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There is very little that is romantic about spending countless hours traveling on planes or waiting in airports. Only occasionally is it fun to be lost, very rarely is it desirable to have your things stolen (see I Believe I was Robbed by a Monkey), and I’d say it’s next to never enjoyable to get food poisoning. But venture out into the world we do, leaving behind all the comforts of our homes, lives and loved ones.

My trip began in Finland, followed with the trans-Siberian train through Russia, there was a horse in Mongolia, another train into China, a stint in Thailand, a float through Laos and an experience in Cambodia I still haven’t wrapped my head around. I began with no clear purpose or intention of what I was doing, hoping to accomplish or even where I was going (much like with this book). It turned out to be a bunch of randomness, a few shenanigans, a bit of debauchery and some plain old general amusement.


About the Author

Dana Ishii

Dana Ishii grew up on the North Shore of Oahu. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. She has worked as a horse trainer, ‘circus’ rider, bartender and teacher. Dana has lived in Seattle, Oregon, and France. She currently resided in Okinawa,
Japan where she works as an English teacher.

Publish Date  September 11, 2009

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  58 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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Comments (8) Write a comment


malialeinau says

Wow Dana, Very cool! what exciting things you've been up to!!

posted at 07:30pm Feb 13 PST


gachimaya says

Awesome pictures! Wish the text were larger.


posted at 01:03pm Nov 07 PST


filly3 says

Dana! I loved exploring your book ~ you have so many talents: equestrian, travel writer, explorer, artist, humorist, model, photographer, educator...what next? Aloha, Drinda

posted at 12:40pm Nov 07 PST


isabelle001 says

i love the pictures, the design, great book! I voted for you. If you have a minute, please vote for my book Woman in the family category.

posted at 06:44pm Nov 04 PST


rainos says

Incredible! I had no idea that you were as smart and talented as I am. I mean I dont have any degrees, but like to think of my self as smart and talented. Maybe I imagine things a bit. Isnt this all about me. No I didnt think so. Lots of love my cousin, great play turned into incredible work. Very impressive. Rainos

posted at 08:09pm Oct 27 PST


brotherreed says

Well done friend!

P. Mcgee

posted at 07:54pm Oct 27 PST


aukaukagirl says

Awesome Dana!!

posted at 05:23pm Oct 26 PST


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