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Kyrgyzstan river long exposure landscape September 30, 2015

Stalin’s Handprints and Soviet Footprints (Stans #2)

This is part 2 of my introduction to ‘the Stans’ of Central Asia. You

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A kite ('layang layang') competition in rural Sumatra. July 21, 2015

The Wondrous Kite Competitions of the Central Sumatra Highlands

In central Sumatra after rice harvests, the empty paddies provide excellent areas

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>> June 30, 2015

Daggy Aggro Bogans: Introduction to Australianisms

Australians speak funny. I learned this pretty quickly seven years ago when I

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>> April 16, 2015

Eating the Breeze: 6 Funny and Useful Indonesian Expressions Not...

Bahasa Indonesia (‘language of Indonesia’) is widely considered the easiest

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>> February 21, 2015

4 Tips to Bargain Better, with Smiles and Laughs

Many westerners are unaccustomed to bargaining. Like most unfamiliar things, we find

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October 11, 2014

Beach breaks and Bogeymen (Indonesia #3)

Wayan, Made, Nyoman, Ketut (banyak!) sk someone what the word ‘Kuta’

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July 16, 2013

Oh, Canada…. (Canada #1)

Two years is a long time. That's how long it's been since my last time in Canada, my

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December 17, 2012

Greetings in Four Languages (West Africa #3)

We Interrupt This Programming he tall-ship Sørlandet upon which Class Afloat is

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October 23, 2010

You Buy From Me!? (Vietnam, Update #3)

High Country When we disembarked after dawn in the highland town of Sapa, we were

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Four arms, fore arms. February 26, 2010

Much Needed ‘Strine’ Update (Australia #13)

Greetings everyone. It’s been some time since my India updates, and even longer

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November 2, 2009

Anything is Possible (India update #4)

Watch Your Step Varanasi, once known as Benares, is an ancient, sacred city along

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August 31, 2009

Michael who? (Australia #12)

Banking on Coincidences The credit card I hurried through in order to quickly buy my

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