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Asia | China – heading down the Yangtze

April 10, 2003

Cab driver dropped me, Coral & Marian nowhere near the docks. As we were trying to make our way down we were told by local ‘porters’ we were going the wrong way. As we tried to follow …

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Asia | Korea, Republic of – The Eternal Mountains

I am currently enjoying the child-free bliss that is a five day break from school. Now, given the weather (hot, sunny, sticky, balmy, tropical etc ) I could have used this as an opportunity to spend five days lounging around …

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Asia | India | Indian Himalayas | West Bengal | Calcutta – calcutta’s disneyland ????

i was told it was calcutta’s disneyland, so off i went to nicco park to see for myself. it is certainly no disneyland , but there is one rollercoaster thats scarey and that is only because it feels so unsafe, …

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Europe | Czech Republic | Prague – A Birthday Czech

I heard the warnings: Prague will be swarming with Americans they said. They tried to convince me to go elsewhere, but the pulse of Prague has kept me awake at nights off and on for the last five or so …

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Europe | Netherlands | Amsterdam – A Cast of Characters

Even though I was bumped from US Airways to Continental thanks to a delayed flight, I managed to get a window seat and have the only spare seat on the plane in between me and my seat mate. We felt …

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Antarctica – Polar Plunge

Sunday again. Decided to hike the Armitage Loop which is a loop on the sea ice from McMurdo Station to Scott Base, the New Zealand station. It is only a couple miles but has amazing views of the mountains and …

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Central America | Mexico – days of the week

when i was young(er), before drugs and internet-enhanced ADD, i used to be able to memorize things with the bat of an eyelash – i was queen in bible school, a literal walking new testament (yes, frightening i know). spelling …

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Asia | India – arrived in puri

i have now arrived and settled in Puri on the eastern coast of india, after a 12 hour overnight train ride from calcutta. have found a very good hotel (gandhara on c.t. road)where i have decided to go upmarket. for …

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Asia | China – 3 am, Beijing

I’ve been in Beijing about 12 hours and so far have had an extreme series of panic attacks? Why? No definitive answer to that. There are many reasons.
1. This is a difficult time to travel. Two days before my …

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Europe | United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain | England | London | Central London – Page 1

just joined this site, and have decided to take advantage of the free diary facility.
After a year and a half of saving i have now booked the flights for my new adventure ! i depart on november 1st and …

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