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Photos: On the road from Memphis to Nashville, from Elvis to Johnny Cash

These photos are long overdue. It’s already been 3 months since we came back from our road trip in the Deep South of the USA. We spent most of our time in New Orleans and the Cajun Country of Louisiana, but we also road tripped over through the whole state of Mississippi and on to the cities of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.

Here are some of the photos of our short time (2 1/2 days) traveling through the two cities with major musical history.

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Beale Street, Downtown Memphis

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Elvis is everywhere

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Guitar shaped pool at the Days Inn Graceland

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Lobby at Days Inn Graceland

Elvis Presley grave Graceland Memphis_ A Storytelling Home

Elvis Presley’s grave, Graceland

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The basement TV room at Graceland

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Graceland, quite a small home for such a rich man. We felt like we were visiting the Mecca for fans of Elvis Presley.

Lorraine Motel room 306 Memphis Tennessee_A Storytelling Home

Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in front of room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Lorraine Motel sign Memphis Tennessee_A Storytelling Home

We didn’t get as many pictures in Nashville because it was pouring rain during the majority of our time spent there. However, we didn’t let that dampen our spirits! We did manage to go to the Country music hall of fame, the Frist center for the visual arts, Third Man Records, Mas Tacos and we went out for a concert.

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Ben Cameron and Friends playing at The Family Wash in East Nashville

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Display at the Country Music Hall of Fame

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Johnny Cash’s guitar, Country Music hall of fame

My travel bucket list through music: Turkey

Let’s pick up the travel bucket list where we left off. Two months ago, I prepared a playlist of songs from Argentina. Before that, we’d made stops in Brazil and Sweden.

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The next country on my travel bucketlist is Turkey. I’ve already had the pleasure of visiting Turkey for a few days in 2009, when my boyfriend and I stopped there during a crazy trip through Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey and Italy. We had enough time to see the classic tourist attractions (Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar) and we walked a bit in Kadikoy and Beyoglu but we really only got to scratch the surface in terms of things to do and see in this incredible city. Continue reading

Late fall in New York City

We just came back from an epic two week trip that took us to New York City, Long Island, New Orleans, the Cajun country, Memphis and Nashville. I’ll be posting photos right here over the next few days.

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My travel bucketlist through music: Argentina

This is the third part of a series of 10 articles where I feature artists from one of the countries that is on my current list of ten countries that I want to visit before I die. We started out in Sweden, made our way to Brazil and are now stopping in Argentina.

Ushuaia, photo taken by Alvaro Leiva for National Geographic

Ushuaia, photo taken by Alvaro Leiva for National Geographic

I’m learning to speak Spanish right now. It’s another item on my bucket list that I’m trying to cross off, and it’s coming along a whole lot better than that other dream of becoming an opera singer 😉

I want to visit a Spanish-speaking country soon, so I set my sights on Argentina. This country has always fascinated me (maybe because growing up, Mafalda was my idol and I sometimes thought I was her real life incarnation).

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