What’s this about ‘shit-hole’ countries

In about six weeks, I am headed for a shit-hole… if one listens to the current president.  This presents somewhat of a dilemma because why would one voluntarily give up life ‘in the best country in the world’ to go live and work in a ‘shit-hole’ country?  Call me crazy I guess. Some of these […]

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Keeping perspective

I have just tried some computer updates and all my content from my blog has disappeared. Inhale….Exhale…Keep everything in perspective… I am on with live chat as I type. 10 Years! That’s how far content went back on Adventure Adikt. I am hoping it’s not gone forever. Adventures through 50+ countries. Adventures in going back […]

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Modern Medicine, circa 1900

  I admit to being a nerd…especially when it comes to medicine, or more accurately the history of medicine.  Medicine today is strangled, but this is not about that.  I have recently discovered the TV show The Knick.  As per usual, I am late to the party as season 2 finished up last fall and […]

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30ish things I still need to learn to do

Last week, I wrote about things traveling has taught me.  Today, it’s about things I still don’t know how to do despite my 30+ years on the planet.  When did being an adult get so complicated? How to dance.–Even though my best friend is a dance teacher. How to cook anything that isn’t tacos.–I mean […]

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30ish things I have learned from travel

It’s birth-week. I am one of those people who prefer to celebrate the entire month, but especially the week of.   I am hitting the age where people are asking questions such as “Are you ever going to settle down and get married?” [Maybe] “Are you ever going to have kids?” [ NO] “Are you […]

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Some people

I remember the first patient that I liked that died.  Really liked.  James was a 16 year old boy with Cystic Fibrosis.  He was surly, uncooperative, and mouthy.  He never wanted to take any medicines or do any therapy.  A lot of my co-workers would rather not have him as a patient, but whenever he […]

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Wearing red lipstick

Is there anything more classically feminine than wearing red lipstick? I think not.  There are even articles written about why you should date women who wear red lipstick. I do not own said product considering I look more like Bozo the Clown than Marilyn Monroe when I wear red lipstick.  However, I am not completely […]

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So you want to start a blog, do you?

I’ve had a few blogs over the years.  All were the free kind with a very specific focus.  Like when I went to south america–my blog was more like a travelogue.  When I went to nursing school, my blog was all about that….travels to Europe– more travelogues.  So I’ve learned a thing or two about […]

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ROOMMATE REUNION

I met Emily in Montreal. [We shared an apartment in Huanchaco, Peru]  It has been almost a year since I have seen her.  We went to Mochicha–a Peruvian restaurant in Montreal, ate ceviche and corazon, and drank pisco sours [maracuya sours for me] for quite a while on Friday evening.  It was raining so what else were […]

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Channeling my inner fish

After a week in Cancun, but before getting down to the business of studying [which is really why I am here] I headed north to an island off the coast from Cancun called Isla Holbox (pronounced Holbosh).   It is one of the less visited islands near Cancun.  Attractions include the flora and fauna, flamingos, […]

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