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Big Ben – the tour that got away - The Galveston County Daily News : Travel

October 24, 2014

Big Ben – the tour that got away

Posted: Sunday, May 6, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 10:48 pm, Wed Nov 28, 2012.

In more than 50 years of travel to about 130 countries there is only one tour I’ve not been able to get on.

Bent to the waist creeping in stifling heat to the interior chamber of the Mayan home of the Sacred Jaquar inching around the windswept tip top of the U.S. Capitol building under the very feet of Lady Freedom tipping in pirogues as black Amazon water nudged to the edges in Brazilian jungles seeking desert elephants along Namibia’s isolated skeleton coast — all were difficult tours but with persistence I got on them.

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