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Azerbaijan. What’s That??

The first time I encountered the word “Azerbaijan,” I was reading a news report about Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2006. Come to think of it — Russia’s invasion is probably the only reason I knew about the countries in … Continue reading

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Old Guys Are Tested by Trip, Perform Beautifully

Our first week in Vietnam was a rather unique one for us. Not just because we were entering a new country. But after 14 months on the road, it was the first time we had company during our bike tour. … Continue reading

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Cracking Small Talk: A Couchsurfer’s Guide

Every Couchsurfer in the world knows the routine.  Some stranger has just pulled you off the foreign chaos of the streets and planted you into their equally alien home.  They’ve given you the tour, showed you where to put your … Continue reading

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The Costs of Free Couches

It can be momentarily disconcerting. You wake up curled upon someone’s favorite sofa, in a room cluttered with unrecognizable furniture, travel bags, and walls sporting collages of personal photographs. Your fingers explore the sofa’s network of leather cracks as you … Continue reading

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