I made it to Saigon with little trouble (FYI, I’m going to call it Saigon, as most of the locals still do. It is my belief that at some point, it will revert back from Ho Chi Min City just like Lenningrad changed back to St. Petersburg). We took about a half hour to cross [...]
This is my last night in Cambodia. Tomorrow I’m off to Saigon at 9am. I’m not looking forward to the bus ride, but is only $12 so I think I’ll survive. Sadly, the ear buds stopped working today so no music. Phnom Penh isn’t my favorite city . I dare say it is on the [...]
In honor of my Seven Wonders of New Zealand, today’s photo is probably the one photo I’ve taken which belongs on a motivational poster. If you notice, you have a seagull, a rainbow and a waterfall. Those from the Successories Corporation who wish to contact me can do so via email.
Ladies, gentlemen and Kiwis of all ages. With the assistance of New Zealand native son Craig Martin, author of the Travelling Europe ebook, I present to you the Seven Wonders of New Zealand! White Island Known as Whakaari in the local Maori dialect, the name “White Island” came from Captain Cook who thought it was [...]
The Fushimi Inari Shrine is, in my opinion, the most impressive shrine in all of Kyoto. It is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the spirit Inari, who looks over agriculture and personal fortune. The path up the mountain is lined by orange gates which are sponsored and constantly being built and rebuilt.
Top 10 reasons to vote for me over Omaba or McCain: 10) More foreign policy experience. 9) I don’t need no running mate. I’ve been doing it solo for a year and a half. 8) Unlike Sarah Palin, I have a passport. 7) Unlike Joe Biden, I write my own material. 6) I’m younger than [...]
I have been meaning to write on this subject for many months now. The Blog Action day (October 15) sort of gave me an excuse to go ahead and do it. Over the course of my trip, I’ve seen the most severe poverty I’ve seen in my life. From tin shacks in the Solomon Islands [...]
One of the most remote places I’ve been to on my trip is the island of Rennell in the Solomon Islands. The eastern third of the island is a brackish lake called Lake Teganno. The lagoon area is populated with these tiny islands, often holding a single tree. Read more about my adventure on Rennell [...]