I arrived home one week ago and the Big Adventure is rapidly fading into history. It would not be fair however to leave my last stop, Seoul, out of the photo lineup—since it is truly an inviting city. Seoul was unfortunately a 24-hour stopover and I probably wouldn’t have made good use of any more days even if I had stayed longer—it was time to come home. However if/when I’m out Asia way… Read More

This post was begun on September 10th, already five days in the past. (If only my body would acknowledge that I’ve moved on to a different time zone I would be a very very happy person.)  The ferry ride, 26 hours across the Yellow Sea, was a perfect microcosm of most travel experiences. A mix of dismay, disappointment, discovery, and delight as it’s happening; hindsight that identifies it as one of the… Read More

It is 10:30PM. Here in Albuquerque. Where I’ve been living for the last six weeks it is between 8:30 and 11:30AM. Travel, wonderful as it is and grateful as I am for the opportunity, has left me feeling a day late and a dollar short as the expression goes. Must sleep, can’t sleep. First issue. The doctor and tax bills that arrived in my absence were expected but still feel very unwelcome…. Read More

Seoul, South Korea  where I am drinking a very nice white wine and lovingly stroking the Google letters on my keyboard and looking forward to a night with Surfy in my spiffy upscale boutique hotel room with  everything working and smelling really good and all this shit in life I suppose we really don’t need but we love. I am at the Hotel ShinShin in Seoul and everything has been amazing here… Read More