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About juleslandsman

I live, when not traveling, in Sweetwater, Colorado, located in between Vail and Aspen, and in Kohukohu, a small town on the Hokianga Harbour in New Zealand. I write travelogues, memoirs, and reflections when I'm not skiing, biking, or otherwise outdoors. I retired recently from a career in the financial services industry that spanned more than twenty-five years.

A Visit to the Local Hammam

We have stayed in our riad this morning, doing our morning affirmations, lessons and meditation.  Our plan is to go the public hammam that is across the street from The Repose, in the Sale medina.  We hope that it will … Continue reading

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On The Road, to Sale and Rabat

Tali woke up, and promptly woke me up, at 2:30 this morning, despite the comfort of our Hyatt Hotel bed, and wanted me to make her couscous!  I told her that I would be happy to, but the version without visible … Continue reading

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Friday, September 23 – A few bumps along the way to getting going!

After we arrived in Casablanca at the airport, at about 6:30am local time, we set about doing our errands, perhaps a bit haphazardly, because we had hardly gotten any sleep during the flight from JFK.  We changed some dollars for … Continue reading

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July 2 – Last Full Day in Shanghai

With a temperature today of at least 95 degrees and a humidity of at least 70%, the effective temperature is more than 110, and feels like 120!  Tali has developed blisters on both her feet from yesterday’s walking in similar … Continue reading

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July 1 – Shanghai Sightseeing

We began the day with breakfast at about 9:15, then headed out by foot for another day of exploration. Still overcast, hot and humid here, it feels like it could start raining at any time, but even when it does, … Continue reading

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June 30 - Shanghai Sightseeing Interrupted by Rain

We got up in time for breakfast this morning, at about 9am, despite having arrived after 2am at our hotel.  After an excellent breakfast, we decided to go for a walk on this overcast day down Fuzhou Road, where many … Continue reading

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June 29 – Bangkok to Shanghai, via Chengdu

We took the shuttle over from the Novotel to the airport, and waited in the Thai Airways Business Lounge for about ninety minutes before boarding the flight to Chengdu.   I will do the round trip taxi ride to the … Continue reading

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June 28 – Kathmandu to Bangkok

We found out upon arriving at the Kathmandu airport that our Air China flight was cancelled, as was the only other flight today to China, on China Eastern.  Initially we were told that we will have to be rescheduled on … Continue reading

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June 27 – Our Final Day In Kathmandu is a Rest Day

We will leave for the airport to fly to Chengdu tomorrow morning at 8am.  We decided to make this day a rest, writing, and spa day.  After a long breakfast, when we also did some writing, I went to work … Continue reading

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June 26 – Kathmandu Sightseeing, Cut Short by Torrential Rain!

After breakfast this morning, I stopped in at the hotel’s hairdresser to get my head shaved, and Tali had the idea that I should start growing out a small squared patch of hair on my otherwise bald head, just below … Continue reading

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