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About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. I'm also using this time to write, having now authored nine e-books, including photo-essays of my experiences in Costa Rica, Croatia, Sicily, Indonesia, Bali and Malaysia.

Some stuff from BatamExpat.com – Part 2

Savoring Ambon’s Grilled Fishes Cities in eastern parts of Indonesia are well known for their mouthwatering fish dishes. Ambon, the capital of Maluku province, is no exception. Unfortunately, there are not much restaurants serving local fish dishes despite its well-known … Continue reading

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Some stuff from BatamExpat.com – Part 1

Much of my recent blogging has been for my new site, BatamExpat.com. I’m not doing much traveling for content for 2bagsandapack.com so there’s not much to write about but there are a number of interesting articles I’ve posted on BatamExpat.com … Continue reading

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My first interview

I’ve never told this story but it takes me back to 1967. The Savannah Morning News had hired me as a sports reporter. I had no experience. I had no knowledge of the newspaper business or what a reporter should … Continue reading

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