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United Airlines Nightmare — By Jennifer Shipp
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United Airlines Nightmare — By Jennifer Shipp

Flights, Bags, Visas

When we travel, sometimes things happen that I just don’t want to write about. They’re things that I’d rather forget or that involve lots of petty details. Often, these are things that happen en route to our destination. When we transition from here to there, I forget all the details because there are so many of them.

But I don’t ever want to forget ...
Platitudes in Purgatory — By Jennifer Shipp
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Platitudes in Purgatory — By Jennifer Shipp

Last night, John had a dream that he was trapped in purgatory. in the dream, purgatory was a giant airport. He and all the other people in purgatory had one small bag made of red fabric. Each bag was the exact same size and shape with a number on a little rectangular plaque on the top of the bag. The number indicated how many days the person carrying the bag would spend in purgatory before continuing on to ...
Jet-Lagged in Nepal — By Lydian Shipp
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Jet-Lagged in Nepal — By Lydian Shipp

It hasn't rained hardly at all.It’s the monsoon season here in Nepal, and I haven’t seen more than a few rain clouds. But to be fair, I did feel a light mist yesterday when we were out walking.I'd been expecting a lot of rain; I carefully waterproofed my shoes with special waterproofing spray before we left in preparation for the copious amounts of rain. Although I did this, I had still been looking ...
Killing Cadbury in Kathmandu– By Jennifer Shipp
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Killing Cadbury in Kathmandu– By Jennifer Shipp

There is a cream-colored puppy who lives in our apartment complex and we’ve named him Cadbury. He follows John and me when we jog and we see him sitting here and there with various residents and guards, who are always coo-ing at him and lavishing him with attention.

I’ll admit that I’m a cat person, but I still think that some dogs are cute sometimes. In the middle of the night, however, ...
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