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Recipe for Adventure

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This is a well-researched recipe for succulent adventure in a tropical local. For it you will need some basic ingredients (motorbikes) and some selective ingredients (Brazilian, Czech). In either case you should be able to locate these ingredients or suitably similar substitutes in most budget hotels.

If you follow this quick-adventure recipe you will arrive at a gorgeous, picturesque tropical beach with one flat tire, a mighty thirst, slight sunburn and encased in a layer of very thick brown dust. Improvisation and experimentation is encouraged!

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Pastered in a brown crust of sweat, sea salt, and road dirt/grime. Note the very fetching unibrow!

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Musings upon the peculiarities of transit

Boats, buses, bicycles. Planes, trains, a pied. Motorbike, scooter, tuk tuk, song teaw. Taxi-Brousseau, minibus, coach, tro tro.

Transit: the much-blighted, much-glorified, always late, blissfully on time, cause of consternation, cause of fascination… It’s the necessary evil of travel–or the invitation for zen depending upon a myriad of mercurial factors including, temperature (which directly correlates to body odor), weariness, lack of sleep, legroom, the view, the ventilation, the company, the price, duration, inebriation, padding (usually lack there of), noise, vibrations, drivers skill, restroom availability, luggage security, hunger, thirst and sunlight. Continue reading


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Strange habitu├ęs

Oh Lordy, I’m speaking French for the first time in years. Oh dear this is quite a challenge.

My seatmate to Chiang Mai is a Frenchman who does not understand the security instructions on our air Asia flight… So I am to translate for him. How doubly humorous that I am to translate and that what I am translating seems so silly and so, so “budget airline” (or something).

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We are sitting at the gate and have been instructed NOT to fasten our seatbelts. Continue reading

2 Days in Hong Kong

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2 Days in Hong Kong

Click the image to view all of these photos on Flickr! (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDkiM9z)

My first photoset of the whole excursion showcasing 48 hours in Hong Kong. Think it’s just an urban jungle? Think again! I found hiking trails and peaceful pilgrims’ paths into the hillsides–as well as deluxe shopping and holiday merriment.