pilot appears to be around 14 years old, he … Continue reading

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Laos Part 1

LAOS – PART 1 Touring Laos requires great fortitude; a capacity for instantaneous shifts to plan B and the ability to comprehend that life will get better. Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia. The mighty Mekong River … Continue reading

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Croatia 8.29.10

From Norway we do a Helsinki stopover and a sunny sampling of the city. A trolley ride gives us an overall view. Much of the architecture looks like remnants of the Russian era especially the enormous statues with steroidal muscles. … Continue reading

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NORWAY 8.20.10

RTW Report NORWAY 8.20.10 Our introduction to Norway begins in Oslo, a fine city with parks, trees, and seaport. The center of town has an elegant palace with two guards who appear to have been trained by Queen Elizabeth’s beef … Continue reading

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Cycling in Norway 8.21 – 8.28

The cycling group and guides meet in Bergen. This bustling university town is busy with returning students, tourists and even a few residents. Located on the sea, the town has numerous wooden structures and in the dark winters a building … Continue reading

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August 17th: The following is the first in a series of reports from our journey around the world.

August 17, 2010 OSLO, Norway We started out to Logan Airport on our Boston hotel shuttle bus. I guess we were discussing the trip in our usual loud voices. As we arrived at the airport, an airline pilot walked past … Continue reading

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