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Thanksgiving in Turkey

That’s Canadian Thanksgiving which happens in October. I traveled to Turkey in October with a group that consisted of Indonesians, Malaysians, Singaporeans, Canadians, Australians and Americans. Recently, I have been delinquent in posting several travel diaries directly after the fact, … Continue reading

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passport stories and visa applications

We have “Easter holidays” or simply “break” next week. I can’t resist calling it “spring break” because this phenomenon is an essential part of the American fabric. Yet, people in the Southern Hemisphere and the equator truly wonder what you … Continue reading

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home and back again

I was resolved to write about the experience of going home and returning to Indonesia as I had the privilege to be back in the Northern Hemisphere for Christmas and New Years. But then I wondered if I needed distance, … Continue reading

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jetlag in hong kong

Extreme writing challenge: 15 minutes to capture layovers and international flying from a hotel room in Hong Kong where the airport shuttle is set to leave in 30 minutes saying good-bye to family and friends softened when you A) don’t … Continue reading

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