Monthly Archives: May 2010

Singapore: the Last of the Safe Ice Cubes

Got into town last night after 10 PM, but it was Friday night, and 85 degrees out, so the city was still hopping. As expected, I received excellent service and cheer from the tourist information counter at the airport and … Continue reading

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A few impressions of Seoul

In no particular order… –It’s situated on a big river. Lots of bridges, lots of breezes. –Efficient buses constantly streaming by. For that matter, efficiency in general is found all over this town. You go, Seoul! –Helpful, friendly people everywhere. … Continue reading

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Seaweed Soup at 30,000 feet

The journey begins. I left San Jose for LAX with way too much luggage, as I was reminded by the $60 American Airlines fee for carrying it. Hm. More on that later, hopefully when I mail some of it home! … Continue reading

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Yellow Fever, Hepatitis and Polio, oh my.

I got five shots yesterday and a little yellow card promising international immigration officials that I am clean and safe.  Shots were for yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A & B, and a polio booster.  All other standard American vaccinations were … Continue reading

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Maoism does not Equal Tourism

Today I was researching the political situation in Nepal, as I had heard there was a deadline for drafting a new constitution about to come to pass.  I thought this might be problematic and it is.  My plan was to … Continue reading

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