Archive for August, 2009

Erin & the Kitty Kingdom

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

July 2008 - West Marin, California I adopted my two two adorable kittahs from Pets Unlimited. I got Sgt. Pepper and Lovely Rita at 4 weeks old and was tasked with fostering them until they were healthy enough to be adopted out. But they never …

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Living Mini and Lovin’ It – LivingMini®

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

September 4, 2009 - West Marin, California I’ve completely embraced my mini life. But what does *mini* living mean exactly?  Down-sized, yes. But a smaller space isn’t really what Mini-dom™ is all about. Here’s the real scoop:  

The Essence of

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Got your Goat!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

A friendly source of food

A friendly source of food

November 2005 – Trinidad via NYC

Now if you know I’m talking about food, you’re probably from the Caribbean. Succulent, juicy goat meat. Or dry goat meat with gristle. Sometimes rotis are made with scrap meat …

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My Favorite Cities

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Moving' and Groovin' in Moscow

Movin’ and Groovin’ in Moscow

July 19, 2009 – Moscow, Russia via Cali

Must we always rank everything in life? Top-rated this, best that? Yeah we do! 

Below are my 3 top cities of the world. The common …

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Tunnel Rat(tled) in the Mekong Delta

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Clueless in the Cu Chi tunnels.
Clueless in the Cu Chi tunnels.

1991, Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

 After a few days of hanging out in Saigon, I hooked up with some other local travelers that I met at a café. This is pretty common with …

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Market Day: A Turkish Delight!

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Markets – a magical place!
Markets – a magical place!

July 21, 2009 — Ankara & Fethiye, Turkey

Boy, do I love markets! 

Not so much the shopping (although I do like to shop), but the beautiful display of foodstuffs. I think this probably has …

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What if we killed all the Norwegians? – Giving U™

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

August 9, 2009, West Marin, California / Democratic Republic of the Congo

Save Children of the Congo!

Save Children of the Congo!

Or all the people in Panama? Wipe out the Costa Ricans maybe? Or everyone in Estonia and Lithuania combined? Erase the existence of …

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Ever Eat Guinea Pig? Part 2

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I'll Tiddlywink you!

I’ll Tiddlywink you!

April 2007 — Cuzco, Peru      

Part 2 of a two-part series

In a good bar, a little side entertainment goes a long way. A typical game to play in the courtyard of a Peruvian bar …

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Ever Eat Guinea Pig?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

April 2007 — Cuzco, Peru

Part 1 of a two-part series

Cuy -- Tastes like chicken!

Cuy — Tastes like chicken!

VIQ:  How do you find a bar in rural Peru? Look for the green flag flying above the door. (Note: This flag is …

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Pass Me the Pipe

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Hookah Hurray!
Hookah Hurray!

July 20, 2009 – Ka?, Turkey

Now I’m a girl who likes to smoke. Correction – liked to smoke. I know it’s a dirty filthy habit and it is soooo bad for you. I don’t allow myself even a “social” smoke. …

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