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Solo Trip to Malacca Malaysia – Flashback Friday

Solo Trip to Malacca Malaysia – Flashback Friday

Malacca was the first place I visited in Malaysia during my 7 month solo backpacking journey around Southeast Asia in 1993. I also visited the capital, Kuala Lumpur, and enjoyed a few days on the island Palau Perhentian Kecil, so I enjoyed some variety in locations. I visited Malaysia in March and it was hot in […]

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Balancing Act in Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Balancing Act in Indonesia – Flashback Friday

What’s the best way to transport things and stuff when you are walking? I carried a backpack when I began my solo journey to Southeast Asia in early 1993. After my backpack broke down I replaced it with a couple of duffel bags created from patchwork batik cloth. The idea of carrying things on my […]

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Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh coconut adorned the top of every tropical fruit salad during my two months in Bali Indonesia. Mango, papaya, banana, and coconut palm trees provided abundant fruit at each guesthouse I stayed at in Bali. I became spoiled with the luxury of fresh from the tree fruit salads each morning for breakfast, along with the standard thermos […]

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Malacca Malaysia Musicians – Flashback Friday

Malacca Malaysia Musicians – Flashback Friday

  Malacca Malaysia is a city I would love to visit again! In 1993 I visited Malacca for about a week staying at a guesthouse with several other female solo travelers. A few of us met again in Kuala Lumpur, another city that I would enjoy visiting again. Looking over my old photos makes me want […]

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The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

  My adorable friends, the seashell girls, visited me often at my lodging on the island of Gili Air. A choppy ferry ride from Bali to Lombok and a short hop to Gili Air in a tiny boat that felt like it would capsize at any moment brought me to the tiny island. Walking around […]

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Candidasa Bali Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Candidasa Bali Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Ahhh listening to the waves roll up to the sandy beach next to my room. Fond memories of my beach side room at the Agung Guesthouse in Candidasa Bali Indonesia, one of thousands of islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia. I visited only 7 of the islands: Java, Bali, Lombok, Gili Air, Sumbawa, […]

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Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

  “I have a guesthouse in Moni, why don’t you stay with me?!” smiled the woman sitting next to me. Awaiting a bus to trade the coastal town of Ende for volcano vistas in Moni on the island of Flores Indonesia I had struck up a conversation with Amina Moi. I filled in my travel companions and […]

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Solo Travel in Ubud Bali via Bemo – Flashback Friday

Solo Travel in Ubud Bali via Bemo – Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday is a new photo series I am starting this week. Last week I posted about my first solo trip to Southeast Asia in 1993, and mentioned that I had a bunch of my actual photos scanned. I posted a few of the photos last week and I want to post more – so Flashback Friday […]

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My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

I often think back to my first solo trip and how my life has taken me on unexpected adventures since the 7-month journey. Twenty-two years ago, in August 1993, I was enjoying my last few days on the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia. One could stay two months for each entry to Indonesia back in the […]

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Xi’an China the Walled City and Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Xi’an China the Walled City and Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Visiting the walled city of Xi’an China and the Museum of Terracotta Warriors & Horses was a dream come true for me. I don’t recall when I first learned of the ancient city of Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province in China, but I had wanted to travel there for years. The opportunity arose when I […]

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Graffiti Around the World

Graffiti Around the World

Traveling around the world I enjoy walking around exploring the neighborhoods of my temporary location – graffiti always catches my eye. In Buenos Aires I stayed in the Palermo Soho neighborhood and walked throughout the neighborhood – there was plenty of creative graffiti in the area.           Rio de Janeiro has some […]

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Flowers From Faraway Fields

Flowers From Faraway Fields

Traveling to faraway places I enjoy seeing the various types of flora and fauna of a region. I have seen Impatiens growing wild along the mountainside of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I was reminded of Texas when I saw endless fields of wildflowers while on a train journey from Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco. Traveling […]

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