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Snapshots from Angkor

I know it’s long over, but here it is – Angkor in photos! Last July, we boarded a bumpy bus ride to cross the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. We know little about the country before coming here. In fact, the only reason Cambodia was on our list was because I wanted to see Angkor… Read more…

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Oh Deer.. A Day in Nara

Any trip to Kyoto wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Nara. Nara is a great half-day trip from Kyoto, located just a short 45 minute train ride from Kyoto. According to local folklore, deer from this area were once considered sacred animals, like cows in India, that if anyone was caught killing a deer,… Read more…

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Australia Zoo in Photos

Crikey! We get to see all the animals from the down under! Australia has heaps of amazing animals living on the big island continent. Steve Irwin was one of their biggest ambassadors. Originally owned and started by his parents, the zoo now belongs to Terry Irwin, his wife, and kids. His family and friends are… Read more…

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Shirakawa-go & Japan’s 2nd Longest Toenail

“And very soon, you will see the second longest toenail in Japan,” our guide Yamamoto said with glee on our bus ride from Takayama. Gerard looked at me with one brow raised. “That’s weird. I think he said toenail.” I shrugged my shoulders back. We didn’t realized our tour came with a Guinness World Record… Read more…

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