Yesterday, the Salvation Army was the benefactor of my full size, barely used ironing board, and an oversized Prince tennis racket. Since last summer, I’ve been slowly assessing my material belongings and deciding which are worth paying to store while I’m away, and which I’m better off donating, selling, or throwing away. It’s been an […]
I had two firsts last night – watching the Amazing Race and eating Peking duck. It’s ironic that I’ve seen a ton of reality shows, yet I have always passed up the one about international travel where the contestants carry all their stuff all on their backs. The only reason I decided to start watching […]
I bought my red Gregory Chaos backpack at family-owned Casual Adventure in Arlington, Virginia.
The following journal entry was written on my third day in Belize, Saturday, May 13, 2006: 4:44 pm I pedaled another 15 minutes and reached Captain Morgan’s resort. I had a beer and water at the bar. Scoped the scene. A lot of young and old American couples. Looked nice enough but was missing character, […]
You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world. — Tyler Durden in Fight Club Just like Turbo Tax told me, I received my […]
I started to recycle again today. I had stopped upon moving into my current studio apartment four years ago this month. The kitchen barely had room for a medium garbage can, let alone another bin for recycling plastic and glass. I told myself it’d attract bugs too. I told myself I’m just one person, not […]
It’s a new day But it all feels old It’s a good life, That’s what I’m told But everything, it all just feels the same Good Charlotte’s opening lyrics to The Anthem ring in my head from time to time. Very catchy stuff, if not a bit hackneyed. Then again, tons of punk bands have […]
Friday, payday, good day! I just finished watching the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Great movie, a little trippy. In particular, I really dug the Portuguese adaptations of David Bowie songs. Bill Murray has made some great movies – among my favorite being Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Rushmore. I picked up a bottle of South African […]
It’s been a week since I started this blog, and I’m increasingly keen on the idea of maintaining it on my trip around the world.
Eureka! Installing this blog software by WordPress on my own website was a snap. I had already done the message boards a few months ago, so I’m sure that experience helped. Still, with this up and running so quickly and easily, I’m now psyched to host my Round the World travel blog on home turf! […]