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hither/thither A journal of my travels in 2008 I will be traveling to: New Zealand Costa Rica India East Africa

Malaria and me!

INDIA | Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | Views [2076] | Comments [1]

I hadn't been feeling too well for about week on and off. Our last night in Nairobi I started having some cramps and what not (I'll let you use your imagination for the definition of "what not") But we had already bought or tickets on an overnight ... Read more >


INDIA | Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | Views [2394] | Comments [19]

Well, here I am again about to apologize for my tardiness in updating and trying to put into words my latest experiences. I promise you, this time my excuse is good! AND: OH THE DRAMA, OH THE SUSPENSE! Read on... Where do I begin? How about here: Watoto ... Read more >


KENYA | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [779] | Comments [1]

OH it's been a while again and let me give you the poor excuses: the Internet is bad here and I haven't been able to log onto my account, but here I am and guess what... I'm leaving! Today I head out to begin working at an a orphanage in central Kenya ... Read more >

Letting go.

INDIA | Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | Views [951] | Comments [1]

Well, Again I find it's been a while and I have so much to catch up. Bare with me. Assam. I loved Assam! When we finally reached the right side of the island it was like a fairy tale! Unbelievable. The island was lit up at night with a thousand fireflies ... Read more >

Love and Hate in the Dry Seasons.

INDIA | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [2555] | Comments [8]

A few days ago something happened. I reached a melting point where I began to hate India. I despised the way the place reeked of piss and rancid food and rotting trash and human waste. The trash thrown indiscriminately and in ridiculous amounts. ... Read more >

A Question of Charity (The World Wants To Be You!)

INDIA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [849] | Comments [1]

When I was traveling in Cambodia I read that the government had asked people not to give food, money, candy or handouts to street children. Candy for the obvious reason that there is no good health or dental care for people living on the street. The ... Read more >

So Long Farewell...

INDIA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [653]

We are finally getting out of here. Don't get me wrong, I love Kolkata, but our time here has been slightly annoying as things didn't seem to work in our favor much. We had planned to go on to Sunderbaans- fell through; See the Jain temples- closed; ... Read more >

Kolkata, My new more intense and dramatic love...

INDIA | Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Views [749]

I seem to never be sure where to begin when I sit down to write. Of course I'm always on the move and only have a bit of time at the computer when I get to use it. It's hard to convey not just the feelings of a place but also the effect of the place ... Read more >

A quick note on India, poverty and space.

INDIA | Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [3159] | Comments [3]

Something that has been on mind a lot since I arrived here in India is space. The first thing I noticed upon arrival is the way people shove; stand so close they push up against you; pass their bags right in front of your face, sometimes literally ... Read more >

Darjeeling my love...

INDIA | Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [717] | Comments [1]

Well- LONG strange journey for sure. Where to begin... Currently I am BACK in Darjeeling. But I'll start further back than that. New York was great, catching up with Jojo and Lisa and Adam was a blast. I got my first glance at my new apartment. That's ... Read more >

Costa Rica PS

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Views [886]

I forgot to tell a really funny story in Costa Rica. Galen and I had to return to our beloved San Isidro from Domincal, so we got up at 6am to catch a bus. At the bus stop a van full of ticos pulled over and asked if we wanted a ride. We said yes. ... Read more >

Gallery: India my love

INDIA | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Chirripo-the beach-NYC

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Views [617] | Comments [1]

All right! Where did I leave off... AH yes. Tick infested, rash covered returning from Corcovado . Galen and I headed strait up from 'Port Jim' in the South West of Costa Rica to a small town we called Rivas (San Gerrardo de Rivas I believe.) ... Read more >

¿hola? (dos)

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [809]

 OKAY. Where to begin... First off, LAX. Galen and I met up with JaneJo for a glutinous night of Thai food in hopes of catching the Thai Elvis impersonator. Unfortunately we were either late or he didn´t perform that night. We followed this by meeting ... Read more >


COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [829]

keep watching for travel updates! i am in the southwest of costa rica osa penninsula, it{s remote and beautiful and i don{t have time right now to write. i just got back from a four day hike through the jungle. heading out for another two day hike.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Two nights in LA

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [745]

Here in LA for two days staying at my friends place in Silver Lake. The last days in New Zealand were fantastic as expected. Played a lot of Ooh La La, drank, saw a bad movie. Enjoyed my time with friends. The flight back was uneventful minus some ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Gallery: LAX

USA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Stop over on the way
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NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [805]

Well. I got out. I lost my wallet and all the cash therein. :( My first night in New Zealand I was booked into Hotel So http://www.hotelso.co.nz/Rooms/Double This hotel is strait out of 'The Island' I felt like I was supposed to be escaping from ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Gallery: New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

8 days
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ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [919] | Comments [1]

It's a sick sick joke. The universe is throwing some pretty low punches. I drempt last night that I started crying when my plane was cancelled today and my boss took back my bonus. I literally had to pull the cash out of my pocket and hand it to her ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies


ANTARCTICA | Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Views [829] | Comments [1]

Looks like I spoke too soon. Now I really hate this place. 24 hour plane delay.

Tags: Scams & Robberies

Antarctica Season 3: Season Finale-FINALLY!

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [2870] | Comments [4]

WELL another year down. I'm surprised as you are to find me here. I've had many a drunken rant with Galen about my deep hatred for the 'blog' and yet... and yet... But I get it now. I love all my friends and family and I want to keep in touch ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Gallery: Antarctica

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Third year working at McMurdo Base
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