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Notes on backcountry visa renewal Interesting

Notes on backcountry visa renewal

The author, self-portrait, Lago Inferior, Patagonia, Chile. All photos by David Miller.Instead of getting on a bus, David Miller chooses a backcountry option for visa renewal, hiking from Argentine to Chilean Patagonia (and back) to get his passport stamped.Location: Sendero a Los Hitos, P.N. Lago Puelo, PatagoniaTotal distance covered: 36kmTime: 2 days, 1 nightContinuous hours hiking: 8 first day, 10 the secondCreeks / rivers crossed: 24 (Rio Azul crossed by boat, all others on foot)Approx.

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Notes on a shrike Information

Notes on a shrike

I WALK NORTH in the Mojave. I listen to my friend on the cell phone. She tells me of her recent work with a healing process called EMDR. I’m about to cross the two-lane highway. Something lies on the edge of the asphalt. I look. It is a dead bird — gray and black and white. I pick it up. There is no mark on it, no blood or broken bone.

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Where Romney supporters should travel after they lose this election Information

Where Romney supporters should travel after they lose this election

The world is your oyster.I REALLY HOPE you’ve been following the Nate Silver 538 blog, because you’ll have had time to research your exit plan. For months you would’ve known that the odds of your presidential candidate winning the electoral college vote was under 30 . But if you’ve been relying on cable news’ polling and think they’re “still neck and neck at 48 ” this travel advice might help you.

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Health, security concerns hit Commonwealth Games Miscellaneous

Health, security concerns hit Commonwealth Games

As the media levels allegations of child labor and lack of coordination at host nation India, this year’s “Friendly Games” are beginning to look less so.THE 2010 COMMONWEALTH Games began on Monday in New Delhi, India. The 10-day event, which is similar in structure to the Olympics, was first held in 1930 and pitted 11 teams from the British Empire against each other.

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10 revolutionary acts of courage by ordinary people Interesting

10 revolutionary acts of courage by ordinary people

Here are 10 people who stood up for peace and human rights. And inspired countless others to do the same.WHEN LOOKING BACK through the mystique of history, we tend to impose super-human status to those who stood up for their beliefs in a revolutionary way.For some of them, the decision to act was conscious defiance to the status quo.

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Free sex changes and other surprises I encountered in Cuba Interesting

Free sex changes and other surprises I encountered in Cuba

Jules Torti stocks up on rum and backup pork rinds before Tropical Storm Isaac makes landfall.1. “Guantanamera” was the subject of a Supreme Court case.“Guantanamera” is the unofficial anthem of the island (Celine Dion is runner-up with “My Heart Will Go On”). The song is easily heard five times a day, pumped out of every bar and restaurant, and it’s on every live band’s playlist.

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