Seventh Heaven: Srimangal’s 7-Layer Tea
Enjoying the second glass

Seventh Heaven: Srimangal’s 7-Layer Tea

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We were looking for a cabin, the Nilkantha Tea Cabin, but there weren’t any stand-alone buildings anywhere near the right address. Peddling slowly on our bicycles, we passed the crossroads, back and forth, hunting for…

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The Harmony of Sarajevo
The line between Ferhadija and Saraci, west and east

The Harmony of Sarajevo

The two women, dressed similarly in jeans and warm jackets, admired the cat sitting on our fleece jackets. The warm afternoon sun had sunk below the buildings, putting us in complete shadow, and the air…

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Good Vibrations? In touch with the Bosnian Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun

Good Vibrations? In touch with the Bosnian Pyramids

“Put your hands out,” the archeologist encouraged us. “And stretch your fingers over the megalith and feel the vibrations.” We tried, and kept trying, but our fingers weren’t quite feeling the vibrations so much as…

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Rockets and Rails: Making Our Way around Bangladesh
Embarking at Dhaka on the Rocket

Rockets and Rails: Making Our Way around Bangladesh

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Tourism has come slowly to Bangladesh. It's a poor place, with little to invest in enticing visitors or building tourist resources. Now it principally attracts the adventurous, curious and backpacker set. The country is often…

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The Unbearable Ubiquity of English
Bahasa and English in Indonesia

The Unbearable Ubiquity of English

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I first visited castles along the Rhine with my sons in the late 80s. At a restaurant, I tried to order food with the little German I knew at the time. When the waiter left,…

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Ruins and Revivals: A Danube Journey
Entry point to Devin Castle

Ruins and Revivals: A Danube Journey

It’s all about the journey, not the destination. We’ve all heard that line before, whether noted about the potential of travel or preached about life’s passage. Over the years, for us, travel journeys have usually…

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