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Seduced by Stairs

Despite being afraid of heights, I feel an intense urge to climb every staircase I encounter. I’ve climbed stairs to walk along the ledge of the Musegg Wall in Lucerne. I climbed to the roof of the Alcazaba at the Alhambra in Granada. I took the dome tour at St. Peter’s Basilica in  ...

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Titeres de Francisco Peralta

While I was visiting Segovia, Spain, I stumbled upon the Coleccion de Titeres de Francisco Peralta, tucked away in the upper floors of the Puerto de Santiago. Of course, it was closed the day I stumbled upon it, but I wandered back the next day when it was open. The museum houses puppets from  ...

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Walking around Rome

Despite it being September, Rome was hot. And humid. Not that I had a good reason to expect Rome to be anything other than hot and humid. I managed to get sun-burned my first day. Also unexpected, as I usually don’t get burned. After a few days, I discovered a great escape from the heat  ...

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Tower of Used Tissues

I spent a week enjoying the delights of Hangzhou’s West Lake tourist area a few years ago. Having done my homework prior to departing home, I brought lots of little packs of Kleenex to carry around to use when dealing with toilets not supplied with toilet tissue. Apparently, so did  ...

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