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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.

Breaking fast

Finally, some local culture! Yesterday, when I went outside for my early evening 2.5-mile walk, I was overwhelmed by the crowd on the street alongside my apartment building. There were so many parked motorcycles I could barely get to the … Continue reading

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The New Place has great tacos

I’ve been on the road for five years now and rarely have my travels offered the opportunity to sample good Mexican, or Tex-Mex food. At least not since I left Costa Rica in 2011. There was nothing in Croatia, or … Continue reading

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25 Reasons You Should Never Travel to Indonesia

I just came across this at and wanted to share: There’s been so much hype about Indonesia. We just don’t understand why. That could only mean one thing – these people must never have travelled to other destinations before. Here’s 25 reasons … Continue reading

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