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This is sooo cool! I also tweeted it to over 4700 followers. It's like a petting zoo for adults :)
I had never heard of it either -- until I was on a tour of Jewish Berlin. Thought it was fascinating.
What makes this a travel article is that you can visit Chimp Haven and learn about chimps and their programs. Been there... loved it!
When I was in Cairo I was shocked to see the erosion of the Sphinx and how close the city had crept to the pyramids. The Sphinx is now in a enclosure
Thanks Sonja -- I totally agree and Tanya did a great job. I've visited Chimp Haven and it is amazing!
It's just pretty cool the way it's done. Makes me wish it existed that way!
I wanted to vote for this -- beautiful photos -- but couldn't seem to do it. So, I tweeted it. Will come back and try to vote later
Yes, I like my Manhattan as part of NYC, but it is a pretty cool effect :) and yes, photoshop is amazing!
What fun! Like geo-caching but with alcohol?
Shreveport is just such a fun place to be for haunted times, like Halloween. I've included dates and times for 2013 but it can be fun even when it's not haunted season.
What city was it? China is a HUGE country with many different experiences, depending on where you are. I've walked the streets of Shanghai (not that way) and never saw that. I think it's crucial to show the other side of life, but folks might want to know where that slice of life came from.
BTW, I adored China, too -- even if it was a tour rather than living like a local. Amazing country.
Now I wish we had a News category -- this isn't amazing content at all, but
Chengdu just joined the list of cities you can visit in China visa-free for 72 hours.
I visited the contemporary art museum inside and took a tour when I was in Bucharest a few years ago -- talk about excess! Razed whole historic neighborhoods to make wide boulevards that lead up to it. It's a stunning building but the grounds are so sad looking -- no upkeep.
My pleasure -- it is a great article
This is actually quite a good article -- and I live in Albuquerque. I can definitely eating at The Grove and Paul's Monterrey Inn (quite pricey, but they do have a nice cozy bar). I'd recommend the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town for a locally owned well-located and quite lovely hotel.
From what Stephen wrote -- Lesotho did sound fascinating, but I'm sure! Swaziland was quite amazing, too!
This is fascinating and there's even one in New Mexico -- my next road trip!
Thanks Sonja! I know there was another excellent Dracula article highlighted on Outbounding but I did think the history was fascinating.
Wow, I didn't realize you already read and loved it! So did I :)
An excellent and thought-provoking article. And so sad. This is a concern across so many poor countries -- I wish I we had good solutions.
It's not that she talks about things you'll never find elsewhere but that her voice and style brings the reader along with her wherever she goes.
I thought it was excellent!
I'd say the writer is cranky and looking for cheap page views.
I live in New Mexico -- moved here from suburb of New York. People often breeze into and out of the state and think they know it. They write snarky pieces and think they are cool. Yes, there is tacky. But did the writer go into the archives and see the information they've amassed? Maybe there were aliens and maybe there weren't any, but something happened. And taking cheap shots irritates me.
I wish there was a category for art since that really is the focus. So, this is really about an island that has been turned into an art gallery.
I love the idea of microadventures near home. There's so much to see and do locally if people only know about it.
Do you have any suggestions for how people can find local and/or micro adventures? Or is that in your book?
Isn't is gorgeous? I love fog shots. The other photos are amazing, too.
Your site is phenomenally popular -- in such a tight and competitive environment how have you managed to break out of the clutter and become so successful?
Thanks Sonja -- I was blown away by the creativity here. The art shows and markets that take place around ABQ, Taos and Santa Fe are like none I've seen.