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Aug 26

Siloinak Surf Resorts

Siloinak Surf Camp stands among the most acclaimed resorts in the Mentawais. It is also the most affordable, at 140 USD per day. Discounted to 120 USD for any booking before 15 February or for groups booking. Playgrounds area offers 21 top performance waves, 12 of them world-class, in a radius of 20 minutes by …

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Aug 02

Madison to Lexington and back

The argument for doing today’s ride was that there can’t be many opportunities remaining for our Sunday morning Lexington Loop. So we wanted to bag at least one more full lap. This required an early (5:30) start, which in turn required headlights for the first hour or so. Actually, we left our lights on all …

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Jul 23

Mountain bike ride at Brown County State Park

We’ve raved about the trails at Brown County before, about how well they’re designed, about their rhythm and flow, about the way they’re nearly impervious to rain, even heavy rain. In keeping with that theme, we’ll rave again. These trails look like they’ve been part of the landscape forever. The beginner trail has been open …

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Jul 21

Things to do in Chiapas, Mexico

Fascinated by Mexico, but tired of the tourist hordes on the beaches of Acapulco, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta? Spend your next Mexico vacation in Chiapas, Mexico’s best kept travel secret! Beautiful Chiapas Mexico Get “off the beaten path,” to experience the real Mexican culture without the tourist trappings and distracting crowds of fellow U.S. and …

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Jun 12

ABOUT XIAMEN AND GETTING THERE

I decided to spend our Christmas holiday in Xiamen and Guangzhou, China. It was our first time to celebrate the season away from home. We purchased our airline tickets and hotel accommodations through our local travel agency. We arrived at the airport in Xiamen, China for about 2-½ hours flight from Manila, Philippines via China …

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