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More Tea on a Saturday

JAPAN | Tue, 8 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [353]

I was starting to run low on tea, so on Saturday I decided to return to Mariage Frères. Only not the Mariage Frères that I'd already been to, because that would have been too easy. Recall that the website put Osaka as ... Read more >

Tags: books, pastries, survival japanese, tea

First Line Game

JAPAN | Wed, 2 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [377]

I haven’t had that much experience with different Japanese textbooks, so it’s hard for me to know what works and what doesn’t. But Tobira is starting to grate on me by not placing like concepts together. The grammars are grammars ... Read more >

Tags: books, grammar, japanese, spirtuality, textbooks


INDIA | Thu, 28 Jan 2016 | By davidford | Views [482]

A moment ago I looked up at the blue/grey evening sky to see around a dozen buzzards circling over the stretch of fisherman's beach here at Puri. On my first morning I took a walk along this same stretch, stepping over and around mooring ropes, and counted ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, books, filth

Still Ill

INDIA | Wed, 6 Jan 2016 | By davidford | Views [578] | Comments [1]

I find myself once more in the Coffee Shop (not Cafe), having consumed another veggie burger (how many is that?) and nursing my first cold of the trip. The last few days have been really quiet partly because of the cold, partly because I don't really ... Read more >

Tags: books, illness, music

Rest Day, 1st Calcutta Test

INDIA | Wed, 9 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [643] | Comments [1]

I have now worked out that I can expand my screen so no excuses for embarrassing misspellings. My initial plan today was to get up at 5.30 and head down to the flower market. I changed this to 'Rest Day". After around a week in Kolkata and a longish ... Read more >

Tags: books, chi gung, food, meditation, rest, yoga

Final Day in Vienna

AUSTRIA | Tue, 8 Dec 2015 | By kakimono | Views [496]

Monday morning, Delaney had a class, so I was left to fend for myself in Vienna. (Technically, I could have either remained in bed or attended her class with her, so I wasn't forced to fend for myself. But neither of those sounded like much fun.... Read more >

Tags: books, nazi tower, vienna

Windy welly, will you weddy me? (Part 1)

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 5 Nov 2015 | By wheresmypants | Views [387]

I don't even know where to start. This has truly been one of the most amazing days of my life. But I guess I should start before today, with yesterday, which will be part 1. (Read that last sentence in a Winnie the Pooh voice). I had smooth bus ride ... Read more >

Tags: books, ha noi, libraries, new zealand, wellington

I never could get the hang of Thursdays

FRANCE | Mon, 28 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [405]

Because I switched my French class, I no longer have a five hour break on Thursdays. Instead, I have a class from 10:45-12:45, and then I'm done. That class was topology. He didn't get around to defining homeomorphism, which means that the material ... Read more >

Tags: books, math, topology

About suffering, they were never wrong, the old masters

FRANCE | Wed, 16 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [414]

Sunday, Laure had to work, so she arranged for me to spend the day with some of the other anglophones from the day before. This turned out to be both Sarahs, because they were up and the other two weren’t. (To make matters worse, American Sarah ... Read more >

Tags: art, books, middle ages, museum, renaissance

Aimless Wednesday

FRANCE | Sun, 13 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [262]

Wednesday I had no class. This was not a typical thing, but since most TDs were nonexistent the first week, it was true this week. This gave me a full day to myself. I caught up on the emails I needed to write (intended to catch up on the blog, but ... Read more >

Tags: books, language, registration

A Saturday to call my own

FRANCE | Wed, 9 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [379]

There was absolutely nothing I had to do on Saturday. No group activities or meetings with my landlady. No apartments to visit or courses to register for. Not even any homework, since the course with Christine had ended and the regular university classes ... Read more >

Tags: books, free time, shopping, tea

A Saturday not as lazy as I would have liked

FRANCE | Tue, 1 Sep 2015 | By kakimono | Views [274]

Saturday we had nothing to do until 17:00, when we were meeting at a cinema to watch Dheepan. Which gave us most of a day to ourselves. I woke up around 10, looked up a couple of destinations, and set off for Shakespeare and Company. It was ... Read more >

Tags: apartments, books, film

Dorm Living

USA | Mon, 8 Jun 2015 | By kakimono | Views [403]

I feel like I should begin by saying that, although I've lived on a campus for the past five years, I've never really had to deal with communal bathrooms. Maybe for a week or two at a time for previous summer programs. It's also been two years since ... Read more >

Tags: books, buildings, dorm, fireplace, piano


USA | Sat, 16 May 2015 | By less_is_more | Views [405]

Yesterday we headed up to our local AAA office to take care of vehicle registration before we take off.  The two other reasons we went there was to get a set of passport photos taken for each of us for any visa needs we might encounter, and to get ... Read more >

Tags: africa, books, family, kids, malaria, packing, wwoof

A Mild and Well Managed Freak Out

USA | Thu, 14 May 2015 | By less_is_more | Views [410]

So we had an interesting moment the other morning when our geriatric lab ate the fourth (out of four) Typhoid pill that our daughter dropped onto the floor in the kitchen during breakfast.  As soon as it hit the floor so many new problems and stressors ... Read more >

Tags: africa, books, family, kids, malaria, packing, wwoof

Getting Closer

USA | Mon, 11 May 2015 | By less_is_more | Views [372]

We're flying out in 10 days.  We're no more prepared than we were at my last post.  We've made another REI run but only for things we had to purchase anyway like shoes for the kids.  I sent a followup email to the only WWOOF that we have ... Read more >

Tags: africa, books, family, kids, malaria, packing

Technology and Trips

USA | Mon, 11 Aug 2014 | By kakimono | Views [332]

Nothing says “let's get this trip started!” quite like waiting eagerly for the mail, grabbing a new piece of technology, charging it and working to get new software on it hours before your plane to another continent leaves. Before ... Read more >

Tags: books, e-books, technology

Last Opportunities

MOROCCO | Tue, 29 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [358]

On Friday we met up together to go book shopping. It was either that or explore the Chellah. Erika and Cynthia had both wanted to buy books before we left, and I'm never going to vote against a bookstore.(Unless it's “who wants to go to the bookstore ... Read more >

Tags: books, endings, juice, marina bay

Books and Cups

MOROCCO | Sun, 27 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [522]

 After class, I met up with Cynthia and Natasha for book shopping. Natasha was looking for an English/Arabic Koran for her brother and Cynthia was looking for 1001 Arabian Nights . I just like surrounding myself with books.  It had begun ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, books, tea

I Miss the Mountains

MOROCCO | Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [592]

 On Saturday morning, we got up for breakfast at 8:30. They brought out orange juice and coffee and Moroccan tea. If it weren't for the orange juice and tea, the fly in the coffee would have been even more upsetting than it was. They also had a ... Read more >

Tags: books, flowers, hiking, mountains, rocks, streams, waterfall

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