Adieu… adieu… To yieu and yieu and yieu.

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As our Great Asian Journey comes to a close, it’s time to look back and take stock. food So much of this trip was about food. We knows our food. (I’m refraining from saying, “We’re Foodies” here, but we’re Foodies.) On this go-round, we’ve had the sublime, the ridiculous, the downright nasty, and the unforgettably delicious. A note about individual

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Beaches and Bullshit

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Hi! DC Here. Okay, we didn’t laze away ALL our time. For example, we visited a Kona coffee plantation. Mountain Thunder Coffee. (Doesn’t it just make you expect a Disneyland ride narrated by a kee-razy Old Prospector? “Uh-oh! Looks like I sentchee down the wrong mineshaft. Ya better HOOOLD OOON!!!!”) It was really fun. And there was free coffee! Here’s

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Mo Bettah.

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You may have received the impression from the Oahu post that we had little better to do than eat and shop (other than visit Pearl Harbor). That is true. Had our visit to Hawai’i stopped at Honolulu, we would have had NO IDEA. Twenty minutes after landing on the Big Island, we were seeing this: And we, in turn, looked

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Stateside!

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Hi! It’s both of us from here on in… So what’s the first thing we did in after arriving in Hawai’i? Went to see The Adventures of Tin Tin. If that seems an unlikely choice of activity, you know, being in sunny Hawaii and choosing to sit inside watching an animated tow-headed journalist run around with his dog, it was

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Continued…

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The Great Saga continues in Hawai’i! XOXO, PB

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Where Else Should One Partake…

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The name Raffles is an important one in the history of Singapore. Stamford Raffles arrived in the early 19th Century and, within a few years, procured Singapore for the British East India Company.  This was accomplished, as with many colonialist maneuvers during this era, through political intrigue and buyouts and bribes. Young Stamford Raffles then set about developing the free

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Food and Flowahs

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So the fried chicken and fries (complete with wasabi mayonnaise…mmmm) were delicious, but we could not deny ourselves the quintessential Singapore experience—the hawker stalls. After a wonderful day at the zoo, we proceeded to the Maxwell Food Centre.  These food centers (also called hawker stalls, sometimes food lofts…they have lots of different names) feature a vast array of different street

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Sing… Singapore… Sing out loud… Sing out MORE

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Singapore and Bangkok could not be more different.  One is a chocolate chip cookie and the other is sorbet…both have their merits, but they suit different moods. But suggesting that Singapore is sorbet does not mean it is cool and refreshing; it is hot, hot, hot!  It is a humid, equatorial heat. Like the crotch of a volleyball team captain

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Continued…

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The Blog Goes On… in Singapore. Pete has boldly declared that he’ll continue the blogging, so you may not hear my voice for awhile. I call that Blessed Relief, eh? But I’ll be editing the photos as before, and I may pop back in from time to time. Maybe in Hawai’i. We’ll talk soon. XOX, DC

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Auld Lang Thai.

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Our final day in Bangkok brought us a singular experience. Saturday (New Year’s Eve) was our only weekend day in Bangkok, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market seemed to be on everyone’s list of Must-Do things in Bangkok. Shop? Well, if you insist. Bangkok’s full of markets. Floating Markets, Wholesale Markets, Night Markets, what have you. Thousands of stalls with thousands

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Get on the Bus…

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Okay. Motor coach tours. I think we’ve all had to endure at least one. Like childhood diseases. Bus Tour=Chicken Pox.  I think it’s just part of traveling. A bunch of tourists band together and brave the wilds of foreigner-land en masse (except that they don’t really like each other). The last motor coach tour that Pete and I were on

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Continued…

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The trip continues in Bangkok. XOX, DC

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Shall We Dance?

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Have I mentioned that I love Bangkok? Something about that city raised my confidence level considerably. Or maybe it’s just a spirit of exploration that I haven’t been stirred by since I was doing the semester abroad thing in college. We’d been guided around the Philippines and most of the trip was old family and friends, so there was really

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