Category Archives: Opinion.

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My overburdened passport

Things accumulate.  I had been surprisingly stressed about the state of my passport thanks to East Africa’s fondness of full-page visas.   Canadians only have 24 pages to work with and we can’t add more unlike the lucky Americans.  The trick … Continue reading

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Singapore

I didn’t accomplish much in my first day in Singapore as I was on a staying-awake-for-28-hours marathon trying to outsmart the jetlag.   No success there..  My first effort here was a morning coffee in the airport following an all-nighter.  … Continue reading

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South Africa

I really enjoyed Cape Town.  I had an awesome hostel called Atlantic Point that had a lot of space, baked muffins for breakfast each morning, BBQs, movie nights and amazing tours. Shark diving was on the agenda.  It’s about what … Continue reading

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Rwanda

While travelling from Uganda to South Africa I caught up on the news.  Rwanda had been timely as there was some violence at the border with Congo – the other two countries with wild gorilla populations. I had considered going … Continue reading

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Uganda

The bus ride from Nairobi to Kampala was my least-pleasant trip to date.  I keep saying this it seems.  The buses in South America really set the bar unattainably high it seems.  Anyway, I was wedged in the back (again … Continue reading

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Into Kenya

I found a great bookstore in Moshie, Tanzania.  It was mostly filled with academic and  religious books.  Nearly everything was in English.  It was not what I’d expected to find.  I bought travel guidebook and a novel.  This took a … Continue reading

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Day 1: Shanghai

Sunday July 7, 2013 So while BD is still continuing his world adventures, for those who know me, I’ll be posting my recent one in Shanghai.  This first post will date back to the first day of arrival as China … Continue reading

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