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A Bit Of History Short Stories The Middle East

A Ladder Sits At A Church Window

A Ladder At The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Located in the northwest quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem is a church erected on the most sacred site in Christianity. It sits against a hill known as Calvary or Golgotha where Jesus was crucified. Within the church dating back to the forth century is […]

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A Bit Of History Europe Short Stories

Richard The Lionheart In The Holy Land

King Richard I And The Third Crusade In the twelfth century various orders of knights controlled land and cities along the Mediterranean coast from Tyre in Lebanon to south of Acre in Israel. The major orders included the Order of the Knights of St. John or The Hospitallers, the Order of the Temple of Solomon […]

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A Bit Of History Europe Short Stories

Tales of the Lionheart

A Legend Of A King Along The Danube In Europe I am like a kid in a candy store. I do love history and here it comes at you from every direction. Some time ago we were on a boat west of Vienna cruising the Danube and glided past the ruins of Durnstein Castle. In European […]

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Europe Short Stories

Pledging Undying Love with Love Locks

Love Locks – A Statement of Love or Vandalism? A SHORT STORY We were never aware of love locks before about fifteen years ago but recently as we travel we often come across collections of padlocks attached to bridges and other public structures. It wasn’t difficult to figure out what was going on by all […]

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Europe Short Stories Travel News

A Confusing Saturday In Valencia Spain

On Oct 09, 2021 we were in Valencia Spain with plans for a walking tour of the old Gothic city. Starting at the Serranos Tower, which is the largest Gothic city gates in all Europe, we strolled toward the cathedral and into the beginning of mass demonstrations around the city. Located in Catalonia, Spain, Valencia […]

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America Short Stories

Driving Through Mississippi In The Spring

A Short Story Mississippi Odyssey Driving across Mississippi this week I realized that one of the most amazing attractions of the trip was the sides of the highways. In places, the roadsides were literally carpeted in swaths of bright orange-yellow flowers mixed in with deep purple along with patches of bright reds, whites and pale […]

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Photo Gallery Short Stories

Intend2Travel’s World in 120 Seconds

A Celebration For Earth Day A very long time ago a couple of popular television shows whould do segments called “speed seeing”. I have always been amazed at how much information can be processed in a very short time spans. The segments actually got frame viewing rates down to 1/12th of a second. The shortest […]

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Europe Short Stories

A Steam Railroad In France – Tournon Lamastre

Going Back In Time On a recent trip through France we spent time visiting the Tournon Lamastre Steam Railroad line which features open-air cars (in the warm months), beautiful old steam engines and fantastic scenery. About 125 miles north of the city of Avignon along the Rhône River in southern France is Doux Gorges, located […]

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Asia Short Stories

A Unique Thai Market

A Short Story Visiting Thailand’s Maeklong Train Market Thailand is known for its “water markets” and they are a magnet for tourists as guides load visitors into boats and float them through these interesting markets. The floating water markets are really colorful with shops that sell everything from snakes to furniture with generous offerings of […]

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Asia Short Stories

Experiencing Buddhism In Thailand

A Short Story Thailand is almost exclusively a Buddhist nation. It has been the religion of the country for centuries because it resonates with the spirit of the Thai people. “Thai” is a word that means freedom, and most people in Thailand treasure freedom, and Buddhism blends well with that spirit of the Thai people. […]