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Keeping It Semi-Real in Costa Rica

August 25, 2022
Sometimes, in fantasy, I see myself as the traveler I have never been. Fluent in many languages, dressed unobtrusively, this traveler blends with the environment while he...
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Travel in America, August 2021

August 14, 2021
I have just returned from my first airplane trip since the pandemic started, and I have some good news. The U.S.A. is still a beautiful country, at least if you look in t...
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Will 2020 Be America's Worst Year?

June 02, 2020
I've seen some commentary in the last few days saying that 2020 is shaping up as America's worst year since 1968. Martin Walker, the journalist and novelist, suggested as...
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Sunrise on the Strip

February 28, 2020
I have just returned from my first visit to Las Vegas, and I guess the first question I should address is how I could reach my advanced age without ever visiting America'...
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Sunday Afternoon in Casco Viejo

February 10, 2020
I'm not exactly sure why the Panama City neighborhood I am presently visiting is called Casco Viejo. According to my English-Spanish dictionary, casco means "helmet," or...
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