questionshave you ever traveled to an interesting location?

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I did a road trip from Lima, Peru to the Bolivian border with some locals from the NE corner of Peru. I was definitely interesting, but it didn't really change my whole outlook on life. From singing karaoke at an oceanside bar to snow-capped mountains at 18000 feet to seemingly unending desert, ending at lake Titicaca. It's an odd country. Third world (their words, not mine), but still "civilized".

I'd definitely go back, if only for the Pisco Sours. Mmm...raw egg.

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Many times. I think travel is the best way to gain perspective on the world and our place in it.

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It's like the clock stopped some time during the 1960s. Maintenance of the city is limited at best. In a way, it reminds me of Havana, Cuba.

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@lavikinga: that sounds a lot like Lusaka where I was. Did you visit Victoria Falls while you were in Zimbabwe?

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@bstebick: Nope, it was too far West for us and we ran out of time. Biggest thing that amazed me was how similar the area between Bulawayo and Dande North resembled the hill country of Texas!
Also learned elephants are noisy middle-of-the-night eaters, always to have an friend with Scouting experience with you when the park ranger gets you lost in the middle of the bush, and wart hogs get just as startled as you get when you cross paths while going for a run.

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My trip to India changed how I think about some things. We spent a few days in Bangalore, working with a ministry to street children. Then we spent a week down on the coast (just east of the southern tip of India) building homes for people affected by the big tsunami (not the one that hit Japan, the one before that).
India is probably the most different place I've ever been. And spending time working with some of the poorest and lowliest people, getting to know them and try to understand their lives and culture was pretty amazing. It definitely made me more thankful for everything I have here in the US.
I still regularly think of one of the street kids I got to know and one woman whose house we worked on. Also the goat we ate for dinner on that last night, but only because amongst the group of friends I went with, we have an inside joke of calling any meat we're eating "Luke"...the name our group leader gave that goat.

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No, unless you count southern Arkansas as interesting(which it is).

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I went to Walmart a couple times.

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Soviet Union when it was still communist. Ended up sick and spent a week in a hospital in Moscow. Now that was a unique experience.

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@gt0163c: after having shared your experience, i have to say that you're so kind ! Tsunami is horrible. I triped to Japan when i was young, i remeber clearly the shock when an earthquake occured. Though earthquake is common in Japan,i just cann't image how it would be when an earthquake occurs. I just knew i have to take my younger sister to a safe place at that time which made my friend who born in Japan laughted. He just sat calmly eating apple. How embarrassed i was, little scared i have to admit, but i just cann't make sense why my friend can carm down facing such terrible thing.

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@mellielou: i wen to Russia, and had a visit to Moscow's Red Square. It's a huge project which remind me the history ,maybe some are sad memories and impressed in heart. may peace is the common sense to every person on the earth.