Category Archives: World Travel

a journal of my travels around the world

The Skinny Sunday Stroll

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Skinny stroll? Because it was so exerting that you lost weight? Only if you did it many times over many days would it be a weight plan. The “skinny” refers to the thin pathway along the mountain up to visit … Continue reading

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Caroline’s First Shopping Trip

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Bethany was ready for another outing so we packed up the backpack and the baby-carrying front pack and headed down the trail to the bazaar. We visited many shops and finally stopped for a snack. Do you see the decorative … Continue reading

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Paris Comes to the Mountain


On our trek to the top Sunday, we met an opera singer from Paris, Eric Gervais. After a bit of “how-do-you-do” and “what-do-you-do” conversation, Abe, the choral teacher at Woodstock, invited Eric to come to his class Monday. Eric was … Continue reading

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A Walk up the Mountain and Back

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On Caroline’s 11th DAY birthday, we took a stroll up the mountain using the eyebrow trail and on the way back the wider path. I followed Abe, who had Caroline in a front pack, and Bethany, who had a backpack. … Continue reading

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A Walk to the Bazaar


A clear, dry day during monsoon season invited me to “stroll” down a mile or so to the bazaar, a three-mile stretch of townroom (not townhouse) storefront shops, each sharing a wall with the neighbors. Some were smaller than a … Continue reading

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High Altitude Cookies


While visiting my newborn granddaughter (and her parents, of course) in India, I attempted to make some chocolate chip cookies for the gazing guests coming to welcome the wee one. I was not prepared for the results of my favorite … Continue reading

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The Indian Road


Traffic in Dehrudun (click to experience it) was especially busy on Wednesday as the taxi began the trek up the mountain to Mussoorie. The next day, August 15, was India’s Independence Day and people were in pre-celebration mode, I suppose. I … Continue reading

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WHAT’S A LASSIE?


  Which of these is a “lassie?”            You are right! No matter which one you picked, you are right because they are all “lassies.” Lassie-the dog; lassie-the girl; and lassi-a drink in India (spelled a bit … Continue reading

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When the world gives you duck eggs, make cookies, of course!


What a day for surprises! My first surprise. I had a record number of visitors to my blog on this day, all because of one post! Thanks for liking it. Update: 259 lattes to go in 44 days. My second … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAYS 43 & 44-Getting home!


Guess the news is out that I made it home….finally.  The day started with a bus ride from the steps of the university.  Good thing there was someone else waiting for the same bus or I’d have gotten on the … Continue reading

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