September 2009

Quickie: A Medieval Allegory of the Scribe’s Tools

September 28, 2009

I came across this, translated from another old text in the Book of Kells exhibit at Trinity College in Dublin. It’s simple but I thought it was interesting. Because there was no photography allowed in the exhibit, it was only fitting that I had to copy it down by hand into my own journal. A […]

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Arriving in Ireland

September 25, 2009

I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally touch down in Ireland. We were finally leaving the States and beginning the adventure Anjel and I had dreamed about and planned for the last 6 months! From this point until we return home, every step will be on foreign soil, the languages will become […]

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We’re Still Here

September 21, 2009

…and we’re fudging the numbers! We just completed 7 days walking around the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. We expected to have more internet service along the way, but we didn’t… to the tune of none. We were also surprised to find that 3 of the towns we stayed in didn’t have shops; and we don’t […]

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Summary: USA

September 3, 2009

As we prepare to end the domestic portion of our adventure, here’s a quick look at our stats for the continent. USA Statistics Total Days: 29 Total Miles: 2963 – by Motorcycle: 2065 – by Plane: 896 – on Foot: 2 Nights Spent Camping: 4 Nights of Paid Lodging: 1 Total # of  Lodgings: 9 […]

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Catch-Up

September 2, 2009

We have our passports! As of 10:o0 this morning, our passports, complete with Chinese and Russian Visas were delivered. They’re weeks later than expected, and we originally intended to fly to Ireland 6 days ago, but I’m sure it’s not the last delay we’ll experience so we’re just trying to roll with it. We fly […]

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Things to Do Around the World

September 2, 2009

I’m sure that we’re going to visit a number of pretty well known tourist destinations – just because a lot of people visit the Taj Mahal, doesn’t mean it’s not amazing – however, we’re also hoping to find lesser known or personally interesting stops along the way. Like a 600 year old Irish Monastery on […]

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