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Faith

9. November 2009

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Across the aisle from me the man reads from a small, bound, version of the Koran. His lips move and he visibly relaxes as the recital proceeds. Throughout, he performs modified versions of the motions of his prayer. I reach for my gin and take a slug. Same effect…we are now both calmer…different method. As [...]

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Three Month Check In

2. September 2009

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Not only is today the end of our travel in South America, but the end of our first three months on the road. Time for a little review of what’s happened, what’s going well and what’s not, and answers to a few questions I’ve been asked. Traveling is easier than I thought it would be. [...]

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The Dreaded Overnight Bus

22. August 2009

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Some backpackers take overnight buses to avoid having to fork over the cost of a room. Some use them as a time saving device, to quickly get from one place to another. And some must take them just for the bragging rights of how many hours they’ve clocked in a darkened, rolling funhouse. I’m not [...]

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Who Inspires You?

16. May 2009

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I used to think that everyone that came into my life was there to teach me something. I still think that…kind of, but have refined the theory a little. Now, I think that it’s parts of people that teach, or inspire me. I believe that there are pieces of people that we emulate. There is no [...]

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More Books to Inspire, Teach, Enjoy

27. December 2008

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We are still reading.  Here is the latest list of books that we have read that have somehow affected our travel minds. Some were read before we even made this decision…shows me that this has been ‘in us’ for some time, we just hadn’t found it. I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break and is [...]

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Go Ahead…Call It A Mid Life Crisis!!

15. November 2008

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Go Ahead…Call It A Mid Life Crisis!!

Is it time to call a spade a spade? I can do that – I can call this a mid life crisis…but then I’m just not sure what to do with it! The term ‘crisis’ seems a bit too serious really.  I mean, I’m not unhappy, or depressed, or in need of psychotherapy for crying [...]

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Books to Inspire, Teach, Enjoy

25. October 2008

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Books to Inspire, Teach, Enjoy

Since deciding to ‘step out’ and travel around the world, we have read quite a few books. Except for Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding book, none have been about the ‘how to’ of long term travel. Rather, the books we are reading, and have read, offer smatterings of insight into other cultures, languages and lifestyles. Some provide [...]

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Don’t You Just Wish For This Much Joy?

27. September 2008

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These links have made the rounds of many travelogues and travel sites, and may be considered old in some circles.  My family and friends, however, have probably not seen them – and they are worth seeing! Enjoy!! Where The Hell Is Matt? (2006)                   Where The Hell [...]

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