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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.

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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$34 well spent

I have a short story about Wi-Fi but first a photo taken from my apartment window. These two boys were balanced on the ledge across the alley about 8 feet above the ground. Their mother was on the ground below but … Continue reading

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