November 6, 2018

Schloss Neuschwanstein Survival

A Stroll Through the Mountainous Bavarian Countryside Towards Schloss Neuschwanstein - the Castle That Inspired Disney - Proved More Daring Than This Writer Had Anticipated! It was a beautiful, bright, crisp…
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November 2, 2018

Shantha the Rasta

Over many glasses of Arrack, a local coconut based spirit, Thomas Heaton hears a firsthand account of how the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami is still affecting lives on Sri Lanka's coast. …
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October 26, 2018

Frost and Familiarity – Impressions of Zagreb

I sat on the train gazing up at the large grey pillows filling the sky, feeling small and insignificant, with still a few hours to go. I had my worldly…
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United States
October 18, 2018

New York – A City of Functional Chaos

An Australian Traveler Encounters Everything that Is New York City The millionth yellow cab tooted its horn and my brain throbbed ominously, as if moments from imploding. We had landed…
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October 16, 2018

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

The Story of Five New Zealand POW’s Buried in Poznan, Poland A New Zealand expat in Poznan discovers the story of five countrymen buried far from home. First published in…
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EuropeTravel journal
August 24, 2018

In Search of My Family’s Jewish History in Lublin, Poland

Walking across the border from Slovakia into Poland felt like crossing into Narnia. The bridge that connects the two countries was covered in snow, surrounded by white mountains and frost…
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July 9, 2018

Surviving Baijiu, China’s Pungent Grain Alcohol

My friend paused, holding the small bottle in his hand. It was dark, and for a moment the streets of Kunming seemed to grow silent. The cars stopped honking. The…
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South America
June 28, 2018

Fear and Perspective in Guayaquil, Ecuador

When a 21 year old female solo traveler finds herself in Ecuador's most infamous city, even a short walk to the bank feels like Mission Impossible. “¿Hablas Español?” The taxi driver…
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Travel journal
June 11, 2018

The Local Bus

After a 9 day hike through the mountains of Western Nepal, Thomas Heaton was looking forward to a comfortable ride back to Pokhara. Then the local bus pulled up... I…
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AsiaChinaTravel journal
June 7, 2018

Conquering the World’s Spiciest Hotpot in Chongqing, China

30.1 million people - greater than the population of New Zealand, Australia and Scotland combined. A city of skyscrapers erupting chaotically out of cloud strewn mountains like fungus on a…
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