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July 15th Kampot

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Views [501] | Comments [2]

My weekend away to work on the computer was cut short this morning when my PC would not boot up.  Could it be due to the damp weather and mold setting in?  Or, maybe the battery pack is about to call it quits - it is getting up there in age, ... Read more >


July 14th Update

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | Views [334]

  July 14, 2013 Jasmin Valley Eco-Lodge For some reason there is a propensity of Aussies and French hiding out in this part of Cambodia, and I can see why: it is peaceful, quiet, the ying and the yang of the mountains and sea, and the weather ... Read more >


Photos: Village Life in Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Service work in Kep
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Arrival to Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | Views [247]

Yesterday was Muscat - Doha - HCMC - Phnom Penh.  About 10 hours of flight time.  The afternoon rains were trailing off and the rush hour was building.  I was glad to have a taxi from the guest house pick me up.  He was there waiting ... Read more >


A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss

CAMBODIA | Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | Views [281]

In the last ten years I have packed up and moved to Saudi twice and once to Oman.  Today I am packing my bags and cleaning the apartment to move along once again.  The last two final exits I was not sure what I wanted to do, I just knew I needed ... Read more >


A Day in the Dunes and to Wadi Bani Khalid

OMAN | Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | Views [764]

Two friends and I, with cameras in tow, headed out for a day tour to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid.  Wahiba Sands is located on the eastern fringe of the Empty Quarter and is about 150km west of Sur.  The drive is easy on a paved road but one still ... Read more >


Photos: A Dune and Wadi Day

OMAN | Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Wahiba Sands and WBK
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Photos: Around Quriyat, Oman

OMAN | Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery

Wadi Dayqah dam and Quriyat
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JustPaster.it Travel Photo Links

USA | Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | Views [403]

Travel Photos Part 1 – WA, CA, HI, Thailand http://justpaste.it/travel2011 Part 2 – Nong Khai http://justpaste.it/travel2011Part2 Part 3a – Vientaine, Laos http://justpaste.it/travel2011Part3a Part 3b – Vang Vieng ... Read more >


June 2012 Salalah - Land of Frankincense

OMAN | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | Views [569]

A sign of a good place is when you need to buy another piece of luggage to bring back all the new "stuff" but it is good stuff.  Today I will look for a rice bag (strong and light weight) to pack the incense burners, the 4 grades of Frankincense, ... Read more >


June 3

OMAN | Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | Views [427]

  Had a wonderful afternoon yesterday with doing some qi gong, then going to the club to swim and reading and being outside.   I decided from the small club I would walk home along the water, about an hour's walk, but didn’t ... Read more >


Thursday, May 3

USA | Thursday, 3 May 2012 | Views [433]

Sur  41 C  (What is that in F you may wonder?  Hot) The weekend is here and a day to pause and get caught up on a few things on the computer.   I have been up with the sun cooking mung beans, hard boiling eggs and sucking on dates.... Read more >


Desert Camp Getaway

OMAN | Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | Views [391]

The overnight stay at Desert Night Camps was good fun, lots of wind, and plenty of sand to take back in our hair and pockets.   Ten of us in three 4x4s and a car left at high noon under a vast sky and penetrating heat and it is not even ... Read more >


To Sur with Love

OMAN | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | Views [1155] | Comments [3]

My last entry was April 2011 and today it is March 20, 2012, the first day of spring.  No longer am in Jordan or the USA or roaming the world aimlessly.  I think I am done with roaming for a while.   Last April I signed a contract to teach in Sur, ... Read more >


April 29 - Heading Home

JORDAN | Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | Views [482]

Today marks the end of my four month journey and the beginning of a new chapter.  More details on that will be coming in the next post.  Glad I had the morning and afternoon free to watch the wedding between Will & Kate on TV.  Very beautiful.  ... Read more >


April 21 - Hanging out in Petra

USA | Friday, 22 Apr 2011 | Views [515]

I am in Jordan enjoying the daily view of Petra!  How blessed I am to be here and staying with a big Jordanian family.  I am turning into Bedouin Becky with sleeping on the ground, eating from one huge platter with the family where we all sit on the ... Read more >


April 2 - Hello Petra

JORDAN | Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | Views [487]

For the next month or so Petra will be my home base while I help a friend at his travel agency.  Seven years ago in the month of April was the first time I came to Jordan and I never thought then I would be back several times.  Today was my first day ... Read more >


March 25 - Farewell Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | Views [365]

Somewhere I read, "eat when it is time to eat, and move along when it is time to move along".  If I didn't have a flight out tomorrow I would probably linger in Cambodia a bit longer because, one, I like it here and, two, if you can believe ... Read more >


March 23 - My birthday present to myself

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | Views [407]

My birthday started out special with watching the sunrise and reading a birthday card from a friend.  Nice to have at least one card to read on "the day". After a long, and quiet morning reading and working on my journal, I decided to ... Read more >


March 21 - Otres Beach, Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | Views [441]

Exited Kampot today for the beaches of Sihanouk Ville.  While Kampot was OK, I never did find the charm, I thought to go to the sea to spend my last few days before wrapping up my 3 month tour.  I pleased to report the beach I am staying at, Otres Beach, ... Read more >


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