You don’t know how lucky you are, boy.

Some of the fascinating and sometimes disturbing observations I've made this past year while travelling through almost a dozen different countries are the political systems. As frustrated as Americans can be with our political systems we are blessed when compared to most of the rest of the world. Let's take a closer look. India. It's … Continue reading You don’t know how lucky you are, boy.

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu

So the plan was to fly from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Quito, Ecuador. We got to the airport at 3 AM for our 6 AM flight. No lines. We checked in at the desk with our boarding passes, ready to check luggage, and we were asked for our Yellow Fever Inoculation Certificate. Hmmm. We didn't … Continue reading “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu

Brazil? Why not.

Fly 10 hours non-stop from Africa to South America and land in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That was the plan. The question was, do we catch a connecting flight and move onto Ecuador or take a break in Brazil? We opted for the break. After a little "researching" different areas of Sao Paulo to stay in, … Continue reading Brazil? Why not.

Just words, no photos. Dispatch # 2 from Cape Town, South Africa.

  If you missed the previous post with stunning photos of South Africa click here. Like a lot of places I’ve visited in the past 9 months, I wasn’t sure what to expect in South Africa. That’s been part of the practice of travelling, the unknown and new experiences that always lie ahead, and learning … Continue reading Just words, no photos. Dispatch # 2 from Cape Town, South Africa.

Asia in the rear view mirror

It's been a little over a week since we've left Asia and I miss it already. Each country we visited had its own little quirks. We unexpectedly fell in love with some of the places we visited. The most pleasant surprise of the trip, so far, has been Malaysia. I don't want to take anything … Continue reading Asia in the rear view mirror

The metric system & other conversions and translations.

Ever since grade school, think 1960's, teachers have been telling me that the metric system is coming, so we'd better learn it now. Well, 50+ years have passed, and we're doing fine without it. Fine, that is, unless you venture outside of the U.S. where the metric system is alive and well. If you run, … Continue reading The metric system & other conversions and translations.