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A Sweet and Simple Life in Molyvos: Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017

As I write, downstairs, a lamb’s head simmers in a pot, the last remnant of Easter’s sacrifice. I sit at an open window with a sliver of a view of the Aegean Sea and an expansive view of the…

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Photo of the Week: Red Poppies Above Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This week, the red poppies burst out all over the village of Molyvos, Greece. Red poppies always remind me of the Camino de Santiago. Are they blooming where you...

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Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece: A Walk Through Time

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Molyvos is a fantastic place for walking. Yesterday, Stellios and I had a spontaneous lunch in the picturesque Molivos harbor and then took a walk on the astoundingly beautiful Molyvos…

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Wisteria Bloom in Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Every April, pink and purple wisteria flowers pour over a long walking street in Molyvos. Nature’s offering is so total, so generous, and so fragrant that when you round the corner and glimpse it for the first…

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Exploring the “Pearl of the Adriatic”: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dubrovnik’s history, like Zadar’s, goes deep. A center of power since the 1300’s due to it’s strategic location on the coast, the city was devastated by an earthquake in 1667, rebuilt, and then devastated again…

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Discovering Zadar, Croatia

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Besides having an awesome name that sounds intergalactic, Zadar is remarkable for its history which runs as deep as the Marianas Trench. It’s Croatia’s oldest continuously inhabited city and has been occupied since…

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Plitvice Lakes National Park and February Don’t Go Together: Croatia

Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Some things just don’t go together. Like sardines and peanut butter, or Pinocchio and honesty, or ice cream and weight loss. Or Plitvice…

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A Return to Zagreb, Croatia

Posted on Sunday, March 5, 2017

It was a helluva long trip from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Zagreb, Croatia. I purchased the ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok with actual money ($78 US) and purchased the ticket from…

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28 Days to Better Health: Week Four, Results & Reflections from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017

I guess the saying that “Idle hands are the devil’s…

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28 Days to Better Health: Week Three in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I don’t claim to know what I’m doing as I stumble through this healing journey. I’ve been conflicted about blogging about this chapter because it feels particularly narcissistic and I fear…

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28 Days to Better Health: Week Two in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Before I go on, I want to recommend Chiang Mai as a great “starter” destination for the adventurous but inexperienced traveler. I’ve been enough places to have…

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28 Days to Better Health: Week One in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My feet are sore from walking this new and unfamiliar territory. This month, I’m living inside a walled city, built in 1296. This one-square-mile of ancient city was once…

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From Tokyo to Thailand and Beginning A Healing Journey

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The seven-hour journey from Tokyo to Bangkok was simple enough but jarring upon arrival; going from winter cold to a sweltering heat that reminded me of tropical Jeju Island. I spent one night in loud…

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A Day of Serendipitous Surprises in Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017

Today was like a series of weird dreams. By subway, I head to the Harajuku District, a very touristy and densely populated area of Tokyo. I only have one destination in mind: The Kawaii Monster…

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The Search for Wonderful Washi: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

I’ve always been a paper addict. In fact, giving up my handmade paper collection was one of the hardest partings I experienced when relinquishing most all of my worldly items back in 2013. I admire…

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Public Transportation, Robots and Androids: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017

The public transportation system here in Tokyo is the most complex and impressive I’ve ever seen. Today was my second try and I’ve gotten a grasp on the basics. There are…

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Ramen, Pachinko, and Don Quijote: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My mission today is to get to the Tokyo Sky Tree. Somehow, I veer wildly off course and never make it. The hungry belly demands attention and I am seeking tempura. Unfortunately, I never find…

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