Category Archives: travel

Updating my Travel Blog

Greetings dear readers! I’ve been taking a break from this blog, and spending some time updating my travel blog – which I’d been negligent about recently. Anyway, if you’re tired of politics, and want to see something more lighthearted, feel … Continue reading

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Race in Dominican Republic

The vast majority of Dominicans are mulattoes, and there’s a sprinkling of mestizos and white people mixed in. It’s possible that some areas have a different racial mix than others, but I only visited four places, and wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Travel Musings

Objectively speaking, the airport is the best place to express dissenting views. Security is everywhere, so there’s little risk of being attacked by Antifa. It’s government property, so the First Amendment applies; all lawful sentiments are protected. So naturally, I … Continue reading

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I’m Back from Vacation

It’s not even six o’clock in the morning, so why am I writing a post at this ungodly hour? It’s because I’m jet-lagged; my body thinks it’s ten o’clock in the morning. That’s the time in Dominican Republic, where I’ve … Continue reading

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A quick note on borders

After decades of encouraging its lower classes to illegally pour into the United States, the Mexican government is now upset that President Trump wants to actually enforce our border. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the time I was … Continue reading

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Back from vacation

Last year, I visited Costa Rica, and there was a screw up on my return flight. To compensate for my inconvenience, Aero Mexico put me up in a hotel for the night, provided me some meal vouchers, and gave me a … Continue reading

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A surprise trip from JAY

Well folks, you may have  been wondering why I haven’t posted anything for a while. The reason is… I just got back from Costa Rica. Unlike Ethiopia, this wasn’t for adventure; it was mostly about relaxation – but I did … Continue reading

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Ethiopic languages and the status of Amharic

Ethiopia contains upwards of 80 distinct ethnic groups, and just about every one of them has its own language. For a traveler who is language-conscious, such as myself, this can be bewildering. At the same time, it’s refreshing; the Ethiopian … Continue reading

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Similarities between Hebrew and Amharic

My journey to Ethiopia was actually two journeys. I’ve already written about one, and the one I have yet to write about actually began on the Ethiopian Airlines jet that took me to Addis Ababa. As soon as I boarded … Continue reading

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Ethiopia and Jews

The relationship between Ethiopia and Jews is complex enough to fill entire books, so don’t consider this post as a comprehensive source on this matter. Most of y’all have probably heard of the Falashas. The State of Israel airlifted most … Continue reading

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