Category: Adventure

A Refreshing Cocktail in the Land of Smiles – Part I

Recently I took a short trip to Thailand, which included a couple of days in Pattaya. When I was invited to Pattaya, I was intrigued, imagining a few ramshackle cottages at water’s edge, delicious food […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part V

We resume the story as I am driving the route to the purported waterfall – the one that I was unable to find on the bike. As I drive this road, I pass a couple […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part IV

The story picks up once I have arrived back in town after aborting the waterfall ride. I drop the bike off at the shop and decide to drive my rental car around a bit. I entertain […]

Low Context Stranger in a High Context Land

I recently took a trip to Africa and the Middle East – specifically Kenya and Dubai. In Africa, one of my companions, who lives in Uganda, commented that Uganda and Kenya are very high context […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part III

We pick up the story as I stand in the midst of what is either a ranch or the entrance to the waterfall I have ridden out to see. I’m surrounded by dogs, chickens and […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part II

We resume the story as I am riding up into the hills above Puerto Vallarta. After the turn the road indeed gets steeper and climbs away from the river. This fits with what I was […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part I

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part I The setting: Puerto Vallarta. I am there on a 48-hour turnaround, as part of a mileage run. I have been experimenting with unstructured vacation lately, so I don’t […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Africa: Part II

(In the last installment, I had just gotten a flat tire on my car.) The next day the tire shop called to say that I would need a new tire. Later, when I picked up […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Africa: Part I

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Africa: Part I For 4 years I have had a Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa card* (I applied for a Bank of America Cloven Hooved Rewards […]

2011 in Review

Y Invested in the future of container housing Y Became a faster cyclist N Became a fast cyclist Y Experimented with outsourcing some drudgery Y  Discovered the joys of root vegetable soups N Discovered the joys of […]