GO THERE! Team Marco Polo 2014 summer trip!

We’re packing the backpacks, charging the iPhones, downloading the music, and getting ready for Team Marco Polo’s annual summer trip, this time from Venice to Barcelona by way of Provence, France. Team members Gabi and Siena will be travelling and giving commentary, while producer Bill oversees the logistics.

From la Serenissima to Las Ramblas, we’ll dodge the doges and catch the Catalonians in our never ending effort to learn about the world through the eyes of young Americans.

Here’s our itinerary:

Venice to Barcelona

Venice to Barcelona

Viral Marco: Euronerds rule!

More Paris travel tips from Euronerd, Steve Ricks!

History Schmistory, March 27: Diss in Venice

1309 – Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
Venice

VIRAL TEAM MARCO POLO. The Bells of Notre Dame: Horror Movie Version

GO THERE! Travel Tips from the Experts!

Hey, if it happens in New York, baby, you know its good. Here are the top travel tips from The New York Times Travel Show!

St. Patrick’s Day is Nigh!

It’s March! And you know what that means!

GO THERE! …or wait until it’s finished.

The Sanctuary of Truth is a temple in Pattaya, Thailand, visualized by Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with Visionary art carvings based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. A team of 250 carvers contribute to the project, which is technically not scheduled to be completed until 2025. But at this point we think it’s awesome enough to check out as is.

GO THERE! Chalk it up!

Everybody knows about the Pyramids in Egypt but there are plenty of natural wonders to explore as well. Twenty-eight miles north of the village of Farafra lies the Sahara el Beyda, or White Desert, with its crazy chalk rock formations throughout, caused by sandstorms and low-level wind erosion.
-and frumpy schoolteachers who maintain stockpiles for their blackboards :)

GO THERE! Hope you like stairs!

In central Burma, high atop Mount Popa, nestles the Popa Taungkalat Temple, a shrine to the 37 “Nats”, (spirits of the Burmese Buddhist faith.) It’s a popular place to check out during the full moon of Naylon, (May/June) when the Thingyan Festival is held.
Just be prepared; before ascending all 777 steps to the top, you will be asked to remove your socks and shoes. The Nats aren’t crazy about footwear. Also, don’t wear red. Or black. Or green. And definitely do NOT bring meat, especially pork. You don’t want to get the Nats all up in your face, do ya? Besides, the masses of local monkeys will harass you all the way up the mountain with that bacon in your pocket.

GO THERE! Scandinavian Subterranean Art!

Warning: If you take a trip to Stockholm, you may never leave the subway. It is, after all, the longest art exhibit in the world

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