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Hanoi Murals

When you have been to Hanoi multiple times like we have, you start looking for some off the beaten path things to do.  Luckily, there are two sets of murals in Hanoi and both are within walking distance of the … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Malaysia (2018)

It is weird doing final thoughts on a country we visited in 2015 (and will no doubt visit again), but here goes….

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A week in Melaka

We’ve spent the last week in Melaka (sometimes spelled Malacca).  Melaka is about 2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur.  Because we are cheap, we chose not to fly and instead took a local bus to get here.  Of course, because … Continue reading

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A week in Georgetown

We spent the week in Georgetown.  No, we weren’t back in the U.S., and we definitely weren’t anywhere near the mess of D.C.  Instead, we were in the Georgetown that is on Penang Island in Malaysia.

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Kicking around Kuching

We have spent the last week in Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak in the Borneo region of Malaysia.  Kuching is situated right on the Sarawak river, which divides the town into North and South.  There are even city … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Colombia (2015)

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we head on a multi-day trip to Hong Kong, involving layovers in both Chicago and San Francisco.  So…you know what that means…it is time for final thoughts on Colombia:

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Our first full day in Bogota

Driving into Bogota yesterday, we were both a tad bit worried.  How shall I say this?  Compared to the other places we have been, Bogota looked a bit grim.  The city looked run down, the city felt dirty, and, at … Continue reading

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Touring Communa 13

Communa 13 is a neighborhood in Medellin.  It is on a steep hill and is densely populated.  The road going to the coast travels through the neighborhood and, as you can imagine, everyone shipping anything illegal wants to be in … Continue reading

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Final images of Cartagena

Cartagena has sung to us.  A sweet lullaby or a siren song, enticing us to drop everything and move here.  So much so that we even (briefly) did some research on apartment options around here.  (Short answer:  they are cheap!).  … Continue reading

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Visiting Casco Viejo

OK, OK, yesterday’s post might have been a bit of a Debbie Downer.  But not today’s post! Today, we made our way to Casco Veijo.  Casco Veijo is the historic part of Panama City and has been inhabited since 1673 … Continue reading

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