Category Archives: tourist traps

Bali: Lempuyang Temple – Heaven’s Gate

Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is a Balinese Hindu temple on Lempuyang mountain, and faces Mount Agung – Bali’s largest peak, and recently active volcano. But this temple is most famous for the split gates where people wait for hours to … Continue reading

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20 Year Love Affair with Paris

My “love affair” with Paris began 20 years ago. It was a spontaneous decision to visit a place I’ve never been, and on my own traveling to Europe for the first time ever. My previous trip to Europe had been … Continue reading

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Budapest Hungary

Today is Saturday the 26th of September, 2015 and I’ve arrived in Budapest, Hungary for the first time. Budapest site from the book that I experienced today:    Thermal baths And I loved it. They aren’t as warm as my … Continue reading

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Spanish Steps

Rome’s #1 tourist trap. True….. tourist traps are not unique to America. Europe has them too. I don’t get this “attraction.” Lots of people sitting on steps. Which makes you a very easy target for pickpockets! I really don’t understand … Continue reading

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