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

Wat in the Jungle

October 7, 2006 — Tuk Tuk Reagan
We rented motorbikes to explore the island of Ko Pha Ngang. We sped through winding roads past palm trees, bungalows, internet huts, taxi cabs stuffed with backpackers cruising to Hat Rin, a western beach. A curious bike passed as Brian and I stopped to take in the emerald green of the beach. A Monk held tight to his driver. His orange robes blew with the wind… Read more

TITLE MISSING

October 4, 2006 — Tuk Tuk Reagan
“Tuck Tuck” he says with a squinted smile. He points to his motorcycle taxi. “sexy time” His stubby copper colored fingers dig through his pocket to present a folded brochure. I sip my beer and nervously adjust my pack. “no thank you” The English gets stuck in my teeth… Read more

Tuk Tuk

October 4, 2006 — Sa Wat Dema
“Tuck Tuck” he says with a squinted smile. He points to his motorcycle taxi. “sexy time” His stubby copper colored fingers dig through his pocket to present a folded brochure. I sip my beer and nervously adjust my pack. “no thank you” The English gets stuck in my teeth… Read more

Brian in Bangkok

October 3, 2006 — Sa Wat Dema
It is official - I am in Bangkok. I arrived about midnight last night (which was Monday night here) and it is about 10:00 on Tuesday now. I already have no idea what time it is at home. 20 hours on three different flights will do that to you. As for Thailand, this place is definitely very different from home. I have only just begun exploring this morning, but just from the array of sights… Read more

I sit and wait

October 3, 2006
As the man once known as Demopolis in his Greek days makes his way across the vast Pacific, I sit in Chicago for two more weeks, with nothing more exciting than designing a new blogger template. Enjoy it. Prize to whomever gets the Chinese, Thai, and Japanese in the header image.

Welcome to the Asian Odyssey!

September 22, 2006 — Sa Wat Dema
[Historical post from an old blog: the original welcome!] Welcome to the Asian Odyssey!

Finally some pictures

August 1, 2005
I suppose all good things must come to an end. Today is my first day back in the real world, and I must say, it’s nowhere near as awesome as Europe. Although I must say, the trip has changed me. It has made me far more likely to stay up until sunrise… Read more

Hola from Madrid!

July 31, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Hey everybody. First there were three, then just two, and now but one. Dema the Greek will be the last of our intrepid explorers to return stateside, but I think we have all had a great time. As far as Spain is concerned, it keeps getting better, especially once I made it to Madrid. It kind of grows on you like a fungus… Read more

Welcome to Crazy Town

July 27, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
First official posting from D to the double C. Well hello kiddies, gather round, I´ve got some updates. Dema and I have been sweating our family jewels off wandering around this city. Crazy Town? What´s that you ask. It´s Barcelona and so far it´s not all that it was cracked up to be. In fact, I´ll chalk it up as, *earmuffs for those under 11*, shittiest… Read more