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How to Get A Unique Souvenir from Japan Railways

I was never really interested in train travel until visiting Japan.  It might have to do with a combination of uniformly unpleasant experiences riding Amtrak, the primary passenger service in the US, and wanting to be squeezed into a train … Continue reading

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Before I went to live in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008, I was already well-equipped to spin yarns about some particularly heady commutes.  Getting smushed into train carriages in Tokyo by station staff dressed better than me (or maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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Diagnostics: Street Food in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is a historical city about 2-2.5 hours east of the commercial capital and largest city of Colombo.  If you still maintain that Colombo is the political capital, oh no, that title now goes to Sri Jayawadenapura Kotte.  Anyhow, Kandy … Continue reading

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