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Indonesia’s Mysterious Moon of Pejeng

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The Moon of Pejeng, an exceptional kettle drum unlike any other, sits high in the temple grounds, guarding the village of Pejeng in Bali, Indonesia. Well cared for by the villagers, it has its own little house built up on stilts. Although it really isn’t a moon, it is as fantastic as any member of […]

Day 3: Batopilas – Paradise in Copper Canyon

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Here in Batopilas I’m in a dark room with no lights and no shower, but I couldn’t be happier. Only about 70 miles from Creel, but it seems to be a world away. I’m running out of cash. Every Tarahumara native I see, I feel compelled to buy something from them.

Tarahumaran girls selling crafts […]

Chihuahua to Creel – Day 2 in Mexico

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

As I pulled out of the Holiday Inn express of Chihuahua, Mexico (yes, I actually stayed at an evil American conglomerate – and, I might add, overpriced at 900 pesos). The extra cost did, however, pay off in that the managers were the only people I met in Mexico who spoke fluent English – this […]

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