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in Japan

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kind of cool to see dead stickers on a bicycle in Japan...

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ouch

now that damn song will be in my head all night.

peace. ( -;

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small world indeed

I was visualizing tie-dyed munchkins singing a la the Disneyland ride...

(Okay, it's lame, but I used to love Small World. Probably still would if I ever went back to Disneyland.)

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small world among deadheads

small world among deadheads and pet owners...

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forum member discounts available???

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so I was reading the Day Job topic...

And dannyclark1966 posts that his day job is dogwalking in Oakland.

Hm, sez I. Picture sure looks familiar. So I email him and ask him who he walks dogs for.

Sure enough, he's the dude who was walking my upstairs neighbor's dog last week and gave me his card when I was out with mine.

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we did a pretty short trip

we did a pretty short trip to India, and only the main areas of Delhi (new and Old) Agra and Jaifur, there were a few really cool sites we saw in between, but aside from pics, I don't take travel notes. but yeah, you should go!! might be hard with small children, well, that depends on the kids. of course the Europeans think nothing of packing their kids up and taking them on back-packing adventures... also, kind of depends on your old lady (wife?) or partner, certainly WHO you travel with to anywhere is a big consideration, before you go off to India with ANYONE, you better know what kind of traveller they are. my old lady is a pretty seasoned traveller, so she has no problems with trekkiing around lugging her own pack, sharing the load.

but India is definately a place to go and see, from what everyone tells me, there are a TON of really cool places, outside of the main tourist loop that we did. GOOD hotels were pretty cheap, and since we were in a communal group of 8 people (all people I have known ALL my life) we shared the expenses of getting a private bus to take us around. that was a real MAGIC bus... but those roads were pretty scary, and those drivers are really down to earth dudes, but hot damn, the risks they take onthe road!! well, getting there is half the fun?

we ain't as young as we used to be. who is?? so, we wanted to kind of get our feet wet in India the first trip. I'll say this, it is really, really intense. in good ways and in bad-- getting surrounded by hawkers and beggers was pretty much a major hassle, seeing the dire poverty, the absolute, utter misery of abject poverty; that was really fucking depressing. Cambodia and some areas of rural Thailand, (and rural China 15 years ago) was pretty much our only 'reality strikes' we have seen up close and personal. how was Africa? aside from Egypt, we never got there, YET!

Cambodia is another great place to go, especially Angkor Wat, and we try to go to Thailand several times every year... that is our true love in SEA, the people, the culture, and of course the FOOD!!

actually, we got our next trip back to The Land of Smiles (LOS) (Thailand) all booked and planned!!!

for more on my take on Thailand go to deadnetcentral and look in the travel section. there is a link to that site in the community area of this board.

peace!

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India

CC,

Very nice story and well said. Where are you in the States? I have not been to India yet, but i hear mixed stories so hopefully i can make it there some day.

Greg

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some pics I took

the pics I took were way too big to post here directly, and it took freaking forever to upload them... here's a little taste.

early am, the sky was really overcast:

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bit by bit, it cleared up...

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within a couple of hours, it got much nicer outside:

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On our way to UK Ratdog tour 2003

Scotto and I decided a few daze in god old Amsterdam would help us get into a vacation groove.
We werent in AMS long before we needed to find something in a pita for dinner. After debating the merits of shwarma vs felafel, we decided it had to be shwarma ...We sat at a sticky table waiting for our order, discussing who all I knew from the internet we could expect to see on tour.
About then is when a bright eyed blonde bounded into the place. The shwarma dudes gathered round her to flirt,asking her if she was Australian. Blondie laughed and told them she was from Southern California. Scott had to add that hey, we were from Northern California.
Blondie eyeballed Scott’s Rex/Dead shirt and said she had spent a few New Year’s Eves in Oakland.. which led to a conversation about Ratdog’s UK tour- Blondie knew all about it and in fact, along with her husband and some of her friends- would be flying across the North Sea to attend the London show.
We started to exchange names and Blondie flashed on something bursting out with the ever familiar “Are you IRENIE? From Deadnet?!!!!”.
Blondie turned out to be Deadnetter Rockin Robin..
Rockin Robin had been an active onliner Deadnetter til around the time she got married-3 years or so before then.
Hadnt seen posts from her online in years. . Discovered that she and Milo (the husband) had been spending something like 7 months just traveling around the world.
I had never seen her in person before but remembered reading her posts on Deadnet central. Small world.

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whoa!

now THAT's a great story!

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