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Molding the Earth
In Hindu mythology, Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, made a clay model of a human into which he breathed life. This is why the Hindu potter is known as Prajapati, the creator of humanity...
Worst Trip Ever!
What else can you call a trip that includes the scariest plane ride, the scariest bus ride, and the most vomiting you have ever experienced in any 9 day period? Worst trip ever? But what if you also got to see your teenage daughter (in a year off from college) ....
Going Local in Thailand
Isan, in the Northeast of Thailand, has kept much of its old charm. The area borders Laos and Cambodia on the Mekong river. Its main cities are trading centers for rice and other goods, yet getting out into the countryside is like stepping back in time...
Carry That Weight
An ant can carry 20 times its weight. So, it seems, can some Nepalese men over 60....
On the Road to Zanzibar
Today’s big adventure is leaving Dar Es Salaam by ferry to Zanzibar. I took a taxi to the ferry. The ride was idyllic, driving past the Prime Minister’s residence, the residences of all the Ambassadors, and private palaces of oil-rich sheikhs. I ask my driver if he thinks....
As I sat on the bus from Melaka Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, I was surprised that there was not much to look at. Virtually all I have seen is palm plantation after palm plantation. Unfortunately, almost all of the rain forest has been cut down and replaced with these palm trees. Why? Palm oil is big business. Regrettably for all of us...
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