Category: "Travel"

The Wonderful Country of Sri Lanka

He looked to be in his 60s, with dark-red betel-stained teeth, wearing a faded blue and white checked sarong. He walked over to me slowly as I was standing on the sand, watching my children play in the waves. Through broken English and gestures, he told… more »

That's gotta hurt

As my wife and I were wandering around a tourist-catering market in Puerto Vallarta, we saw the inevitable faux Louis Vuitton and Coach bags awaiting purchase. It's good to see that none of the vendors of such things actually expects their cruise ship-b… more »

Further thoughts on Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, is, as I wrote yesterday, one of my favorite small citites in the world. But to be fair, I should point out that like any other country with a large population of poor people, it is not without its warts. The other day, a begga… more »

Greetings from Cape Town

Cape Town is one of my favorite cities. It's modestly photogenic with hints of squalor, no Paris or Amsterdam or even Sydney thought it does have a very nice waterfront area. No, the charm of Cape Town is its people, its culture, and even its food. I… more »

Alexco Resource Keno Hill visit - photo journal

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A day off...simply to make you jealous

I'm taking a day off from blogging so that I can enjoy O'Reilly's and the Lamington National Park with my family. Have a look, and be very jealous: http://oreillys.com.au/ http://lamington.nrsm.uq.edu.au/MainMenu.html more »

A highly-caffeinated resort

As I sit here on Matangi Island in the northern region of Fiji, the island next to me is apparently being developed into the world's second "seven star resort" by the people who founded Red Bull energy drink. I'm told the following: They bought the i… more »

Enjoy the Superbowl!

Happy Superbowl Sunday, everyone. I'm taking a day off from blogging to plow the snowdrifts out of my driveway, have lunch at our local Nepalese/Indian restaurant, and enjoy what I hope will be a great Superbowl. (I'm betting small on Indy even thoug… more »

Yes, the Bushmen have property rights

In a ruling that brought a smile to my face, Botswana's high court has ruled that the government's expulsion of about 1,000 San Bushmen from their traditional home areas in the Kalahari desert was illegal and unconstitutional. The BBC story on the rul… more »

A day off to enjoy Northern Queensland

Hello all, I'm taking a day off from blogging to sleep off the effects of last night's wedding of my good friend Chris Nygaard to his Aussie lass, Kirstie. Just so you can be a bit jealous, here's the link for the hotel where we're staying: http:/… more »
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