Tasmania: Australian for Cold

I arrived in Hobart last night and was taken aback at how cold it was. The temperature was in low 50sF (12C). Thank goodness I have a stocking hat and some long sleeved. The room I have looked like a 1950s motel room with only an electric space heater to keep it warm. The heater …

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Into Indochina

I leave Thailand today for Cambodia. I’m flying instead of taking a bus because of heard so many bad stories about the road from Bangkok to Siem Reap. It is sort of expensive for a one hour flight. There are still things I want to see here in Thailand but 1) my visa runs out …

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Visiting a Thai Hospital

Last summer my father passed away. I only mention this because his illness forced me to spend far more time in hospitals than I ever hoped to spend. He spent almost three months in ICU unites, regular hospital rooms and nursing homes. He received kidney dialysis, CAT scans, X-rays, and almost every procedure you can …

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Homeless

The deed is done. House sold. Money in the bank. I have a few more items to put away into storage when I go back to Wisconsin, then its full steam ahead.

Back from the outback

I’m back from my trip to Uluru. We slept under the stars (literally), and froze our asses off. The swing in temperature in the desert is really crazy. It went from -3C (30F) to 21C (70F) in a single day. It is a reoccuring theme with me, but I am not equipped to deal with …

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New Washington Times Photo Essay

My new photo essay is now up on the WashingtonTimes.com. It is a look at my time in Jerusalem during Holy Week 2009. Being in Jerusalem during Holy Week was an amazing experience and one of the highlights of my three years of travel. It includes photos from the Western Wall, the Good Friday procession …

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Gary’s Global Hangout #1 – Elisa Detrez

As 2013 comes to a close, I’m introducing a new feature: Gary’s Global Hangout. I will be using Google+ Hangouts to talk with interesting people from all around the world. The format will be an extremely informal interview style lasting around 30-60 minutes. My first guest is Elisa Detrez, who won the recent Best Job …

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Bula!

I have arrived safely in Fiji. I’m staying in Nadi tonight (pronounced Nan-di). Tomorrow I catch a boat and will be traveling the Yasawa Islands. If you look at a map of Fiji on Google Earth or something, you’ll see an island chain on the west of the island that goes up like the arm …

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