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vegas donkeys.

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Most travelers don’t have any interest in Vegas.  We’ve seen the real Eiffel Tower, why would we want to see a fake one? I had zero interest in visiting this man-made desert monstrosity; strippers, gambling, and the STDs that follow aren’t my idea of a good time. My college roommate, LeAnna, lives in Vegas and told me I should visit. …

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russian invasion.

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The first thing I noticed about the Republic of Georgia was that the locals weren’t too fond of Russians. When I asked Georgians for a detailed explanation as to why this was so (I suppose I could have just skimmed over the last thousand years of Georgian history), I received the succinct response: “The Russians are always trying to invade …

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stormin’ mormon.

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If you are living or traveling overseas, particularly in an obscure country or off the beaten path, chances are you are going to run into some Mormons. I always wonder where the hell these guys come from. I only ever run into Mormons in the most obscure of places, like when I was rock climbing in Korea’s Seoraksan National Park. …

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greek grandmother.

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When I lived in the small town of Preveza on the west coast of Greece, I took up running. I was usually not running from anything or anyone, but for purposes of physical fitness. I would wake up at 6:30 a.m., run for about an hour down the beautiful Mediterranean coast before turning back and jogging home. My large, airy, …

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no russian prostitutes for you.

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It was my last night in Cabarete, and I wanted to dance. This was my last chance at bachata for a long time, which is one of the top eight things I’ll miss about Dominican Republic. Dancing bachata was just a bonus, however. I was really hoping to catch a last glimpse of the band of Russian prozies I was …

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