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1. a. The visualization of an actual location prior to arrival including imagined sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings.

b. The emotional and visual influence retained in the memory based on research and accumulated information about a destination never visited.

2. All of the events before, during, and after travel linked to the comparison of the reality of your experience, to the collected research of an eripa.
#1a The eripa I have about Philadelphia changes each time I return and is based on all of my prior visits.

#1b I formed my eripa about L.A. from searching information on the web but it changed after speaking to Barbara who lives there.

#2. Anyone can envision their own interpretation of what their experiences in India could be, the actual travel and visit are the substance of having an eripa with which to compare it.
by Rochris March 10, 2010
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