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Another Mile Down the Rails of Enlightenment — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.” The Buddha. The train station is as I imagined it. Silver train cars line up with their toes against the yellow line, waiting for their passengers to embark. Glossy floors reflect the shadows of people bustling around, readying th

Nepalese princes and puke, oh, my!

Source: Another Mile Down the Rails of Enlightenment — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Smokey Pai and Expensive Train Food — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Our route to Pei curls and bounces over some of the steepest terrain and sharpest curves we’ve driven on our journey to date. Trucks loaded three stories tall with bamboo poles or cement bags, coconuts, or almost anything else you can think of blurp road dust out from under their oblong tires. As

Source: Smokey Pai and Expensive Train Food — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

An Enlightening Observation: We Are NOT Where We are Supposed to Be — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

We enjoy a cozy sleep in the Opium Den, and wake to nosh on what is becoming one of my favorite savory breakfast items: the Thai chicken and sausage porridge. Taking the wheel of the rental car, I lean forward in my seat to scan the menagerie of traffic I must cross to depart the parking lot. “O

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New Buddha Blue Buddha — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Chanting from the Laos side of the Mekong river woke me with sunrise. I stepped through our hotel door and found a seat on the grass outside to watch fog curl around the riverbank, rise to a soft mist then dissipate toward the mountains in the distance. We get on the road before breakfast, hoping

Source: New Buddha Blue Buddha — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World