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Meditations around the world My 8-month Trip to Southeast Asia.

Epilogue: the Eight Months Wrapped Up in an Ontological Blanket

THAILAND | Monday, 21 May 2007 | Views [879]

Hey, I'm working on it!

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Photos: Ko Pangan, Haad Thien

THAILAND | Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

My home for two months
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Tags: beach, coconut, cove, haad thien, island, ko pa ngan, sanctuary, thailand, water, wellness


Thoughts from my hammock...

THAILAND | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [1457] | Comments [1]

Thoughts from my hammock.   May 7, 2007 Haad Thien Beach, Ko Pagnan Island, Thailand   People may wonder what one does sitting at the beach for two months.   Doesn’t it get boring? they may think.   I imagine for ... Read more >

Tags: breath, hammock, meditation, moment, relaxation, spirit, thailand, truth, utopia, vacation


April 19: Alone With My Gallbladder

THAILAND | Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | Views [3620] | Comments [20]

March 20-April 19, 2007 The next morning I shook off my aloneness with busying myself packing and getting a ride to the immigration office where I could extend my visa for another month. A long wait for a sawngthaw was explained by the traffic jam ... Read more >

Tags: chi, gallbladder, healer, illness, massage, qi, relaxation, shiatsu


1½ Day Gallbladder Flush Recipe

THAILAND | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | Views [152515] | Comments [80]

    Here is the recipe for the Gallbladder Cleanse. My own experience of flushing out of the bile ducts sure sold me on the need for it!  This cleanse did take a good bit out of me for about 4 days, though I think that depends ... Read more >

Tags: alternative, gall, gallbladder, gallbladder flush recipe, healing, health, party time, stones, surgery, therapy


March 9-19: Back to the Beach

THAILAND | Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | Views [1183]

March 9-19 Another overnight bus took us from Bangkok down to the port city of Surat Thani. From here we caught a ferry to the island of Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.. The next few weeks seemed to go by very quickly in a blur of sad anticipation ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, bottle beach, gulf, ko pangan, ko samui, on the road, surat thani, thailand, travel, vacation


Photos: Ko Pangan bottle beach

THAILAND | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bottle Beach
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Photos: Ko Samui

THAILAND | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Island in Gulf of Thailand
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March 2-9: Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | Views [886]

March 2-9 The first full day in Chiang Mai, we hired a tuk tuk driver to take us to all the famous temples. They were interesting to see but not really to talk about. The next day we went to the national museum -a big disappointment, and then on ... Read more >

Tags: chaing mai, sightseeing, thailand, travel


Photos: Chaing Mai

THAILAND | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

North Thailand
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Photos: Chiang Mai Zoo

THAILAND | Sunday, 4 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Visiting furry animals
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Feb 25: Pai and Scooters

THAILAND | Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [1455]

February 25-March 2, 2007 Our time in Pai was a mixture of making the best of it and some disappointment. The mountains did not lend themselves, we felt, to a great deal of independent trekking, or awe for that matter. It was dry season and there were ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Feb 23-25: Reunions and Karaoke

THAILAND | Sunday, 25 Feb 2007 | Views [867]

February 23-25, 2007 Leaving Chiang Khong, we took a three hour ride on a local bus to the northern Thailand city of Chiang Rai. I was hoping to see Ajahn Choon, the Thai english teacher I had befriended at the monastery three months previously. ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Gallery: Pai

THAILAND | Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

North Thailand
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Feb 21-23: Of Nachos and Optical Retardation

THAILAND | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [1113]

Chiang Khong February 21-23, 2007 Of Nachos and Optical Retardation After breakfast in Huay Xai, Laos, we packed up and queued through the shoreside visa exit process, hopped on a longboat, crossed the Mekong, got stamped for a Thai visa and ... Read more >

Tags: asia, bamboo guesthouse, chiang khong, huay xai, jib, laos, longboat, mekong, thailand


Gallery: Chiang Rai

THAILAND | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Chiang Khong

THAILAND | Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Crossing from Laos into this border town
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Feb 17-20: Disappointment in Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [1743] | Comments [1]

February 17-20, 2007. Disappointment in Laos After our twelfth night in our bungalow we rode the longboat back to Nong Kiaw. From here we got a bumpy bus ride to the city of Ouxay, four hours away. From Ouxay we bought tickets to our destination of ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Gallery: Trekking to Villages

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

The hot and lost journeys
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Gallery: Muong Noi Neua

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Up the river to a Village of no cars
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Gallery: Luang Probang

LAOS | Saturday, 17 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

World Heritage City, central Laos
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Feb 11-14: House of Pain

LAOS | Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | Views [1300]

February 11-14, 2007 A House of Pain The next day Leslie returned on the afternoon boat bearing me thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts. I sheepishly didn't even know the4 date much less remember the holiday. We decided to plan a trek to some of the villages ... Read more >

Tags: Lost!


Gallery: Nong Kiaw

LAOS | Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Small village in Laos on River
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Feb 5: On Safe Sex and Village Life

LAOS | Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [4106] | Comments [1]

February 5-17, 2007 On Safe Sex and Village Life Having had enough of urban living we took a bus north and east to the small village of Nong Kiaw. The most impressive aspect of this little village was the enormous concrete bridge that spans the ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, caves, laos, longtail boat, luang probang, mueng noi, nam ou, nong kiaw


Feb 2-5: Luang Probang and Poop Salad

LAOS | Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [1642]

Luang Probang February 2-5, 2007 Endive a la Poop Some bus rides are just cozy and comfortable. The ride from Vang Vieng was definitely not one of these. After about eight hours and a long wait for repairs when our bus' brakes failed on the ... Read more >

Tags: laos, luang progang, mekong, nam ou, sightseeing, tourism, unesco, waterfall


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