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I feel nervous as I disembark from the plane; I have just flown into Tehran International airport from Kiev in Ukraine, and I am alone. I’m wearing a full-length kaftan and have a headscarf positioned over my hair, to blend in with all the women disembarking (they all covered their heads at the last moment before exiting the aircraft).
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I had taken my fifth-graders down to the Berlin Wall on a field trip. Sets of binoculars, monitored by the East Germans, recorded our very actions. In those Berlin Cold War Days, I had been a teacher at the Department of Defense American School.
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I was fortunate to go on a 10-day trip to Kashmir in the very north of India, that has since been overrun by terrorism and violence. Our Kashmiri guide took us way off the usual tourist route to see some gems of Kashmiri architecture.
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The history of the independence of India is synonymous with the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. The preeminent freedom fighter, social activist and politician was an inspiration for international icons such as Martin Luther King Jr.
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Traveling on the dry wind-swept northern coast of Peru, beside spectacular landscape, one finds interesting ways of how people make a living. That’s how a strange little raft made of reeds used by fishermen in Huanchaco, raised both eyebrows and curiosity.
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When you think about magnificent ancient Greek temples, the Parthenon and other structures come to mind. Perhaps less known but very well-preserved and impressive is the Temple of Aphaia, located on a hilltop in a pine grove on the northeast point of the Greek island of Aegina.
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Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was the great Russian poet of the 19th century whose poems marked Golden Age of Russian poetry. Even today his verses are so well-known that many Russians easily quote them by heart.
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The September day was just starting to get pleasantly warm as our taxi deposited us on a dirt road almost 5 miles from the large town of Catacamas, Honduras. Looking up the road, my companions and I could see our way leading us along a river, the Rio Talgua.
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, is not often high on anyone’s must-visit list, if it’s there at all. But it should be. There are many reasons to visit this oasis in the Canadian prairies, here are ten of them.
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These life-size, intricately detailed dinosaur replicas at the Naples Botanical Garden in Naples Florida move and growl realistically, and include the little-known, fearsome Utahraptor.
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Mediterranean cruises might be the preferred choice for many travelers. There will undoubtedly be lots of sunshine during a summer Mediterranean cruise, and there are fascinating historic destinations in Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Croatia.
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TRAVEL THRU HISTORY is a unique travel 'zine dedicated to exploring historical and cultural experiences. If you have toured the wonders of Egypt, trekked through Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, explored the ancient ruins of Greece or the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, and immersed yourself in another culture, we'd like to hear from you. This is a site for writers to share their travel experiences in a creative, literary way through travel articles, essays, journals and creative non-fiction memoirs.
We publish stories featuring the historical, archaeological, and cultural aspects of a destination. We also accept stories about literary journeys, visits to the haunts of famous writers and artists, unique museums and art galleries. Explore the exciting and diverse world of other cultures, and take us on exotic adventures.
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