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The joy of traveling to out-of-the-way places

By Stephen Kreider Yoder, Karen Kreider Yoder

23 Aug 2023 · 14 min read

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  1. Veteran travellers Stephen Kreider Yoder and Karen Kreider Yoder offer a first-hand glimpse of their adventures to unusual places, often on a shoestring budget, using public transportation and carrying only backpacks. They've visited more than three dozen countries to date.

The silver domes that dot El Oued’s rooflines shimmered in the spring sun as we wandered the old market at the heart of the oasis city in Algeria’s eastern desert.

We edged by men in loose robes and women with headscarves, threading our way among stalls piled with vegetables, dates and olives. A spice seller helped Karen pick from his bins of orange, red and green concoctions for a mix to flavor couscous.

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