Daily Archives: February 5, 2008

Daily Travel Photo – Kobe, Japan

Posted by on February 5, 2008

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Floor Windows, Kobe, Japan

Inside the observation area under the deck of the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, they had glass panels in the floor of the walkway. Even though it was perfectly safe, the sense of vertigo you get while standing on the glass was far worse than what I got when bungee jumping. Note the fake log in the middle of the glass. They had to install that so people who were afraid to walk on the glass could cross over.

Don’t Say I Never Did Anything For You

Posted by on February 5, 2008

Thanks to everyone who sent me emails. I was surprised at how lengthy most of them were. Postcards have been sent to the following people:

  • Scott, Minneapolis, MN
  • Wendy, Springboro, OH
  • Cheyanne, Durham, NC
  • Annie, Murrieta, CA
  • Ben, Bloomington, IL
  • Matthew, Appleton, WI
  • Gunter, Belgium
  • Saumel, Switerland
  • Denise, NSW, Australia
  • Sherry, New York, NY
  • Wayne, Long Beach, CA
  • Susie, Crystal Lake, IL
  • Sean, Irving, CA
  • Mike, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jay, Minneapolis, MN
  • Aibek, Czech Republic
  • Kevin, San Rafael, CA
  • Claire, Eagan, MN
  • Robert & Courtney, Antigo, WI
  • Rolf, Germany

I have some knick-knacks which will be sent out a bit later.

I don’t think the Komodo Dragons are going to be in the cards for me. I could do it, but it is going to cost way too much for what would amount to 3-4 hours on the actual island. I’m just going to head to Melbourne via East Timor tomorrow.

Over the last several days I’ve seen cops shake people down for bribes three times. There only difference between the police here and the mafia seems to be the uniforms. I’ll have a lot more to say once I can sit still for a few days.