Category Archives: (Inhuman) Nature?

3050 Meters or 10000 Feet, I Still Prefer an Aisle Seat

There doesn’t seem to be any good seat in economy class.  Window seats force you to play Twister in case you need to get up for anything; aisle seats mean bags may fall on you whenever the overhead is opened, … Continue reading

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Sartorially Collusive: Shopping in Kobe, Japan

First off, I must apologize for my delayed response this time.  Some rapscallion in Jakarta nabbed my new laptop, which spent more time being shipped to me than in my possession.  Classy touch, replacing it with three 2008 issues of … Continue reading

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Is This Car Seat Belt-Free? Jakarta’s Passenger Seat Street

Don’t worry, starting every post with “Is this” isn’t a 2013 new year’s resolution.  Rather, it’s tongue-in-cheek; whenever you enter the average Jakarta taxi (or taxi in much of the world, and many private cars too, and buses, and bar … Continue reading

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That Wacky Wooly Willy®

We’ll return to regular posts next time, (unless you jive to this method too) but for now, I’d like to share with you a small slice of my rumbustious imagination: Who knew that Smethport, Pennsylvania (USA) is where the clazy … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon’s Most Famous (?) Superlative: If You Guessed Weed, You’re Partially Correct

Why would tourists visit Portland, Oregon?  Hazelnuts (filberts) and berries are plentiful and feature in dishes of locavores (those who prefer locally-produced meals).  The downtown is clean, there is a widely respected (…by those in the public transit industry?) train/tram … Continue reading

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Look at the Geology: Pamukkale, Turkey

For most of my traveling life, I’ve been an urbanite.  Not quite a dazzling urbanite, but clean (-er) air, unbelievable terrain, visible stars in the night sky, or even human-made sites further afield were never my çaydanlık (link thanks to … Continue reading

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