Tag: travel

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When Vanessa and I went to San Jose, or rather “tried” to go to San Jose, we ended up going to San Francisco and driving back to San Jose because after delaying our flight for about 3 hours, they finally cancelled it. They booked us on a direct flight, instead of a connecting flight, so it was all good – we still got there about the same time. Our rental car was more expensive, but, we made it and had…

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Vanessa and I were riding the Caltrain on the way to San Francisco from San Jose. While we were in Europe, I took a number of photos of her while she sat across from me on various trains. I may even have a snap or two of her riding the rails in Charlotte; however, I don’t have any of myself. I decided to give her my camera and let her take my picture. I set the camera to recognize faces…

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On the way to Munnar, India, the driver stopped for lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant. I went to the washroom to wash my hands before eating and was greeted by this sign, one posted over each of the two sinks available. Interesting. I’m happy to say that ate lunch, without incident, and had no need to vomit in the sink, nor elsewhere. 🙂

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Slightly over a month ago, Christmas Eve, I was parked on the edge of a river, next to several rice paddies. I spent the night on a houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala, brackish lagoon waters off of the Arabian Sea. During the afternoon we cruised the waters, stopping to buy some prawns, then continuing on down the river, finally docking at 5:30 PM because the boats have to leave the river at that time to allow fisherman to have…

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Death may be a bit strong of a word, but let us just say that, for this year, I think that my travel bug will be a bit, shall we say, less adventurous, closer to home, and certainly less expensive. When I added up all of the flight segments and their associated air miles, I covered 32,269 miles in the air. That, my friends, is the total distance around the earth (24,901) and then some! 1.3 times, approximately. I cannot…

Ummm. The fire?

OK. I’ll admit it, I’m not used to seeing fires at a wedding! There you have it. However, at the wedding of Raj and Parthavi, there was plenty of fire to be had. In fact, I think that the priest had a “thing” for fire. The larger the fire got, the more “ceremonial” oil that he added to it. From my vantage point in the front row, I had a good view of the bride & groom as well as…

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