Category Archives: travel

A Day of Contrast

Three things were on the itinerary for this day.  One would prove pretty innocuous, the other two…. harrowing–to borrow the word from one of the other trip participants.   These are some of the buildings that make up the Royal … Continue reading

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The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious. We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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The Second Day of Cycling Thailand

Our second cycling day started from our hotel.  We had a lovely outdoor breakfast and set off on what would be a journey of more than 80kms. I just wanted to share some of the sights from the trip so … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm Rising

Passports and Visas ready flights booked clothes washed reading material for killing time on airplanes chosen cycling shoes, pedals, helmet, gloves, and sunglasses packed sunscreen packed enthusiasm rising When I forget what it was like to be a kid and … Continue reading

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Late Autumn Vacation

My trip to Vietnam was eye opening for me.  I had always shunned the idea of going on a group tour with a bunch of strangers.  This could have stemmed from the difficult experience I had on a bus trip … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again….briefly

Further to yesterday’s blog about whether to go on a bike trip or not, I decided to get out on my old mountain bike and tool around the neighbourhood. I hadn’t been on a bike of any kind in months.  … Continue reading

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Hopefully….

I am in a bit of a dilemma. I have some time off soon and I want to do something with the time.  Before you start to shake involuntary with rage because you do not have time off and are … Continue reading

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Advice Sought

I am thinking about taking another cycling trip late this fall (when it might see like winter) to Cambodia.  It will be similar to my trip to Vietnam in that it will be cycling with bus sections and tourist stops. … Continue reading

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A Bag Spawns Thoughts Literary

When I read the book Time Was Soft There, I felt a kind of kinship with The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. I cannot say if it was because of the writing, or just the idea of the place spoke to … Continue reading

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New Topics of Conversation…Finally

English teachers, especially new ones, love to talk about grammar and teaching. With the summer upon us and an huge influx of teachers for the busy summer season, things can get loud in the teacher’s room.  The debates about the … Continue reading

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