A wide view of the Mars-like terrain of Wadi Rum. So Mars-like that it's where they shot The Martian. Tire tracks follow behind.

Is Not Chicago

shenanigans and tomfoolery throughout the world

Photo Update

October 23, 2006
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ankor Wat: The beach at Koh Phi Phi Don: Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Leh (as seen in The Beach)

Full Moon Party

October 19, 2006 — Tuk Tuk Reagan
Full Moon Party: Hat Rin Beach, Ko Pha Ngan

Elephants Playing

October 19, 2006 — Tuk Tuk Reagan

Thai BBQ

October 19, 2006 — Tuk Tuk Reagan

You know why you don't have girlfriend?

October 19, 2006
Siem Reap, Cambodia
After a crazy day in Bangkok of temples and being dropped at tailors and jewelry factories by my tuk tuk driver, we awoke at five in the morning to make our flight out to Siem Reap… Read more

Welcome to the Jungle!

October 16, 2006 — Sa Wat Dema
I am back in Bangkok and have successfully met up with Hanagi-Son, but less than 24 hours ago, I was barefoot in a village in the jungle. I have showered off the layers of mud, sweat, and blood, but I have come away with memories of what was literally one of the best nights of my life. By the way… Read more


October 14, 2006
The first podcast… It’s Friday night here in Chicago, and I am just finishing up my packing. Tomorrow as rosy-fingered dawn (to borrow a phrase from the Greeks of our last adventure) arrives I will be heading to the airport for an epic plane flight across the Pacific. My flight departs at 11am and arrives at 11pm on Sunday night. Being exactly 12 hours ahead of us… Read more

Chang Mai

October 12, 2006 — Sa Wat Dema
Well, the Full Moon Party was absolutely amazing. Though I lost adam within about 30 seconds… Read more


October 10, 2006 — Tuk Tuk Reagan
The dive boat pulled away from the beach at 8 this morning. Wat, our dive master took a long drag from his Marlboro Red “See many shars,” he smiled, extending his hand from his forehead, like the dorsal fin of a fish. We rigged our gear. SCUBA tanks hissed as we tested our regulators. The old diesel engine pushed us though the waves and rain. An hour away from the island of Ko Tao… Read more