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Southern Finland: refugee camp, beautiful wild camping, & home of the sauna

On my birthday I caught the ferry across the Gulf of Finland from Estonia to Finland. We were greeted by swarms of seagulls swooping and diving to get a close look at the newcomers. I rode off the ferry under … Continue reading

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Domesticated in Dushanbe by visa trouble for 3 weeks

After an incredible time exploring the Pamirs, it was time to get a taste of city life. I was in need of my Uzbekistan visa so I could continue west, and Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, has an Uzbek … Continue reading

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Painted nails, hospital snakes, goodbyes, & armed police escort to airport

For my last few days in the hospital they moved me to a regular ward. It was kind of sad to leave my nurses from the Vip ward, but they came to visit me whenever they could. Also, I had … Continue reading

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My nurses, hospital family, & getting my hair did

My first ten days in the hospital were spent in the vip ward. Most of this time I was flat on my back feeling paralyzed by the pain from my spinal headache. I memorized the entire ceiling. There were some … Continue reading

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Mae Hong Son Loop, bungalows, & travel friendships

From Chiang Mai I had a week before needing to be at the Mae Sot border to cross into Myanmar. The Mae Hong Son loop (route 8) is a ride in the very northwest of the country and is always … Continue reading

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Buddhist hell gardens and camping with monks

As you work your way north from Pranburi there are many wats (Buddhist temples) along the way. Some are very small and tucked away, some a bit larger with a big colorful temple, and then there are the large ones … Continue reading

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Pulau Weh: Sunsets, contemplation, and reflection

One the best parts of staying on an island are the sunsets. Even if you’re on the wrong side, it’s usually not too far of a journey to get a nice angle. Sometimes it won’t even matter and the colours … Continue reading

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