So here we are, it’s September 2010 and I haven’t written anything for the general public since the week I came to Alaska in 2008. It’s kinda hard to think back on everything and put it into a paragraph, so I won’t. I’m still working on this website, I had been writing a little bit every few weeks or so before, however I was worried it might dissapear so I moved the blog to this website from it’s original location (yup, myspace, who would of thought that would have gone away so quickly?) and I’m just about done putting up pictures from my Asian adventures a few years ago. This website will eventually be my forum for showing off whatever it is I want, cause it’s mine, so stay tuned for updates, new pictures, and all kinds of other exciting stuff.
Ummmmmmm……So it’s been about 5 weeks now since I’ve been back in Milwaukee, it’s been lots of fun, sometimes. I got a motorcycle, and already sold it, got a laptop and a sweet new camera, got lots of thermal underwear, and now it’s time to use it. I’m off on Friday afternoon, I’m moving to Alaska. I got a job as a reporter for a public radio station in Dillingham, which is on the south west coast, at the head of Bristol Bay on the Bering Sea. I’m not sure how long I’ll be there for, but I’m assuming at least a year or two. yeah. So…..There may or may not be a little gathering on Thursday night, downtown Milwaukee style for those who have some free time on a thursday night. and if anyone decides to come up to Alaska they are more than welcome to sleep on my couch (which I hope to have, I’m not sure where I’m going to live yet). I guess that’s all the news I have for now. Talk later from the north.
And here it is, the final news update for Adam’s world adventures 2003 – 2008….. After having my fun in the sun in La Paz, Bolivia, yet again I’ve made my way to Peru. I’m in Cusco now just hanging out and buying up lots of nice things to maybe sell and support myself with for a day or two when I get back. Which means, yes, I’m coming back to the US. I’ll be flying out of Lima on the 2nd to Detroit and after a lovely greyhound bus trip I’ll be in Milwaukee on the 4th. I got nothing planned until June, but I also have no car to get anywhere. So I guess maybe it’s not all that exciting, but the statistics are something like this: 5.5 years (since graduation), 29 countries, 5 continents, bits and pieces of many languages, a few flights, lots of bus trips, a few donkey rides, uncountable miles of walking, hundreds of friends, good food, strange music, kareoke every once in a while, and lots of other fun stuff. If anyone wants to call me I’ll be around my parents house for at least a day or two when I get back the number is (414) 351-3059. I haven’t decided if i’m gonna become all tech and get me a mobile phone but you can try just calling people who know me, I might be with them (I also don’t have their numbers), otherwise email works. yeah, so I guess that’s all, see you in a few
And so here it is again in my apparantly irregular intervals, an update. Last update was sometime in November or something so I guess I should say happy new years to those of you who I haven’t talked to this year, and for those that I have….Hi. So It’s been lots of fun and craziness getting through Bolivia without having a visa, and driving through hellish roads, then Paraguay without a border and not so hellish, but instead very straight and orderly roads. Down to Argentina and a fun new years party on the beach and back up to Buenos Aires to meet the one known as Kate, Hi Kate. With Kate’s wonderful accompaniment (I’m not sure how to spell that one) we bounced around between north and south, east and west (on some of the longest bus rides in existence) checking out all the little bits and pieces of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.They are all nice, I highly reccomend them all. So it comes at a sad time then that in one weekend Kate left me for Australia (after a wonderfully extended month) and also my homies from Muchoviaje left me for Africa (and they didn’t even invite me to go with…). Again I find myself bouncing around trying to figure out what to do next, and also waiting for a bus (I still got a few hours), I’m on my way now back to Bolivia (Got my $100 visa, I’m set). If things go to plan, which they often don’t, I’ll be at the border in a few days and take a nice train ride to La Paz where I have some shopping to do, after a few weeks there I’m planning on heading back into Peru and making my way (much quicker this time) to Lima. I will probably be flying out of Lima, and to where you may or may not be asking yourself? I wish I knew. I`m spending the next few weeks trying to figure out where to go next. And everyday, depending on mood, I change my mind about 10 times per hour. It seems as though some time in Europe could be fun but then again there might be some things I should take care of in the EU (Estados Unidos = USA), and then again I still have that calling in my ears for Africa (I hear you Joyce). So the comments and suggestions box is now officially in service to anyone who cares to send me a message and I will hopefully know where I’ll be going by the end of March. See you soon, or not, but maybe
Hey people, I made it last nigt to a city called Nazca, Peru. It´s not an entirely interesting city so far, of course I haven´t left the hotel yet, but the exciting thing is that I´m on the pacific coast again. Another exciting thing is that within 16 days I´ll be on the Atlantic coast of Argentina…16 days cross the continent including such goodies as peru, chile, bolivia, paraguay, and Argentina. a bit fast but hey, what can you do? anyway I guess that´s all, if anyone wants to have a rockin new years party I´ll be on the beach somewhere near Miramar, Argentina. If anyone wants to have a rockin Adam´s birthday party (28 on the 30th, don´t mix that up, I´m not that old) , I´ll be in Buenos Aires. Word homies. Talk later from the other side.
Yes, I know, updates every 2 months are not exactly up to date but hey, that´s the kind of world we´re living in. So, the last time I wrote was before I went to the Galapagos, they were nice, lots o animals. Then I went to Peru, that was nice, lots o ruins. Now I´m here in Bolivia, I´ve actually been here for about three weeks now, yes only in La Paz (except for that weekend up north). La Paz is super sweet and I´ve been having my share of fun, but the two reasons that I¨ve actually stayed for so long are for the rockstar Camille and for the equally rocking team Muchoviaje. So where does this all leave me you may be asking yourself (or you may not be reading anymore, in which case….)? Yes, it´s all true, I am of the working class again (sin dinero). I will be an assistant for the expedition muchoviaje through southern south america, sweet hey, you can check it out at muchoviaje.com/expedicion or see the sweetastic video (share the link so it goes to number 1 for the month) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmEzn1ryU8 . So sometime this week we will be leaving La Paz (sounds like a movie, I know) and we will be going back towards the titicaca and machu pichu to do some filming and then through peru, chile, back to bolivia, paraguay, and argentina (hopefully antarctica too, but that´s neither here nor there). I will be working probably until about early February and then my life will again need some direction. So I´m excited to get to do some work and what better way then a television show about traveling? I guess that´s all I got for now, if you want to know more….ummmmm….I might have some answers but probably not, that´s how it goes. and in the imortal words of Dire Straits, You do the walk,yeah, you do the walk of life
so i haven’t written a blog or anything for a while, here is my latest attempt at entertaining everyone. Last time I wrote was from Colombia, which was a great place and lots of fun. Mostly I hung out in cities and small towns but I did make it to a nice place on the pacific coast called Juan Chaco (i think) which had awesome cliffs and beaches and birds and rum. so through colombia i went for a bit over a month and then about a week ago i made it to sunny ecuador. first i went to the otovalo weekend market which is supposed to be the biggest native peoples market in south america then i came here to quito. quito is nice, the old town has lots of old buildings and i went for the day to the equator museum which as you can probably imagine is on the equator. yup they got a line there and you can stand on it, exciting isn’t it. so ecuador has been pretty good so far but today was a big day for me, i spent more money than i’ve spent in a long time, and why you may ask? because i bought plane tickets to the galapagos islands. and no trip to the galapagos would be complete without pictures so i bought a camera too. damn, that’s alot of money. the camera kinda sucks cause it’s not what i want but i had to buy it from the black market here in quito because there aren’t really any good electronics stores in the country, but it’s all good, it’s a camera. and galapagos is going to rock. i’m going to see if i can sleep in a hammock or something to make it a bit more affordable but i’ll probably end up on the beach or something. anyway, that’s the news and excitement from ecuador. i’ll probably be in ecuador for another few weeks and then peru style, so yeah, if anyones in the area hit me up and i’ll take your picture. or something. you may now stop reading
I’m finding out day by day how fun Colombia can be. Tonight I went to a football game, Medellin nationals vs. Medellin other, needless to say Medellin won. besides the game though there were the fans…..awesome people, I really thought the stadium might fall apart from the jumping up and down in unison with the people yelling their teams fight songs, all while having a fight of paper streamers and water bottles. Of course the seats that me and some friends decided to get were just in between the different teams fans, we got everything thrown over us but it was a great time anyway. there were heavily armed police everywhere and lots of military people also, they forgot the fire fighters though cause some people decided to start a fire in the stands at the end of the game but it wasn’t too bad. the ride back from the game on the subway was equally as eventfull because they had to seperate the people green shirts on one train red shirts on the other, lots of yelling and throwing things at eachother but all in good fun, nobody really looked angry or hateful and everyone seemed to make it home alright. Colombia is lots of fun, i’ll be here for a few more weeks if anyone wants to come meet me, otherwise talk later .
The time has come for yet another move…After spending a great month in Panama with all my new homies from around the US and a few new peeps from elsewhere in the world it´s time to move on. I´m hopping on a boat tomorrow morning to head, well first, back to the san blas for a few days, and then on to Cartagena, Colombia. I´m taking the boat with a great captain from Quebec, some good people from england and france and a film crew from spain who are making a documentary about traveling around the world. I´m excited to be getting out of Panama and back on the road, it´s been a bit too much down time for the past week or so too much waiting. so anyway, Colombia is supposed to be nice this time of year, ummmmmm, coffee
that’s right i’m here in the place so lovingly named by eddie van halen, PANAMA. I got here about 3 days ago and things aren’t just good they’re golden. i got a nice room up on a mountain for the first few nights and now i’m down in the city getting down, or up whichever hemisphere you’re in. Panama seems nice so far i’m going to get out and do lots of walking for the next few days until my peoples arrive. by peoples i meant the students i have on the trip i’m leading, we’ll be heading out of panama city going for a few day sailing trip followed by a 10 day stay on a small island off the northern coast, carribean style, then we’ll be bouncing around on some uninhabited islands for a few days kickin back and swining in hammocks pronounced with an “ock” not and “ick” cause that’s how it’s done. anyway, i’ll be around la ciudad panama para ocho dias, so say hello and if anyones is interested in an extended road trip, panama to estados unidas i’ll possibly be heading out late august, via costa rica, nicaragua, honduras, guatemala, mexico, and texas. be in the now. rock out with your…what’s that, there are kids around, oops, hasta la vista