Thursday, April 29, 2010

A new updated map

You know, when you add the worldview like this, suddenly it doesn't look so impressive. Meh. Red lines are the paths taken by land. Yellow are flights.

Monday, April 19, 2010

All roads lead to Rome

Lake Bled, in Bled. BEAUTIFUL. Look it up online, these photos sucked cause the fog was so heavy. So we have photos from Slovenia to Italy! Here we go.
Me, from the top of the Florentine Duomo. One of my favorite places in the world to be. Always.
Ariel view of Florence. Taken from the Piazza di Michelangelo, after I fell asleep on a patch of grass for two hours.
AHHHH!!!! ITS FALLING! Wait, never mind. Now ou can walk to the top of it! Thats new to me.

La Fontana Di Trevi. No worries. I threw a coin in over my shoulder, if you know what that does here. Click on the photo for larger view. I LOVE the panoramic function n my camera.
I love taking good pictures. "I didn't know men could build such things."

What I spent tonight at. Alone. With no more than 20 people around it. Amazing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ok. I know its been a long time - but internet grew exponentially expensive as we entered Israel from Egypt. That, and there were few places to update with time. So here we go. CLICK to see Enlarged versions. They're worth it. Promise.

Beach shot of Tel Aviv from Old Jaffa, one of the oldest areas of Israel, predating Jerusalem by some thousand years. A fairly young city - full of life and sleek style, its pretty much does its own thing and forgets the strife all around it.
Andromeda's rock. Supposively, this is where Andromeda was chained to the rock for the Kraken, and saved by Theseus. I think. See it in the upcoming Clash of the Titans movie. It looks exactly like this one. I swear.
Aeriel shot of Tel Aviv. Where the beach curves, you can see a clock tower. We were around there, sort of. Thats Old Jaffa. Great area, really.
La Scala in Milan. The boys. Any shop around here sells crap that would feed our learners for years. Sad, but true. Didnt stop me from smiling though that i was in Italy finally.

The Duomo of Milan, next to the entrance of La Scala. Beautiful shot - beautiful area. Promptly left Milan after visiting here.

Venice. Need I say more?
Where I spent Easter. This is a small town wedged between the mountain and the lake. On the other side of Pordenone, this is Barcis. We settled on a little cafe and had wine, cheese and deli meat. A good meal. obviously.
Flowers. Taken today in Zurich, Switzerland.
And Zurich as a whole. Climbed the university side of the river to one of the highest points and took this panoramic. BEAUTIFUL city. Would def return. But it weas nice today, around 50-60 degrees. Nice day.

Sorry it took so longk and with so little, it should get better. Promise.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Heres me on a camel near the pyramids. SOOOO touristy, I kind of hated it. It was one of those things where a guy kind of ushered me onto a camel, took our photo, and requested an insane amount of money for the photo ($100 american equivalent.) I talked him down to about $10. So, for $10, I got on a camel near the pyramids. Watch out, they spit.

And this is the most touristy place we've eaten at in the last two years. You'll notice, its a Pizza Hut! In Egypt! You'll also notice, in the background in the window behind me, the pyramids, and the Sphinx itself. Quite an interesting lunch. Pizza, chicken wings, and the last remaining Wonder of the World.
Another photo of Coptic Cairo. One of my favorite areas so far. The Coptic church contains about 95% of Egyptian Christians, and was formed during the debate regarding Christ's divinity. What interested me the that I managed to find graves and tombs bearing the mark of the Hospitaller Knights, also known as the Knights of St. John. This may not interest you, but i'm a personal fan of the crusades (not a fan of what happened, just the history. That actually didn't sound right either. Dammit.)

Heres me with my buddy Eric, doing some Hookah on the streets of Cairo. You can do it everwhere, cheaply. And I'm slowly becoming a fan of it.

Here's us together doing it. You'll notice our Hookas on the ground to my right. (Well, MY left, YOUR right)

Goes well with a cup of tea. Current favorite hooka flavors are apple and mint. We're leaving tomorrow morning for the port city of Alexandria, where we'll be taking a much needed break, including coffee and hopefully, more hookah. Cheers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Just some photos real quick, since the shop is closing up. I spent most of the time trying to get these to load... Heres a shot of the Nile from downtown Cairo.

Yours truly at the last remaining wonder of the world.

A wide angle shot of Everything, with the mighty Sphinx in the foreground. Hopefully you'll all be able to blow it up properly.A rather nice self portrait shot - sitting at the base of the mightiest of the Egyptian pyramids.
And a small taste of whats to come from Coptic Cairo....a beautiful, beautiful area.

I'll post more perhaps tomorrow if i can.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

So far, to date.

Wooooooooooo! Its only now I realized I forgot my water bottle. Damn.

By the shores of Lake Malawi

Me - traveling the only real way through Africa.

Sorry its been so long everyone. Since Durban, internet has been scarce, unreliable, and costly.

but since then... we've come a long way. Passed through the Kingdom of Swaziland, into Mozambique, through Malawi, and now in Tanzania. Quite a bit. I exchanged Memory cards near the end of Mozambique, so unfortunately i dont have photos before that on me this second. Here's a child showing off his daily goods to me in Malawi, hoping I'll partake in his deliciousness.

This is Nkahta bay, Malawi. Beautiful area. absolutely beautiful.

Another view, at sunrise. From the other side. Taken from my hostel balcony. Those mountains in the distance, are in Mozambique and Tanzania. And yes, I went swimming in Lake Malawi.

From Malawi, we went into Tanzania, which is this picture above. Taken from the 24 hour train ride to Mbeya, into Dar es Salaam.

We're currently in Dar es Salaam now, but i have few good photos to post. I'm discovering that I'm really not liking my new camera. :(

I'll be heading to Zanzibar tomorrow - I'm really hoping to post again before I leave - I'm really looking forward to that island. Cheers guys.