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  1. Travel Rinse Repeat Roundup 4/25/12
    April 25, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    […] Suzy Guese – Jackson Square Wishes You Were Here – New Orleans is one of my favorite cities, and to a certain extent, my second home. I loved Suzy’s take on one of New Orleans’ most iconic locations. Her exploration of Jackson Square culminates with a visit to Cafe du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait, one of the iconic New Orleans food experiences. […]

  2. Margyle
    April 19, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    I have to say I had the same thing as John in Kyoto… but it was my mistake and was trying to cram too many into one day. Although I can’t say I had the same experience in Tokyo, but then again I did live there for a year and took my temple and shrine seeing at a more leisurely pace – checked them all out, revisited favourites – I found that the best way to do it.

    • Andrew
      April 20, 2012 @ 10:53 am

      Travel seems to work the best when done slowly. Being able to see temples at your Tokyo paces sounds far better. It just means more logistics in its own way to be able to do it.

  3. Sabrina
    April 18, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    I’ve hit that point before… when we did our roadtrip through Normandie I kind of hit a point of “another cathedral… oh well…”. They stop feeling special when you see too many and at a certain point you forget how difficult it must have been to build it and what an amazing building it is. It helped when we went to one that was completly different (a wooden one in Honfleur) and pointed out the differences of the more traditional ones to each other while visiting them.

    • Andrew
      April 18, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

      Definitely, check out the details or try to figure out the differences between what you have seen before and what you looking at. It helps the brain concentrate on other things than just “another cathedral.” We are about there with our Turkey trip. The greco-roman ruins are neat, but all begin to look like jumbled stone and half fallen columns.

      • Sabrina
        April 18, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

        A friend of Marco’s described Rome after a while as the city with all the old stones :)

        • Andrew
          April 20, 2012 @ 10:52 am

          I love it.

  4. John of Travel Rinse Repeat
    April 17, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Great post Andrew. For me, the aquarium effect was worst in Kyoto. I spent four days there and jammed them packed with Temples. But it was my daytrip to Osaka that was most memorable. I hardly recall what I felt about ANY of the temples I saw in Kyoto, but I can remember minute details from the place I ate dinner at in Osaka. My guess is because my brain got a chance to ‘reset’ in Osaka after temple overload and everything was fascinating again.

    • Andrew
      April 18, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

      Sounds like exactly what happened. The brain can’t take anymore of the similar stuff, but thrives when you give it something different and new.