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I Don’t Know

January 30th, 2013 by · 6 Comments · Asia, India

I don’t know Hindi, or Marathi, but I learned a little, then took a bus somewhere they don’t speak it. I didn’t realize the bus wouldn’t go all the way to the station and wonder if the driver knew that before we left Mumbai or decided that later, en route. The man behind me was […]

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Writers Paradise

January 22nd, 2013 by · 3 Comments · Asia, Thailand

Darlene lowered herself over the side of the boat into the surf and I passed down her bags and leapt in beside her. It had been thirty six hours of travel, thru South Korea, a night in the Bangkok airport, catching the first flight south to Krabi and finally this long tail, outboard motor. The […]

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Ganesh, Our Guide

January 22nd, 2013 by · 3 Comments · Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Syria

The Elephant Cloud wakes from a long slumber. When our story left off, we were separated in the remotes of Ethiopia. Me on the side of the road with an empty tank of gas, Darlene in a hospital with no running water. Being separated from your partner in remote parts of the world is one […]

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Yeti Airlines

June 3rd, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Nepal

May 2008, we left for Everest in a cramped jet built for 15, including the crew, and endured a harrowing 35 minutes to Lukla Airport. Built on an incline, the 900ft mountain slope runway decelerates the plane to a screeching halt and within an hour, it is reloaded, circling around for takeoff. The nose lowers […]

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Last meal

May 29th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Thailand

Second Time? Second Time? Yes. Second time, we nod. About ten minutes from the airport is a lesser known hotel that offers all the amenities at affordable price. We stopped on the way in and we stopped on the way out. Down the street, we returned to an outdoor restaurant which treated us well the […]

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