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  • By Train Across Southern China

    Nanning, Guangxi Province, P.R. China6.2.2007“All that my freedom has brought me is the knowledge that I have a face and have a body, that I must feed this body and clothe this body for a certain number of years. Then it will be over.”-V.S. NaipaulSantosh, In a Free State The “no-seat” area by the doors [...]

  • Hitching across the Middle Kingdom

    Hangzhou, China5.29.2007“Plan had I none, as yet, for continuing my journey. . .But plans are quickly made in the vagabond world.” -Harry Franck, A Vagabond Journey Around the WorldThough I fell in love with Mongolia I felt that it was time to leave. Feelings strike out of nowhere and I have to listen to them. [...]

  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia5.21.2007“For the truest satisfaction of the Wanderlust is to explore the world by virgin routes and pose as a bold pioneer in the rendezvous of the “profession” ever after.”-Harry Franck, Vagabond Journey Around the WorldThis above quote sums up the approach of the traveller in Mongolia perfectly, as there are large tracts of land [...]

  • Some words to live by

    Some wise words from my Aunt HooVah:Keep your head held high, a smile on your face, a song in your heart, a buck in your pocket and Fist ready to fight injustices.Sounds as if it could have came from my grandfather, who himself was an ol rover. A man of many trades who made the [...]

  • Traveller quote, Kerouac, Big Sur

    “…Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH…” — “Big Sur”

  • Traveller quotes, The Drifters, James Michener

    These are from “The Drifters” by James Michener:Gretchen suggested, ‘Why don’t you try India? A lot of people find the answers…the illumination…in India.’Now Big loomis broke in: ‘You would be out of your mind to waste one minute in that country. No fable of our time is more ridiculous than the one which says that [...]