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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's a little something to ponder if you're thinking of breaking the rules.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

From: CNN.Com



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January 31, 2009 10:47 AM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

Excellent link.... and it reminds me that travel is simply life on a bigger canvas (with more colors).... As in the rest of living, disaster always lies around every corner, but so do fantastic adventures....

As a survivor of some really dumb stunts (both traveling and 'at home') I think we all need to 'dance at the edge of the cliff' while never closing our eyes as we do so!!!!  Eventually we will mess up and then (possibly) end up dead... the alternative is to stay in bed for the rest of our lives, fearful of every passing thunderstorm.  Your choice!

January 31, 2009 12:47 PM
2452 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 Kristina said...

While I've never gone anyplace truly forbidden, I do often find myself in a formerly (and becoming again) communist country. I've learned to avoid big crowds unless I know EXACTLY what entertainment is drawing it. My camera hasn't become a problem yet, but I do make sure I'm not obvious about taking photos of anything that might be considered sensitive. It's really just a matter of using your head and being a little more careful than seems necessary.

I also made a 36 hour foray into Kosovo just after the war was over. Dumbest thing I ever did... but it sure makes a good story!

January 31, 2009 5:42 PM
2384 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photo Myroadshow said...

We arrived in Israel on Dec. 31, 2008, about a week after the Gaza war began.  The warnings were out there, but we had our airline tickets and housing ready, so backing out was not an option. It took about 3 days for the uncomfortable feelings to wane, but once they did, we began enjoying our surroundings.  We even ventured into Palestinian controlled Bethlehem on the 8th.  Unfortunately they happened to be demonstrating against Israel in Manger Square at the very time we were dropped off by our driver. That was probably the most uncomfortable we were the entire trip.  It did affect how long we stayed in the church and unfortunately we never saw the star that marked the spot where Jesus was said to have been born.  The demonstration was escalating and we needed to leave.

January 31, 2009 7:37 PM
2330 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photo MissExpatria said...

UGH why did I not hop on a flight to Cuba when I was in Jamaica??

January 31, 2009 8:05 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

... and then there was the time I was hitchhiking through New Brunswick, New Jersey, shortly after a race riot... A car pulled up, a shot rang out, the car zoomed off, and I checked myself over... no holes; no blood.  I kept my thumb out and got picked up by a gay gentleman who proceeded to propostion me.  (He was gentlemanly when I turned him down).  

Not all adventures are in foreign lands....

January 31, 2009 10:16 PM
1198 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Doc Nolan said...

I came across an interesting suggestion while reading one of my favorite blogs tonight... a visit to Palestine....

"Visit Palestine! Two great groups that facilitate such trips are the Alternative Tourism Group, whose guide I helped write, and the Siraj Center. -- Laila El-Haddad; Location: Durham, NC and Gaza City, North Carolina and the Gaza Strip, Palestine"

Lots of folks visit Israel, but it struck me that even most Israelis have never been to the West Bank or Gaza!

January 31, 2009 11:52 PM
First-com USMC 22 1990 said...

Life for too few is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. I am pleased to say I feel like I'm one of the few. An even fewer of us can claim to be a grandparent! My position takes me to and from where I am into and around Kabul and other cities on a regular basis. I've been doing this for more than two years. The odds against drama and a suicide-coward are in my favor and I focus on what I am priveleged to do, what I see and the interesting life that is Kabul today!

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