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Jonathon Gold ruined Clementine

So I decided to drop by Clementine for a sandwich and limeaide today. I usually avoid the westside when I am in LA, but had a hankering for some romesco. I get there around 2 in the afternoon and the line snaked to the door. It took a good 20 minutes after I order before […]

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Statue

I got what I wanted in Mexico, it is all packed up and ready to fly. Here is a picture of one of my favorite things I found. Mexico is full of statues like these, all of which can be purchased quite cheaply. I’m not sure if this is actually an authentic piece or if […]

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Packing Light

When I used to go back country backpacking I would just bring a set of clothes to sleep in, and another set to hike and sweat in, and a few pairs of underwear that get washed in the lake or stream, but it has been a bit harder to apply that strategy in the business […]

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Teotihuacan

I just got back from Teotihuacan where I climbed a couple of Aztec pyramids. It is literally a breathtaking experience. It was on these pyramids that the Aztecs sacrificed people. There are two main pyramids, the Sun and the Moon, and a few other smaller ones. One of them I believe is for Quetzalcoatl, who […]

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Sanborns

Sanborns is a major Mexican institution, and is not something you should miss if you come here (I believe they exist all over the country). Sanborns is a strange sort of department store with a cafe. Definitely go for coffee to get a glimpse of the local culture. The food isn’t bad either. This is […]

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Going to Mexico

I’ve booked some tickets to Mexico for Saturday. In a village close to Tula, not too far outside of Mexico City, it is possible to buy some very nice artesania. The prices are quite good and I plan on filling my suitcase and flying back to Europe where I can probably sell them for a […]

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Lufthansa gave my money back

I was able to get a complete refund from Lufthansa since my flight to BIA (Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport) has of course been canceled. Normally airlines just give you travel vouchers when this kind of thing happens. Last time I flew with Alitalia they canceled my flight because of a general transportation strike, but […]

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banks charge you to borrow your money

Last month we ordered a ton of resin from the United States. The shipping went smoothly and it arrived a little over a week ago. I hired a freight forwarding company to deal with the customs entry and deliver the goods. Since we’ve never used that particular forwarding company before they did not extend any […]

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