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I Have Never Heard of Utqiaġvik — Yet I Have Been There

During a break, I spotted a video called 5 Most Isolated Communities At The End Of The Earth; and curiosity got the best of me and compelled me to watch this video.

As I watch the video, the isolated community which was labeled number two in the video is called Utqiaġvik — which is apparently pronounced oot-KEEG-vik — and it was called “the northernmost city in America and the ninth most northern city in the world.”

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Why I Was Not Thrilled With the Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental Hotel Property

The Aeroporto station of the Metropolitano de Lisboa was closed without explanation when I arrived at Lisbon Airport. Instead of the short ride to the Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental at which I was staying, I had to figure out an alternate way to get to the hotel property — and after assessing all of my options, I decided to walk from the airport terminal to the hotel property, which consumed approximately 75 minutes.

When I finally arrived at the Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental, I thought…

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Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019: Photographs

A super blood wolf moon eclipse — the peak of which began at 12:16 in the morning Eastern Standard Time on Monday, January 21, 2019 — had occurred for a total of three hours and 17 minutes in what is to be the only total lunar eclipse of 2019; and I decided to capture it in photographs as best as possible.

Let us start off with a composite of all of the photographs included in this article.

My camera and equipment were…

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Sunrises and Sunsets From Around the World

Attractions, landmarks, food, architecture, topography and people are only a few of the reasons why people travel to different places around the world — but sometimes the best part of the day while traveling is either when the sun rises at dawn or when the sun sets at dusk.

Sunrises represent the beginning of a brand new day through which adventures and experiences await — but sunsets signal the end of a day with a time to be a night owl and go out on the town before retiring to the evening slumber which recharges your batteries, so to speak…

…but which is better: the sunrise or the sunset? I…

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More Photographs of Elephants From a Safari

Plenty of photographs from the safari which I experienced at Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya back in 2015 had yet to see the light of day; so I thought I would share some more photographs of the elephants which I saw while I was there.

I had no idea that…

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A Brooklynite Visits Breukelen

With almost 2,650,000 residents, Brooklyn is the most populous borough in New York City which — if it seceded — would be the fourth largest city in the United States. First established in the year 1646 when Dutch explorers colonized what is today New York, it was named after the town of Breukelen in the Netherlands; and the name means…

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Renting a Car With Green Motion in Morocco

I booked my trip to Casablanca in Morocco virtually at the last minute; and since I wanted to travel to Fes and Marrakech on my own schedule, I decided to rent a car — especially since the public transportation options were not much less expensive.

I decided to use…

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The Vennbahn Former Railroad Line: Belgium Winds Inside of Germany

The Vennbahn is a former German railway line about which I first mentioned in this article pertaining to 13 of the most fascinating international borders in the world; but it became part of Belgium after the Treaty of Versailles — even in several areas which are supposed to be part of Germany.

I decided to…

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TAP Air Portugal: My First Flight

To travel from Barcelona to Lisbon, I had a choice of airlines. Vueling Airlines was one of the choices; but my experience with Vueling Airlines was less than stellar. Another flight operated by Transportes Aéreos Portugueses — an airline better known as TAP Air Portugal — was similarly priced; so I chose to travel as a passenger on that airline.

The Airbus A320-200 R airplane on which I was to fly as a passenger arrived at least an hour late. It was named after…

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