Category Archives: Education

On Manliness

According to Nyoman: A man must have at least one of the following vices to be a man:  Smoking, gambling, fighting, drinking.  His is smoking but he is trying to quit.  I don’t know if that means if he is … Continue reading

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Rituals

Yesterday evening after we had refreshed ourselves from our day of all things beginning with “b,” we were fortunate to get to see (from a respectful distance), a traditional funeral procession. Someone in the village had died and this procession … Continue reading

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Saturday in Tlaquepaque

  Where, one might reasonably ask, is Tlaquepaque?  Or, even, what in the heck is a Tlaquepaque? Or, who is Tlaquepaque?  It turns out the first question would be the most apt. Tlaquepaque is one of the five towns (?), … Continue reading

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Guadalajara: Hop On and Off

Today, Wednesday, we were still not up to our full complement of travelers.  This time it was Michael who had to bow out of the day’s activities due to tummy trouble.  Must have been a bad bufalo at the market … Continue reading

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MAZATLAN: Part Two

Hmm, part two.  What should that be?  Not a difficult question to answer: Food and festivities, of course. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon.  Thursday night, Paul and Cindy took us to a rather nondescript street-side BBQ taco place.  The … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

A 4:30 a.m. departure had the ten of us who were continuing on to Georgia heading to the Skopje airport from Ohrid yesterday, June 6.  It took a full 3 1/4 hours to make the drive.  Speaking only for Michael … Continue reading

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Skopje: First Full Day

And I do mean full!  I am writing this on June 3rd, a full day after the events to be reported actually occurred and I can tell that I will have to do a quick job to get any reporting … Continue reading

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Vienna: Day 3 – Going to the Horses

Sunday, December 3rd, began with domestics:  a couple loads of laundry; and then we went to the horses.  The Spanish Riding School to be precise, to see the Lipizzaner stallions strut their stuff.  We had reserved tickets months in advance … Continue reading

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A Little Night Music

No, I’m not talking about Mozart’s piece by that name, although one could be forgiven for doing so here in Vienna.  Instead, I am speaking more generically about music heard in the night.  In our case, it was the Breslau … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 5 – Dachau

This morning we went to Dachau.  It was a beautiful day, which seemed wrong. I found a rock that looked like a tortured face.  

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