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Nudity blamed for earthquake, AGAIN…

Tourists on Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia, stripping down…very much against local law. Hey! Remember the Boobquake of a few years back, when some silly mullah in Iran blamed women’s “immodest dress” for causing earthquakes in that land (which happens to be … Continue reading

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Circular pyramid found in Bolivia

A short blurb on the YouTube site for this video says: A group of archeologists has discovered a large circular pyramid in Bolivian Amazonia, dating back more than 2,000 years. The discovery took place in the fortress of Samaipata, a … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Social tourism wins big-time

The spectacular Canaima national park of Venezuela, home of the tepuis (you can see some of them in the background), and of the world’s tallest waterfall. And just one of the many reasons why Venezuela has won an international tourism … Continue reading

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Surreal adventure in an Argentine lake

Who wants to scuba-dive in a weird grey moonscape? This Argentine dude apparently does. The moonscape is Nahuel Huapí, which is normally a nice clear alpine lake in southern Argentina, and it looks like that now because it got a … Continue reading

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Expats gone wild? Or locals gone loco?

About a week ago, a provocative link came up on Twitter. Joshua Holland of Alternet had posted it, and it was a doozer: “Expats Gone Wild”, was the story, all about “an invasion of misguided foreigners” wreaking havoc in Mexico. … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo, at work (with the workers)

There’s a lot of highway repair work going on in Bolivia lately……and Evo was right out there, watching the work crews on the highway between Cochabamba and Villa Tunari. Andean roads are notoriously dangerous, but they’re getting safer on his … Continue reading

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San Francisco, California, 1906: An intriguing look at a lost time

My friend Corey, a San Franciscan, sent me the link to this a couple of days ago. Apparently this footage was taken from the front of a streetcar travelling along Market Street (the clocktower at the end of it, near … Continue reading

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A spectacular photo album that you just have to see

Photo by Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir.A friend of mine linked this album on his Facebook page. It’s all photos of the volcano in Iceland erupting, and they’re all great, but the one above particularly caught my eye. It’s got so much going … Continue reading

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