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Final day in New York.

Lilly, Nicole, Chris and Leo Jr. joined me this morning for the journey into the city, and from Penn Station we took the Subway south, and made our way to Battery Park. They had been with me when I achieved my first US-based goal, visiting the Statue of Liberty back in October 2008 It was […]

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Thought-provoking last day in Mexico.

After the previous night out in Xoxocotlan cemetery I had another relaxing start to the day, sitting in the sunny courtyard of the hostel writing my blog, and trying to figure out some transport options for my forthcoming trip to China. It was pretty quiet at the hostel, and I shared cookong duties with one […]

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Goal 63 – Dia de Muertos.

After my trip to Monte Alban on Friday I took a wander around the city and enjoyed the festive atmosphere. The sand paintings and decorations are very eye-catching. Later in the evening I had a couple of beers and quite a few shots of mezcal, the local drink somewhat similar to tequila, with a group […]

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Magnificent Mexico!

For the past month or so I have been staying on the west coast of California, mainly living by the beach at my friend Evan’s place. It has been pretty easy, as I rented a car for a couple of weeks, had my GPS, and could happily get around to wherever I wanted, the only […]

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Heading down to Mexico.

I had an early start yesterday, and two flights later, after a short delay in Mexico City, I arrived late afternoon in Oaxaca (pronounced “Wa-haka”). A shared taxi minibus, at a bargain price of 44 pesos (less than $4) dropped me off right at the front door of the hostel I had booked. I left […]

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Some new plans coming together.

Along with tackling my Australian-based goals, and taking a bit of a break, my main focus while here in Perth is to plan my upcoming travels for the next few months. It’s a complicated process, as there are a lot of factors to take into account. The biggest hurdle is that many of the goals […]

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Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

A little too ironic…. The author of the book “100 Things To Do Before You Die!” just died on 17th August. Unfortunately Dave Freeman had only completed about half of the list that he and co-author Neil Teplica had created. And how did he die? Running with the bulls in Pamplona? A terrible crash in […]

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