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London

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | Views [346]

London is literally seeping with history. And pubs. The days have been nice, for the most part, and the parks are fantastic. I've walked around and bumbled up and down streets for the past few days. I've seen some beautiful architecture, heard great music, ... Read more >


Armagnac

FRANCE | Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | Views [359]

Gascony is Brilliant. I am in Armagnac country with my last HelpX hosts, who are fantastic. Apparently this is one of the least populated areas in France, and it is beautiful. There are rolling winter wheat fields, Armagnac chateaux, and Vines everywhere.... Read more >


FOOD`

FRANCE | Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | Views [497] | Comments [1]

My last night in Aix I was treated to a wonderful meal with Christelle and Didier at his parents home. We had a wonderful meal with roasted meat, charcuterie, wine, Champagne, cheese, pasta, conversation and delightful desserts. I was glowing from wonderful ... Read more >


Nice was Nice

FRANCE | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | Views [373]

Yesterday I was in Nice in the heart of the French Riviera. It's not high season, but the city still has a holiday vibe. The daily market is lovely, and on Mondays it becomes an antique market for the area. I looked around, spokes some french, and made ... Read more >


Paris, Aix, Provence, FRANCE

FRANCE | Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Views [595]

I can't say enough about my experiences in France thus far. First of all, Paris captured my attention and admiration from the beginning. Christelle and I stayed with friends of hers in the city, with a view of the Eiffel Tower (if you leaned out the window).... Read more >


Photos: France; wonderful France.

FRANCE | Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: German I

GERMANY | Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Middle East (and Me).

SYRIA | Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery

Wadi Musa, Petra, and the sights of Syria.
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Saarland

GERMANY | Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | Views [347]

Well I've had a very relaxing couple of weeks. I've also had the chance to get to know the area. Nadia, my host, is very nice, and is a native of the area. Last Friday, she hosted a Couchsurfing event and we met a lot of people from the area, both locals ... Read more >


Aleppo, Berlin, and the Future

GERMANY | Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | Views [476]

After wonderful Damascus, I headed to Palmyra and the Krak de Chevaliers, the crusader castle from the 12th Century. Both were amazing to see, truly unique and beautiful. It's low season for tourism, so in both cases, I practically had the place to myself.... Read more >


Damascus - Syria!

SYRIA | Saturday, 22 Jan 2011 | Views [522]

Well, I love Damascus. Seriously. I haven't felt this way about a city since my first few days in New York. The Souqs (markets) with some stalls which are older than the USA. The Jasmatiya St. - the Las Vegas of Sweets - mmmmm, so delicious - honey, phillo, ... Read more >


Petra and Wonderful Hospitality

JORDAN | Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | Views [497]

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Petra, one of the New Wonders of the World. Walking through the Siq, and passage cut into the sandstone rock face thousands of year ago, I came upon the Treasury, a building cut into the rose colored rockface ... Read more >


2011 and going West to the Middle East

JORDAN | Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | Views [785] | Comments [1]

I had a wonderful time in Bangkok meeting up with my friend Sophia. We saw some Wats, the Golden Mount, and some other Bangkok highlights as well. There was the weekend market, a day trip to Ayuthaya, and alot of delicious food. All in all, just seeing ... Read more >


Khmer Christmas

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 25 Dec 2010 | Views [545] | Comments [1]

Battambang at Christmas, I never would have thought. It's the seat of the Battambang Diocese for the Catholic Church, and last night I attended their Christmas Eve celebration. Celebration is the only word that rings true - there was a carnival, lights ... Read more >


Battambang

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | Views [420]

Yesterday, I hired a guide to take me by motorbike to a couple of sites in the area. We started at the Bamboo Train, which according to rumor, will be out of business in a month or two to make way for a new high speed railway. It was quite fun, picturesque, ... Read more >


Photos: In the Southeast of Asia

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | Photo Gallery

Thailand, Cambodia, Me
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Angkor Wat and Siem Reap

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 18 Dec 2010 | Views [411]

When I first started planning my trip, I decided to visit Cambodia and Angkor Wat. Wat means temple, and Angkor Wat is a massive amazing temple that also includes many other temples on the compound. They were built between 900-1500ad, and yesterday, I ... Read more >


Mountains, Buses and Mopeds

THAILAND | Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | Views [460]

I'm in Pai, in the north of Thailand, getting ready to undertake a 30+ hour traveling excusion to Cambodia. My 30 day visa is running out, and I had hoped to make a quick visa run to the Burmese border, but that turned out to be much harder (read: expensive) ... Read more >


The Metta Experiment

THAILAND | Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | Views [1703] | Comments [3]

In the last two weeks, I've learned more than I could put into words, and I'm happy to say I've changed my plans to hang out longer. We're about 30 minutes outside of Chiang Mai, perched on a small hill, in the middle of the Thai countryside. This project, ... Read more >


Thailand (aka Paradise)

THAILAND | Sunday, 28 Nov 2010 | Views [459] | Comments [1]

Loy Krathong was last weekend, and in the north, Chiang Mai, the Yee Peng festival. This lantern festival is tied together with Buddhism, and the Wats (temples) have celebrations all weekend. I can not put into words the mystical and mythical beauty ... Read more >


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