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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

The Skies are Alive in Lanka

Posted on 30. May, 2010 by in Curious Travel

The Skies are Alive in Lanka

Sri Lanka is Ground Zero for hard-to-explain aerial phenomena ANGULLUGAHA, Galle, Sri Lanka I was swimming, just after sunset one night, with my friends Dhanapala and his daughter Vidhisha.  One of us, I forget who, pointed to the clear sky and said: “Is that a plane?” No, it seemed, it wasn’t.  Nor were about ten […]

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Mona Lisa On My Mind

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by in Curious Travel

Mona Lisa On My Mind

Vietnamese artists search for that enigmatic smile HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam ______________ She has many identities and genders. She was kidnapped, maybe by Picasso. She lived in the Palace of Versailles. She spent time in Bonaparte’s bedroom. Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Santana, Bob Dylan and Britney Spears sang about her. She appeared, twice, […]

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Into the Frying Pan

Posted on 20. May, 2008 by in Curious Travel

Into the Frying Pan

Vietnam’s street kids learn the restaurant business HANOI, Vietnam “Postcards, mister?” I explained to the teen-aged boy outside a luxury hotel in Hanoi that I didn’t need any more postcards. “Please mister.” So I bought a few more postcards, hoping my dollar would buy the young man a meal or two. Officially there are some […]

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When Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Way Too Much

Posted on 30. Aug, 2007 by in Curious Travel

When Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Way Too Much

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe While the world has been focusing on the horrors of AIDS in Africa, a bit of medical good news has burst forth from Africa. Zimbabwe traditional healer George Moyo has become a media star by selling vuka-vuka, a concoction of plants that he claims are a powerful aphrodisiac. Vuka-vuka (pronounced VOO-ka VOO-ka), which […]

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