2007 - Adventure Down Under

November 21, 2007–February 13, 2008

Coffee and Beer

November 28, 2007
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I’m sorry I have no incredibly funny stories to report so far. It’s been fairly tame so far, but incredibly relaxing. This is mainly due to the fact that there is little to do in Melbourne except sit at cafes and drink coffee or beer. Yesterday, I did very little besides wander from cafe to cafe. To help illustrate my point here is my approximate schedule for yesterday: 9:30am: Wake up… Read more

What happened to Monday?

November 27, 2007
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Just to get this out of the way, Melbourne is 19 hours ahead of Chicago. Take Chicago time, subtract 5 hours and add a day. Thanks to this nice little feature of the International Date Line, I didn’t have a Monday. Left Atlanta on Sunday evening and got in this beautiful Tuesday morning. Thanks to it being an overnight flight… Read more

Passport Scare

November 21, 2007
In 1998 a young Jason Hanggi traveled across the sea to España with his high school Spanish class. At the time, he had no idea it would lead to a little Absenthe drinking, a penchant for international adventuring, and from time to time, speaking in the third person. The point is, in the summer of 2008 it will have been 10 years since my first international travel (minus Canada–doesn’t count)… Read more