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Exotic Travel

  • Taste This! Does this Taste Funny?

    January 20, 2016

    Okay, this is a thing that happens: You sit down to a nice meal, either at home or abroad,…

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  • Souvenirs Gone South

    June 11, 2015

    I admit, one of the best – and lasting – parts of travel is bringing back a representative piece…

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  • Tea Trails of Sri Lanka

    March 12, 2015

    My husband, Jim, and I are coffee drinkers by nature and by habit, but each of us will enjoy…

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  • Does a 13-Year-Old Need a Butler on Vacation?

    February 26, 2015

    Okay, I’ve noticed something that some of the best hotels are doing, and it’s really piqued my curiosity: What’s…

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  • Flooding in Sri Lanka

    January 2, 2015

    We have watched the water rise throughout the Yala National Park and finally just rolled up our pants and…

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  • Inle Lake: A Floating World

    November 7, 2014

    Enchanting. Ethereal. Exquisitely fragile. This is Inle Lake. It is a world of floating markets, floating monasteries, floating towns,…

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  • Wayside Water Stations in Myanmar

    October 17, 2014

    Buddhists in Burma form what are called “water-donating societies” (wainay ya thukha) and set clay water pots along roads…

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  • Myanmar: On the Way to Mandalay

    October 11, 2014

    Say the name: Mandalay! Just the sound of it evokes visions of the exotic East, the opulent, ancient Burmese…

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  • Myanmar: Burma Bound

    October 4, 2014

    We’re on our way to Myanmar! Nearly 13 hours into our almost 26-hour flight, and we’re a bit cranky…

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  • Myanmar: Is It Safe?

    September 25, 2014

    I assume that, as adults, you avoid travel where there are civil wars, epidemics, human rights violations, or other…

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