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Senatorial Subway

On my last visit to the US Capitol, I passed out on the steps due to the 105° heat and woke up to a quick eyeful of the Senators’ lobby where the Secret Service had dragged me inside to revive me. Pretty sure that’s used up all of my sneak-peek karma, so far as the […]

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Early 1900s in Colour – All around the world : citynoise.org

http://citynoise.org/article/10598 The entire archive (from whence these photos were ripped off) is a treasure, but as a Paris fanatic, this one was the most mind-blowing: Is this the only colour picture of the Palais du Trocadéro?

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Ten things to do before your next road trip | Wheels.ca

http://www.wheels.ca/newsandfeatures/article/791258 A handy and helpful list of to-dos for prospective road-trippers. While it seems like common sense, there are many people who – to their detriment – neglect to sweat the small stuff.

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Gary Arndt: 20 Things Ive Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-arndt/20-thing-ive-learned-from_b_673264.html 2) The media lies. If you only learned about other countries from the news, you’d think the world was a horrible place. The media will always sensationalize and simplify a story. I was in East Timor when the assassination attempts on President José Ramos-Horta, and Prime Minister Xanana Guséo in 2008. The stories in […]

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A whirlwind tour of Paris cultural hotspots – CNN.com

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/09/cultural.guide.paris/index.html This article offers a few decent suggestions, but seems to misunderstand the location of the Left Bank (it’s the area South of the Seine, not the Southernmost bank of the North) and misidentifies the Pont du Carrousel as the Pont Neuf. One imagines they would’ve enjoyed their Paris vacation all the more if they’d […]

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A 3-Minute Trip through India | Gimundo | Good News… Served Daily

http://gimundo.com/videos/view/a-3-minute-trip-through-india/ Fantastic find via my pal Old Jonesy, who recently saw (and smelled) some of these scenes in person. For authentic smell-o-vision India experience you should be smelling; chai masala, burning garbage, sandal wood, cardamom, two stroke exhaust, cow poop, open sewers and jasmine.

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WHERE’S COOL? – Budget travel reviews of indie and authentic bars, restaurants, neighborhoods, hostels, hotels, coffee shops, record shops and more.

http://www.wherescool.com/ Travel recommendations submitted by hipsters. As you’d guess from the title, a tag cloud would show the word “cool” as the most-used term on this site. The reviews are even shallower than that warning indicates. Useful if only so I know where not to go.

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Replacing World Landmarks With Cheap Souvenirs (21 photos) – My Modern Metropolis

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/replacing-world-landmarks-with There’s been a plethora of “pictures contrasted with old pictures of same” sites recently, and I’ve loved them all so far. This one, though, I love love. Cheesy tourist dreck held up in front of the real thing. Great stuff.

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Abandoned Michigan Central Station, Detroit, Michigan, USA

http://www.artificialowl.net/2008/09/abandoned-michigan-central-station.html This hulking shell is the most prominent sight of Detroit when approaching the Windsor border crossing. It’s breathtaking in both the best and worst ways; In contemplating the beautiful architecture and workmanship, but also its decay and that of the city around it.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freewheeling-Through-Ireland-Travels-Bicycle/dp/1840245085/ref=sr_1_2/277-4207696-0749368?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234568265&sr=1-2 I find Harry Enfield almost criminally unfunny, but it turns out his father is very readable. I’ve been listening to his audio version of Freewheeling Through Ireland, and – with a brief interlude into slightly boring personal and Irish history – it’s a genial read. Enfield p

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