My friend Chris joined me for MLS Cup ’07. He’s a big tennis fan, and we started talking about majors on the metro ride to the match. I remembered the Australian Open is normally very early in the new year, so when I asked where and when it was held, I found out it’d overlap […]
At first, I thought staying at campground/hostel Chez Nelson on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia was a godsend. It’s only $20 the first night, $16 each additional night for a dorm, and several people have recommended it in the BootsnAll forum. Then I checked Couchsurfing on a whim, and was surprised to find […]
Over the weekend, I found myself getting into the nitty-gritty travel details tied to entrance requirements for the first few countries on my itinerary. Since the only information I had researched previously on this topic came from the first edition of Rough Guide’s First-Time Around the World (published in 2003), I quickly found entrance requirements […]
I started to recycle again today. I had stopped upon moving into my current studio apartment 4 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 […]
I’m posting a second time today to test out the Google map. I wanted to establish a link to what I expect to be my first destination – Auckland, New Zealand. Land of the adventurous, home of the kiwis.