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How To Become A UNESCO World Heritage Tourist Without Really Trying

Earlier this morning, a friend of mine commented that a place we had recently visited [1], the historic center of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, was a UNESCO World Heritage site, and wanted me to write some about the history … Continue reading

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Adventures In Awkward Communication

Those who know me and have interacted with me, especially in person, are well aware of the fact that I can be a deeply awkward communicator [1].  This awkwardness, though, is not always a bad thing.  In many cases, awkwardness, … Continue reading

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Some Reflections On The 2018 Feast Of Tabernacles In Suriname

Most years [1] I write some kind of post-feast reflections, and as I just got home early this morning from the Feast of Tabernacles and did not really have the time to write at any length on the matter–not that … Continue reading

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Some Welcome Suggestions For Airports That Want To Be World Class

It was my (mis)fortunate in my travels after the Feast of Tabernacles that I ended up in two airports that were engaged in ambitious building plans in order to become world-class airports in their own mind.  The first case was … Continue reading

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Things Learned So Far In Bogota

Since Thursday night I have been spending the time in Bogota with my parents and enjoying a massive but quite beautiful city.  I have not spend enough time here to develop anything close to serious insight, but as someone who … Continue reading

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Viajes Con Mis Padres

Traveling with my parents can be a pretty interesting experience.  At this stage of my life, I have done plenty of traveling alone and plenty of traveling with my folks, and I think it is safe to say that traveling … Continue reading

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The Case Of Curaçao, Or What Counts As A Country Visited

As someone who has traveled around the world, one has to deal with the question of how one counts the countries (or states) one visits.  As it stands, right now I am sitting in a Wendy’s restaurant just outside the … Continue reading

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The Effects Of Long-Term Sleep Deprivation On Indo-Surinamese Taxicab Drivers: A Case Study

When you are a captive audience, so to speak, for someone for some period of time, it allows you to gain a great deal of insight into their thinking and way of operating.  Now, it will come as little surprise … Continue reading

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Hobbling Toward Louisiana

One of the appeals of the little hotel I am staying at is the fact that it was close to a Popeye’s Restaurant.  Americans may think that our beloved Louisiana fried chicken franchise is strictly an American one, but in … Continue reading

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Scenes From An Indian Restaurant

Since I did not know until fairly soon before the Feast of Tabernacles that I would be spending two days more in Suriname than I had originally planned, my options were somewhat limited, and I decide to get a hotel … Continue reading

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