Riding Iceland

February 4, 2011

Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland, and at over 3,000 square miles, covers more than 8% of the country. In the south east, between the towns of Skaftafell and Höfn a portion of the glacier (large enough to have its own name: Breiðamerkurjökull) flows down towards the ocean where it has formed a giant […]

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September 30, 2010

If you want to get a lot of strange looks when you travel, take pictures of your food. It’s understandably odd to see someone snapping a picture of their lunch (“Yeah, it’s a hot dog, buddy.”) but of course the fact that people thought it was absurd emphasized the whole point. Wherever we were, we […]

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Florescent Lights and Dead Animals: The Russian Zoological Museum

June 13, 2010

This is one of the creepiest places we’ve ever visited. It’s the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg and it’s weird. Really weird.

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Thorong La Pass, Nepal: 17,769 feet

May 19, 2010

This is Anjel and I standing at the top of the Thorong La pass in Nepal. We tried to take several photos of ourselves at the literal high-point of this trek and frankly, they all came out a bit off. Clearly your brain isn’t firing on all cylinders at that altitude. For example, it didn’t […]

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South Island and a Pair of 650 Singles: Part 1

April 4, 2010

New Zealand is home to some of the most famous treks in the world. The Milford Track, the Abel Tasman Track and the Routeburn Track all rank among the most beautiful walks in the world. On top of that, New Zealand was the site for dozens of remote location shots for Peter Jackson’s Lord of […]

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Trekking Saboteurs!

March 25, 2010

I mentioned in a previous post that, while trekking the Overland Track is Tasmania, we had an absurd series of encounters with a group of fellow hikers that led them to believe that we were complete idiots and/or actively trying to sabotage their trip. Here’s the story.

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Valentine’s Day and Motorcycles

February 15, 2010

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. 7 years ago, on that day, Anjel and I had our first date. We had known each other for a just a week or two after meeting in our Level 1 Graphic Design class at CCA. On a Friday, the week before Valentine’s Day, I mentioned to a classmate that I […]

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“Is this enough fat?”: Travels in Mongolia

February 15, 2010

We’d been in Mongolia for about 36 hours and were sitting on footstools around a small, low table inside a ger. My wrist was starting to ache and Anjel had developed a blister on her right index finger from the large cleaver. We were getting tired, but there was a large pile of still-frozen mutton […]

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Mongol Money and Multiple Writing Systems

January 11, 2010

The Mongolian currency is the Togrog. The exchange rate is roughly 1470 Togrog to 1 US Dollar. Throughout most of Europe, thanks to the prevalence of €2 coins, it’s pretty easy to have a pocket full of change that adds up to more than $30. As an American, where a pocket full of change is […]

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The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

January 5, 2010

Back in 2007 I read an article on BoingBoing about a small “museum” of Soviet-era Video Games that had been opened by a couple of students in the basement of a small technical university about 30 minutes outside the center of Moscow. The article was accompanied by awesome pictures of hulking consoles that looked like […]

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