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    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - (K) Humorous and thorough history and science behind ultrarunners and long-distance running
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    Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela - (K) An autobiography covering his childhood, years as a freedom fighter and incarceration. Inspiring and informative
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    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - (K&T) A mystery set in Barcelona involving an old book, a failed writer and murder
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    Lush Life by Richard Price - A Lower East Side tale of cops, drugs and drinking
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Itin

Because K thinks my last post about our rough itin was too wordy, here it is simplified. If you want to join us at any point, let us know! We’d love to see you…probably

Tomorrow: We fly to Seoul

Jan 7th: To Bangkok

Jan – Feb 13th: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia

Feb13-March 1: Vietnam

March 1-18: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore

March 18-22: Tim in Phx, Kelly in Bali

March 22-April 1: Indonesia

April 1-18: Australia

April 18-May 4th: New Zealand

May 4-June 4: China/Tibet/Nepal – too much? probably

June 4-18: Southern Japan

We fly out of Osaka on June 18th and head back to Phoenix. The rest is a little more TBD

June 18-June 30:  Exotic Destin, Florida with the family

July 1-10: Seattle

July 10 – September 10: South America (North Brazil, Snowboarding/Wine Drinking in Argentina and Chile, Peru? Easter Island?)

September 10 – Dec 1: Europe (at some point in here we’ll fly to Africa for 2-3 weeks)

Of course this all depends on how long our money lasts, if we find any cool places to stay, any good volunteer opps turn up, etc. We have connected with a friend’s parents in Mae Sot, Thailand and hope to meet up with them, where the work at a refuge camp for Burmese immigrants. That should be interesting…

We have a 3 hour layover in LAX tomorrow so we’ll try to write more then… Later!

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