Category Archives: guide book

Colombia Bound

By the time most of you read this, I will either be on the way to the airport or actually on the plane.  Yes, it is Colombia trip time. I’ve done my packing, done my research, and checked stuff off … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

My trip begins in about a week and I spent a part of the day picking up a few things I might need on my trip. I also did some preparation stuff. Guidebook/Reading Material I love guidebooks, but I hate … Continue reading

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What Happens at the Grocery Store

If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had to head out to the library and return a book. I managed to do that.  The only problem is that I see the library the same way a child … Continue reading

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Little Tibet

I would describe myself as a computer user of moderate ability. I have a few blogs, an instagram account, and a facebook account or two.  While I consider this a big deal, most of my students can rhyme off a … Continue reading

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Like a Free Bookstore

Today’s Perfect Moment is rediscovering the library. For the past couple of months, I have been on a bit of a reading lull. It isn’t so much that I haven’t been reading, I just haven’t been as aggressive with it … Continue reading

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The Modern Traveller

For most of my life, I have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to point the way when travelling. I don’t often use their recommendations to eat or hotels to stay at.  However, I like their important background facts on a … Continue reading

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Why I Go To the Library

One of my coworkers wondered why I kept getting books from the library. When I answered because they were free, she explained that her question was different.  She meant why didn’t I borrow the books electronically?  I could have waxed … Continue reading

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A Book Pho My Trip

Basically, everywhere I have travelled, I have taken my lonely planet guide with me. When I moved to Japan, I bought one to help me write stuff for my Working Holiday Visa.  I could have bought one a month earlier … Continue reading

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