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Bali Holiday: Chapter 5, The Final Adventure

On our last day in Bali, we took a chance and booked a paragliding trip. We’d seen the island via land and water. Now it was time to explore it from the air. We were picked up in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Bali Holiday Chapter 1: Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Our two-week school break began with a fascinating, disturbing, gory, and sometimes overwhelming entree into the world of Chinese Buddhist Vegetarian Festival. Think fewer vegetables, more self-impalement. The nine-day festival is held every year in the 9th lunar month of … Continue reading

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Journey to the Mystery Waterfall

Sometimes you start a journey with a destination in mind and find out along the way, that it’s really not the destination that matters. It’s what happens along the way. On a gorgeous weekend afternoon, after lounging in the sun … Continue reading

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Weekend Excursion Vol. VI: Railay Beach– Walking, Exploring.

Thailand’s lucky to be bordered on either side by two vary different bodies of water. A few weekends ago we explored the Gulf of Thailand on the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangnan. Recently, on Mother’s Day weekend with … Continue reading

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Weekend Excursion Vol. IV: Penang, Malaysia

Weekend journey to Malaysia! We had one goal: obtain a non-B immigrant work visa. To work in Thailand, all English teachers must submit heaps of paperwork to the proper authorities, including, but not limited to, a work visa. In order … Continue reading

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Weekend Excursions Volume III: Laos

We weren’t sure our fellow LanguageCorps teachers from Cambodia were going to make the train to Laos. The plan: meet at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok on Friday evening, take the night train north to Nong Khai, Thailand, … Continue reading

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The Last Leg of the Great Trek Home

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity of trekking through Utah and western Colorado. My family is (luckily!) scattered throughout the western slope of Colorado, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever had the privilege of … Continue reading

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