17. June 2012

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Monday Moment: German Beer Radish

German Beer Radish

The best way to get to Andech’s Monastery is to park at the bottom of the hill it tops and walk the 6 kms through fields and meadows and up into the forest. As we did this I noticed most people carrying with them what appeared to be bags of salad. Our hosts, Hanno and Annette, […]

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11. June 2012

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Monday Moment: Sidestreet Market, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Market

This is one of my favorite photos. A small side walk cafe. A single merchant market. People just making their way. It’s perfect; reminding me of home and yet also uniquely exotic.

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7. June 2012

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You’re So Lucky!

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I met Ken at a local blogging event this week. We exchanged pleasantries and then got into the meat of what it is that we blog about. I learned that he is the editor/content manager of a corporate blog; he learned that I’m a travel blogger and that we’re heading to Wyoming and Portland next […]

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4. June 2012

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Monday Moment: Mui Ne, Vietnam

Drying Fish, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mui Ne, on the coast of Vietnam, is a sleepy fishing village that produces a lot of fish sauce. The colorful fish boats leave on the morning tide and return late in the afternoon. The hills lining the shore are filled with baskets of drying fish…yep, you can imagine the stench!

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31. May 2012

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Local Travel: Atlas Coal Mine

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Winter whips up the valley and gets caught in the coulees. Drawing the company issued coat closer does nothing to stop the bitter cold and driving winds from penetrating  as he trudges up the escarpment to the wash house. Changing quickly he pulls his clothes high up in the rafters to keep them from the […]

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28. May 2012

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Monday Moment: Buenos Aires, Argentina

One BIG Steak in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check out the size of this steak that we (thankfully!) shared in Buenos Aires! It was as big as my head and came with so many side dishes there was no room left on the table. We certainly had our fill of beef and wine during our stay…in fact wine was so cheap I think […]

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24. May 2012

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Japan Itinerary (Redux)

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Photo Credit:  halcyonsnow Ok, I really mean it this time! Turns out it is three years, almost to the day, that I posted our original Japan itinerary intended as the last country of our RTW trip. We abandoned Japan back then (and rightly so) as our backpacker budget was already stretched thin and we found that […]

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21. May 2012

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Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

A tuk-tuk ride, lunch by the river watching over an elephant, and a boat ride finds us in Pak Ou cave just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Like many caves in the area, it is a shrine to Buddha…in fact, this one contains thousands of tiny Buddhas that people leave as part of their […]

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17. May 2012

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Five Ways To Use Pinterest When Trip Planning

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I, like most people, started using Pinterest to look at pretty pictures and procrastinate from whatever I was supposed to be doing. I am the queen of procrastination! Supposed to be cleaning the house? Look at all these beautiful decor pins! Supposed to be making dinner? Look at all these yummy food pins! Supposed to […]

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14. May 2012

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Monday Moment: Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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I’m English by birth and, as such, I think I have tea running in my veins. My brother, sister and I started young; drinking weak tea in our sippy cups and, to this day, a good cuppa is what we all run to for comfort. I even remember my Grandma giving tea (with milk and […]

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7. May 2012

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Monday Moment: Veggi-Wallah in India

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I took this picture as we drove through a village in northern India. There was dust and grime and cows and people everywhere; his neatly stacked vegetable stand stood out.

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