Jill had a few days off so we decided to get over to Macau. It’s about an hour long ferry ride from Shenzhen. Macau is split in two. There is the peninsula bordering China and an island next to it connected by a couple bridges. Macau is the most densely populated place in the world because it is so small. It is also one of the most wealthy places in the world because it is the only place in all of China where gambling is legal.… Read the rest


On my Birthday, the weather was extremely hot. I carried around a parasol all day long. It served me a little but one needs a space suit AC unit here these days. I had breakfast and lunch with my lovely wife. Breakfast was delicious oatmeal ala Jill. She tried cooking diced apple with the oatmeal but we agreed the apple is much better added after cooking because its flavor disappeared in the process.

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7/11/2015 Portland, Oregon

We made it to Portland last night. It’s feels like years since Sacramento. Jill and I spent ten days apart at the same meditation camp. There was no speaking or interaction allowed between the men and the women or with anyone for that matter. I think I am still pondering what I got out of it. Jill wrote all about her experience.… Read the rest

4/1/2015 Lima

Jill and I went to see the movie Insurgent last night. Here, it is called Insurgente but it was in English with Spanish subtitles. That was kind of weird. We haven’t been to a movie theater since we were in Florida in October. Theaters are like sensory deprivation tanks. Encompassed by the movie’s sensations, I was transported back to the USA for a couple hours.… Read the rest

3/16/2015 Bogota

Sunday we found the Ciclovia. Bogota shuts down a few of the big streets on Sundays. Then thousands of people come out biking. It is a lively scene with street vendors, performers, and protestors. Jill and I wandered over to the National museum. Another great thing about Bogota is  many museums are free on Sundays. The national museum tells the story of Colombia from its first people until today.… Read the rest