Staying Alive on Death Road

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On the bus’s speakers boomed Highway to Hell. So we knew we were at the top of 65 kilometer long Death Road – carved into the sides of the steeply sloped Yungas mountains and dropping 3500 meters, or over 11000 …

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Finns running hot and cold

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The Finns themselves say that they can seem cold, aloof to visitors. In public, for example, their custom is to stay in their own groups. At a restaurant or the very popular buffet lunches (lounas), where seating tends to be …

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Calculated Risks: Three Recent Adventures

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George, George, George of the Jungle Lives a life that’s free. George, George, George of the Jungle, Watch out for that tree! Turns out that this silly lyric from a long ago animated TV show had a lot of wisdom …

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Far From the Madding Cars: Two-Wheeling in Melbourne

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We love to bike. So, in a relatively flat city like Melbourne, we just had to purchase good, low cost bikes and get rolling. We had been warned about the threat of crazed motorists and even crazier intersections here. And, …

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Cycles and Falls

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(There are three posts we’ve made recently; don’t miss the other two!) So we haven’t biked in three weeks, except for the precarious trip on level ground through Bangkok (see our post). But here we were for 2 hours or …

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A different view of Bangkok, by bike

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Today we did a bike ride around a 10 mile long island called Bang Ka Jao in the middle of the Chao Praya river, Thailand’s Mississippi. We were joined by a Scot from Singapore whose husband worked for McDonald’s. He …

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