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Walk Across South America

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The route of Jeff Shea’s walk and raft across South America:  I started walking in west (left) on the coast... View Article


Street Party, UK, 2009

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In touring England, it was not unusual to see young people out on the streets “living it up.” What was... View Article


Namibia, 2000

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December 15, 2000Namibia, Kunene Province, Epupa A group of four bare-breasted, non-Himba girls bathed in the river in their underwear.... View Article


Somerset, UK 2009

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October 16, 2009Bristol Airport area in North Somerset, via Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and North Somerset counties Today was a sort... View Article


Attainment of Nirvana, 2007

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February 13, 2007Makassar The body is the vessel of Nirvana. To harmonize all its energies with good intent makes the... View Article


Happiness is Elusive

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Despite all advancements, happiness is still elusive. The benefits brought about by Science as we know it sometimes do not... View Article


Shea’s Eleven Precepts of Awesomeness

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1999 ​Shea’s Eleven Precepts of Awesomeness ​Do not compromise your original nature. Compromise comes from giving into the pressures of... View Article


Indonesian Gamelan

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September 1, 2007 Bali, Indonesia I went for a run. I heard gamelan. There was a Balinese dance show at... View Article


Mothers in Attapeu, Laos, 2011

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August 14, 2011 Attapeu, Attapeu province, Laos Stopped by police. Despite their protests, I drove to the hotel to get... View Article


East Timor

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July 1, 2011 Aileu, Aileu Province, via Dili and Aileu Provinces, East Timor Once we got to Aileu province, I... View Article


Thailand in the Rain

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November 19, 2008 Narathiwat, from Surat Thani Woke in Surat Thani early. Took the small road around the coast to... View Article


Taroko Gorge, Taiwan, 2009

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December 19, 2009 via Taroko Gorge On the way, I came to Taroko National Park. The coastal cliffs fell directly... View Article


Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, 2011

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Indonesia is a magical place. Strong beliefs in the supernatural still exist, particularly in the outlying islands. If you are... View Article


Nomansland, England 2009

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This is just a simple story about how silly political boundaries can be. What I Learned: Political boundaries are fiction,... View Article


The Churning of the Milk Ocean

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This is just one of scores of figures in a large display in the Bangkok airport representing the well-known mythological... View Article


Across the Sahara Desert

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November 2, 1988 from Casablanca to Marrakesh to Asni, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco Morning – I am sitting in a... View Article