The Travel Blues

Tweet After my year long adventure around the world, I am back in the San Francisco area.  I looked at my last travel post and I could not believe it was almost 2 months ago. What happened?  I call it …

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The Emirates Experience

Tweet With some airlines today stripping away food and movies, there are still a few airlines that will provide many luxuries.  Emirates, with its base in the Dubai, provides luxury and comfort and is considered to be one of the best airlines in …

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The Secret to Staying Cool: The Fan

Tweet Imagine while traveling you encounter scorching heat.  All you want to do is jump into a pool of ice cubes.  Well, if this is not an option, why not carry something compact like a fan?  As part of my packing …

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Signs of South Africa

Tweet While driving around South Africa, I became fascinated with all the street signs along the roads and freeways.  The signs just appeared so friendly; my camera could not stop snapping pictures. Here is a collection of photos representing a …

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Obama is Loved in Africa

Tweet Sometimes the way I am received by others in their countries is dependent on which U.S. president is currently in office.  While traveling around Africa, I found that the majority of the people love President Barack Obama. Here is an …

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4 Tips for Doing Laundry Abroad

Tweet This post is dedicated to Tara, a good friend and frequent visitor to this website.  Tara requested a post on doing laundry abroad. If you have any ideas for a post or would like to be a guest writer, …

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Eating abroad – 3 dollars for 3 people

Tweet When traveling abroad for a long period, eating out every day may kill your stomach or break the bank.  If you are staying in a hostel or have access to a kitchen stove, cooking a meal is quite simple.  …

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The Misadventures of Poo

Tweet Poo on the ground It does not matter where in the world you are-you will always see the sight of poo.  And of course poo comes in all sorts of sizes, but today I will concentrate on the poo …

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