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Kuranda, and My Cowardly Get-Away in a Gondola

He had salt and pepper hair and a beard equally speckled with grey. He wore a safari outift, an akubra, hiking shoes and ankle guards. A digital camera was tucked into the strap of his backpack, but he also sported a chunky DSLR around his neck. 1,400 more words


Asia stocks rise; futures flat

Markets in Asia saw strong gains Wednesday while U.S. stock futures traded flat.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei index added 2.6%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 1.4%. 122 more words


Noryangjin Seafood Market (노량진수산시장)

When I lived in Korea a few years ago, I visited some relatives I’d never met before and to celebrate the arrival of their distant English-speaking cousin they told me they’d be treating me to some raw fish. 1,566 more words


Halloween Family Fun!

Here are a few family-friendly events coming up for Halloween!

Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular: 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25. Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation. 329 more words


Fungus Among Us

 What is growing?

Interesting Fungi