Category Archives: 1963

Ski-Bum Winter #4, Sugar Bowl, CA and Aspen, CO – Winter ’63/’64

My voyage around the world had been thwarted. Had I reacted in time, I would  have been able to avoid being inoculated with a needle that had just been removed from the arm of a person carrying serum hepatitis! Now, I … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 11 – Iran

We drove southeast into Iran, and, as evening approached, the wind was blowing hard. Dust everywhere. We pulled up against the mud brick wall of a compound, in the lee of the wind, and began cooking dinner. Not long after, a man came … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 12 – Afghanistan and Pakistan

The road from the Iran/Afghanistan border to the western city of Herat was no improvement over the one that had got us to the border. The Englishman, an engineer, had Brian back the Bug over an irrigation ditch, so that he … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 10 – Turkey

Brian Walton, myself and his VW Bug set sail from Haifa, with our destination Antalya, Turkey. As we approached Antalya, we saw a snowy mountain rising directly up from the coast. “Let’s climb that”, I said to Brian. We pulled in … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 9 – Israel

Why did I go to Israel? Well … I’m not a religious Jew. I am, at best, a “culinary” Jew. I love lox and bagels! But whatever … I was Jewish enough to be fascinated by what had come about in Israel. … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 8 – The Draft

I met Karen in Munich. And, I needed some income. I found a job in a “baustelle” (building under construction), using “pickel und schaufle”. I was working with some Turks and an Austrian kid who was a Socialist. A good group of people. … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 7 – Switzerland

Zermatt lies south of the Rhone River, in the Pennine Alps, and is home to the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa, although these peaks are also accessed from Cervinia, Italy. I found a novice climber to accompany me on the … Continue reading

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