Mauritius, Mauritius! Katsjourney Around the World: 11 February, 2003

Subject: Mauritius, Mauritius! Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 01:14:34 -0600 Mark Twain wrote that first God created Mauritius and then he created Heaven modeled after the island paradise. I just arrived in Perth, Australia at 2am this morning, but I will be sharing with you today my experiences about the third world island paradise known as Mauritius.  I …

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Quokkas and Black Swans Down Under: Katsjourney Around the World: 15 February, 2003

Subject: Quokkas and Black Swans Down Under Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 23:14:09 -0600 Greetings from the land Down Under! You know, I must say that traveling can certainly restore ones faith in the human race.  There I was a week ago, sitting in the Mauritius International Airport (yes, every flight in is international) feeling horribly lonely …

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Wine, Sheep and Tingles…Katsjourney Around the World: 21 Feb 2003

Subject: Wine, Sheep and Tingles… Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 00:42:41 -0600 I have just returned to Perth from a bus trip tour of southwest Western Australia.  It was an organized tour with a guide.  I got to see so much of this vast and beautiful state…and we only covered 1400 kilometres in four days …

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Tassie! Katsjourney Around the World: 27 February, 2003

: Tassie Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 19:34:56 -0600 Greetings to all my friends and family from the Australian state of Tasmania.  The Australians call it “Tassie”.  It is a small island state south of the actual mainland of Australia.  From Melbourne to Hobart (Tassie’s capitol) is about a 50 minute flight.  The island is …

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Tea with a Stranger, Katsjourney Around the World: 9 March, 2003

Tea With a Stranger Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 18:11:58 -0600 I  met an elderly woman on my flight from Melbourne to Tasmania a few weeks ago. I would guess her age was around 85 years old.  But it often hard for me to tell after the age of 70 because your looks start to …

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The Great Ocean Road, Katsjourney Around the World: 17 March, 2003

The Great Ocean Road Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:21:35 -0600 Greetings from the Journey Down Under, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am still in Melbourne, Australia and enjoying the last vestiges of Indian Summer here.  Today and tomorrow will be a high 33-35 degrees Celsius (in the 90’s) and then it will be cooling …

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One Night in Bangkok, Katsjourney Around the World: 24 March, 2003

Subject: One Night in Bangkok Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:37:27 -0600 There was a song that came out in the late 1970’s that some of you may remember.  It was a one hit wonder and the chorus went something like this: “One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble…”  Well, I am here …

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Paradise. Katsjourney Around the World: 31 March, 2003

: Paradise Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 03:48:00 -0600 After an hour flight south of Bangkok and a two hour boat ride further south, I arrived to monsoon rains on the remote island of Ko Lanta (not too far north of Malaysia).   My first two days were the loneliest of my journey thus far.  …

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Backpacker Underworld, Katsjourney Around the World: 8 April, 2003

Backpacker Underworld Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 02:22:42 -0500 I am sitting on one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand while composing this newsletter.  I am at Rai Leh Beach in the Krabi Province of southern Thailand.  The beach is about a half kilometer long made of powdery cream colored sand.    There are …

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About Thailand: Katsjourney Around the World: 23 April, 2003

Subject: About Thailand… Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:15:49 -0500 Greetings!  I hope everyone had a nice Easter.  And if you don’t celebrate it, I hope you are having a nice Spring/Autumn (depending on your side of the equator). I have been a bit out of commmunicado, but wanted to let everyone know I am …

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