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This Side of Ohio - Exploring the Cleveland Area

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A May 2006 trip to Cleveland by lashr1999

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Quote: Cleveland is a fun place to explore. Venturing just out of the city, you will find many more activities to do. There is more to Cleveland than just the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Phnom Penh Restaurant

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Breakfast for my friend Jess and me began with eating a pint of Graters. After several hours of walking around Cleveland to work this off and seeing some interesting places, we became famished and looked for something to eat. My friend Jess had some great suggestions. I picked Phnom Penh because I had never had Cambodian food. The restaurant did not disappoint with its Cambodian and Vietnamese flair. They have a varied selection, in fact they have so many selections and variations it takes you awhile to choose what you want. The menu is long and detailed, the waitress will help you out if you are uncertain of what to choose. Grammar nuts should have someone else read the menu so as not to spoil t...Read More

Kendall Cliffs

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Kendall Cliffs  60 Kendall Park Rd.Peninsula, Ohio 44264 (330) 655-5489 I had always wanted to do rock climbing on one of those rock walls you always see. My friend Jess had a picture of her rock climbing on her profile on Myspace. When I saw this I told her she definitely had to take me the next time I came for a visit.Kendall Cliffs is professional rock climbing gym in Ohio that has a large climbing area. There are a variety of climbing areas for different skill levels with the height of the wall reaching about 35 feet up. There is a beginner level for bouldering which has a straight wall and easier rungs to hang onto. Then there are more advanced levels ...Read More

West Side Market 1995 West 25th Street

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After walking around, my friend Jess had a great suggestion to stop off at the West Side Market before heading off to dinner. The West Side Market can be seen from a far and easily identified by its neoclassical clock tower and building. Since October 31, 1912 the West Side Market has supplied many people with a variety of foods. Many tourists, families, locals, and restaurants come here to shop or take in the atmosphere. You can get a sense of Cleveland’s rich ethic history and culinary culture by a walk through this market. The market is divided into two areas. There is a visually stunning and colorful fruit and vegetable market. These fruits and vegetables range from ordinary run of t...Read More

Cleveland Metroparks

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The Cleveland Metroparks was founded by Jeptha Wade. It has come to be known as the Emerald necklace. It consists of 14 reservations: Hinckley Reservation, Euclid Creek Reservation, Rocky River Reservation, Big Creek Reservation, Ohio & Erie Reservation, Garfield Park Reservation, Mill Stream Run Reservation, Bedford Reservation, Bradley Woods Reservation, Brecksville Reservation, Brookside Reservation, Huntington Reservation, North Chagrin Reservation and the South Chagrin Reservation. The parks are open 6am to 11pm and are free to use. The Metropark zoo is part of this system, it is the only Metropark which is associated with an entrance fee. There is so much to do in each of the parks. The...Read More

Empress Taytu Ethiopian Restaurant

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6125 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44103 Phone: (216) 391-9400 Going to Empress Tatu is an Ethiopian experience. There are traditional basket table and thatched roof structures which look like huts in the restaurant. You can see some of the history of Ethiopia by the tapestries, tribal artwork, maps, the photos on the wall and the Ethiopian music playing in the background. The menu itself gives a history and background of Ethiopian culture. We learn that Ethiopians are mainly vegetarian due the lack of meat. In addition, during Lent, for about 55 days before Easter, they may abstain from eating meat. This is true for Orthodox Christian Ethiopians who do not even eat butter, cheese, or milk durin...Read More