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2017: A Very Montreal Summer

September 17, 2017 - Montreal is celebrating its 375th birthday this year but the grand old dame is thick in reconstructive surgery. Everywhe...
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Durango Diner

August 25, 2017 - The Durango Diner is a throwback. Long Formica counter, a dozen swivel stools, a wall scattered with picture frames, lot...
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free-flowing America

July 10, 2017 - The trip is the trip. Time is ethereal when going 70 mph seated. The constant purring of tires, the hypnotic white lines...
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Phoenix on the fly

May 23, 2017 - If Scottsdale is swanky, a vibrant township of leafy privilege and manicured lawns, then nearby downtown Phoenix is decr...
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Christchurch Mending

February 21, 2016 - Five years ago on this day, February 22, at 12:52 pm, an earthquake struck Christchurch. It devastated New Zealand’s ‘Ga...
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Water Dragon, No Worries

January 28, 2016 - Having brekky on a terrace overlooking Byron Bay this morning when I was startled by a rather large reptile waddling tow...
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Laos - land of enchanting sorrow

December 19, 2015 - The Lao resemble the Buddha. Not the laughing, big-belly Chinese type - but the elongated, closed-eye, meditative figure...
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Vang Vieng & Friends

November 15, 2015 - In the grand tradition of scruffy, shoe-lace travel, Vang Vieng is where tie-dyed young and old let their braided hair d...
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Seoul Digest

November 07, 2015 - Any nation that loves baseball so much can’t be all that bad. Ok, the passion may be as much for the spectacle in the st...
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As the World Turns

January 24, 2014 - <Last of the blogging while tripping in Vietnam and Cambodia> As is customary at the end of a trip to an impoverished p...
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Chau Doc

January 21, 2014 - <Tripping and blogging from Vietnam and Cambodia> Travel, if you're lucky, is half pleasure and half work. Because th...
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Ancient Ruins

January 16, 2014 - All right, roll out the superlatives. Angkor Wat is everything it's cracked up to be - magnificent, glorious, colossal,...
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School Bike

January 10, 2014 - Traffic in Saigon is a dizzying, unceasing wave of motorbikes. There are 100 bikes for every car on the road, mostly sco...
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The Cyclo of Life

January 09, 2014 - He greets me from afar, big outstretched palms like an old mate at a reunion. What good fortune to see each other again!...
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Saigon or bust

January 07, 2014 - This is a quick and nasty post to see if I've gotten the hang of blogging from my ipadmini right now, from Vietnam and C...
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KOH SAMUI - 1983

September 26, 2013 - On this very day 30 years ago, my erstwhile friends on Koh Samui gave me this birthday card - a caricature of myself at...
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SKIRTING DEATH VALLEY

November 16, 2011 - NOVEMBER 16, 2011 SKIRTING DEATH VALLEY There are date farms in Tacopah, just inside the California border, that rival...
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