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Trip: Around the World 2010

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Photos: Full Circle

USA | Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

Last Days
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Full Circle

USA | Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | Views [309]

Writing this back home in Salt Lake in the wee hours of the morning - awakened by jet lag, but not feeling too bad. One month and one circumnavigation of the globe later than my first days in Kuwait. Parts of the trip now seem like a dream - the people ... Read more >


Photos: Osaka

JAPAN | Saturday, 13 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Osaka

JAPAN | Saturday, 13 Mar 2010 | Views [434]

Got established at the hotel - a small business hotel near the station with a warren of shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors and “girls’ clubs” surrounding it. Went for a recon mission to figure out the train stations, etc and had my first Osaka okonomayaki ... Read more >


Photos: Japan Part One

JAPAN | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

Hot spring Heaven
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Japan Part One

JAPAN | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Views [413]

Spent the evening in HCM City with Gary Carkin - my fellow TESOL drama guy and one of his former students - got my redeye flight to Narita and then on to Nagoya to meet Ryo. It was wonderful to see Ryo waiting at his airport when I arrived in Nagoya.... Read more >


Photos: Saigon

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

Land o' Scooters
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Saigon

VIETNAM | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [327] | Comments [1]

An early start again as we head off to the American International School. Our bus parts the waves of scooters and motorcycles. They swarm around us like schools of fish flowing in out between bigger fish (the few cars and buses). They meet other schools ... Read more >


Photos: Bangkok Continued

THAILAND | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Bahrain to Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Bahrain to Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | Views [324]

Bahrain - the last supper - a few of us are going on to Asia but the majority are heading home - so we convened in a restaurant (empty - but it was eight pm - early apparently). A singer belted away at us in Arabic with his keyboardist providing that ... Read more >


Photos: Bahrain

BAHRAIN | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

They Try Harder
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Bahrain! - Saudi Arabia's Proud Wendover

BAHRAIN | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Views [274] | Comments [1]

then entering Bahrain - a very low scale destination - truly the Wendover of the Middle East. Everything is easily accessible here - the hotel is laid back - a bar with a Filipino band blaring pop covers into a smoke filled room - too much noise and ... Read more >


Photos: Shopping in Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Dubai Shopping

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Views [345]

It was off to the souk in Dubai this morning. Got there a little late it being Friday and things were about to close up for praye, but still plenty of shops open in the spice souk and gold and fabric souks. The usual barrage of guys asking if you want ... Read more >


Photos: Baharoon

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

Evening with Mohammed Baharoon
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Baharoon

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | Views [384]

it’s midnight and I just got back from my evening with Baharoon the guy that did plays with us in Kuwait - Madwoman of Chaillot and The Skin of our Teeth - now he is vice president of the first think tank in the UAE who acts as a consultant for government ... Read more >


Photos: Dubai Sightseeing

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Dubai Sightseeing

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | Views [226]

Next day - nice swim and Jacuzzi in the morning - private pool - breakfast (Arabic, Indian, Thai) and sightseeing. Off to the World’s Tallest Tower (officially named by the Council on Tall Buildings apparently) and then to Dubai Ski at the Mall of the ... Read more >


Photos: Abu Dhabi to Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery


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