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by Will Sanders on February 13th, 2013
The window was open and the birds were singing. I was still too tired to get up, but remembered we had asked the big guy in the front for a 7 am wake up call, so why was the sun up and the birds singing? I got up slowly to check and it was 8, […]

Tuesday was New Years Eve

by Will Sanders on January 11th, 2013
So Latoya got up looking like she had just flown around the world without much sleep only to get herself stuck at the airport without money, which she did. I was bouncing up and down about going to Fez, but realized she may need a bit to adjust to the shock of it all and […]

We’re on the road to Morocco

by Will Sanders on January 4th, 2013
I paced back and forth around my dad’s place on Friday morning. It was 8:30, but it was Christmas week, shouldn’t we be leaving for the airport at 8:30? It is an international flight that leaves at 12:30 from the busiest airport in the world after all. I had told my father the night before […]

Endless Indonesia Ending

by Will Sanders on May 1st, 2012
I was thinking of doing one of these here pretty soon anyways, but Stussy asked and so Stussy gets.  Sorry it’s been so long.  I guess I just lost touch with doing it, and I think that part of the problem is when you stay somewhere long enough just driving to work and walking down […]

A quick China memory: The African I found in Shangqiu

by Marcus Rosentrater on December 28th, 2011
Posted on behalf of Will Sanders. Too damn long, too damn long.  Well, hell.  I am lazy I guess but still over here.  The news I got now is I am trying to get into a fancy grad school to study TESOL.  They wanted me to write a short story about a cultural experience and I found […]

Just ain’t Christmas without non-stinging jelly fish, you know?

by Will Sanders on February 8th, 2011
First, I want to thank my buddy Stussy for sending me cds of his show WORST CASE SCENARIO along with a cool cd of Indonesian hardcore.  Literally it will take me hours and hours to dig through, and I can’t wait.  So nice to get mail from back home too, especially music.  So if you […]

All Around the Mulberry Bush…

by Will Sanders on September 23rd, 2010
So, anyone ever ran for their lives down and up part of a mountain in the jungle from a wild and batshit crazy primate?  Sure, sure.  did it a month back.  Here goes: Two months have seen me on three new islands, well, two new islands and Sumtra.  Sumatra is an old friend of mine, the first glimpse […]

Dog Stories

by Will Sanders on May 5th, 2010
I hugged my sister, a good hug to last another year.  I told her what a great time I had had with her kids, my nieces.  Little Emma had been following me around hollering “Bunka will Bunka Will” she couldn’t say Uncle.  And Lucy is three weeks old and I held her and woke up […]

Part 3, a backpackers guide to visiting the Tana Torajian dead

by Will Sanders on March 22nd, 2010
If you missed part one and two don’t worry, they don’t all depend on each other, they are all about skull caves and spiders with glowing eyes and indescribable beauty and rice fields and that sort of thing.  This is all about my time in a place called Tana Toraja in Sulewesi.  It is unlike […]

A backpackers guide to visting the Tana Torajan dead PART ONE

by Will Sanders on January 7th, 2010
I told you about hell night.  I wanted that to be a short anecdote leading into the rest of this, but the tough time stories tend to stretch themselves. The next morning I slept in.  After letting the water run for more than ten minutes I gave up and made the best of a cold […]