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912-918: Now Which Country Are We In?

912 – Wednesday 29th November 2017: And into Montenegro

Heavy rain (drizzle from Brizzle, or Spain?) – K did laundry – or laundwet?  Rigged up clothesline in the closed but covered restaurant patio. 1,149 more words


Carretera Austral - Part 1

The next part of our journey was a little uncertain. We knew we were continuing to make our way north but wanted a little bit more adventure and more stops on the way rather than doing the usual expensive tourist route from El Chalten to Bariloche via the Ruta 40 (boring barron flat land). 1,901 more words


Red, blue and green passports

May 2009. The ferry boat traversed the waters between Labuan and Brunei in quick fashion, taking about an hour to reach Muara. The excitement over reaching a new country was tempered by the headache I had developed by watching… 441 more words

MPs prepare to head south to dissuade asylum seekers in U.S. from heading north once protected status expires

Part of the toolkit integrated into a social media strategy:

Members of Parliament are planning trips to the U.S. in the coming weeks to try to stem a potential new flow of asylum seekers to Canada.

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A place in the world

August 2017. The customs agent flipped through my passport. He looked up at me and asked, “What are you doing in this part of the country?” “I flew into Minneapolis, rented a car and drove up here to visit the International Peace Garden,” I replied. 420 more words

Luxury on the Trans Mongolian—sort of

The prospect of 11 days on a train was enough to prompt Poor John and me to upgrade our tickets on the Trans Mongolian Railway. … 556 more words