Monthly Archives: September 2011

Travel Photo Of The Week 30Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is the flower of the cannonball tree in Singapore. This highly perfumed flower if pollinated will become a large round fruit and it takes little imagination to figure out why it’s called … Continue reading

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September’s Book Review, The Sex Lives Of Cannibals

This month’s Travel Book Review is J. Maarten Troost’s hilarious travelogue, The Sex Lives of Cannibals. Fresh out of grad school with a degree in international relations, Troost finds himself adrift in life. Fortunately for him (and the reader) Sylvia, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo Of The Week 23Sept11 Vietnam

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us down the life blood of Vietnam, the Mekong River to be stared down by the eyes of a river boat. In Vietnam there are several stories as to why boats have … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 17Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a flower garland decorated Ganesha statue in Little India, Singapore. The elephant-headed deity is one of the most popular and easily recognizable of the plethora of Hindu gods. Renowned for his … Continue reading

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Why Do Images Of Buddha Look Different?

  Have you ever wondered why sometimes statues of Buddha are thin and serious looking and other times he is quite round and jovial? Think of the statues in your local Chinese restaurant and then your local Thai restaurant, they … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 10Sept11 Nepal

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us the the dusty streets of Durbur Square in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal to meet a Hindu holy man or sadhu. It is a common misconception that Nepal is predominantly … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 3Sept11 California

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the cold tide pools of Point Lobos, between Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula, in central California. Tide pooling is a favorite pastime of mine and is a great way … Continue reading

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