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January 2015


Bhubaneswar – Temple City


Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Orissa, a state in eastern India. Visiting family brings me to this city every two years. A city of about a million people. There are a limited number of things to do in this city but one of my favorite tourist activities is visiting the many temples in the city.
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New Orleans is a city I have always wanted to visit. It has been on my bucket list ever since I saw the city on a travel show. Finally, I decided this was the year to visit New Orleans during Thanksgiving (as all extended family members who were supposed to visit us decided not to travel).
The city did not disappoint. The French Quarter is unlike anything else in the US. The narrow, meandering cobblestone streets remind me of European destinations.
One of my favorite architectural structures were the balconies. From simple to intricate, often overflowing with flowers,these porches and balconies had an otherworldly effect.
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