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Oct 27, 2011

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I'm now (most happily) back in my new "home" here in coool, greeen Dalat, Vietnam. Though I never thought I'd utter the words, I must say, I'm a bit tired of traveling these days. After a month in Mongolia, followed by another month in Oz, I'm really looking forward to sticking closer to "home" awhile.

Well o.k. leastwise for Christmas, but there's still much of Vietnam I've not seen, so I'm already planning a quick trip to Hue on the coast for New Years. I've a good Vietnamese chum that's invited me to her hometown for a wedding. Always best when you can visit a new place with a local, yes?
Dec 13, 2012 at 1512
"I've been a tad busy traveling lately"
... and lovin' it aren't you.

"I like your style" - Thanks

When you back to Viet Nam?
Dec 13, 2012 at 1442
Woa! Ted - sorry but I've been a tad busy traveling lately, and only just now unearthed your kind comment on my "Packing LIGHT or Oz" post, that led me to...

Here to your most intriguing site. I love the graphics in your masthead, along with the sublime b/w simplicity of the site. It will take me awhile to rummage around, but I must say, from what little I've seen...

I like your style, sir!
Dec 13, 2012 at 1356
Hey Ted, can totally relate. So many people I helped get started years ago are now 'famous' travel bloggers on TV and such.

Problem is, I can't take anyone seriously who brags about visiting 60 countries in five years...and has 50K Twitter/Facebook/Google followers. Doesn't seem like that leaves much time to travel or see a place. By time you dig through the narcissistic crap on the blogs and get past social media stuff, there is no soul in them!

I also get at least 10 requests for links a day to new travel blogs...people who are still working 9 to 5 and haven't started traveling yet, but they already have ads all over their blogs, hehe.

Would love to hear about journeys you took long ago -- before people had TripAdvisor and the internet to keep them connected.
Dec 01, 2012 at 1658