Tweet I have one overwhelming memory of my week in Copenhagen: bicycles. There are bikes everywhere. Yes, I have been to Amsterdam, but for some reason (I don’t know the exact statistics), I think Copenhagen just feels more “bikey.” I spent about a week in Copenhagen a few months ago, as spring attempted repeatedly to [...]
Tweet As a new part of my newsletter every month, I decided to add a section of links to various posts, stories, videos and other stuff that I have found on the internet in the last month that will hopefully be interesting to you. The feedback has been very positive about it and I realized [...]
Tweet I wanted to post this first on the Ultimate Train Challenge website, so I did — on this video post of the Trans-Manchurian — but I figured I would put it up over here also. It is my first video effort. More of the story on the link through… and a link there to [...]
Tweet I loved walking around the old city in Damascus. I’ll certainly be doing a series of photo essays about it in the near future, mainly focusing on the huge, huge souk (market) there. The souk seems to go on forever. There are alleys this way and that and you can find almost any item [...]
Who doesn’t love dolphins? Seriously, there is something about them (and whales) that makes everyone happy. These dolphins followed our sailboat for about an hour in the San Blas Islands in Panama. It was amazing. They’d swim in the wake of our boat for a few seconds and then dart ahead full speed in front of the boat…. then circle back around and do it again and again.
Tweet My weak video of my attempt to Great White Shark dive in South Africa. An effort that failed, alas. Will have to try again soon. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my feed.
Tweet One of the incredibly fun events I was able to stumble across on my trip was the Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. It is an international tournament of seven-man rugby teams. The great thing, aside from the action, is that almost all the fans show up in full costume. Incredible party weekend. My blogs about [...]
Tweet The phrase “TIA” (This is Africa) was made popular in the States by the movie “Blood Diamond,” of which, as a sidenote, I was a pretty big fan of. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. Blood Diamond movie trailers TIA basically is just a way of saying that things work, or more [...]