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Saturday, January 31st, 2004

We leave TOMORROW.

Today I had to drive to Long Island to pick up new lenses for my glasses. I had to go alone since Jim was busy. I totally dreaded it because I had no idea how to get there and I always get lost whenever I go somewhere new. But the trip actually turned out to be okay and it was nice to have a drive around before leaving…although I did get lost in the Bronx for old times’ sake.
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One Last Greasy Breakfast

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

When I woke up yesterday morning, totally sure that work would be cancelled because of the tons of snow, I laid in bed and wanted buttered toast with home fries and a ham and cheese omelet. Then I called work and found out it was OPEN. My dreams for a diner breakfast were crushed.
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Probably Useless Travel Gear

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004
Here I took a picture of the travel stuff that has accumulated for the trip. Any experienced world traveller would probably say it is all useless and I am stupid for bringing it. Those world travellers can be jerks ... [Continue reading this entry]

Thai Bird Flu Scare

Monday, January 26th, 2004
When I first read about the Bird Flu thats going around in Thailand and environs, I totally freaked out and got scared. After thinking about it and reading more, I think the danger is very small for tourists like ... [Continue reading this entry]


Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
Here I've listed links that were useful to me in trip planning and gear buying. The Great Escapade This is where we bought our round-the-world tickets from London. They were the cheapest we could find for what we wanted. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Theory of Travel

Sunday, January 18th, 2004
It is strange how in the U.S., international travel isn't looked upon as highly as it is in Europe and Australia, for example. In other countries, they have something called "Gap Year" which is when a young person takes a year ... [Continue reading this entry]

Emergency Passport

Saturday, January 17th, 2004
The worst thing ever has happened. His passport is GONE. It is NOT in the this apartment. We have searched EVERY SINGLE inch of this place three times. We leave in like 2 weeks. Passport expedition takes, oh, TWO WEEKS. This is NOT GOOD and ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Change of Plans

Friday, January 16th, 2004
Plans have changed dramatically. We are now getting the ticket thru The Great Escapade instead. The route is London-Singapore-Bangkok-Singapore-Sydney-Queenstown-Auckland-Rarotonga-Tahiti. We plan to spend maybe a month in Thailand, a month in New Zealand, a few weeks in Australia, and ... [Continue reading this entry]

First Post

Saturday, January 3rd, 2004
Hello! This blog is intended to be a diary of my around-the-world trip. Right now, my boyfriend Jim and I are in the planning stages but we hope to leave in about a month. We are still working on getting the ... [Continue reading this entry]