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3. New York City
United States: New York State
China: Hunan: Zhangjiajie
Canada: Ontario: Nipissing District
7. Haida Gwaii
Canada: British Columbia
9. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
10. United Arab Emirates
11. Ellis Island
United States: New York State: New York City: Upper New York Bay
12. The Cloisters
United States: New York State: New York City: Manhattan: Uptown Manhattan: Northern Manhattan: Washington Heights: Fort Tryon Park
13. Machu Picchu
Peru: Cusco Region
14. Angkor Wat
Cambodia: Siem Reap: Angkor Archaeological Park
Russia: Northwestern Federal District
Czech Republic: Bohemia
17. Three Gorges
China: Yangtze River
19. Chichen Itza
Mexico: Yucatán (State)
20. Golden Gate Bridge
United States: California: Northern California: Bay Area: San Francisco Peninsula: San Francisco
21. Textile Museum Of Canada
Canada: Ontario: Toronto: Old Toronto Downtown: Downtown: Yonge and Dundas
But then, I didn’t get to see that portion, except for the brochures I picked up at bathstops en route.
Manhattan is becoming such a LONG wait, that its beginning to achieve monumental proportions.
But all in good time, right?over 7 years ago
The vacation video is posted at ThisCanadian.com.
What a strange, Agatha Christi-eque experience. I’d always wanted to experience something like the old, Bertram’s Hotel or Orient Express
It was Bob Marley meets Marlow Agency.
There was a moment I shared with my Hobbit & a fabulous couple from Minnesota. If I stay in Montego Bay, I’ll stay at the Casa Blanco. It was exactly what we mimick with our modern resort hotels.
The light flared between sunglass rim & straw hat, jabbed off shockingly bright plasters & the trees wavered in both breeze & heat trails. The water rippled & growled, undulating into the horizon. We wandered an ancient, lost garden.
I can honestly say, it appealed to the secret “Hemingway Goth” Author in this HippieChick. It seemed more honest than the hotel we occupied nearby.
We slumped under hats, drinking with sunglasses, chatting languidly with the American version of ThinWhiteDuke or Languid Traveller. These Americans were weathered from LIVING. With the exception of the influx of youth in the last days of our tenancy, we were older.
We had earned the faces we wore. Some of us were adding legends to their bodies, in the traditions of Life Travellers. Others wore decades’ fatigue from hiding a face we feared.
We allowed ourselves to taken to locations, as if we travelled to Pyramids. We splashed & scrambled over well-trodden fig-trailing cascades.
We: chatted, knoshed, bartered, snacked, splashed, cocktailed, dined, toasted, chugged, jacuzzi’d, brunched, hammocked, sketched, snorkled, stretched & yawned…
But I had time to talk to a unique spectrum of people. Other Travellers in a complexity of hue & stripes, bartenders _ (“THIS IS A SHOUTOUT TO ‘BIRD’!”),_ cab drivers, Housekeeping staff, Kitchen staff, roadside vendors, tour guides, zipline guides, really stoned ‘drivers’, management.
But most startling to me? They don’t realize what will happen to their economy if the U.S. economy tanks as a result of the CorporateWar.
You know who will do fine? An amazing dude named Jerry. He does the ‘Luminous Lagoon’ night splash. He’s so grounded & self-sufficient, creative & motivated to Live.
I hope we can find there is more of Jerry in all of us.
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