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ON THE WRITE PATH: travel journal for Around-the-World in 2015, 16, 18.
For there are many paths.

Visitor's Center of Woolaroc in Oklahoma, Osage Nation. Tribute to Native America.

A tlog. A travel blog. A keeping-track of my trials, er.. travels.

February 26, 2015 until ... June 18,2015.
January 12, 2016 until February 15, 2016.
November 13 to 30 2018
... 2019, 2020...

Will include: Hawai'i, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Untied Arab Emirates, Portugal, Norway, Ireland and... (2015) ... Norway and Estonia (2016), México (2018).

Vi får se. *Delight*

"Where I have traveled, stayed and visited. Over 178 places.
Yellow cheer from sarah

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Where to retire to...
October 20, 2020 at 1:31am
Where would I feel safe with a culture and climate I could survive? Anywhere in Europe! Everything's connected. I'd love to live in Portugal but I could always visit. The Balkans are cheap and I like the people. Politically unstable though. Oslo/Lillehammer/Drammen would be expensive but cheap flights out of OSL go everywhere. I'd move to Gothenburg in Sweden in a heart beat. I love Taiwan but Taipei has bad pollution and horrible weather. Tainan in the south though is a great... [Read more]
Marrakech ... on a camel to Fes?
August 25, 2020 at 11:58pm
Although 'modern' I want to go to the Palácio da Bahia. Moorish architecture with its tiles, fountains and courtyards has profoundly influenced Iberia ... not just 600 years ago, but today. Slat Al Azama Synagogue is '3 minutes' away and I'd like to see that as well. The Moors protected the Jews. The Spaniards did not. And later and elsewhere neither did many other Christian communities. The Islamic communities in Albania, Ottoman Empire, even Egypt did much better. The... [Read more]
Tent City
August 24, 2020 at 11:59pm
A tent city of semi-nomads. A line in the sand created to create a new state for when the French would leave. A country of sand and quicksand. South of Morocco and the Sahrawi, The Sahara, The Sahel. Meteorites? Yep. Was offered some by a Sahrawi I met in Oslo years ago. Fish? Of course. This is where the people 'turn black' according to the Portuguese explorers of the 1400s. Interesting to visit a city of tents, like the Syrian refugee camps of Jordan. Not so thrilling to... [Read more]
Kaapstad part deux & Under the Lion's Head [185]
August 22, 2020 at 9:32pm
Under the Lion's Head Under the Lion's Head the city sleeps tonight, aware of turmoil, yet hesitent to admit that all isn't right as rands are counted and everyone hopes the cauldron doesn't seethe like before and again. The Lion's Head best sleep with one eye open! Better if both ears hear the anger that surrounds Table Top Mountain, the legacy of separation, the moaning of repression, the poor man's plight. © Kåre Enga [177.185] (22.... [Read more]
Kaapstad, Suid Afrika
August 21, 2020 at 9:01pm
These are the some of the photos I took of Kaapstad in April, 2015. It's coming out of winter in August. https://www.facebook.com/kare.enga.9/media_set?set=a.958073394227285&type=3 Just looked for a cheap but decent place to stay. Found one that has a lekker vibe for $11-15/night with an 8.8 rating. It's in Green point near the Silo Hotel, which at $1,200/2 night is beyond my budget. I'm glad that someone wealthy has offered to treat you-all! I can do Cape Town (its oth... [Read more]
Ho joang? Lesotho - day 2
August 19, 2020 at 6:00pm
Joale u phela joang? The country is called Lesotho, the language is Sesotho, an individual is a Mosotho and the people are Basotho. I might be tempted to see dinosaur footprints but I can do this in Montana. Cave people? that sounds interesting. Cannibals? As in who-eats-who? I'll stick to culture and interviewing people not eating them. (As for breaking down and getting stuck? 24 hours outside Abancay, Peru...in a bus. Been there.) This is an incredible article: https://www.intern... [Read more]
August 18, 2020 at 8:41pm
-4 degrees celsius at the moment in Butha Buthe. A cold -6 at the Katse Dam in Bokong as well. Leribe? Same. May go up to 13 today. Did you-all bring woolens? This is not the tropics! Afrika = cold is a difficult notion for many. I would definitely be interested in anything cultural and just 'being' rather than 'doing'. The dam reminds me of the catchment areas in semi-dry Flint Hills, Kansas. Lots of stone. Not green in autumn nor winter. And it's definitely stil... [Read more]
Blood and Urine (Arusha among the Maasai)
August 17, 2020 at 11:53pm
I don't do heights! And although I have had to stand for hours in a train my legs no longer appreciate the abuse. No balloon ride for me. I'll visit the Maasai, thank-you-please. But would I be able to eat? Yes, they can arrange vegetarian and vegan meals ... most anyone can ... but this is a culture of blood and milk and raw meat and ... Cow's blood is used for special occasions. Milk is mixed with blood or urine. Cows are seldom slaughtered. The liver and kidneys are offe... [Read more]
Ethiopia: Lelibela [188]
August 17, 2020 at 3:59am
Eating with my right hand is going to be difficult (I'm left-handed) and I'd prefer my food to be served on my own plate. Using injera (which I've had before) will be interesting (worthy of a poem perhaps). From a Baha'i religious point-of-view there are issues as well. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Author: Bahá’u’lláh) states: "73. TAKE HEED LEST, WHEN PARTAKING OF FOOD, YE PLUNGE YOUR HANDS INTO THE CONTENTS OF BOWLS AND PLATTERS. #46" "This prohibition was defi... [Read more]
Misr (Garbage City [187])
August 15, 2020 at 11:38pm
Misr, the Arabic name for Egypt. Best to go first to the Museo Egizio in Torino, Italy. Spend a week there. Take your time. Learn as much as you can about the various kingdoms, the beliefs, customs, every day life. Egypt was a living civilization full of intrigue and the mundane. My photo. Taken in Torino, 2018. When you are surfeited go to Egypt. Cairo will overwhelm you with a crush of people. It's still a very much alive civilization. Don't just be another tourist... [Read more]
Everything has a meaning in India (Agra, Delhi)
August 16, 2020 at 8:59pm
I commented to Neva in her entry : "Thank-you for the link [Baha'i House of Worship (design, construction)]. I don't know whether I've seen this one before; if so, it's been years. Also glad you posted before I did as I probably wouldn't have found this. If I'm going to Delhi or the Taj Mahal ... yes, this is where I would begin. Fascinated by how much work and workers it took. I knew that much was done by hand but it's riveting to actually see it. Au... [Read more]
August 13, 2020 at 10:46pm
I'd prolly cross the border from India at Puntsholing and stay at Hotel Thuenpa Puenzhi so I could sort out permits. Great staff and about $20/2 nights. The resort in Paro is $1,000/2 nights. Paro and Thimpu look accessible. BUT... permits for Americans and others are $250-290/day so ... I think not. At $2,000 for one week I just can't afford it. Travelers from India, Maldives and Bengladesh are welcomed. Anyhoo... sure wish I could because there are distinct customs and ... [Read more]
Islands in Ha Long Bay (caves, seafood, coins)
August 13, 2020 at 12:20am
Hopefully you-all saw something like this photo I took in Vrelo Cave in Matka Canyon in Makedonia. We took a boat to get there. Not as huge as Sung Sot Cave. I'd love to see that one! No... I didn't join people on the beach. I keep covered up as much as I can. I do tan more than burn but that's because I'm careful. Asian Night markets... too hot during the day! And in some places in the tropics (like Costa Rica) less rain in the evening. In CR people go to mark... [Read more]
Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam: "Lost to time" [182]
August 11, 2020 at 8:29pm
With temps between 31/26 and rain every day I may feel like I'm in a steam bath. I would avoid the noon-day sun and probably lose weight. March is the best month to visit the entire country with the North good until May. (February for flowers, South and Cambodia.) I do not do water. No fishing. No kayaking (although if I ever learn how to swim I'd be tempted). Never swimming. Sounds like Hell. I like eating squid and learning about squid-fishing might be nice. I can learn how to cook fro... [Read more]
Siem Reap and Battambang
August 9, 2020 at 5:37pm
Cambodia has been on my radar and the Siem Reap area especially. Cambodia is 'cheap' but for me the weather might be problematic. In reading it has a similar climate to Costa Rica and similar advantages and disadvantages. (Love Costa Rica in December/January before and after the tourists; July/August is also excellant there. I avoid both April's heat and dust and October's pall and flooding.) "The best time to go to Cambodia is during the rainy season is between June and e... [Read more]
Perth on a bicycle? Not!
August 8, 2020 at 1:11am
Prompt: Perth - As a tourist, which would you rather come home with: lots of souvenirs or lots of pictures. Why? Well... 1. I'm not a tourist. 2. I'm not a shopper. I meet people, stay mostly in hostels. I take hundreds of pictures. Those are my memories. I buy and send postcards. (Haven't gotten one = you never gave me your address.) I always end up with extras = souvenirs. I like to learn about local culture, try local foods. Get frustrated because I seldom sp... [Read more]
Darwin ... we left too soon ...
August 7, 2020 at 11:18pm
Ah ... Darwin ... we didna get to know ye. 30DBG: You-all stayed at the Vibe (on Kitchener ... named after a scorched-earth imperialist ... cool ... not!) ... really ... at $183/night... I opted to stay at the hostel for $22, on the other side of the CBD about a kilometer away. Begged for a lower bed. Score! I did the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour. Not cheap, but with little time it gives an overview. Since there's only one bus/hour a word-to-the-wise... if you hop off note the time and b... [Read more]
August 5, 2020 at 7:42pm
Weave us a tale about an opal heist. 30 day prompt. From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.... [Read more]
A... choo... choo
August 4, 2020 at 1:20am
I know you've seen this photo before but it really captures the emptiness. The landscape was mostly 'boring' from the train between Sydney and Melbourne (for 11 hours). Have you taken this ride ? Passing through Gunning If love were a train, would it rumble and sway as it sought its way to destinations we seldom reach? This train bumbles past pasture of land-lice oblivious to us, as we pick up our Devonshire Tea: hot scones and jam, a dollop of cream. Tummy full it... [Read more]
Day 3 Sydney
August 3, 2020 at 1:38am
I wish I could say nice things about Sydney... Bahá'í House of Worship in Mona Vale, NSW near Sydney. 9.april.2015. The floors were being redone. Very glossy at moment. Will have a matte finish when done. But... glossy gives wonderful reflections! I'm sure would visit. 1. New South Wales has a brilliant metro system. I took a bus to Mona Vale to see the Baha'i House of Worship. There are only a few in the world. 2. The free walking tour guide was brilliant. 3. Leah fro... [Read more]
Antarctica Day 2. Starry, starry night.
August 2, 2020 at 1:11am
I wrote to : "I'm not there ... but you probably are aware of that by now. I will check in. If just to rescue [you-know-who] if he asks! In many ways both poles are deserts. The water is frozen and for sure piles up but without winds over warm currents there's little snowfall in the interior... what's there has been there for millennia. Where there is water there is life. Without muddy runoff the waters may be clear enough to let the light penetrate further [during summer]... [Read more]
The way of summer snow
August 1, 2020 at 12:25am
I have seen the snows of summer on the way from Lom to Solvorn by taking the bus over the Sognfjellsvegen. We did stop half ways at a ski/resort/restaurant but we were nowhere near the snowfields and glaciers. I could see them though and took photos. The bus only runs until the end of August. Global warming is taking a toll on glaciers but not necessarily in parts of Noway. There is concern that cooler waters due to ice melt in the Arctic and Greenland will change the climate, destroy what l... [Read more]
July 14, 2020 at 6:41pm
For: If you won a free trip to any foreign country, all expenses paid in your own private jet and had the time to go (and there were no travel restrictions due to a global pandemic *Pthb*), what is the first foreign country you would visit? Who would you bring with you? What would you spend your time doing? Mars ... by myself I post an appropriate story I wrote. Hand-in-hand They walked hand-in-hand down the red dirt path, around the circle of green scum covering the pond they had... [Read more]
Me and João talking about Lagos, Portugal
July 9, 2020 at 3:34pm
João: Lagos. The beaches. The water. The sun glistening off the water. All the shiny things. Me: Yes, you'll like it there. João: What's there to do? Me: Relax! João: No, really. Me: There's a small science museum, a small church museum, the ruins of the greatest school of navigation. João: Anything shiny? Me: A 3 cent silver coin from the United States displayed in the church. And no, you can't have it. João: You know me. [laughs] Me: Yes, I... [Read more]
Gallo pinto [124] (6 long lines)
July 7, 2020 at 3:22pm
Gallo pinto Beyond the fear there was the gallo pinto{footnote:#}Black or red beans with rice served in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. and down the hill a house for sale where once he'd dwelt and walking futher back in time he found a young boy quivering but did not linger in the fog and fragrant treacheries and turned around to trudge back up the trail he'd laid, giving thanks for rice and beans still steaming. © Kåre Enga [177.124] (7.juli.2020) 6 lines Prompt: Wri... [Read more]

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