Category Archives: Friends

A Tale of Two Wheels & Puppets

Yesterday, March 31st, was our day to see a bit of Jakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, and the capital of Indonesia. We arrived in Jakarta around noon on the 30th but we had a free afternoon and, except for taking a … Continue reading

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To Ubud and Beyond

Yesterday, Saturday, March 23rd, was our second, and last, tour with Nyoman.  I think we will all miss this lovely, young man; I also think that he will be one of most lasting memories of Bali.  But enough . . … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

March 22nd, Friday:  The rest of our party arrived yesterday afternoon and evening after varying lengths of agonizing travel to get here.  It’s good to be together. After drinks, visiting and dinner here at the villa, we all headed to … Continue reading

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All Good Things Come To An End

  It’s 9:16 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, Cindy and Paul have just left to catch a taxi to the bus station to get their bus to Guantajuato (?).   We are pulling the last couple of things together before … Continue reading

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Guadalajara Miscellany

With only one full day left in this fine city, I would like to set out some random observations that I have made while in Guadalajara the past eight days. First:  One of my favorite things is the cross walk … 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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Adios, Mazatlan

After ten days, we had to say “adios” to Mazatlan and get on a bus to our next destination: Guadalajara.  We spent our last night in Mazatlan the way we spent our first, enjoying tacos at Los Chiles, our roadside, … Continue reading

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MAZATLAN: Part Four

“Food, glorious food!”  What would travel be without it?  A lot less interesting from my perspective.  Happily, Mazatlan gives one plenty of opportunities to explore some of the incredible  culinary offerings of this amazing country. Last night, we went to … Continue reading

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MAZATLAN: Part Three

Cindy is a goer and an organizer. When we arrived, she had lists of possible activities for us to consider.  But she also made it clear that we should feel free to be honest and to let her know what … Continue reading

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