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Definition: Instances when one forgets or fails to deal with something because there are many other things to think about ...
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A Trans-Siberian Rail Journey, First Leg: Moscow-Yekaterinburg

I can tell it’s getting colder where I’m going by the state of the birch forest enclosing the railway corridor. ...
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Second Leg: Yekaterinburg-Irkutsk, 49 hours, 2158 miles, 3 time zones

Europe Asia Border Oh my! I am surprised to find a man sleeping in my compartment when I board my ...
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Third Leg: Irkutsk/Lake Baikal to Ulan Bator, 1297 miles, 26 hours, no time change

Checkhov pronounced Irkutsk the Paris of Siberia when he first laid his eyes on this city by the river Angara. ...
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Fourth Leg: Ulan Bator to Beijing, 1209 miles, 28 hours

Thirteen hours of unrelenting Mongolian steppe landscape unfolds, a rolling valley of bronze grass broken by random little villages of ...

Metty’s Upcoming Book

Invisible History: Growing Up Colored in Cape Charles Virginia, A Memoir by Tom Godwin as Told To Metty Vargas Pellicer ...

Musings During Quarantine

Musings During Quarantine by Metty Pellicer July 10, 2020 I love to travel and have been on all seven continents from ...

Been Heres and Come Heres

Who Are The Bumiputras Of The Eastern Shore? The “Been Heres” and “Come Heres” by Metty Pellicer Having just returned ...

An Inside Poll Observer’s Report on Precinct #2, Cheriton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Northampton County, Virginia

November 3, 2020, time 2-4 pm It was a balmy day, the sun warming the crisp air, there was a ...

Response to Robert Woodson

To his talk to the Cape Charles Rotary Club I wasn’t as articulate and organized in my rebuttal of your ...

Cruising in the Days of Corona Virus

Cruising in the Days of Corona VirusEmerald Princess to Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Fort LauderdaleFebruary 29-March 15, 2020 ...

Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo

The Philippines and Its Muslim NeighborsDecember 24, 2017-January 9,2018Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Kuching, Penang, Brunei, Langkawi, Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Bali, Ubud, Sanur ...

Who are the Bumiputras of the Eastern Shore?

The “Been Heres” and “Come Heres”by Metty Pellicer Having just returned from visiting Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo, where the inhabitants ...

Cruise Tale on a Tall ship

On the Star Flyer October 31-November 8, 2019Malaga, Tangier, Cadiz, Safi, Arrecife & Lanzarote, Puerto del Rosario & Fuerteventura, Las ...

Out of Africa

Out of Africa, Over the Rainbowby Metty Pellicer, February 2005 On our last day in Zanzibar, while sitting on a ...

Ireland

Ireland, Sept 17-October 10, 2011 We’ve been here in Meath, Ireland just 48 hours but it feels like we’ve done ...

Searching for Metty

Cape Charles Happening; Searching for Metty CHARACTERSMetty- the desaparecidaSharon- a friendMinda- sisterLoretta- sister-in-lawGinger-mahjong playerDebra-Yoga InstructorHoward- Loretta’s builder contractorVarious Cape Charles ...

The Lost World

The Lost World, The Romance of Travel Israel, Egypt, Jordan 2009 I remember my first yearning of seeing the world, ...

Road Trip

Getting our Kicks on Route 66By Metty Pellicer UPCM '67 Flushed with more cash than we ever had, our first ...

Take No Prisoners

TAKE NO PRISONERSBy Metty Pellicer UPCM '67 When I interviewed for admission to the College of Medicine in the University ...

Batanes

Batanesby Metty Pellicer There is no question that the allure of Batanes lies in its remoteness, authenticity,, unspoiled landscape and ...

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