An ongoing travelogue in journal form about Stan's trip to Cambodia, where he recently lived and worked teaching English. Also a very nice introduction to another culture, one still quite removed from our Western Industrialized ways.
Parallel U – Living and working in Cambodia
Part 1 is the first trip, ending in return to the States, Part 2 is the second trip, and brings us to the present.
Stan has lived and traveled abroad for many years, this is his most recent exploit, and provides both entertaining and educational reading.
This was originally sent out in E-mail form, but Stan kindly agreed to let it be re-published here on Ratmachines. If you would like to check out his website, go to www.tripeast.com, where you can read more about his travels, and his various other activities, and see photographs from his other journeys, such as China, where he lived and worked for many years.
A traveler's first impressions of moving from Portland, Oregon, to Berlin.
Berlin: An Introduction
Dooly has lived in the USA for a long time, but is finally back in Europe. These are his first impressions after spending several years in Portland, Oregon. He previously lived in San Francisco, Oakland, as well as London.
Dooly is a musician, teaches English, writes, and has a diverse group of other interests.
More writing coming soon, but for now, check out my latest photo galleries of the Lofoten Islands, Northern Norway
Lofoten Islands, Norway :: Photo Galleries
These pictures were taken July, 2010. They show my trip from Bodø¸ via the ferry to Moskenes, then up to Å i Lofoten, then over to Fredvang, Nusfjord, Henningsvær, and down to Svolvær.
Most of the pictures are from the outer Lofoten Islands, from Å to Henningsvær.
Each gallery starts with a map of the day's trip, so you can orient yourself more easily.
- Day 1 - Bodø¸ - Moskenes
- Day 1 - Moskenes - Å
- Day 2 - Å - Morning
- Day 2 - Å - Fredvang
- Day 2 - Fredvang - Beach
- Day 2 - Fredvang - Midnight Sun
- Day 3 - Fredvang - Nusfjord
- Day 3 - Nusfjord - Henningsvær
- Day 3 - Henningsvær
- Day 4 - Henningsvær - Svolvær - Moskenes
- Day 4 - Moskenes - Å
- Day 4 - Å - Moskenes
- Day 5 - Moskenes
- Day 5 - Moskenes - Bodø¸
Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, May 2006 :: Photo Galleries
These pictures were taken during a recent 8 day backpacking trip, May 2006. All galleries feature full size pop up images. The pictures are fairly high resolution, so if you're using dialup it won't be that fast, but it's pretty terrain.
Most of these are taken in the higher parts of the Big Sur Mountains, all in Ventana Wilderness. After the first day I rarely was below 3000 feet or so.
Each gallery starts with a topopographical map of the day's hike, except for the first gallery, which also has a map of the entire hike.
- Day 1 - Botcher's Gap to Apple Tree Camp
- Day 2 - Apple Tree Camp to Pat Spring
- Days 3 & 4 - Pat Spring: rest days
- Day 5 - Pat Spring to Lone Pine Camp
- Day 6 - Day Hike from Lone Pine to peak of Ventana Double Cone
- Day 7 - Lone Pine to Spagetti Camp, or close to it
- Day 8 - Spagetti Camp back to Botcher's Gap trailhead
Boston 2004 :: Photo Gallerys
Boston is a strange city, and has that mix of elements that marks many older East Coast cities in the United States. I took these pictures in Somerville, by the Mystic River.