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From the Journals…More from Sa Dec, Vietnam. January 25, 2016

December 11, 2017 - We got back to the hotel around 10:30 to shower and pack. At 11:15 our driver--Hue's nephew picked us up. We went to a v...
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From the Journals…Sa Dec, Vietnam. January 25, 2016

December 08, 2017 - We were up for breakfast before 7. There was a good breeze at the hotel's outside restaurant and it was 70 degrees. Minh...
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From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 8, 2014

June 16, 2017 - With my wife and her cousin Hain, we traveled across town in rickshaws to Shwe Aung Yu Pagoda for sunset. It is situated...
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From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

June 12, 2017 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals…Still More from Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

May 22, 2017 - I was out the door by 6:00am on a rented bike from the hotel. (Too low, and the seat kept falling back.) It’s scary ridi...
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From the Journals…Bhamo, Myanmar (Burma). January 27, 2011

April 28, 2017 - Our friend Zikola (sp?) and his mother were so kind to us today. After my buffet breakfast on the hotel roof, I went to...
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From the Journals…Bodhi Tataung, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

April 24, 2017 - I met my motorbike driver for my afternoon tour. It didn’t start off too auspiciously, as we discovered that because of...
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From the Journals…Still More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

April 21, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals…Even More from Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 19, 2011

April 17, 2017 - After breakfast at the hotel, Myo Myo (my wife) and I finally got going about 8:30. It was cool and there was still a fa...
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From the Journals…Still More from Kyaiktiyo, Burma (Myanmar). January 14, 2011

April 14, 2017 - We got herded into a cattle truck is the best way to describe it. Slats of wood for seats, so close together there was n...
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From the Journals…More from Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

April 10, 2017 - We went to the temple of North Guni for sunset photos. There were only 2 other tourists there. We were a bit too far for...
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From the Journals…Hué, Vietnam. February 1, 1999

April 07, 2017 - Feeling very rushed on trip in general—trying to fit too much into a short trip. Up at 6:20, then breakfast. Walked to...
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From the Journals... Still More from Pindaya Caves, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2011

March 27, 2017 - It was a one-and-a-half hour taxi ride from Kalaw to Pindaya. When we arrived we explored and photographed the roving 5t...
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From the Journals…Even More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

March 24, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals... More from Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma). February 3, 2014

March 06, 2017 - This is the view outside the market, taken before 7am. It is getting me to revise my thoughts from yesterday about timin...
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From the Journals... More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 4, 2014

March 03, 2017 - I woke up about 7 and quickly got dressed and moving. I went to the White, a breakfast place mentioned in Lonely Planet,...
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From the Journals... Bagan, Burma. January 31, 2011

February 27, 2017 - We hired a horse cart, and decided that enroute from Nyaung U, where the bus arrived, to New Bagan we would stop for sun...
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From the Journals... More from Ayeyarwady River. January 29, 2011

February 24, 2017 - The boat stayed anchored the whole night, which put us behind schedule (or at least my idea of the schedule). I was unab...
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From the Journals... More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 3, 2014

February 17, 2017 - I spent most of the afternoon hiding from the heat and talking to my fellow travelers on the balcony just outside my roo...
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From the Journals... More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 4, 2014

February 13, 2017 - I met my new-found friend, Naing Tun at 5:15, and he took me on his motorbike to a pagoda on the river, Pher Mel Taung....
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From the Journals…More from Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

February 10, 2017 - We went to the temple of North Guni for sunset photos. There were only 2 other tourists there. I try to be flexible and...
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From the Journals…Even More from Hong Kong. February 1992

February 06, 2017 - Back in the day I had the opportunity to fly as a courier to a number of exotic destinations for very little money. Hong...
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From the Journals…More from Kalaw, Burma (Myanmar). February 6, 2011

January 27, 2017 - I slept in today—until 7:00! No bus or taxi to catch, no sight to see, no sunrise pix. I had breakfast downstairs. I we...
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From the Journals... More from Pindaya Caves, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2011

January 23, 2017 - It was a one-and-a-half hour taxi ride from Kalaw to Pindaya. When we arrived we explored and photographed the roving 5t...
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From the Journals…Even More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2011

January 20, 2017 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals…More from Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). February 2, 2011

January 16, 2017 - Our driver came by at 4:00 to take us out for sunset pix. We went to Yinmana Paya. It’s an interesting complex that is o...
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From the Journals…More from Shwegu, Ayeyarwady River Trip, Burma (Myanmar). January 26, 2011

January 06, 2017 - I woke up with sore hips and lower back. The mattress in the bunk is thin, but for some reason I wasn’t bothered the fir...
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From the Journals…More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

January 02, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals…Even More from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2011

December 30, 2016 - I had breakfast downstairs in the hotel restaurant and got caught up with my journal. Myo Myo (my wife) joined me after...
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From the Journals…Still More from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2011

December 26, 2016 - I read for a while, but then felt guilty for not trying to do anything while in Mandalay. I decided to take a walk to th...
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From the Journals…More from Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 18, 2011

December 23, 2016 - As I was wandering the streets after just arriving in town, I came across this group of young nuns asking for alms. It i...
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From the Journals...Tay Ninh, Vietnam. January 22, 1999

December 12, 2016 - Our tour bus driver was very candid about life today in Vietnam. It isn’t the rosy picture the government would have us...
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From the Journals...Phan Thiet, Vietnam. January 24, 1999

December 09, 2016 - Up at 4:20 to depart at 4:40. Too early! Lots of stars We drove back to the dunes, and spent a few minutes waiting for...
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From the Journals… More from Mui Ne, Vietnam. January 23, 1999

December 05, 2016 - After a large lunch and siesta, we drove into Mui Ne to take pix at a fishing village, but we were told that the action...
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From the Journals… More from Binh Duc, Vietnam. January 20, 1999

December 02, 2016 - We walked around a small Moslem settlement, and got to watch some weaving. Also had a brief visit to a mosque before ret...
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From the Journals…Chang Mai, Thailand. February 17, 2003

November 28, 2016 - I went out to Bo Sang, and viewed factories for lacquerware, silver, umbrellas, and woodworking in the hopes that I migh...
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From the Journals…More from Manang, Nepal. December 18, 1988

November 25, 2016 - We took today off from trekking, and I enjoyed it. I was up shortly before 7, and went outside to photograph the snow sc...
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From the Journals…Still More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

November 21, 2016 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals…More from Kyaiktiyo, Burma (Myanmar). January 14, 2011

October 03, 2016 - We got herded into a cattle truck is the best way to describe it. Slats of wood for seats, so close together there was n...
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From the Journals…Lampang, Thailand. February 11, 2003

September 30, 2016 - I got a songthew to Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang. It was okay, but not as good as I thought from the description in Lonely...
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From the Journals…Sukhothai, Thailand. February 10, 2003

September 26, 2016 - I had a second round of breakfast, then rented a bike and rode to Wat Si Chum, in the northern section of the park. I to...
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From the Journals…Bangkok, Thailand. January 18, 2003

September 23, 2016 - We took a ferry across the river to do a walking tour centered around the Grand Palace. We wandered into Wat Pho, and ha...
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From the Journals…Koh Panyi, Thailand. March 11, 2003

September 02, 2016 - I disembarked from the boat at Koh Panyi, the Muslim fishing/tourist village. It was hot as I was lead to my “hotel” roo...
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From the Journals…More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2003

August 08, 2016 - Although the plan was to go to the Shwedagon Paya before breakfast while it was still cool, and although we woke up on t...
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From the Journals…Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

July 15, 2016 - We went to the temple of North Guni for sunset photos. There were only 2 other tourists there. We were a bit too far for...
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From the Journals…Kyaiktiyo, Burma (Myanmar). January 14, 2011

July 11, 2016 - We got herded into a cattle truck is the best way to describe it. Slats of wood for seats, so close together there was n...
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From the Journals…More from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2011

July 08, 2016 - I read for a while, but then felt guilty for not trying to do anything while in Mandalay. I decided to take a walk to th...
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From the Journals…More from Lashio, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2011

July 04, 2016 - I really enjoy exploring local markets. There is so much stimulation for the senses--sights, sounds, smells. It’s a grea...
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From the Journals…Still More from Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 19, 2011

July 01, 2016 - After breakfast at the hotel, Myo Myo (my wife) and I finally got going about 8:30. It was cool and there was still a fa...
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From the Journals…Kalaw, Burma (Myanmar). February 6, 2011

June 24, 2016 - I slept in today—until 7:00! No bus or taxi to catch, no sight to see, no sunrise pix. I had breakfast downstairs. I we...
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From the Journals…Still More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

June 20, 2016 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals… More from Sukhothai, Thailand. February 9, 2003

June 10, 2016 - It has been a nice day so far. I rented a bike and drove around, getting off to view the temples. I had an early lunch o...
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From the Journals…More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

June 06, 2016 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals…Chame, Nepal. December 14, 1988

May 27, 2016 - It was a leisurely morning, with many rest stops and photo stops. Excellent views of Annapurna II and Manaslu to the rea...
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From the Journals…Tal, Nepal. December 13, 1988

May 23, 2016 - I left at 10:10 after saying goodbye to Roy, my hiking partner who was turning back because of serious blister problems.
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From the Journals…More from Bhaktapur, Nepal. December 2, 1988

May 20, 2016 - After a long walk to the bus station, we took a bus to Bhaktapur, a town 12 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is full of int...
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From the Journals…Bhaktapur, Nepal. December 2, 1988

April 01, 2016 - After a long walk to the bus station, we took a bus to Bhaktapur, a town 12 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is full of int...
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From the Journals…Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2003

March 28, 2016 - Although the plan was to go to the Shwedagon Paya before breakfast while it was still cool, and although we woke up on t...
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From the Journals…Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 19, 2003

March 25, 2016 - The late afternoon destination was the Shwedagon Paya, just to get some photos from the western side. We took another ta...
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From the Journals… Sukhothai, Thailand. February 9, 2003

March 07, 2016 - It has been a nice day so far. I rented a bike and drove around, getting off to view the temples. I had an early lunch o...
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From the Journals… Ayutthaya, Thailand. March 10, 1989

March 04, 2016 - We had a good day at Ayutthaya. We started out with a Wat and then the Ancient Palace complex. They are nice ruins—old a...
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From the Journals… Singapore. February 24, 1989

February 29, 2016 - We slept until 8:30, then went to the same Chinese restaurant and pastry shop as we went to yesterday. It was a long bu...
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From the Journals… More from Braga, Nepal. December 15, 1988

February 26, 2016 - Last night was the first time this trip I needed to zip my sleeping bag up all the way, and even seal the neck cord. Aft...
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From the Journals…Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2003

February 19, 2016 - Our horse cart took us to many temples today, more than I needed to see. There are 2,278 temples listed by the Archaeolo...
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From the Journals... More from Annapurna Trek, Manang, Nepal. December 19, 1988

January 25, 2016 - Another day off, rather productive. I’m spending an extra day here at 11, 650’ to acclimatize to the altitude before mov...
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From the Journals…More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

January 22, 2016 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals…More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

December 18, 2015 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals... More from Saddar Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

December 14, 2015 - A new-found friend with a motorbike took me here as part of his tour. This was a large cave that actually went all the w...
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From the Journals… Lampang, Thailand. February 11, 2003

October 02, 2015 - I got a songthew to Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang. It was okay, but not as good I thought from the description in Lonely Pl...
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From the Journals… Braga, Nepal. December 15, 1988

September 28, 2015 - Last night was the first time this trip I needed to zip my sleeping bag up all the way, and even seal the neck cord. Aft...
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From the Journals… Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 29, 2003

September 25, 2015 - In the morning, we went to the Palace compound at Mandalay Fort. The fort is enormous, roughly 2 miles by 2 miles. Insid...
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From the Journals…Sukothai, Thailand. February 8, 2003

August 21, 2015 - I rented a bike and rode to Wat Si Chum, in the northern section of the park. I took a few pix, checked out another wat...
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From the Journals…Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2003

August 17, 2015 - Our horse cart took us to many temples today, more than I needed to see. There are 2,278 temples listed by the Archaeolo...
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From the Journals…More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

August 14, 2015 - We did two more temples before sunset, and I got pix of local color in good light. We watched the sunset from the top of...
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From the Journals…Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2011

July 10, 2015 - I had breakfast downstairs in the hotel restaurant and got caught up with my journal. Myo Myo (my wife) joined me after...
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From the Journals…Still More from Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 19, 2011

July 06, 2015 - After breakfast at the hotel, Myo Myo (my wife) and I finally got going about 8:30. It was cool and there was still a fa...
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From the Journals…More from Luang Prabang, Laos. February 12, 1999

June 08, 2015 - Lying awake during the night. I have a cold, and was blowing my nose all night. Then the rooster started. Finally up at...
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From the Journals…Chang Mai, Thailand. February 17, 2003

June 05, 2015 - I went out to Bo Sang, and viewed factories for lacquerware, silver, umbrellas, and woodworking in the hopes that I migh...
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From the Journals…Kathmandu, Nepal. December 4, 1988

May 25, 2015 - As I walked into town, I changed money (on the black) at the xxxx xxxx Shop. For TC’s I got $1=Rs29. I explored around D...
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From the Journals... Even More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 15, 2015 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals... Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma). February 6, 2011

May 11, 2015 - I slept in today—until 7:00! No bus or taxi to catch, no sight to see, no sunrise pix. I had breakfast downstairs. I...
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From the Journals... Pindaya Caves, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2011

May 08, 2015 - It was a one-and-a-half hour taxi ride from Kalaw to Pindaya. When we arrived we explored and photographed the roving 5t...
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From the Journals… Mui Ne, Vietnam. January 23, 1999

May 04, 2015 - After a large lunch and siesta, we drove into Mui Ne to take pix at a fishing village, but we were told that the action...
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From the Journals… Binh Duc, Vietnam. January 20, 1999

May 01, 2015 - We walked around a small Moslem settlement, and got to watch some weaving. Also had a brief visit to a mosque before ret...
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From the Journals…Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2003

April 20, 2015 - Alarm at 6:30. Breakfast and get ready for 7:30 start. More temples today, surprise, surprise! Cloudy all day, so few p...
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From the Journals...Agra, India. January 24, 1989

April 06, 2015 - I slept in until 7:30, and then went for a walk to try to determine where we went wrong last night finding our way back...
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From the Journals…More from Agra, India. January 23, 1989

April 03, 2015 - We arrived in Agra at 6 am, and were immediately “found” by a rickshaw driver. He seemed pleasant enough, so we went wit...
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From the Journals…Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 18, 2011

February 23, 2015 - As I was wandering the streets after just arriving in town, I came across this group of young nuns asking for alms. It i...
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From the Journals…More from Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 19, 2011

February 02, 2015 - After breakfast at the hotel, Myo Myo (my wife) and I finally got going about 8:30. It was cool and there was still a fa...
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From the Journals... Still More from George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 6, 2014

January 30, 2015 - Later in the day, after recovering from my morning expedition, I went down the street from my hotel to the Camera Museum...
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From the Journals…More from Angkor, Cambodia. January 14, 1999

January 16, 2015 - Departed hotel at 8:10 after breakfast--another day at the ruins. So extensive--what a large civilization--about 1 milli...
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From the Journals...More from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. January 15, 1999

January 12, 2015 - We arrived in Phnom Penh shortly after noon, and in the short scramble off the boat and the short ride into town, I brok...
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From the Journals…More from Hong Kong. January 1992

December 05, 2014 - Continuing my nocturnal adventures from my previous post, I came across this scene, which is a popular destination becau...
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From the Journals…Hong Kong. January 1992

December 01, 2014 - Normally I have trouble dealing with jet lag, but in Hong Kong I decided to go with the flow. My first few nights there...
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From the Journals... Even More from Singapore. March 10, 2014

September 26, 2014 - This image (the watercolor version) just won “Best in Show” at the Westchester Professional Photographers Association in...
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From the Journals... Yet More from Singapore. March 10, 2014

September 22, 2014 - I continued my journey up to the Fullerton Hotel, a beautiful old building originally used as the General Post Office. I...
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From the Journals... Still More from Singapore. March 10, 2014

September 19, 2014 - As I was walking around, I came across this public art installation, one of many in the city. This is called “Shimmering...
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From the Journals... More from Singapore. March 10, 2014

September 15, 2014 - I then went down the street (Maxwell Road) to the Red Dot Design Museum. I saw some cutting-edge designs of various prod...
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From the Journals... Singapore. March 10, 2014

September 08, 2014 - I took the subway to Raffles Place and got in position to shoot the Marina Bay Sands at dawn. I got some good shots earl...
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My New Book is Available!

September 01, 2014 - Burma: A Hidden Gem by Eric A. Wessman | Make Your Own Book I am very happy to announce that Burma: A Hidden Gem has...
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From the Journals... Yes, More from Singapore. March 9, 2014

August 29, 2014 - My very productive photographic evening continued. Singapore has many festivals, and what was currently happening was th...
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From the Journals... Still More from Singapore. March 9, 2014

August 25, 2014 - Not too long after my previous photo of the Central Business District, the light had changed and I was able to capture a...
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From the Journals... More from Singapore. March 9, 2014

August 22, 2014 - As I continued my visual exploration mentioned in my previous post, I turned my camera to a different part of Marina Bay...
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From the Journals... Singapore. March 9, 2014

August 18, 2014 - I took the subway to the Marina Bay Sands, found a good spot on the deck, and then hung out until sunset. I got some dec...
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From the Journals... More from Singapore. February 27, 2014

August 15, 2014 - Taken a bit later than the photo in my previous post, here is a different view of the Marina Bay Sands Casino and the Ar...
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From the Journals... Singapore. February 27, 2014

August 11, 2014 - In the late afternoon, I found Kam, a Canadian I had met at the hostel. We went out for a quick dinner, then took the su...
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From the Journals... Singapore. February 25, 2014

August 08, 2014 - I had a good, short (3 hours seems short after the 26 hours it took to get to this part of the world) flight from Yangon...
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From the Journals... More from George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 6, 2014

August 04, 2014 - Later in the day, after recovering from the little expedition in my last post, I went down the street from my hotel to t...
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From the Journals... George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 6, 2014

August 01, 2014 - I took the funicular to the top of Penang Hill--a very steep ride. I discovered that it was very hazy and the view from...
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From the Journals... Even More From George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 5, 2014

July 28, 2014 - Still out on the same walk mentioned in my previous post, I came across this unique work of art. As part of a public art...
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From the Journals... Still More From George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 5, 2014

July 25, 2014 - After a small breakfast in the hotel, I headed out around 8:15 to do the walking tour suggested in my Lonely Planet gude...
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From the Journals... More From George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 5, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Moving just a bit down the street from the location of my previous post is the Tokong Hainan Chinese Temple. I had passe...
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From the Journals... George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 5, 2014

July 18, 2014 - I did a lot of walking around today, and one of my first images was just down the street from my hotel. As I was getting...
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From the Journals... Even More from Melaka, Malaysia. March 1, 2014

July 14, 2014 - It has been a long day of exploring this town--very interesting, and somewhat exhausting. I was checking out the Jonker’...
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From the Journals... Yet More from Melaka, Malaysia. March 1, 2014

July 11, 2014 - I was walking all over the city today museum-hopping (there are about 20 museums in this rather small city), and somewhe...
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From the Journals... Still More from Melaka, Malaysia. March 1, 2014

July 07, 2014 - Still at Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple (see previous post), I continued my never-ending search for cool little details...
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From the Journals... More from Melaka, Malaysia. March 1, 2014

June 30, 2014 - Following up from my last post at Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, this was another image captured there. I felt that the...
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From the Journals... Melaka, Malaysia. March 1, 2014

June 27, 2014 - I had a leisurely cup of coffee this morning as I sat in the upstairs deck overlooking the river and watched the day beg...
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From the Journals... Pathein, Myanmar (Burma). February 18, 2014

June 23, 2014 - I went to the tea shop across from my hotel to have a coffee and figure out plans. I was approached by Soe Moe Aung, who...
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From the Journals... Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 16, 2014

June 20, 2014 - I had a disappointing trip this morning to Thayekhittay. The owner of my hotel, U Tan Jan, charged me K25,000, about US$...
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From the Journals... More from Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 15, 2014

June 16, 2014 - As a continuation from my last post, here are a couple of photos of the Buddha image at Setatghyi Paya taken from Shwesa...
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From the Journals... Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 15, 2014

June 13, 2014 - After a late lunch I went back to my hotel to get my tripod. I then walked about a mile to the Shwesandaw Paya and Setat...
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From the Journals... Kalewa, Myanmar (Burma). February 13, 2014

June 09, 2014 - Since my last trip to Myanmar in 2011, when I had taken a great trip on the Ayeyarwady River, I had been curious about e...
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From the Journals... More from Monywa, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

June 06, 2014 - Southeast of Monywa is Bodhi Tataung, which translates to “1000 Buddhas”. However, there are two main Buddha images of i...
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From the Journals... More from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

June 02, 2014 - Protein anyone? As I continued to explore the morning market in Mandalay, this display caught my eye. I like the soft li...
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From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 30, 2014 - I really like this market. There is so much going on here. Remove the plastic bags, and this scene could have been happe...
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From the Journals... Still More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

May 26, 2014 - Here is another image from that productive day when my new-found friend gave me a tour of the countryside with his motor...
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More from the Market... Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

May 23, 2014 - It was a very productive morning for me in the market. It seemed that everywhere I turned had something interesting to o...
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From the Journals... More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

May 19, 2014 - I was up at 6 and out the door at 6:30. I went over to the morning market. The light was good and there was plenty of ac...
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From the Journals... Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

May 16, 2014 - I was up and out early to explore one of the markets in Mandalay. At first, the light wasn’t great, so I didn’t take my...
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From the Journals... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 8, 2014

May 12, 2014 - With my wife and her cousin Hain, we traveled across town in rickshaws to Shwe Aung Yu Pagoda for sunset. It is situated...
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From the Journals... Monywa, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

May 09, 2014 - It was a 3-hour bus ride from Mandalay to Monywa. After checking in to my hotel, eating lunch, and a short nap, my motor...
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From the Journals... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 9, 2014

May 05, 2014 - My wife and I were having breakfast at a small restaurant open to the street. Just outside there was a vendor deep-fryin...
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Still More... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 02, 2014 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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A Continuation... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

April 28, 2014 - As I was exploring the market in Bago, I wandered up a dead-end side street that bordered on the property of a pagoda. I...
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From the Journals... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

April 25, 2014 - There were some train horns during the night, but the prayers from the mosque next door at 5:30 am weren’t as loud as I...
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From the Journals... Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 6, 2014

April 21, 2014 - I packed up my stuff before I went out to photograph in the market. I stopped at the teahouse for a quick breakfast, the...
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From the Journals... Saddar Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

March 24, 2014 - We visited this cave just a few hours after the cave mentioned in my previous post. This was a much larger cave that act...
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From the Journals... Kawgun Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

March 21, 2014 - {I just returned from six weeks in Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, and Malaysia. It was a good trip, and I plan to keep you...
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From the Journals... Colva Beach, Goa, India. February 1, 1989

January 10, 2014 - I got moving early and went down to observe and photograph the activity on the beach. By far the largest event going on...
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From the Journals... Annapurna Trek, Manang, Nepal. December 19, 1988.

December 27, 2013 - Another day off, rather productive. I’m spending an extra day here at 11, 650’ to acclimatize to the altitude before mov...
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From the Journals...Kathmandu, Nepal, January 15, 1989

December 09, 2013 - Our main order of business was applying for a visa extension. After arriving there, it only took 15 minutes. From there...
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From the Journals...Hong Kong. February 1992.

December 06, 2013 - Back in the day I had the opportunity to fly as a courier to a number of exotic destinations for very little money. Hong...
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From the Journals… My Son, Vietnam. January 31, 1999

November 11, 2013 - It was a rushed day today, not what I would have liked, but we saw a few interesting things, including these Cham monume...
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From the Journals… Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 28, 2003

November 08, 2013 - After lunch we walked around the fort wall in the heat until we decided it was time to get a taxi. We took it around to...
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From the Journals… Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, India. November 16, 1988

October 11, 2013 - We haven’t done much today--just lazed around a bit on the roof of our houseboat. We had tea on the veranda, and are now...
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From the Journals… Chitwan National Park, Nepal. January 19, 1989

October 07, 2013 - It feels good to be waking up this early. Nice and refreshing in the cool morning mist. I do enjoy living outdoors. Some...
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Two of My Images Are Winners!

September 27, 2013 - I am happy to announce that my photos won awards at the Westchester Professional Photographers Association Image Competi...
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From the Journals...Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

September 02, 2013 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals...Hoi An, Vietnam. January 30, 1999

August 30, 2013 - Went out wandering and shooting. People pix on the bridge, in market, and at waterfront. Lots of neat restaurants, espec...
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From the Journals...Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

August 26, 2013 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals...Angkor Wat, Cambodia. January 13, 1999

August 23, 2013 - Up at 5:10 to get to Angkor Wat for sunrise. Fortunately it was well worth the effort. As with most tropical sunrises, i...
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From the Journals...More from Shwegu, Ayeyarwady River Trip, Burma (Myanmar). January 26, 2011

August 02, 2013 - I already posted another image from this morning on the blog, but also wanted to share this one. Although it can sometim...
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From the Journals...Hsipaw, Burma (Myanmar). January 19, 2011

July 29, 2013 - After breakfast at the hotel, Myo Myo (my wife) and I finally got going about 8:30. It was cool and there was still a fa...
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From the Journals...Luang Prabang, Laos. February 12, 1999

June 07, 2013 - Lying awake during the night. I have a cold, and was blowing my nose all night. Then the rooster started. Finally up at...
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From the Journals...Shwegu, Ayeyarwady River Trip, Burma (Myanmar). January 26, 2011

May 31, 2013 - I woke up with sore hips and lower back. The mattress in the bunk is thin, but for some reason I wasn’t bothered the fir...
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From the Journals...Phnom Penh, Cambodia. January 15, 1999

May 27, 2013 - We arrived in Phnom Pehn shortly after noon, and in the short scramble off the boat and the short ride into town, I brok...
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From the Journals...Manang, Nepal. December 18, 1988

May 17, 2013 - We took today off from trekking, and I enjoyed it. I was up shortly before 7, and went outside to photograph the snow sc...
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From the Journals...Agra, India. January 23, 1989

May 13, 2013 - We arrived in Agra at 6 am, and were immediately “found” by a rickshaw driver. He seemed pleasant enough, so we went wit...
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From the Journals...Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

April 08, 2013 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals...Tay Ninh, Vietnam. January 22, 1999

April 05, 2013 - Our tour bus driver was very candid about life today in Vietnam. It isn’t the rosy picture the government would have us...
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From the Journals...Angkor, Cambodia. January 14, 1999

March 29, 2013 - Departed hotel at 8:10 after breakfast--another day at the ruins. So extensive--what a large civilization--about 1 milli...
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My Winning Photos from the WPPA Image Competition, February 26, 2013

March 02, 2013 - Good news! At the quarterly image competition of the Westchester Professional Photographers Association this week, 2 of...
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From the Journals...Lashio, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2011

December 31, 2012 - I really enjoy exploring local markets. There is so much stimulation for the senses--sights, sounds, smells. It’s a grea...
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From the Journals...Ou River, Laos. February 9, 1999

December 17, 2012 - Although we had promised ourselves a day off after 2 hard travel days, plans changed. They are fluid, like the river. I...
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From the Journals...Borobudur, Java, Indonesia. January 29, 1998

December 07, 2012 - Missed both alarms on the watches, but somehow happened to wake up at 4:52 am. We were out on the street 6 minutes later...
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From the Journals...Ayeyerwady River, Myanmar (Burma). January 24, 2011

November 19, 2012 - I had a fitful sleep because I was so concerned about waking up on time. We did wake up before the alarm. It’s a good th...
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From the Journals...Bori, Tanatoraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia. February 21, 2004

November 16, 2012 - A couple of us had been invited to attend a wedding in the village of Bori. The wedding ceremony took place in a small C...
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From the Journals...Indian Train Ride from Ambala to Jammu. November 14, 1989

October 29, 2012 - We started out in a dingy, smokey waiting room, but soon discovered an empty refreshment room. So here we sit, waiting f...
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From the Journals...Phan Thiet, Vietnam. January 23, 1999

October 22, 2012 - Up at 4:20 to depart at 4:40. Too early! Lots of stars We drove back to the dunes, and spent a few minutes waiting for...
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Not Video Games! Short and Scary Clips from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

September 28, 2012 - Motorcycle taxis are fairly common in Asia. It is an easy way to get around in large cities with lots of traffic. It is...
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