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Continental Divide Trail 2011 close to 3000 miles through new mexico, colorado, wyoming and montana. May 1 start date.

Over 1000 miles completed and in Helena, MT

USA | Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | Views [259]

I have completely neglected this journal but will give a quick update while I still have 5 minutes of internet time: Returned to the Gila last month and completed the section we missed. Very hot and dry. Picked up our 4th hiking buddy Mosho at the ... Read more >


In Crested Butte, CO

USA | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | Views [480]

So, I arrived late last night into a campground just outside of Crested Butte, Colorado, where my hiking partner Trainwreck lives. This morning was like Christmas when I looked out of my tent door and saw the surrounding mountains. One of the most beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


Cuba, New Mexico

USA | Saturday, 21 May 2011 | Views [411]

About 350 miles down and sitting stinky in the library in Cuba, New Mexico. We skipped the Gila due to fire and headed north from Pie Town to Grants and now Cuba. The last section was stunning, walking from mesa to mesa with ocasional snow or rainstorms ... Read more >

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First 150 miles!

USA | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Views [311]

We have walked from the Mexican border, through the hot desert, up to a fire lookout close to 10,000 feet, through dry creek valleys and down to Mimbres, New Mexico, where I now sit with in a house. A nice couple found us on the side of the road and have ... Read more >


CDT Here I come!

USA | Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | Views [497] | Comments [1]

I arrived last night after 47 hours of flights and layovers from Kathmandu to Mumbai to London to Chicago and San Diego. But I leave in just 5 hours on a Greyhound for New Mexico to begin thru-hiking the CDT. I'm meeting up with my two hiking buds: Trainwreck ... Read more >


21 days in the EVEREST region

NEPAL | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [390]

Tony and I are back in busy, hippie-infested, touristic Thamel in Kathmandu but we are enjoying such things as VEGETABLES and CAKE and cheap CURRY. We have spent the last few days eating and reading Harry Potter, feeling that we have earned the right ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary

NEPAL | Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | Views [654] | Comments [2]

Today was our only real "rest" day: a day of shopping and eating chocolate cake in caves. Yesterday we returned from our 19-day hike in the Annapurnas. We staying in teahouses every night, ate dal baht and sipped tea, and spent our days walking ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


bhatkuwa: organic farming in a remote village

NEPAL | Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | Views [1010]

Tony and I just spent about 2 weeks wwoofing on a coffee farm with a family in the remote village of Bhatkuwa, Nepal. I will be processing all of my thoughts and reactions for many days to come. It was like returning to Africa, where I am the only white ... Read more >

Tags: wwoofing


quick update

NEPAL | Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | Views [444]

This will be oh so quick. I just won't have much internet on this trip with 2 weeks on a remote farm, 8 weeks of himalayan trekking and such. Tony and I are leaving at 5 am tomorrow for a bus ride across the country to our wwoof farm for a 2 week stay.... Read more >


ma-laai nepal man parchha ( I really like nepal)

NEPAL | Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | Views [679] | Comments [1]

I have thirty minutes left on my internet session. I write to you from Pokhara, Nepal, a little lakeside town next the annapurnas, reaching higher than 8000 metres. It isn't always clear out, but when it is, I can hardly contain my exctitment when I ... Read more >


Tokyo

JAPAN | Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | Views [464]

I had a lovely last week in okinawa. Visited the famous Ocean expo Park and Aquarium where one can find human-size lobsters, whale sharks, and snakes that look like candy puppets popping out of the sand. I came across a Cherry Blossom Festival and went ... Read more >


okinawa continued

JAPAN | Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | Views [556]

I am on Book 5 in the Harry Potter series now. I can't believe I've been missing out all these years. Needless to say, it has been overcast lately. I was supposed to go out diving all weekend to complete my boat and drift diver specialty courses, but ... Read more >


Photos: okinawa

JAPAN | Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

first 2 weeks
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first week

JAPAN | Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | Views [594] | Comments [1]

It has been a lovely first week of travels. I won't really start traveling until I leave the comforts of Okinawa, but I am greatly enjoying the time I have here for visiting and relaxing. The weather has been mostly dreary so I find myself curled up ... Read more >


made it safe

JAPAN | Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | Views [637]

I made it safe to okinawa and have been enjoying the comforts of the Freiberg's home for 2 days now. I haven't yet ventured out on my own but will do so soon. I started reading Into Thin Air for the second time and haven't been able to put it down. It ... Read more >

Tags: arrival


setting off again soon

JAPAN | Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | Views [424]

I had planned on NOT traveling outside of the US this year, to save money for my coming Continental Divide hike (summer 2011) and for future travels, but I always seem to find some reason to justify leaving the country again. When I found out it was no ... Read more >

Tags: preparation


one day left

MEXICO | Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | Views [554]

I have neglected this journal and feel its time to give a quick update since I will be flying home in a day! I spent a lovely month in Belize. Two weeks on an organic farm, one week making my own drum next to the water: only tourist in the town, 5 days ... Read more >


last day in guatemala

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | Views [668] | Comments [1]

Sorry for my silence. I haven´t had much internet time recently. I am in Flores, Guatemala and will take a bus back to Belise in the morning. I will be wwoofig for two weeks and diving the blue hole before heading to Mexico for some more mayan ruins and ... Read more >


Photos: bev and jack´s visit

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

antigua, atitlan, tikal
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Photos: honduras

HONDURAS | Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

diving and ruins
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