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

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

Photo Update

July 26, 2005
Kerkira, Ionian Islands, Greece
I arrived safely into Chicago on Sunday evening. I pretty much spent yesterday recovering from jetlag and catching up on the Family Guys I missed. Today I’ve begun the process of getting my pictures into Ofoto and it’s not going quite as quickly as planned. That’s what happens when you have 530 pictures to go through, I guess. So in the meantime… Read more

Nice is Nice

July 26, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
It’s official: the French Riviera is Phat. It is all you have heard about it: beautiful beaches, ridiculous villas pearched on the edge of cliffs to the ocean… Read more

No Pictures this Time

July 23, 2005
London, England, United Kingdom
So Brian once again beats me to telling the stories. I got into London just a little bit ago as I close out my portion of the trip. I went down by the Thames and went up the Millenium Eye (which is the one big thing I didn’t do the last time I was in London for New Years 2000… Read more

When in Rome!

July 23, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Oh, Rome! I see why people love italy so much, they actually love Roma! The city is so amazing, everything is so close together, it is easy for tourists, and the sights can’t be beaten. I’ll give you a few highlights: Derek being an oompa-loompa after a very american frat-party like pub crawl, me almost getting us kicked out of a hostel after said pub crawl, trowing coins into the Trevi fountain… Read more


July 23, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Naples, Campania, Italy
When the stars start to shine lika you a had too much wine, that’s a Napoli! Naples is one of the most confusing stops on our whole trip. It is a beautiful but dirty old city with like 3 or 4 crumbling old castles, great seafood… Read more

Craziness in Corfu

July 23, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Kerkira, Ionian Islands, Greece
Hey everyone! Sorry for the long time since our last posting. We have been in transit a lot lately. We are actually in Rome now… Read more

Photo Update

July 16, 2005
Amorgos, South Aegean, Greece
I feel like Brian told enough of a tale to keep you entertained. So I’m just here with some pictures. Brian and I from our last day on the boat. The Monastary on Amorgos: The secluded beach on Donoussa requiring our trek along the goat paths on the side of the mountain (no nakedness here, sorry) And finally… Read more