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

The Wine-Dark Sea

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Just as Odysseus before me, I must prepare to journey over the wine-dark sea…

The Islands

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Experience the delicate mystery and Aegean beauty of the Greek islands.

Gettin' Ready!

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Less than 5 days until departure. I got my backpack (which is incredibly small), and clothes. Just need a hat, glasses, and to learn a little more Greek. But, Ime Kala! (I am well). I’ll miss everybody, but I can’t wait to leave!