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My Forsaken Passport

Dusty, unused, at first I couldn’t remember where it was.  My carry-on bag is now full of toilet paper, hidden under the bed.  Those cute hotel shampoo bottles are filled with hand sanitizer and are ubiquitous: in my car, in … Continue reading

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Similar to San Diego

Rio de Janeiro’s weather and beaches reminded me of home…as did the casual dress of the people. However, there are some pronounced differences.  First of all, the bathing attire is decidedly skimpier.  I was prepared to wear a two piece … Continue reading

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Scamming in Shanghai

The hotel had a notice board in the lobby warning their guests about scams in the area….with Western tourists being the victims.  Good looking young couples will approach you speaking good English and engage you in small talk.  They ask … Continue reading

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