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Iranians love/feed you

You will enter Iran a (more or less) normal-sized human, and leave it by rolling out like a happy human pumpkin, nicely round and squishy. 195 more words

The little things...

Over the past year, we’ve lived in some of the most beautiful places in the world. We’ve visited dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites, climbed the world’s most iconic mountain range, lazed around on pristine beaches, witnessed unforgettable sunsets, and explored ancient temples. 2,913 more words



I wrote this guide for Bulgaria over 10 years ago for a tourist site. As its hosting services are closing, I am moving the info here, some might find it useful. 5,720 more words


And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Park With Gorge. Of Office Workers, Paella, and Hefalump Gravy.

I’m not much of a meat-eater,

but Sunday here in the land of Gutenberg requires dire measures.

What, you don’t make a roast?

How does your poor husband handle that? 518 more words


And Gutenberg Lived Here: When Is A Donut A Cannonball?

One of the more interesting facts about living here in Gutenberg Land,

is the number of times you find out

that something you always considered 100% made in the good old US of A, 729 more words


Klongs and Kings

Jan. 23, 2017:

Today shaped up to be a very multi-modal sort of day.  We started off from the Shangri-La’s boat dock onboard one of the iconic long-tail boats which ply the Chao Phraya river at all hours of the day and night.   877 more words

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One Night in Bangkok (OK; really 3 Nights & 2 Days in Bangkok)

Jan. 22, 2017:

Yesterday, we travelled from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Immediately upon arrival, we were taken to the famed Blue Elephant Restaurant (one of several in the world), which is housed in an old colonial era mansion in downtown Bangkok.   1,489 more words

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