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Chris Christensen Discusses A Trip With His Listeners To Morocco

amateur traveler logoChris Christensen took some listeners from his award winning podcast series Amateur Traveler to Morocco and he chats with Paul about the trip and some of the surprises he encountered in the country. It isn’t all desert but there are some really surprising places that are unique to the country. Also check out his adventure on the Uncruise to Alaska.

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Chris Christiansen Takes The Amateur Traveler To Jordan

amateur traveler logoChris Christensen talks about a recent trip to Jordan when the Pope was visiting. He talks about the media crush around the Pope but he came away much more impressed with the natural beauty of the country and the welcome he experienced from the people. And yes of course he visited Petra.

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Chris Christensen Rides On Float In Dusseldorf’s Carnival

amateur traveler logoChris Christensen, whose Amateur Traveler, podcast and blog takes visitors to destinations around the world joins Paul to discuss Carnival in Dusseldorf and how it differs from other Carnival celebrations. For one thing it is huge and Chris was able to ride on a float and relates the exquisite agony of having to wave at the crowd for hours. Celebrity has a price.

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The Amateur Traveler Visits the Start of World War I A Century Ago

amateur traveler logo Chris Christensen, whose website amateurtraveler.com always provides  lots of information about world travel, recently traveled to Flanders, Belgium one of the sites where the start of  World War I fighting began. He toured sites in the area and discussed with Paul the huge history that can be explored as the start of World War I began just a century ago this year. Flanders is important because it is the location of many of the war’s historic sites and major battles, even though Belgium was a neutral country.  The war was the birthplace for new innovations such as the tank and poison gas.  Reminders of these things and other aspects of the war, such as cemeteries, newly discovered ordinances and aerial photography can be found in local museums in the area. Chris describes these and other impressions with Paul.