Saturday, October 31, 2009

Utah Photo Album

Ok, so not exactly Central America but I've finally gotten around to uploading some photos from a road trip to Utah back in April of 2009.  I'd edited the photos and created an album but for some reason never got around to uploading them to share.  Pretty much all over Utah including Zion Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Escalante, etc.

Click here to view my Utah Photo Album.  I've switched to as my photo sharing site since my picasa account is pretty much full (and I like the interface better). Make sure you're viewing them full size and I also suggest using the full-screen view mode (button at top right).


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Leaving for Panama

Well my 17 days in Costa Rica are coming to a close.  Tonight, I board a bus to make the 15-18 hour journey down the Interamericana Highway to Panama City. 

I'm only online for a bit now but will say that Costa Rica has been a great time traveling around with Ramona.  We started in Dominical for a few days on the Pacific Coast, down further south to Drake Bay and Corcovado on the Osa Peninsula before jumping back across to the north Atlantic side to Tortuguero near Nicaragua and on down to Puerto Viejo just near the border of Panama.  We were quite fortunate and had little rain apart from the evening shower even though it is technically the rainiest month of the rainy season (thanks El Nino). 

I would characterize the trip as a lot of wildlife.  Lots and lots of wildlife - whales, turtles (both moms laying and babies hatching), 3 types of monkeys, lots of lizards, snakes, frogs, otters, crocodiles, caymans, sloths, spiders and countless kinds of birds - i'm sure I'm leaving some out but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.  Needless to say, I have lots of photos which over time I'll try and get a few up once I arrive in Panama.  Till then...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Don't know if I've ever hopped around this much - next destionation: Central America

And the travels continue...

I've neglected my blog for a while and to all you eagerly awaiting an update, I apologize. 

So much going on (both present, past and future) that I won't get into too much detail but here is the short version:

I got back from traveling through Asia on my way home from Peace Corps in December.  Went home to Colorado for the holidays (with a quick trip to FL to visit my grandma and attend a good friend's wedding) and ended up spending the winter there as I continue to search for long-term gainful employment.  By April, I became restless again and slowly but surely got my travel legs back underfoot:  Short trip to Utah visiting its beautiful national parks, another out to Ventura, CA for a mini-family reunion and then out to D.C. for my sister's graduation.  And I was only warming up.

By early June I was leaving Colorado for the entire summer.  Seven weeks in Switzerland, a week in Seattle, two weeks near Montreal, back to Seattle for another week (both times for weddings), road trip out to Burning Man in Nevada and onto Idaho to visit still more family.  This brings us up to about a week and a half ago.

Since then I've been preparing for my next destination: Central America.  I'll travel through Costa Rica for two weeks before heading south to Panama where I'll be based for two months in Panama City.  Why/how so long in Panama you ask?  Finally found something to work on!! Though, not long-term and not really gainful - only two months and I'm almost working for free, but hey, it's something and it's something I think I'll like! 

Don't have too many details on the project but it is a tourism website that acts as a portal for accommodation and tours.  My main focus will be adding content (ie more accommodation and tours), though I'll do more than that...

My rough count is over 32,000 miles flown since June which doesn't even include all the driving I've done.

Lastly, I got a new camera so stay tuned for more photos...

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Thailand and Cambodia photos!

Still working on the photos. Almost done... I just finished going through my photos from Northern Thailand and Cambodia. Take a look at them on my picasa album!

I should have Vietnam up by the end of this next week and then start typing up my stories... :-)


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

China photos!

I'm gradually whittling away at my figurative stack of photos - I just finished uploading all the ones from China for your viewing pleasure...

My picasa online album


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Photos from India!

Sorry to have been MIA for so long. I've now been back home in Aspen for about two weeks and after the holidays been trying to go through the thousands of photos I took on my journey through Asia. I'm done editing India and have most of them online in my picasa online album. Go check them out and please leave comments!

I also have a lot of stories I plan to type up and get on here. I wrote in my journal a lot (as I think I mentioned before) and just need to type them up. For now though I'm focused on the photos. Either way, stay tuned for both many many more photos (best get a start now so you don't get too far behind! ;-) and my enthralling tales about all my adventures!

P.S. - if anyone knows of a way I can get a ski pass here in Aspen, I would love to know. I'm dying not being able to get on the slopes!

Where I've Been...