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Trip: Around the World

There are [19] stories from my trip: Around the World


Last Days

INDIA | Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Views [288]

I made it to my final travel destination, Delhi. Tomorrow I will go exploring the city, shopping and crying because my trip is over. Actually there probably will not be any tears, but it is sad to see the journey come to an end.  Today in Delhi I visited ... Read more >

Tags: this is the end


Taj Mahal

INDIA | Saturday, 9 Oct 2010 | Views [145]

BEAUTIFUL!!!


Varanasi, India

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [147]

You just have to smile! People warned me so much about India I really think that it is not that bad. Yes, there are more cows and cow shit on the streets that in all the farms of Guilderland (including Altamont). And the street is utter chaos with ... Read more >


Nepal was GREAT

NEPAL | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Views [263]

Wow, 3 weeks trekking around and into the high Himalayas was fantastic. I have seen the 7th and 10th highest peaks in the world; Dharualgiri and Annapurna I respectively. Annapurna being the first 8,000m peak summitted and also one of the hardest and ... Read more >

Tags: nepal, trekking


Discovering Extremes in Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | Views [274]

Cambodia was a mix of stunning beauty, a gruesome past, horrible poverty, beggars, trash and vast affluent kingdoms. I only spent four days in the country, spread out between the cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Phnom Penh is home to S-21 (Tuol ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, genocide, temples, travels


Abseiling!

VIETNAM | Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | Views [629]

Dalat, Vietnam Really just the British word for what Americans call rappelling, I did a lot of this today. I went on a canyoning tour. Basically it is a hike along a river, where the cliffs make equipment-less travel impossible. So with two guides and ... Read more >


GREAT Day - Island Tour

VIETNAM | Saturday, 28 Aug 2010 | Views [427] | Comments [1]

AMAZING day (they are all good, but this stands out): 28th August I booked an all day island tour and boat cruise out of Nha Trang. You could not beat the price and lunch and at least some beverage during the 'floating bar - happy hour' claimed to be ... Read more >


New Experiences

VIETNAM | Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | Views [311]

First off, the War Remnants museum in Saigon tore me apart. I was nauseous looking at the pictures and reading some of the terrible acts of war.  Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City was a riot. There are motorbikes everywhere and I am pretty sure I have seen ... Read more >


Vietnam Highway Laws

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | Views [386]

The rules of the road, as far as I can tell: 1. The bigger you are, the more entitled you are to do whatever the hell you want. Ie a bus could pull a U-turn across five lanes of traffic. Too bad everyone else, you are smaller than the bus. Hiracrhy ... Read more >


Island Isolation

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | Views [252]

It has been a full month now since leaving San Francisco. I spent the last two nights on Pulau Tioman off the south east coast of peninsular Malaysia. All I have to say are remote beaches on a jungle island are awesome. Seriously the island could have ... Read more >


Border Crossing

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | Views [187]

I am now 4 countries into the trip with 4 more to go, I guess that is half way. A full month will have gone by as of tomorrow; so in time it is only just over a third. This was my first bus border crossing. What a cattle herd and stampede. The bus drops ... Read more >


Scary Night #2

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 | Views [210]

14th August - Singapore Hostel reservations, who needs them, find a place to stay as you go. I'm just one traveler, every place has at least one bed open in a dorm room, right? Well, apparently not in Singapore when you do not start looking until almost ... Read more >


Scary Night #1

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | Views [236]

13 August - Yes, Friday the 13th I made it out of Sydney and up to the Blue Mountains, despite a late start because of a lot of wine while talking with a few Irish the night before. Worst case, it was going to be a nice train ride and a peaceful day ... Read more >


Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | Views [179]

Headed out on the town last night. Apparently, Tuesday is a party night in Kings Cross. Today was a touristy day. Bondi beach, the East Coast walk, Botanical Gardens, a ferry ride, Sydney Opera house, walked over the Harbour bridge, strolled through ... Read more >


My First Bus Ride (kind of)

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | Views [278] | Comments [2]

Today I ponyed up and bought a bus ticket. I only have five days left on NZ and still want to see so much more. Hitch hiking has worked so well, but now I just want to go too far a distance in too little a time to rely on my thumb in the air (a sign ... Read more >


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