Borobudur: Icon of Indonesia

Iconic symbols are a theme I will be referring to often. For example, when you think of Paris, what image comes to mind? Probably the Eiffel Tower. Rome? The Colosseum. London? Big Ben. New York, LA, San Fransisco? The Statue of Liberty, the Hollywood Sign, and the Golden Gate Bridge. I can go on and …

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Well, This Sucks

It is now February 29 and my bank card is valid until the end of the day. My parents sent my new card to me about two weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. If it doesn’t show up in the afternoon mail in a few hours, I am going to be really in a …

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The Dark Side of Traveling

I get a lot of comments about my site that are like: “wow. what your doing is amazing. I wish I could do that”. Indeed, traveling is pretty nice. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be doing it. I’ve been able to see things, go places, and meet people that most people would never do in …

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Twiddling My Thumbs

I’m still in Melbourne. My debit card expires on February 29, which is tomorrow. My parents sent my new card to me about two weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. If it doesn’t show up in the next two days, I’m really going to be up a creek without a paddle. I will have …

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Man Without A Passport

Well, I managed to get my passport submitted and put in the queue. Going to the consulate was like my previous trips to US Embassies, which is to say it was a very weird experience. First, the whole “appointment” thing was a total farce. It turns out the system ended up making my appointment at …

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Melbourne Happenings

I’ve been pretty busy the last two days. I got my camera sensor cleaned today. I also picked out some bags I’m going to buy and replace all the bags I’m currently using. I’m getting moving all my camera gear to a smaller bag and getting a real backpack. I finally got an appointment at …

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Getting Things Done

After a marathon session yesterday, I got through processing all my photos. However, the Internet connection here has been down for most of two days. I get 5-10 minutes of a slow connection here and there, but that’s it. So today, I’m sitting on about 200 photos which I have to upload to Flickr. I’m …

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Passport Blues

Still no reply from the US Consulate in Melbourne after four days. The consulate is structured such that you cannot actually talk to any Americans if you go to the consulate. The lobby is a security area and they wont let you in unless you have an appointment already. The only way I can get …

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