Operation Backpack Asia Blog

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Hello from a Snowboarder’s Dream in Hakuba, Japan!

We’ve been terrible little bloggers. But we’ve been excellent little travelers and snowboarders lately. We’re having a blast in our lodge in Hakuba: the snowboard bum’s dream of good snow, empty slopes, and a...

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Potala Palace, and a lotta Lhasa Awesomeness!

The Potala Palace is AMAZING!!! It had been one of my favorite exotic, seemingly-so-far-away magazine pictures I’d ripped out and taped onto my wall back in Tucson to keep me motivated during our two...

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The Tai Chi is “working”

That wasn’t really my objective or purpose in the study and practice of this, but it’s a positive by-product of my reluctant time studying it regardless. Yes, reluctant. In all honesty, the trainings themselves...

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Life is Rockin in Taiwan!

We love this country. The people are consistently surprisingly nice, sweet, helpful and…well…there’s no other way to put this – adorable. From the little kids to the elderly, they are all totally awesome. I’ve...

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Singapore! aka CIVILIZATION!

Wow, no cows in the street, no blatant staring, no grunting for “customer service”, no piles of litter, no smell of urine. WHERE AM I, TOTO??? It’s amazing the things that seem WEIRD now....