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Adventure Stories – Paragliding

Adventure Stories For kids that love to learn2604 Aldrich Street, Apt 148 Austin, Texas 78723 USA Phone (512) 929-7776 Email USAgeno@gmail.com URL http://www.GenosPlace.orgHi kids. Here is another adventure story for kids that love to learn. I learned a lot in my travels and now I would like to share those experiences with you. That’s me in the picture above and below …

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Adventure Stories – Nepal

Adventure Stories For kids that love to learn2604 Aldrich Street, Apt 148 Austin, Texas 78723 USA Phone (512) 929-7776 Email USAgeno@gmail.com URL http://www.GenosPlace.orgHi kids. Here is another adventure story for kids that love to learn. I learned a lot in my travels and now I would like to share those experiences with you. That’s me in the picture above and below …

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Scuba – Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is a resort town on the Egyptian Sinai peninsula. It’s a great place to dive the Red Sea. We stayed at the Camel Dive Hotel. – Hey, who stole my fins? – It would be easier to see if these fish would get out of my way. – That’s a Lion fish. They get over a foot long and are a …

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Puerto Rico

Puerto RicoFebruary 2012Puerto Rico Factoids Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the US. I think of it, however, as an island nation with a unique culture. About the size of Connecticut, this island is a gem of the Caribbean. US citizens don’t need a passport to go there. The official languages of PR are both English and Spanish though Spanish is …

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Brazil

BrazilRio de JaneiroDecember 2014Our journey to Rio de Janeiro started with a three hour drive from Austin to Houston. When we checked in for our flight, they told us they would have to move our seating to first class. My travel buddy, Isaac Miller, and I acquiesced to their rigid protocol and moved our luggage to 1st class. First-class seats …

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Cuba

CubaJune 2013I went to Cuba because I was looking for a culturally unique experience. Though every country has its own such experiences, Cuba is significantly different from the other 42 countries in which I’ve traveled. Just planning to go there was an adventure.Cuba Factoids:   In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on what is now the island of Cuba and claimed …

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Bungy Jumping & Bridge Swinging

South Africa. December 2007. The seeds of my South African adventure were planted years ago when a young man named Anthony wrote me and said he found my scuba diving web pages and wanted to share something about himself. Anthony said he is a paraplegic and also likes to do scuba diving. We belonged to the fraternity of disability and …

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South Africa

South AfricaLondon – PrologueDecember 2007One of Life’s lessons is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. We were scheduled to fly from Austin, TX to Washington DC, then on to Cape Town, South Africa. However, we missed our connecting flight from Washington DC. The airline said they could get us out on the following day, same time as originally …

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Netherlands

NetherlandsAmsterdamThe canals are beautiful and functional.Sailing ships give Amsterdam an ‘old world’ flavor.Bikes are ubiquitous in Amsterdam. Bike lanes are almost as wide as streets. Walk / Don’t Walk signs have bike symbols.The canals are beautiful and functional.Sailing ships give Amsterdam an ‘old world’ flavor.Bikes are ubiquitous in Amsterdam. Bike lanes are almost as wide as streets. Walk / Don’t …

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Jordan

JordanAugust, 2000This is the famous Treasury in Petra, Jordan. It is actually a tomb carved into rock. Notice the immense size. Laurence, on the right, hauled my butt all over Egypt and Jordan.This picture is here by popular demand (My mother asked me to put in, and we have to do what mom says). I like that it shows me …