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Alissa and I have some sort of unwritten rule to visit as many islands as possible on our trip.  During our route planning for Africa, I had one island paradise in particular on my list:...

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During my six years working at CBS I constantly changed the wallpaper on my computer’s desktop.  It rotated between either a Milwaukee Brewers schedule or a favorite travel photo.  For some reason, I always kept...

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Our last stop in Sri Lanka is the beach town of Mirissa, the very southern tip of the country.  This is the only city in Sri Lanka in which we will be staying more than...

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Today, our tour of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle brings us to the ancient and sacred city of Sigiriya, more specifically, Sigiriya Rock.  Sigiriya Rock, also known as Lion Rock and Rock Fortress, is another UNESCO...

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We landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and after a short 12-hour stay at House of Arts in Mount Lavinia area.  The hotel was more like an art gallery, and is owned by a French film...

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Entering a country for the first time is always full of surprises for us, both good and bad.  Entering Sri Lanka somehow felt like a bigger surprise than usual.  I am not sure if our...

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Island Life on Ambrym

February 19, 2013

Where are we? Our arrival on Ambrym is the most culture shocked we’ve experienced so far in traveling. We are the only people on our plane, and have arrived at a grass-runway airport where 20...

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