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Rhyolite Ghost Town near Death Valley

First it was the rivers and civilization began to flourish around the banks. Then came the railroads and new townships blossomed near the tracks. Then it was the lure of gold and untold riches that lured the faithful to build … Continue reading

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DEATH VALLEY

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs and gleams.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince. (Death Valley pictures at surendra.smugmug.com) So why would … Continue reading

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Hiking Mount Diablo, Stargazing at Mount Hamilton

Mount Diablo State Park in the East Bay (Silicon Valley) offers a rich tapestry of plants, geological formations – Jurassic age rocks, fossilized sea shells from the ocean near the summit of this 3800 foot mountain- so as you go … Continue reading

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California Coastline Highway 1 Road Trip Santa Cruz to Morro Bay

I have done sections of this at various times, met with thick clouds, sometimes rain. This day was clear as I drove down a 200 mile stretch from my home to to Morro Bay. Morro was not the destination, I … Continue reading

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Delhi-Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, RaisinaHill

(More pictures from Delhi at surendra.smugmug.com) I lived in Delhi for over 15 years, I have been away for over 21 years. Delhi to me defies definition. Like Rome, Delhi has history, Like New York – a settlement of nationalities, … Continue reading

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3 Days in Monterrey Mexico- Chipinque, Santiago Magico, Presa de La Boca

Joel Torres, our taxi driver we retained for our excursions in and around Monterrey (+ 52 1 44 81 1382 5862) built our travel itinerary. A hike up Chipinque National Park, a visit to the small town of Santiago and … Continue reading

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3 Days in Monterrey Mexico – Monterrey City

Disclaimer- this was a business trip, Monterrey a destination by need not by choice. But every place has its own goodie bags and Monterrey did not disappoint. What makes a trip worthwhile is to find someone local, someone who knows … Continue reading

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