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Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 197 places, shared 2,205 photos, left 28 comments, and smiled 3 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
dream destination
I had never thought of India as being on my bucket list -- but I recently saw a picture of the Taj Mahal, a picture I have seen countless times before, and suddenly I want to visit India.
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Most Memorable Travel Experience
While I have enjoyed many memorable travel experiences (looking up from the swimming pool at Elephant Sands, Botswana and seeing a herd of elephants frolicking in a watering hole just feet away; seeing a lioness and her cubs feasting on a dead elephant at Chobe National Park near Kasane, Botswana; Victoria Falls; Yosemite Valley), my experience in Wadi Rum has to take the prize as the single most memorable one. I was the only guest in a Bedouin camp on a cold November evening. After dinner, my host asked if I would mind if he joined me so that he could practice his English. I welcomed him and invited his two colleagues (who turned out to be his brothers) who did not speak English to join us around the wood burning stove since it was so cold. For the next three hours the four of us talked -- actually communicating -- even though I spoke no Arabic and two of the brothers spoke no English. We laughed. We shared tea. It was a remarkable evening -- demonstrating that communication and friendship is possible if we give it a chance.
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Sep 02, 2015 – Sep 14, 2015
I have wanted to visit Central Europe for some time -- ever since I first met JT. The whole area (Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Cz…
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This blog was featured on Monday September 28th, 2015
Welcome to Mississippi
Jul 03, 2015 – Jul 05, 2015
Since moving to Baton Rouge, I find myself living less than one hour from the Mississippi border. I have promised myself for so…
Overview 3,647 words 39 0 1
Mar 06, 2014 – Jun 06, 2015
I originally came to Cajun Country to interview for a job . . . and I got it! There is so much about southern Louisiana that to…
Overview 9,679 words 100 5 23
This blog was featured on Friday May 16th, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Vienna, Austria
A perfect place to stay in Vienna, in the heart of the old city directly around the corner from …
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Krakow, Poland
A very good hotel in an excellent location, only a couple of blocks away from the Main Square. T…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Vienna, Austria
The best thing this hotel has going for it is its location -- just steps away from the terminal …
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