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The Quest For Gasoline

Every once in a while I go looking for an item that I think should be easy to find but ends up not being easy to find because of problems in either timing or the supply chain. Most of the … Continue reading

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On The Appeal Of Camping

I am not sure why it is that the first time I remember ever camping, at least as an official sort of thing, was when I was a young adult camping with friends in California, and that it only became … Continue reading

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Closed From The Animals

One would think that on an island as modestly sized as Guam is that it would not be easy to hide a zoo. Yet Guam has a zoo–a private one at least–that is so inconspicuous that when I walked by … Continue reading

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In The Valley Of The Standing Platforms

How is it that a river valley became known for standing platforms in the first place in the southern part of Guam, when such standing platforms were apparently once a much more common phenomenon? As is often the case in … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of Guam

Even before arriving at Guam it is possible to have some impressions of the people of this island. Several times on the trip I ran into people who were from Guam whose behaviors and attitudes I found to be interesting. … Continue reading

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Broken By Design

When my mother and I arrived early in Santo Domingo yesterday for our flight on Spirit Airlines, we saw a great many people playing a common game on that carrier, and that is moving clothing and other packed items from … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Hotel Discovery

What is it that makes a hotel a good one? My mother and I spent two nights in this particular hotel, and our feelings about this hotel are definitely positive, but at the same time it feels necessary to explain … Continue reading

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Cruz Y Cueva

Today I had the chance to do some interesting travel throughout the Santo Domingo area, and once again I was struck by how large the city is and how diverse the options it offers for tourists. At first, my travels … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of Santo Domingo

When we got to Santo Domingo during the evening, I was struck by how lively things were despite the late hour. While, as I commented earlier, San Juan’s food court was closed at 6PM, after 9PM the one in Santo … Continue reading

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The Longest Shortest Flights

At earlier than 7AM yesterday, I got up to go to the airport with my mother for a 10:40AM flight from St. Thomas the short distance to San Juan, Puerto Rico. We had hoped to be able to tour around … Continue reading

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