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  1. 7/9/2013
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    That’s how I feel about India. I find myself talking about India all of the time, looking at photos, daydreaming. It’s amazing when you find a place that just fascinates you like that. It was fun reading about your places! We’re headed to SE Asia in the fall and I’m excited :)

    • Pamela MacNaughtan
      7/9/2013
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      It’s funny because others suggest I travel in Central & South America and although some parts sound exciting, I feel kind of meh about it when compared to going back to Asia. I go through this ‘I want to go to India!’, ‘OMG I don’t think I can survive in India’ thing. Hoping to break through the nervousness and just do it next yr.

    • 12/24/2013
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      I dreamt about going to India for 20 years and finally did it 2 years ago. It was fantastic! Hope to go back soon. I flew to trivandrum, hit several beach towns as I made my way north. Ended up at the Camel Fair in Pushkar. A truly magical experience. Would like to dovolunteer work for some time on my next trip there.

    • Pamela MacNaughtan
      7/9/2013
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      Thanks, Don! That means a lot coming from you. :)

  2. My heart is definitely in New Zealand… it’s a place I’d certainly like to settle when the time comes. Except my kiwi boyfriend also fell in love with British Columbia when we roadtripped through there… so who knows!

    • Pamela MacNaughtan
      7/9/2013
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      It’s like there is some kind of magnetic pull or something!

  3. 7/10/2013
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    You’ve seen such a great amount of Asia! It really is a special place-so different from home. Also, I really like your foot massage pic! :)

  4. 7/11/2013
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    I loved reading this piece. It is so well written it held my attention the whole way, plus I wanted more. I love Asia too. At the moment my favourite two countries in the world are Laos and Spain, but I admit to feeling more at home in Asia, maybe because it is our neighbour. :)

    • Pamela MacNaughtan
      7/11/2013
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      Thanks, Jan! I usually don’t write posts in this style, but maybe I should do more of them!

  5. 7/13/2013
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    Asia will always mesmerize Europeans and Americans because the cultural difference is too much..

    • Pamela MacNaughtan
      7/13/2013
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      It’s not a case of the cultural difference being ‘too much’. Not at all. The cultural differences are what make Asia fascinating and enticing.

  6. 7/31/2013
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    What an incredible journey. I bet you can’t wait to experience the rest of what Asia has to offer. Such another world & I will oneday have experienced most if not all of the different Asian countries.

  7. I visited a few of these destinations and while they were all incredible in their own way, I think of all the countries in Asia, the one I loved most was Cambodia. Cambodia grasped me from the pages of history books as I researched the country for a novel that I’m completing. Then, when I visited last year, I met the most incredibly friendly people, who happen to be high-spirited despite recently going through genocide and civil war, and struggling with poverty today.

  8. 12/27/2013
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    Great post. Its a toughie trying to pick my favourite place but I thought the Phillipines was a super spot. I loved the mountains, the people, the diving. Of course with so many islands I only saw a few but would love to go back

  9. I love Asia. I’m actually surprised, because I was scared of the unknow, and now it’s my home: I live in Hong Kong. :) But I gave my heart to New Zealand three years ago…

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