Tag: Travel

Of Roosters and Men: Bali’s Livestock Market

Of Roosters and Men: Bali’s Livestock Market

I went to the Livestock Market looking for pigs. I had it on good authority that there would be some, so I rolled out of bed at five in the morning to make the hour drive from Ubud in time to arrive just after the […]

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Indonesia: Starvation Amid Abundance

Indonesia: Starvation Amid Abundance

The middle of the morning food market in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia is perhaps an odd place to begin a story about malnutrition. Baskets of fresh fish in beautiful hues of silver and blue line the barely-more-than-one-person-wide footpath through the temporary stalls that pop up here […]

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WPX Road Trip ’13: Day One

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World Pork Expo 2013 doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow morning, but we’re here in Iowa today. We played a game of highway leap frog with a few other, easily-recognizable WPX bound travelers most of the way here and managed to occupy ourselves with 90s music and various satellite radio comedy stations, but man, oh man I always forget how long and boring I-80 can be. (more…)

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Re-Entry + Favorite Scenes from Ethiopia, Part 1

Yesterday, after almost thirty hours of travel, I stepped foot in my own home for the first time in a week and a half. It’s good to be back, but also surreal. Even the sounds of the hogs feel foreign, and today, as I drove […]

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Miscellany: Final Stretch Packing & Jitters

I feel, very suddenly, like you’re all coming here for something profound; something I can’t deliver. And I’ve been quiet as a result. I’m packing today, seems as good a day as any. You know, given I leave tomorrow. I’m still not sure I have […]

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