May 2010

50,000 Miles

May 30, 2010

Just a few days ago, on the flight from Istanbul to Prague we passed the 50,000 mile mark. It took us 297 days with an average of 170 miles per day. The breakdown is: Plane: 27,746 Moto: 9,269 Train: 6,311 Bus: 1,137 Boat: 1,333 Foot: 392 Horse: 5

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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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Historical Context: Ho Ho Ho!

May 14, 2010

What trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the birth place of Jolly Old Saint Nick! Yes, as we all learned in Christmas carols sung every year by the fireside, the man who has come to be known all around the world as Santa Claus was Greek.

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Airport Code: ADB

May 14, 2010

With the exception of small municipal or private airports, every airport has a 3 letter IATA code. JFK, SFO, LAX, CHI… The most interesting piece of trivia involving IATA codes probably has to do with Rush’s song YYZ. The song begins with a morse code rendering of the letters Y-Y-Z ( – . - -   […]

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