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Peaches and Friends

While waiting for our train ride to Hanoi, Vietnam in a restaurant somewhere in Lao Cai a few days ago, my three friends decided to go out for a bit to look for peaches. 358 more words


Cricket is baseball on barbiturates but World Cup has Sri Lanka on edge of its lanais chairs

ELLA, Sri Lanka — Last night was a first. I don’t remember this ever happening on the road before. Well, Lincoln, Neb., maybe. Ames, Iowa, definitely. 1,624 more words

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Perenthian Islands: a tropical paradise

That was exhilarating! I had taken a lot of speed boats before, but none like that. It was so fast, we were jumping on the water, almost flying. 934 more words


Photo Gallery: In A Post Apocalyptic Pyrenees Campsite


Empty of people.

Filled with bare branches.

Spring time in a campsite in the Spanish Pyrenees.

At  Camping L’Orri Del Pallars, Montardit de Baix, March 2015

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Custom(ary) tipping

“Satu rm satu rm” the officer said urgently.

I passed over a blue note. He chopped my passport and let me pass.

This is the malaysian, thailand border, where corruption is a legitimate way of life and hawkers can set up their food stall right beside the custom checkpoint. 110 more words

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Kopi Kaus Kaki

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Jangan protes!

Hehehe, entah kenapa kopi saring Aceh itu dalam benak gue selalu kecampur dengan image kaos kaki. Saringannya yang super panjang itu membuat kopi Aceh nggak cuma nikmat dinikamti saja, tapi seru untuk ditonton pembuatannya. 410 more words

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Cuenca, City of Churches. My introduction to Ecuador.

A Unesco World Heritage Site, Cuenca is situated in the Ecuadorian highlands at 2500m and the climate is cool.

I arrived at Cuenca early in the morning on an overnight bus from… 799 more words

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