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Observations

Day-to-day things I want to bring to your attention.

Disconnected in Hong Kong & Macao

Bustling international ports with the erratic histories to match, these two cities currently under Chinese rule are best known as business centers and common stopovers on long-haul international flights. But I found them to be a pleasant final destination as well, and honestly I wish I had been able to spend an extra day in each of the cities to …

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Is Cuba Ready for Backpackers?

In my opinion, the short answer to this question of backpackers in Cuba is “not quite.” The Single-Traveler Tax On the island, they still shuffle through the same dozen or so “tourist favorites” that every musician knows by heart, and literally everybody has a CD they want to sell you for $10CUC. In this regard, …

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