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Chile I: The Show- "You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming." (P. Neruda

CHILE | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [2040]

Brilliant yellow diamond sparkling of golden promises, Santiago huddles in the shadowed embrace of the strong and silent Andes. Farther and farther she fades back into darkness as the plane so easily takes me away from my dreams and back towards reality.... Read more >

Tags: chile, dance, emily predny, pablo neruda, predny, santiago

on the eve of a dream coming true...

USA | Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 | Views [552]

Travel dust shakes itself from the bottom of my well-worn backpack. The cats begin alternately fighting and following my every move around the apartment; they know from experience that they won't see me for an indefinite amount of time. My brother used ... Read more >

Tags: chile, dream, emily predny, predny, santiago

gettin outta this one horse town!!!

ICELAND | Sunday, 11 Jul 2010 | Views [935]

He looked at me squarely in the eyes, sizing up the spirit inside and making up his mind. I tripped over his name- Floki, chatting inanely about how I trust him completely and we are meant for each other while nervously fussing about checking all ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, horse riding, iceland, ishestar, kjolur ride, predny, reykjavik

Losing my Religion.

ISRAEL | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | Views [634]

Trying to keep up with you...but I don't know if I can do it! (thought I would stick with REM since it is working for me :) We snuck into Jerusalem under the cover of the night. Strike driving from Tel Aviv left us all a bit tired, but caffeinated around ... Read more >

Tags: armenien, christian, emily predny, israel, jerusalem, jewish, muslim, predny, temple mount, tomb of jesus

It's the End of the World as We Know It. and i feel fine.

ISRAEL | Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | Views [599]

Raindrops seep through the window panes, soaking harbingers of melancholy directing my keystrokes. Gone is the din of traffic rushing by on the street below. Silent are the chattering sidewalks of flea market sales. Friday night is the start of Shabbot, ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, israel, jaffa, predny, tel aviv

Alaska: a memory for yesterday.

USA | Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Views [613]

I know that I have been off of travel logues for some time now. the amount of imposing complications in my life have left me tucking in the hatches and sailing for the solitary reflection without the lure of reaching out to the ones dearest to ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, denali, emily predny, homer, mount mckinley, predny, wonder lake

nobody here except me and my monkey, and he's got a lot of friends

THAILAND | Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | Views [566]

Hello there! I know that I promised to take you more thoroughly through Angkor wat, so here we go! Rolling up in a cloud of dusty scattered gravel, my tuk tuk driver crazily hisses at me when i start to stand to exit the vehicle. I had no idea ... Read more >

Tags: angkot wat, bangkok, cambodian fortune teller, emily predny, ko phi phi, krabi, predny, railay beach, thailand

naked communism: second degree burn in a third world country

CAMBODIA | Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [454]

He came to me in the night. I never knew if he was dressed properly in black- sleep hooded my eyes as i stumbled to the clacking chorus of the window and slid the errant lock into place. I thought for a moment about how strange it was; I hadn't ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, emily predny, phenom phen, predny, saigon, siem riep, tuc doc

there is something about this place.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [653]

The night was a solitary predator on my mind. whispering about the perfect day, the perfect dream, the perfect future, the perfect past. And I was a solitary figure dressed as a reflection of the features of the night; the people lining the streets took ... Read more >

Tags: chu chi tunnels, elephant ride, emily predny, hochiminh, lak lake, mekong delta, predny, saigon, viet cong, vietnam

there are places I remember... long after culture shock fades

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | Views [458]

So last we left Thailand, the land of smiles and buddha bellies lying content in the arms of tourist heaven. The day after cooking class, I went on a trek into the hills of the north. I was following the whisper of the trading winds to Chaing Rai and ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, golden triangle tour, halong bay, hanoi, predny, water puppet theater

how many wat puns fit into a chili pepper?

THAILAND | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Views [1031]

hello there, it has been some time since I dusted off dusted off my faded army backpack. The painted flowers are several shades lighter and the musty smell of africa still lingers in the leather straps. But now it is time to journey to the other side ... Read more >

Tags: chaing mai, emily predny, gap house, predny, thai cooking classes, thailand

don't you worry your pretty little head

MADAGASCAR | Monday, 8 Nov 2004 | Views [677]

hello! welcome to madagascar! i know it's been awhile, but there are no predators or dangerous animals on the island, so don't worry bout me! i think i was separated at birth. the people here love that which does not make sense almost as much as ... Read more >

Tags: antanantarivo, emily predny, finaratsoa, lemurs, madagascar, parc nationale ranmanfana, predny, tulear

the love of a lifetime: South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 25 Oct 2004 | Views [511]

cheesy firehouse 80s rock aside, i have found the love of a lifetime. South Africa. this is the only place i have ever traveled that feels like a place i could live. every moment here, every stop is even more incredible and beautiful than the last.... Read more >

Tags: cape town, elephants, emily predny, great white shark diving, kruger park, predny, south africa

heaven and somewhere else.

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 20 Oct 2004 | Views [770]

so at the start of this branch of adventure, the official announcement is that we have extended our travels together until Nov. 15th. the two extra weeks hopefully sunning the the wild adventureland that is madagscar. south africa. so i am going ... Read more >

Tags: aparteid museum, benoni, emily predny, johannesburg, predny, south africa, soweto, surfing, transkei

and that's what it's all about.

GAMBIA | Saturday, 9 Oct 2004 | Views [371]

when i am traveling, there are some things that come back to me very easily- being able to work around not having street signs and only one bad map- and things that I forget how difficult and how long it takes to get over- the culture shock of ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, gambia, koalack, predny, senegal, tanji

when life immitates English Lit.

GAMBIA | Sunday, 3 Oct 2004 | Views [477]

so the paradise inn was of course not so paradise-y. no water, no electricity, a no go. but being as how i had already walked two miles from the road with my pack on, i was loathe to give up and they sent me over to the kairo gardens, where i stayed ... Read more >

Tags: banjul, emily predny, gambia, predny, tanji

what are you wanting? wanting fabric for the clothes?

SENEGAL | Friday, 17 Sep 2004 | Views [495]

bonjour. my french is good enough to communicate and get around, bad enough that no one is thinking that i speak french. the best is when i get so flustered that my english turns bad too, that really throws the hordes of men specializing in torturing ... Read more >

Tags: dakar, emily predny, predny, senegal

and yes, I am afraid of bed bugs.

SENEGAL | Wednesday, 15 Sep 2004 | Views [447]

well hello there, mes amis. after a grueling 26hours of surviving on airplane food alone, i have arrived in senegal. arriving after dark was a bit harrowing, and of course the only ATM in the airport was conveniently not accepting any of the three ... Read more >

Tags: dakar, emily predny, predny, senegal

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