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See The World ASAP

Here is my list of the countries that I have visited and you’ll notice that I include individual ones that are actually part of a sovereign nation (like Wales, Scotland, etc. instead of United Kingdom). My intentions are to visit … Continue reading

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A Unified Korea?

While visiting the  DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on a group tour from Seoul, my guide indicated that many South Koreans would love to see one country instead of two; although she did imply that the younger generation was not as enthused … Continue reading

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Why is French Guiana Still a Republic ?

French Guiana is the last land in the Americas to be controlled by a foreign power.  It is also the only one where French is the official language although its close proximity to the Caribbean means the culture is more … Continue reading

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Suriname Embraces its Melting Pot of Cultures and Peoples

Like Guyana, the path to independence was a difficult one due to colonization, civil uprisings, and the influx of people who were brought to the country as indentured servants or slaves. With this mix of cultures there are probably very … Continue reading

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Guyana is Much More than the Jonestown Massacre

The first thing the local guides have to address is the tragedy that happened over 40 years ago. It took place in a remote area in the Northwest and certainly is not why I would recommend you go visit Guyana! … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Traveling the Guianas

With airplanes, boats and cars one can actually see all three of these countries (French Guiana is actually a Republic) in a week!  Luckily I discovered a travel agency called “Travel the Guianas” that not only made this possible but … Continue reading

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Big Toe and the Jam

Seriously? That was the name of the band playing at a local pub and listed as a “thing” for us to do after the Gala Dinner at my 50th College Reunion! I have to admit I happily skipped that particular … Continue reading

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