Category Archives: Around the World

boulder in foreground. Ho Chi Minh Trail of La Jolla CA can be seen to the right. The pacific ocean is in background

Ho Chi Minh Trail @ San Diego, California

The Ho Chi Minh Trail was one of my first experiences when moving to southern California. Let me tell you… locating it was quite a challenge. The beginning or “trailhead” is nestled among multi-million dollar homes.

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T-Team @ Home — Barossa Valley

[Travellers to Australia often overlook Adelaide, South Australia as the poor cousin to the eastern states. Situated in a distant corner of the globe, the city and surrounds have the reputation of too hot, too dry and too awkward to visit.

Welcome to my home city and state.

Many thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi for giving me the opportunity to share the T-Team’s life and adventures in South Australia.]

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Moscow – Москва

In all parts of the World everyone knows that Moscow – is the capital of Russia, that in Moscow one can find the Kremlin, Red square and Lenin’s Mausoleum and many interesting sights to visit. In Moscow ancientness interfuses with contemporaneity, the solitude of reclusive corners – with the fuss of central squares. The city is like a powerful magnet attracts millions of tourists from all over the World.

If you are in Moscow for the first time, here are some tips on where to go:

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Racing the Sun

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Mexican Poppies bloomed in profusion throughout the Superstitions after the plentiful winter rains of 2008.

The four mile climb up the 2,000 foot eastern Superstition Wilderness bajada and escarpment consumed the morning and much of the afternoon.  It was the 80 pound backpack that did it.  Ten days of supplies, tent, equipment and 3.5 gallons (28 pounds) of water; enough food for a trek across the Superstition Wilderness, water enough for two days.  One day in, one day out if the water could not be replenished.  Mine was a water commitment, enough water storage to allow two days to trekking to another source.

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T-Team @ Home — Hallett Cove

[More nostalgia, this time when the K-Team from Switzerland visited my home town, Adelaide, and I, as the T-Team’s sole representative, helped show our visitors around the beautiful places so close to my home.

Many thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi for giving me the opportunity to share the T-Team’s life and adventures in South Australia.]

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