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Assateague Island

This is a favorite place in the DC area for my family and I. And it’s surprising how many people have been to Ocean City, Maryland, and never taken the short side trip to the Island. The beaches on Assateague Island are the best preserved wild beaches I’ve seen in this region. What’s more, with […]

Termas Manasaya, Sajama pt. 3

(This is part 3 of my guide to the Sajama National Park.  For the other posts in the series, see the Exploring Bolivia Page.) One of my best memories of Bolivia from 25 years ago is sitting in a creek feeling the hot water wash away the cold of the night.  I had slept that […]

Sajama and the “Geysers” – Sajama National Park, part 2

Nuestra Señora de la Natividad, in Sajama (See Getting to Sajama National Park, part 1 of this series, for the route to the park and sites along the way.) The Bell Tower of Nuestra Señora de la Natividad, with Tata Sajama in the background The sight to see in Sajama town is the chapel.  The […]

Protected: On to Utah

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Enjoying the Waves

[flv][/flv] Aliciya’s been having a great time playing on the beach these past few days.

Sary Chelek

Sary Chelek lives up to its billing as one of the gems of Kyrgyz natural beauty (a pretty tall order). A large alpine lake set in a deep mountain bowl and surrounded by pines, Sary Chelek reminds me of the rugged beauty of the mountain lakes high in the American Rockies (specifically, since they were […]

A Great Winter (or Summer) Hike

One of the easiest places to go from Bishkek to get away from it all is Alamedin. And though it is a nice trip any time of year, there are reasons why it is an especially good place to go in the winter. Alamedin Canyon has many advantages. Only about 40 minutes from downtown Bishkek, […]

Week at Lake Issyk Kul

We had a great week visiting Lake Issyk Kul. Issyk Kul is the centerpiece of the biosphere reserve of the same name, and one of the most famous sites in Kyrgyzstan. At more than 5,000 feet above sea level, 113 miles long, up to 37 miles wide, and more than 2,000 feet deep, it is […]

Protected: Enjoying the Pool

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