A Trip Deferred

If years ago you would have told me that I would travel to 24 other countries before visiting France, I would have been dubious, not just of the overall number, but of the sequence. Somehow, however, that’s how things have worked out, and now this is country number 25, and my fifth new country to […]

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Winding Things Up In Hanoi

Last night’s dinner was followed by karaoke. The food on the boat is OK – but not what I’ve had in Hanoi (I’m still haunted by the memory of that green papaya salad from the first night) or even on the trail in SaPa. Anyway, some time after Hotel California, I excused myself to my […]

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