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From Italy

By William on Sat, Jun 6th 09 at 03:11AM | Comments (21)
I have very mixed feelings about the latest big city on our travels. It was at the same time the best and worst city I have been to in my life. As... More...

From Thailand

By William on Thu, May 21st 09 at 10:43AM | Comments (10)
Two months ago I knew for a fact that I would never, ever, crash a motorcycle. How did I know this? Because I knew that I would never ride one. My... More...

From Vietnam

By William on Wed, Apr 29th 09 at 01:58PM | Comments (6)
While exploring Vietnam by motorbike, I had a very strange encounter with some Vietnamese farmers.  Sam has already detailed the beginning of... More...

From Cambodia

By William on Tue, Mar 31st 09 at 02:10AM | Comments (6)
I had no idea what to expect before coming to Cambodia.  We came here mostly on a whim, wanting to get out of Bangkok, and only knowing a couple... More...
By William on Sat, Mar 21st 09 at 04:25AM | Comments (9)
We've been in Bangkok, Thailand for a few days.  To be honest, so far, I don't really like it.  We ended up at a hotel which was... More...

From Australia

By William on Thu, Feb 26th 09 at 08:28PM | Comments (16)
I'm sure a lot of people are wondering what I've been doing since I got to Australia.  The answer; not much.  After staying in Newcastle... More...
By William on Thu, Jan 22nd 09 at 05:31PM | Comments (18)
For the past 2 weeks, I have been attempting to surf.  I emphasize the word "attempting" because up until this week I have been quite... More...

From New Zealand

By William on Fri, Jan 2nd 09 at 06:01PM | Comments (8)
I just went on probably the most enjoyable hiking trip of my life.  It wasn't as adventurous as some, or as breathtakingly beautiful as... More...
By William on Thu, Dec 25th 08 at 03:38PM | Comments (5)
It felt like it had been a while since I'd had an outdoor adventure. Since Fitz Roy I'd hung out in Buenos Aires and then Auckland, and while... More...
By William on Tue, Dec 16th 08 at 11:05PM | Comments (10)
I don't really know why I haven't written in so long.  I have no excuse. I've had plenty of time, plenty to write about, I just haven't done... More...

From Argentina

By William on Sun, Nov 30th 08 at 03:36PM | Comments (7)
The first thing I found out when I got to El Chalten, is that they have no banks or ATM's in the whole town.  I knew the place was small, but... More...
By William on Sun, Nov 23rd 08 at 02:45PM | Comments (6)
Despite leaving Torres del Paine at the same time, Sam and I still went separate ways.  Sam was ready to get to Buenos Aires and do some... More...

From Chile

By William on Thu, Nov 20th 08 at 10:22AM | Comments (2)
Sorry it has been so long since I´ve posted anything.  I have been spending a lot of time moving about Argentina and trekking, so I... More...
By William on Tue, Nov 11th 08 at 05:46PM | Comments (2)
We awoke early. It was a long night of little sleep. After lying in bed all night wondering what I'd forgotten, I was glad just get up and go. On... More...
By William on Wed, Nov 5th 08 at 06:14PM | Comments (7)
Tomorrow is the start of what I consider the biggest event of the trip so far.  The culmination of our journey south.  Accompanied by a guy... More...
By William on Mon, Nov 3rd 08 at 04:31PM | Comments (10)
Sunday morning I set out to have an adventure.  I had spent almost a week surrounded by awesome mountains of Patagonia and had yet to climb any... More...
By William on Tue, Oct 28th 08 at 09:26AM | Comments (7)
Southern Chile. I absolutely love it. And we're not even to the good stuff yet. I was impressed by Puerto Montt when I first saw it.  A town... More...
By William on Sat, Oct 25th 08 at 09:05AM | Comments (2)
Next time you are in Chile and need to travel between cities, I highly recommend taking a Pullman Bus. In the states, taking a bus is generally... More...
By William on Wed, Oct 22nd 08 at 02:34PM | Comments (3)
I don't know if we could have chosen a South American city that is more different than Guatemala.  Santiago feels pretty much like we flew back... More...

From Guatemala

By William on Thu, Oct 16th 08 at 01:30PM | Comments (3)
Today, our time in Guatemala comes to an end. Looking back, I'm amazed at how far it feels like we've come already.  Only a month has passed,... More...
By William on Fri, Oct 10th 08 at 11:27AM | Comments (4)
It has been a good, relaxing, uneventful, week.  Sam has had a lot of web development work to do, so we've just been hanging out in... More...
By William on Tue, Oct 7th 08 at 09:19AM | Comments (5)
This past weekend I experienced the best moment of the trip so far.  We arranged a trip to Panajachel with some friends we made at the... More...
By William on Thu, Oct 2nd 08 at 07:42PM | Comments (3)
It is so satisfying to finally be learning some Spanish.  I obviously won't be having any deep conversations with anyone any time soon, but at... More...
By William on Sat, Sep 27th 08 at 06:14PM | Comments (7)
Well, we made it to antigua last night at about 6:00. A friendly but very not punctual shuttle service brought us here for just 5 dollars a piece. ... More...
By William on Fri, Sep 26th 08 at 12:39PM | Comments (1)
Ever since we've been here, Sam has talked about wanting to go to Zone 18, which is an extremely rough area of Guatemala City.  The kind of... More...
By William on Sun, Sep 21st 08 at 09:04PM | Comments (4)
For the past week spent in Guatemala, I have been constantly trying to remember/learn everything I can about the Spanish language.  I'm actually... More...
By William on Fri, Sep 19th 08 at 12:29PM | Comments (3)
It's been a few days now, since we've arrived in Guatemala, and I'm starting to get a better understanding of this place.  The city at first... More...
By William on Tue, Sep 16th 08 at 02:34PM | Comments (6)
As of 8:00 this morning we are officially in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  The trip went well but we are going to have to get more efficient at... More...

From The United States

By William on Mon, Sep 15th 08 at 06:36AM | Comments (4)
The bags are packed, the goodbyes have been said.  In just a few hours we will be on a plane to Guatemala where our journey begins. I can't... More...
By William on Thu, Sep 4th 08 at 01:30PM | Comments (2)
These are the words that have been running through my head for the last 6 months.  Ever since Sam told me of his plan to travel the world and I... More...
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