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Photos: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Eindhoven

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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London Eye and the Channel Tunnel

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [1455]

Today was the third day of my trip. I woke up at 7:00 and showered. It's St. Patrick's Day, so I wore my green turtleneck. I should be heading to Ireland today! But I had to cancel that part of the trip. I then walked over to the store and got a Red Bull, ... Read more >


London Callin'

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [879]

Today was my second day in London and a rather rough one. I woke up at 2:30 AM because I fell asleep so early last night. Since I knew that I wouldn't be able to fall back asleep, I went and showered and then decided I'd tackle some of the attractions ... Read more >


Gallery: London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Cycling in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [865]

Today I landed in London, the beginning of my 7th journey! And a worthy one at that! I went through Customs and the immigration officer stamped my passport on top of another stamp. I don't know why the hell he did that, but oh well. So, I got my bike ... Read more >


Photos: Huacachina

PERU | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sandboarding on the vast sand dunes of coastal Peru
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Tearin' up the dunes!

PERU | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [1680]

Huacachina is built on an oasis and it’s surrounded by sand dunes; the kind of landscape you’d find in Egypt or the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia. I got a Red Bull and a bottle of water and then searched around for a good restaurant for dinner.... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, sand dunes, sunsets


Nazca Lines

PERU | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [479]

It's those mysterious lines etched in the earth smack dab in the middle of the Nazca desert; they bring images of rituals, the sun, and alien spacecrafts. Today I would fly over these mystical, mysterious drawings so huge you can't see them properly ... Read more >


Photos: Nazca

PERU | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The famed Nazca Lines
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Photos: Cañon de Colca

PERU | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Over two miles deep, Cañon de Colca (Colca Canyon) is one of the world's deepest canyons
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Photos: Arequipa

PERU | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

If Buenos Aires is the Paris of the Americas, then Arequipa is definitely the Florence!
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Peru gets the "Titi"

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [1094]

There aren't many lakes in the world that have two foul words in their name. But the world's highest navigable lake does: Lake Titicaca. The border of Peru and Bolivia slices straight down the centre of the lake, therefore Peru gets the "Titi"... Read more >


Gallery: Lake Titicaca

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [618]

             Today was the most exciting day of my time in Peru. I visited Machu Picchu! I woke up at 4:00 AM, packed up, and went down to the restaurant for breakfast. I had pancakes, but there was no syrup. It reminds me of cereal with no milk ... Read more >

Tags: monuments


Gallery: Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Inca Trail

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Footsteps of the Incas

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [529]

             I woke up not feeling well this morning on my 6 th day in Peru and the beginning of my big trek of the Inca Trail. I only slept two hours last night because of the ruckus next door. At 5:00, I ate breakfast but there was nothing really ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ruins, trekking


Saqsaywaman

PERU | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [1540]

Last night I finally got a good amount of sleep! Well rested I wanted to visit some interesting sites today. Asking around, I found out about Saqsaywaman; it sounds like "sexy woman" to the untrained ear. When I set out I inquired about a ... Read more >


Gallery: Cuzco

PERU | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Valle de Ayacucho

PERU | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The long 35-hour journey by bus from Huancayo to Cuzco, via Ayacucho, Adahuaylas, and Abancay. Valle de Ayacucho is home to the last remnants of Sedero Luminoso (Shining Path) and was part of Che Guevara's legendary motorcycle journey
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34 hours across the Andes

PERU | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Views [1011]

Today was the beginning of an extraordinary bus journey from Huancayo to Cuzco: 34 hours in total with most of it along the sides of mountains! At 7:30, the bus ride was underway. With the exception of me, Andres, and the couple from France, it was ... Read more >


Photos: Huancayo

PERU | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Huancayo and the journey across the top of the Andes to Cuzco
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10,700 feet straight up

PERU | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [389]

Today was my first full day in the Land of the Incas, and I’d love to share it all with you. I woke up at like 2:00 and couldn’t fall back asleep. I tried to send my girlfriend Teressa (Teri) a love message, but my phone is all but useless ... Read more >


A night in Lima

PERU | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [455]

I can't believe I've been to four continents and I'm only 23. Three more to go! I've also now been to 10 countries! As I was flying into Lima earlier it looked like a dusty city filled with unfinished buildings, or a sort of "mausoleum of modernity"... Read more >

Tags: catacombs, cities


Photos: Lima

PERU | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Lima is Peru's capital and largest city. There is quite a bit to see and do and is quite good for a Latin American capital city
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Photos: Yosemite National Park

USA | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Glacial landscapes are what I love, and Yosemite has no shortage of glacial topography
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Heading home

COSTA RICA | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [991]

            Today was my final day in Costa Rica, and I woke up at 6:00 not wanting to leave. I washed up and said good morning to Megan and then got a cup of coffee and watched the hummingbirds outside. Also staying in my room were two pretty girls ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


Frogs, bugs, hot springs, and volcanoes!

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [1766]

            Today was my sixth and final full day in Central America. I woke up at 6:30 because I wanted make the most of it. I washed up and then went next door for breakfast. I had pancakes that were actually fried with pineapple and banana. They ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Photos: Volcán Arenal

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Back to see the Ticos

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [913]

            Today was the fifth day on my Central American journey. I woke up at 7:30 and washed up. I then ordered the pancakes with fruit breakfast again, and I checked email while I waited. I’m sure going to miss this beautiful and loving country! ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Cultural Granada

NICARAGUA | Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | Views [2660]

            Today was my 4 th day in Central America and second in Nicaragua. I woke up refreshed at 6:30 AM because I fell asleep early last night. I washed up and then got breakfast at the hostel kitchen. I ate pancakes, a banana, cantaloupe, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Crossing the Border

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Views [1030]

            Today was my 3 rd full day in the Land of the Ticos, which are what Costa Ricans are known as. I woke up at 3:30 AM after only sleeping about two hours last night. I ate my last banana for breakfast and packed up all my stuff. I went ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Granada

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Zip-lining and the Cloud Forest

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Views [2613]

            Today was my second day in beautiful Costa Rica. I woke up bright and early at about 6:00 AM after having trouble falling asleep last night. I washed up and was listening to this guy outside chanting “Monteverde-something” in Spanish.... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Photos: Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

I walked on the clouds in a cloud forest, and saw frogs and many other cool creatures
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Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | Views [1770]

            Today was my first full day in Costa Rica, so I’d like to share it with you. I woke up at 9:30 because I was exhausted last night. I was scared shitless last night, but I feel better now. I got ready and put my bag in the storage closet.... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Scary night in San Jose

COSTA RICA | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [1440]

            I landed in Costa Rica tonight. I went through Customs (which took over an hour) and got another passport stamp. Right outside, I met a young man named Adrian, from France. He asked if I wanted to share a taxi, but I told him we should ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


An emotional goodbye

ICELAND | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [1723]

This was my final day in this absolutely great country. The runtur was quite awesome last night. I woke up in my tent at 5:30 after getting almost no sleep last night. So, I packed up my sleeping bag and bedroll and took down my tent. I then said good ... Read more >

Tags: airports


A beautiful day in Reykjavik

ICELAND | Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [2847]

Today was my 11th and final full day in the Land of Ice and Fire. So, I’ll tell you all about it. I woke up at 9:00 and washed up and just hung out for a bit. It was really beautiful today, without a cloud in the sky. I left my tent at the ... Read more >

Tags: culture


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