Category Archives: Travel

Super-Deluxe

I had been in Darjeeling for days and hadn’t seen any sign of the mountains surrounding the village. The next morning I was going to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. I had been told I had a 20% chance of seeing Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world from the vantage point on

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India

For the most part, I have refrained from writing about India since I got back. I found my experience pretty overwhelming and I wanted to take some time to really think about it and make sure that I was writing something true instead of simply being a victim of something akin to "Jerusalem Syndrome." In

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Colder than here

A few years ago I ran into the web site “Big Dead Place” and it reignited my fascination with Antarctica. I have read a lot of the first hand accounts of early explorers. Reading how people cope with the challenges given current technology and resources makes for an interesting contrast. I ran into a mention

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Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror, originally uploaded by timbu. I wasn’t really clear on what was going to happen on this ride — much to the chagrin on the 16 year old girl sitting next to me. When the bottom dropped out of the ride, I reached out to find something solid to hold on to. Unfortunately

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