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  1. JoAnn Magdoff

    Bon voyage Brigitte & Alex!
    Alex thanks for blogging!
    May I share with you the only advice my adviser gave me when I left to do anthropological fieldwork? He said: “Eat everything!”
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    Big hug Brigitte!
    JoAnn

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  2. Bret

    Good luck guys! Do everything and try to never sleep… Blaze trails… and other things! NYC ain’t changing don’t miss it.

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  3. Vanessa

    Bon voyage! We miss you already, but can’t wait to hear the exciting stories you’ll have to share. Love you.

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  4. Adi

    Brigitte & Alex…hope to see you in Zurich…it would be great to host you at our place…Adi&Simo&Darius

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  5. Terry

    Hey lady,

    Ahere your step by step account of whats happening? You are gone 2 days now. I need an update!

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  6. Yulia

    WOW! The story and the photos are breathtaking! And this is only day 1! ha! I don’t know if I can handle it πŸ˜‰ Must go there one day πŸ™‚ Keep it coming πŸ™‚

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  7. Chris Arm

    What is with you and the profile pict! I thought we spoke about this πŸ™‚

    Keep up the blogging about the longest honeymoon in history!

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  8. Kelly

    Tony and I love reading your updates. Sounds like your first week has been amazing! Where are you off to next?

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  9. Priscille

    We had a great time too. We are always ready for bubbles! Have a great trip and see you soon, somewhere around the world!
    Kiss
    Priscille

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  10. SΓ΄

    eternelle, comme la flemme entre ces 2 amoureux.

    moment poetique de fin de journee …vive le weekend!

    Vous venez quand?

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    1. lexussin

      : )
      we’ll probably get your way towards the very end of june or very beginning of july.. and we are taking you up on the dinner party invite. ; )

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    1. lexussin

      yes, highly controversial (as stated in the blog), especially since it was designed and made by North Korea

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  11. Vanessa

    Awesome pictures & narrative! Makes me want to go to Senegal… I wish I could have been there with you guys!
    Big kiss from NYC.

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    1. lexussin

      not too late, we’ve got plenty more ground to cover (although no more in Senegal) and would love to link up!

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    1. lexussin

      yes, through THIS island relatively few slaves were processed or transported. They mostly went through other ones but most other places have destroyed all evidence so this has become more of a symbolic place. The more important centres for the slave trade from Senegal were north, at Saint-Louis or to the south in the Gambia, at the mouths of major rivers for trade.

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  12. Georgette

    Alex & Brigitte,
    This is amazing …I knew you are both talented , Brigitte was always an excellent photographer but I have to say it, Alex , your writting is amazing and Birigitte’s pictures are complementing your writting so well… I can see the desert through your eyes and soul… I can feel the peacefulness and simplicity of life …. beauty is surrounding us everywhere, just have an open mind and an inquisitive eye… Love, mom

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    1. lexussin

      Thanks mom! The desert was a special experience and sort of an anomaly – a place that’s so inhospitable to human existence yet so majestic. Glad you’re enjoying the blog. Love, Alex

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  13. Georgette

    Beautiful picture! Alex, you are lucky to hold the sun in your hand, make a good use of its light…..(:

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  14. Ed Kobylus

    Alex: you all are taking some AMAZING pictures. Can’t imagine how beautiful it’s been in real life. Continued safe and memorable travels.

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  15. Kelly

    Hey Guys!

    I am loving the blog, Alex, are you doing most of the writing? You are great! And I know that B is behind the gorgeous pictures. I (almost) feel like I am there with you two. Senegal seemed amazing, and I know Tony is jealous of your time with Loic πŸ™‚ Miss you guys, Kelly

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    1. lexussin

      Thanks Kel! Brigitte’s the photographer and I write mostly (although she is also a great editor). Glad you and Tony are enjoying it! : )

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  16. Vanessa

    Yum! Beautiful tomoatoes… and not cheap! Guess I’ll stop complaining about the price of our heirloom tomatoes here!

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  17. sheva el-hassan

    chateauneu-du-pape is my favorite wine. My mouth waters just thinking about it. By the way, great pic!

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  18. Adela

    Sublime pic and the experience must have been extraordinary to be in the presence of such natural beauty.

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  19. Vanessa

    “I couldn’t (and still can’t) wrap my head around how a bunch of protesters actually successfully and unlawfully impeded the routine go about of several tour operators catering to hundreds of tourists (and raking in thousands of euros daily). I was dumbfounded!”

    Welcome to France, mon ami! πŸ™‚ It’s like the infamous local story about the sardine that blocked the port of Marseille!

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  20. Francoise Hradsky

    That’s one of the reason why I called you Brigitte, because of the German sound (Briguitte)!

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  21. Duke Ionescu

    They used to serve cheese at the end of the “experience” along with the beer, “gouda cheese-a” πŸ˜‰ A wonderful place in summer, sorry to hear it rained so much.

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  22. Francoise Hradsky

    This a spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois (French born) American sculptress. The spider is supposed to represent her mother (who was a weaver) and very possesive too!

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  23. Traci

    I love this pic. That might seem odd considering all the beautiful pics of architecture you have on here, but I was mesmerized by this pic.

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  24. lexussin

    Eastern Europe doesn’t have great knockers like France and Italy do.. but I did find a few good ones in Austria.

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    1. lexussin

      I know. That was probably the biggest disappointment.. the Danube is a brown muddy looking river. Not enticing!

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    1. lexussin

      Yeah.. this was crazy far and high up there. I was very proud of myself… after I was able to breathe again.

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  25. Jessica

    Wow, very cool that Brigitte was able to trace her roots. Must feel pretty incredible to have that connection with one’s ancestors…

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  26. Vanessa

    Yes, it was like that when we were driving down the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica! Took us hours to get to our supposedly close destination.

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  27. Dad

    The water-polo pictures and story brought back memories. I remembered asking you over the phone what you want from America and you said that you would love getting a Mikasa water-polo ball. I drove everyone crazy in NYC trying to get you that ball. I take the blame. I could not find the ball, and 25 years later you sucked in goal in Dubrovnik!
    Your journey is remarkable and you both look gook in those pictures. Ani and I love you and wish you Bon Voyage!
    Dad

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    1. lexussin

      Was fine. You feel no difference but I had sweaty palms for sure… afraid to tip basket if I leaned forward. But then that goes away quickly as you check out the view. Amazing.

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  28. Vanessa

    Wow, Turkey was always on my “go to” list, but now I really have to go. Cappadocia seems like a magical place. Reminds me a bit of the SW of the US (like New Mexico, Utah) in terms of landscape.
    What a fantastic journey this is so far!
    Love you,
    V-

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  29. Vanessa

    Reminds me of the islands of the coast of Paraty, Brazil. We took a similar boat & went to various islands for the day. Fantastic!

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  30. Kelly

    Alex, I am most jealous of this post. The food must be amazing, $1 pad thai, Mmmmm. I am hoping for a thai food themed night when you guys return. Are you goig to have any suits/shirts made while you’re in Asia? I could see you rocking a red suit, lol. Although I’m sure that Brigitte will be seen with you!

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    1. lexussin

      Kel- red suit, hmm! tempting but we are traveling on a budget. no suits for me just a couple of cool t-shirts. the food is really great here, we’ll def do a Thai night when back. glad you’re digging the blog! : )

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  31. Yulia

    So pretty! Reminds me of Italy….
    PS. I’m so behind with your blog – sorry – just starting to catch up….

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  32. Yulia

    2 things:

    The view if incredible! πŸ™‚
    B – love the professional runner look on you! see? and you said you’d never run πŸ˜‰

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  33. Sara

    This is such a great photo of you! You look so happy and relaxed (tiger and all…) and definitely seem to be living the perfect life right now. I’m very happy for you guys!

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  34. Mak

    What an amazing adventure. It is like you guys get to play Tarzan and Jane, from riding Elephants to hugging tigers. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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    1. lexussin

      tamed as in they are raised with human presence around them most of the time. they also get fed (esp) the big ones before people go in and take their pictures with them. they seem like incredible animals, so beautiful yet so deadly..

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    1. lexussin

      Hey buddy, thanks for your comments! i do try and respond but it usually takes a little longer than on fb. Chiang Mai was awesome, very chill place – you would love it (some many beautiful Buddhist temples, great places to eat (cheap), and very chill people. Forza Inter R.I.!

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  35. Tony

    Oh man, I was just flipping through these photos, and I quote Kelly “that right there (your pigeon) feeding photo is literally my worse nightmare” She’s not a friend of the birds, lol. Crocs, tigers, and elephants…oh my. Seems like Thailand was truly a blast, markedly different than anything you’d experienced before, no? And where the hell did you dig up the old NY Film Academy jersey? Nice!

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    1. lexussin

      Someone else said the same about the pigeon pic – haters! Just kidding.. Thailand was amazing, we plan to go back in a couple of weeks (diff part though). As for the soccer jersey, I try to travel in style. : )

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  36. Vanessa

    That is so awesome… Elysa can’t get enough of these tiger pictures either. “Un bebe tigre. Il est tout mignon,” she says in her cute voice.

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  37. Vanessa

    So cool! I can’t believe you guys got to play with/pet elephants & tigers in the same week! Life is going to seem pretty boring when you come back…

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  38. Aline

    Wow! I’ve seen a lot of great pics of Cappadocia in travel mags but those balloon shots are simply amazing – bravo! πŸ˜‰

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  39. James Hradsky

    What a lovely journey you guys are having. Alex your prose gets better each stop and Brigitte your pictures are fabulous. We can’t wait to see the next blog…

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    1. lexussin

      Thanks James, glad you’re enjoying the journey! We seem to find an abysmal bag of inspiration in each place we visit.

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  40. Yulia

    What a great experience over your 3 days in Vietnam. Such history! Loved your writing – I always learn something new! Keep those stories coming πŸ™‚

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    1. lexussin

      Thanks Yules! Vietnam is amazing. We did about 10 days total there, 3 in HoChi Minh and the rest in Hanoi and Hoi An.

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  41. James Hradsky

    Ah Vietnam! A lovely country and I almost wound up serving there during the war… Interesting moments. This trip of yours just keeps getting more interesting…

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  42. Sara

    Craig and I were talking about Vietnam yesterday, and how we both want to go there even more now, after reading this post. It seems like a spectacular country!

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    1. lexussin

      Hey – glad you guys are finally reading our blog (just kidding), I mean Craig. You guys should definitely do Vietnam. Wish we had more time…

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  43. Yulia

    One of the best photos!!! Please email me the original. Bret wants it framed πŸ™‚ Congrats on taking it !!! WHOA!

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  44. Yulia

    Once you get back to America you can pet and play with our pet Brew so you don’t feel bored and detached πŸ˜‰ You can tell him “sit, down, stay, shake” all in English. You can wash him and brush him. You can’t really ride him but you can “walk” him outside πŸ˜‰
    Everyone is happy at the end πŸ™‚

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  45. Kelly

    I think this is your best entry yet! I love that you used the word indolent πŸ™‚

    Looks like another amazing leg, I am most jealous. Wish we could have clicked our heels together and joined you guys on the beach.

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    1. lexussin

      thanks Kel, we’re taking it very easy here.. kind of tough to get motivated and actually DO things. : )
      wish you guys were here too!

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  46. James Hradsky

    Brigitte and Alex,

    You should write a book upon returning to the US — “Beaches of the world” I’m not sure that one has been done yet! Beautiful pictures…

    Dad

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  47. Vanessa Hradsky

    So, how was it?? Not sure I’d be willing to pay the extra $$ for an animal to poop my coffee beans out, but when in Rome, or Ubud, why not?

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    1. lexussin

      It was good but I’m not a huge coffee fan so hard to say… a bit muddy like a turkish coffee to me. We got it for $6 a pot instead of the $30-60 a cup elsewhere. Just wanted to try it.. but would never pay that much even if it was that amazing.

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  48. Sara

    Awww, good ol’ Oz! How I miss that country. I’m beyond jealous of you guys!!!

    On another note: it’s your last official month of the trip?! When are you coming home??? You have a date?

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    1. lexussin

      We’re loving this place, it’s really beautiful! Yup, last month… our ETA is end of Jan.
      Also, that’s great news on your extension – good stuff!!

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  49. Sara

    Can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve walked along the Sydney beaches, and it’s just as breath taking every time. Love-love-love Sydney.

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  50. Eric

    Climb the harbor bridge, you’ll never forget the experience! And 60-70 F temps forced you indoors? You mug be spoiled by SE Asia. Would give left nut for 60-70 deg temps right about now!

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    1. lexussin

      At about $200 a person, we just couldn’t afford climbing/walking the bridge. For unemployed backpackers it was just too steep… when did you do it? And yeah, I hear you on the temperature.

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  51. Dad

    It is amazing how many places you had seen! Lots of people I spoke with about your trip were envious of you. You both look great, and we can hardly wait to see you in Naples.
    LOVE,
    Dad, Ani and Sonny

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  52. Naomi

    Hi guys ! It’s Naomi (your Aussie friend from the winery tour in the yarra valley). Been looking at your blog and loving all your stories and pics! Can’t wait to read about your thoughts on Australia! Turns out our first stop of our trip will be the U.S. (25 mar – 20 apr). And this time my husband should be with me, not my substitute friend. Would love to hear your thoughts on where we should spend our time ?! Hope you’re enjoying the rest of your time in Melbourne!

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  53. lukman Jahja

    This is a great place, brings back memory when I was pushing Rafael’s stroller down this very beach on our own trip down there in ’99. The place had such an eerie quality… Glad you guys made it there!

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  54. Yulia

    So awesome! I’m learning so so much once again through you and your experiences. Seeing Melbourne through a new lens now πŸ™‚

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  55. Yulia

    This food compilation looks outstanding! I can only imagine eating this and having that Pinot Noir you were talking about. Mmm…

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  56. Yulia

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  57. Yulia

    Awesome! Way to go B! Were you in the same position or were you bouncing around while the ball was going down? Was there any water inside?

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  58. Yulia

    Loving NZ so much more now – thanks for all the information and fun πŸ™‚ Wellington was cool but didn’t quite capture me. The country side on the other hand – YES PLEASE πŸ™‚

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  59. Rob

    welcome home guys! what a fantastic trip! I’ve enjoyed living it through your eyes. you should luanch a travel service for people who want to do what you did….

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  60. MARY PATERSON

    just a minute to look at this site and am hooked after Gordes…..magnificent! Thanks and it was great to see you both…hope you’re back for another visit this year.

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    1. lexussin

      glad you like the blog! it was a pleasure seeing you and Pat and the happy dogs (of course). we really loved NC and would love to visit again.

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  61. Yulia

    Awesome update! Love that you went to give presentation to the kids. I can only imagine their faces… Take it one day at a time, everything will fall into place. Feel free to come visit again soon πŸ™‚

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  62. Leith

    Wow your trip sounds so amazing and these tips are super useful. I wish I had the time and money to do the exact same journey. Having spent time in Capadocia can you recommend any authentic Turkish restaurants in NYC I might try?

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    1. lexussin

      Sure, there are a bunch of Turkish restaurants in New York City that offer great quality and here are some of my favorites. Bereket (187 E Houston St Manhattan), and Kestane Kebab (110 Nassau Ave – Greenpoint Brooklyn) are casual spots that offer amazing food at low cost. For finer dining I’m a big fan of My Moon (184 N10th St Williamsburg), great decor and delicious eats with an impressive outdoor space.

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  63. Julia & Jim

    Hey Alex & Brigitte! I hope you guys didn’t have too much trouble readjusting to life after your whirlwind journey around the world. It was great to meet you in Fiji! Keep in touch!

    Julia & Jim

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    1. lexussin

      Hey Julia- so glad you wrote us! I had lost your info but now we’re back in touch. It’s tough being back but we’re readjusting. Hope you and Jim are well!

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  64. Robert

    I’ll drink to that!!
    Great photos…I feel as though I’ve just visited those places with you.

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  65. Candice Dunston

    You know I love it! Sooo many amazing pics! Some look like familiar places, some I smile about and some I really want to know where it is or the story behind them! Hopefully someday soon we can all meet up and chat about great adventures:). Bravo and happy travel anniversary!:)

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    1. Brigitte

      Hey Candice.. Glad you enjoyed! It so amazing for us to look at these again. A bit bittersweet though. I’m hoping we can meet in St Croix one of these days and share some of these moments with you both!

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  66. Robert

    So many amazing photos I’m sure it’s difficult to pick favorites! I can’t believe it’s already a year since you left on your world journey…

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  67. Siobhan Chicoine

    I visited this church last week and I felt so refreshed. Thank You.
    I would like to know about the history please.

    Thank you for your time.

    Siobhan

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  68. Robert

    Sublime…such a gorgeous setting for a wedding! As usual, Beautiful shots; I feel as though I were there too.

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  69. Sara

    I’m so happy you had a good time! And thanks for posting all these pictures – definitely brings me back to THE BEST day of my life! β™₯

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  70. Dad

    Pretty spectacular stuff you guys! The pictures are stunning and the prose reflected all of it. I wish I could have been there…

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  71. the_kael

    cote rotie at septentrionales and also chateauneuf-du-pape at meridionales ,that’s the best land in rhone,nice tour.

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  72. Fighterbijay

    I am from Slovakia(next to Czech republic) and I haevnt known about the artist u mentioned in your text…thanx for that info, cause his work looks interesting…I mean, that I love art and it is fine to find out someting more about people,who do it. I like your pics as well πŸ™‚

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  73. Kathy

    Lovely story Alex, I didn’t see it till Terry pointed it out. You have really captured the atmosphere. So great to meet you and Olivia and to see B again. If you are ever in our area of Canada, near Niagara Falls, please come and stay with us.
    Well done!

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  74. Robert

    Alex, the richness of family and storytelling matches the beauty of the colors in all the photos! I really enjoyed reading this journey!!

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  75. Maria

    Your Chiang mai photos are inspiring Fantastic! Where in Chiang mai was this taken? Me and my partner are heading there in March and would to take in the traditional culture and learn more about the tribes

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    1. lexussin

      Maria –
      Thanks for your query. There are several day trips offered outside/around Chiang Mai that will bring you face-to-face with the Karen women of Thailand along with other great cultural experiences. Your hotel should have the info and may be able to arrange it (that’s how we went about doing ours). There are also several tour operators around town that can arrange. Good luck and I hope you have a fantastic trip!
      PS – renting bikes and getting around town was a great way to explore the many sites (numerous great temples)

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  76. rob

    jesus christ! the pilot could have put sun tan lotion on you as he flew by!

    looks like a great trip and glad to see the family is doing well!

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    Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this site.

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  78. William Chapman

    I am completing book about ancient sites in Southeast Asia and came across your image of Yeay Peau in Cambodia. This is an academic publication with little prospect of profits. I wonder if I could get a one-time use permission from you to us the image? I teach archaeology and historic preservation at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Your image fills an important gap in my coverage and would add greatly to the publication. I would give full credit to the photographer.

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    1. lexussin

      Hi Will –
      Appreciate you reaching out, sounds like an interesting project!
      Yes, you may go ahead with a 1-time use of the image.
      Please credit abjourney.com for the image.

      Good luck with the book!

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  79. Jackson Millheart

    I love your blog, it has given me new inspiration to wake up every day. I no longer have depression because I have a goal to one day travel to all the places you missed and take pictures with whiskey. I can’t thank you enough, and my dog Gogo will love the view from my hotel room in capetown.

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  80. Jessica

    You both captured the beauty we encountered in Mexico so well. It was striking how much the kids embraced their new surroundings in this trip. I’ve never felt so at ease traveling to a new country, Mexico was so welcoming. Thank you for this opportunity to revisit our happy memories together!

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