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Tasmanian Devils and Delights

Those poor little devils are dying of cancer. Apparently it is transmitted to others probably through biting (they are ferocious) and it can kill them in about a year’s time. Authorities are trying to breed them in captivity to save … Continue reading

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2 out of 5 countries this year didn’t have McDonalds!

An update on my five new countries visited in 2017: only 2 of them did not have a McDonald’s ! (Maldives and Haiti) I was surprised to discover that Cuba has one on the Guantanamo Base which is open only to … Continue reading

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Debby Does Danger

This last trip took me to Barcelona during a contentious time due to the Catalonia region considering ceding from Spain. While I saw crowds and heard the banging of the drums I managed to stay away from those hot spots. … Continue reading

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The Map Filled In With Malta

Malta was the last country in all of Europe left for me to visit. Surprisingly there were a number of tourists on the main island….they came by ship, by plane and with multiple tour companies.  More Americans are exploring there now … Continue reading

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Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Malta’s Co-cathedral of St. John’s hosts two of this artist’s original paintings. While I find art interesting I certainly am not well-versed in the subject in spite of the art appreciation course I took in college about 50 years ago. … Continue reading

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The “non-touristy” Maldives

As a non-surfer I was surprised to see the number of boards being loaded off the plane. I didn’t realize that one or two of the atolls were ranked in the top 30 best surfing spots in the world.  My … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Disastrous Deterioration

Before leaving I read an account of how millions of dollars of foreign aid to Haiti, after both the 2010 earthquake and the 2016 hurricane, were not spent wisely so I knew not to expect to see a country in … Continue reading

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