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Cinderella Liberty

The Chief Engineer from my trip to China on the Hanjin Baltimore was in town Sunday night. I met him up at Pier 46, accompanied by Rene, a machinist. Both are from Germany. Sunday was the last day of Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Shanghai to Hoi An

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Ireland–New York–Seattle

US Immigration and Naturalization stations officials at Shannon who check passengers through US customs before leaving Ireland. One of them, after thumbing through my passport, welcomes me home, which feels good.   Aer Lingus took me from Shannon Airport to … Continue reading

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Cliffs of Moher and Limerick

Before leaving Galway, I booked a flight on Aer Lingus to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, from Shannon Airport near Limerick. I gave myself one night in Limerick and travelled there by bus. I wanted a stopover at … Continue reading

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‘If the Sea Were Beer Instead of Salty Water / She Would Live and Die in Galway Bay’

My hotel is on the Dublin Road, some distance from the town center, which is annoying because the town center is the place to be in Galway. I can ride the bus into town or pay €10 for a taxi … Continue reading

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Strangers in the Night

John missed breakfast but turned up at the Killarney train station to see me off, wearing the same clothes from two nights ago, which are paint splattered as he’s working on opening a business catering to young tourists. He’s humming … Continue reading

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