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Sherif Farrag

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Sherif Farrag is a former travel freak and current couch potato. He traveled much of the world as a competitive fencer, and enjoys relating his travel wisdom and pitfalls (don't travel to Copenhagen in winter without winter clothes. It's freezing cold then. I should have known this. Now you do).
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Monument Monday: Templar Chapel, Metz, France

(Photo via france-travel-info) The Chapel of the Templar is one of the most mythical and historic buildings in the heart of Metz. You've probably already...
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Photo of the Day: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

(Photo via mytravelphotojournal) The Sacred Valley is a lush and beautiful valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco. Now,...

App Review: XE Currency

(Photo via play.google) Currency Exchange! Wonderful if you're a European coming to shop in the states, awful the other way around. This oft-changing...
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NYC in Winter: 7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

Everyone knows why NYC is a great place to be. The world's cultural capital is also a great place to check out during the...
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Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Travel Gadgets

Holiday time is family get-together time. And family means being stuffed in a car or in a plane for long hours, not to mention...
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Best Movies on Cross-Cultural Immersion

American foreign cultural movies have their fans and their critics. Some would say that they do a really great job of opening the minds...
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Happy Birthday Bruce Lee! His Five Best Movies [With Locations]

Bruce Lee was born on the 27th of November in the the Chinatown district of San Francisco (a fantastic place to visit by the...
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Monument Monday: Wat Saket Bangkok, Thailand

(Photo via wikipedia) Bangkok can be a really busy tourist destination with a lot of fun yet crowded places to visit. If you ever want...
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Foreign Film Friday: 5 Movies About the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

Most people are not used to seeing Israelis and Palestinians grouped together. Most media outlets unfortunately prefer inflammatory and antagonistic headlines. In the world...
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Product Review: Talus UltraDry Hiking Boots

(Photo via smartertravel) The Vasque Talus UltraDrys are a great pair of boots, reviewed to be particularly outstanding for women's comfort (although it comes in...
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Happy Birthday Scorsese: 5 Interesting Film Locations

Martin Scorsese was born on the 17th of November and in commemoration we'd like to list five of his best movies and the cities...
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Monument Monday: Eclectic Menagerie Park, Houston Texas

(Photo via 180-out) If you ever find yourself in Houston, make sure to check out Eclectic Menagerie Park located on the south side of Highway...
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Shanghai: What to Do and What to See

Shanghai is the biggest city in China and is often seen as the state's way of showing off to the world. The city is...
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App Review: Word Lens [for Understanding Foreign Signs and Menus]

(Photo via departures) Word Lens is a super handy iPhone app capable of translating words from foreign tongue to good 'ole English, and vice versa....
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Foodict Review: An App That Translates Menus

(Photo via acidcow) Some menus are absolutely untranslatable (see above). Others pose more standard translation problems and for those we suggest trying Foodict for translating...
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Tasty Tuesday: 8 Strange American Sandwiches

Americans have always been known around the world for their ingenuity and creative spirit. These traits aren't confined to the study of science or...
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Olympic National Park Thrilling Pictures

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington's Olympic peninsula (no relationship to the quadrennial Olympics. Distant relatives perhaps?). The park was...
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iTranslate Voice App Review [for When You’re Being Talked About in...

Just yesterday I was having lunch at a sandwich/Turkish restaurant in the financial district of New York City when I was suddenly the victim...
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App Review: AroundMe [for Finding Necessities in New Locales]

Going to a country far from home can be a great experience, but only when you manage to find things like a supermarket to...
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Quirks of Visiting Seoul, Korea [And How to Prepare for Them]

South Korea (I'm particularly familiar with Seoul) is an awesome country. An electronics and manufacturing hub, the country also has a steady tourism industry....
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