Tag Archives: Asia

Summer 2016 Entry 5: Luoyang, China

The first thing you notice about Luoyang, indeed most cities here, is the haze of fog and pollution. In the winter, there are even alerts to stay indoors because of the poor air quality. I know first-hand that any lung … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 3: Answered Prayers

I am nearly finished my time in the North, and as usual, time flies so quickly. I am on the bus from Chieng Mai to Lampang heading through the mountains. I recall taking this trip in 1974. At the time, … Continue reading

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2011- Entry 3: Singapore and Return to KL

My friend in Melaka, Raymond, suggested that I take the Dilema Bus to Singapore. Despite the ominous sound of the name, I trusted him and was not disappointed. The bus was, as with the others, a comfortable ride. I was … Continue reading

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2009- Entry 3: Danang > Hoi An > My Son, Vietnam

From my ninth floor perch, I’m looking out on one of the meanest storms I have ever witnessed. I can’t imagine that there can be so much water in the heavens that can fall in one storm here. The thunder … Continue reading

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2009- Entry 2: Hue, Vietnam

The last night in Savanakhet was amazing. I went to the Sayaphom Temple at night for “wien tian,” where the people led by the monks walk with incense, flowers and lighted candles around the temple. All to the slow beat … Continue reading

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2009-Entry 1: Return to Savanakhet, Laos

When the afternoon sun starts to fry your brain to the point where you can’t think, it is time to get yourself to an airconditioned anyplace! That is where I am now.. well, airconditioned meaning it is marginally cooler than … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 7: The Final Days

With the traffic in Bangkok it takes me just about as long to get to the Southern Bus Station as it does to  get to my destination, Ratchburi… about 1 1/2 hours west of Bangkok. I did not travel frequently … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 3: Delhi, India

Namaste!   The one thing that I will remember most about Delhi is the crows.   I stayed in an area of the city called Turkman’s Gate. It is largely Muslim and dirt-poor. My hotel, boasted as a nice middle-level … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 2: Bangkok Daze

I sometimes can’t believe that I have been here for a week already. Don’t ask me where the time goes, but go it does! The weather is stiflingly hot– in the 90’s. The rain is more unpredictable than in past … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 1: The Arrival

As it was a holiday, the trip to JFK was quick and effortless….. then there were the security checks! It took us almost as long to get from the entrance to JFK to Terminal 4 as it did to get … Continue reading

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