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Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

So, plot twist: I will be spending the next two and a half weeks volunteering at a newly opened hostel in the Canary Islands. On the popular tourist island of Lanzarote, which is about 100 kilometers west of Morocco, the Kalindi hostel is located in a small rural pueblo called Tao, home to about 700 locals and strong winds. 690 more words

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But Thinking Makes It So

East of Eden: a book about drinking coffee. I spent from January to June reading the first half slowly, looking for layers, but in my vacation of the past two weeks I finished the last 300 pages at breakneck pace. 94 more words

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Friday Five

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1. Vroom vroom: The Gold Nugget (my car) got some new tires this week. That’s one of those purchases that is really hard to get excited about. 528 more words

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Again: let's have a JAZZ festival.

So I wrote about Jazz Fest West

Today I checked out another CA festival that I remembered had an excellent balance of artists, most of whom were jazz.  1,030 more words

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The misery of being a foodie on diet

I sneaked into my kitchen barely ten minutes ago to slyly eat a roti, I don’t feel underfed or whatever. But, it just makes me miserable to eat ridiculous amounts of raw vegetables. 412 more words

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Following the superb ‘Anna’s Lament‘, Bay Area rapper Caleborate releases his debut mixtape, #TheUsual.  More similar to an album than a mixtape, the project’s storyline takes centre stage among chilled, washed-out beats.   11 more words

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Sweet 29

Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Sweet Sixteen, eh?

Today Stephen turns “Almost 30!” Happy birthday, Love!

Interestingly, this is his 3rd birthday that he’ll be celebrating internationally but the first one in Afghanistan. 293 more words

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