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2015 Entry #2: Phenom Penh, Cambodia

I could never deny this country it’s overpopulation in the capital city of Phenom Penh. Not the seemingly hundreds of children laughing and screaming while chasing the pigeons to their hearts’ content. Nor the endless traffic jams of tuk-tuks, buses, … Continue reading

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2015—Entry #1: Bangkok—- Return to “The Land of Smiles”

There are times with all the packing and running around that a flicker of regret goes through my mind that I even planned this trip! Then the day comes and I can’t wait to get out and go! I know … Continue reading

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2014: Thailand 1: Pre-Election

My plane arrived at 11:00 pm in an uncertain city. My taxi driver, a woman (unheard of years ago) and I give each other a little language lesson for “detour” (ahm). As in, “There is a detour because of the … Continue reading

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2013: Entry 10: Finale: Athens, Mycenae, and Delphi

Getting in late from Santorini left me more than a little tired the next day. I was glad I had not scheduled much for that Friday. My goal was to get packed and ready to leave as I would be … Continue reading

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2013: Entry 9: Santorini (Thira), Greece

Sunrise on Santorini A line of clouds in various shapes parade from left to right illuminated by the approaching dawn. Red bands of light gather on the horizon as the coal-black sky of night gives way to ┬ápale blue. Slowly … Continue reading

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2013: Entry 8: Athens, Greece

I arrived at the Thessaloniki train station and looked at the board to find my gate for the trip to Athens. By some force of intuition, I still found myself going to the youngish woman behind the International window to … Continue reading

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2013: Entry 7: Thessaloniki, Greece

The trains have not been running between Greece and other European countries for about 2 years now due to Greece’s economic problems. My real choices were to fly (boring) or take the bus (hassles, 10-hour trip, border crossings and ripe … Continue reading

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