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Karen and Blip go to India with Intrepid

Karen and Blip go to India with Intrepid

Mar 22nd, 2011, 02:30 PM
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Loved you photos! The people we are beautiful, the cows too. I really love animals. Was wondered if you saw a lot of stray dogs wandering about? How did you deal with this? I bet it must have made you quite sad?

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Mar 22nd, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Hi Christine. Yes, there are lots of stray dogs, and yes it's sad. They don't approach you (or at least it never happened to us). One day in Varanasi there was kind of a tiff between 3-4 dogs. Growling and chasing. I was worried there was going to be a dog fight, but it quickly calmed down. I'd never approach one for fear it might have rabies, but I never felt threatened or anything either. Basically, sad - most were pretty skinny. But lots of poverty among the people, too...
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Aug 15th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I just have to post a quick update to let you all know that I recently returned from a (mostly work) trip to Australia, where I had a reunion with three of my tour buddies in Sydney - Lidia, daughter Kathy, and Robyn.

We had a wonderful time catching up. Our day together, including lunch and a walk around the harbor area, followed by a quick boat ride, was full of laughter and hugs. I then got to spent the night at Lidia's home (along with Kathy) and met the rest of the family. They took me on a tour to the Blue Mountains the next day.

We just picked up where we'd left off last December - it was so easy and fun being together. It's amazing how the experiences we shared in India formed such a strong foundation for lasting friendship.
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Aug 16th, 2011, 02:45 PM
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what grade will blip be in this year?
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Aug 16th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Bob - Blip already has his sheepskin....

(sorry, couldn't resist.)
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Aug 17th, 2011, 07:53 AM
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how about a doctorate in international travel? harvard
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Sep 3rd, 2011, 04:00 PM
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Thank you so much for your wonderful report and photos. We leave soon!!
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