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Apr 25th 2009 9:59AM Tripoli's gonna be hard. I'd check the entry requirements for US residents....Libya doesn't grant that many visas to Americans (assuming you're planning on actually leaving the airport).
Mar 29th 2009 5:10PM How many of them have fake legs?
Mar 7th 2009 10:00AM Well, as I state pretty clearly in the article, I do not speak Russian well at all. We're talking phrase book basics at best, with a few slang sentences thrown in thanks largely to hearing Russian friends speak. "Where is the bathroom," that sort of thing...
Feb 22nd 2009 5:44AM No problem. Thanks for reading, and happy travels....
Feb 22nd 2009 5:44AM Hi Leslie,
You're right, obviously this post is written from a male perspective. Unfortunately, it's the only one I have. :) But I do think some of the principles I mention can easily be applied to women's clothing (nylon tees come in women's cuts, there are definitely travel pants -- and even convertibles -- available too). A female friend of mine says she never travels without a simple, long black skirt that can be dressed in a variety of ways, fancy or casual, depending on what the situation calls for. Shirts...hmm...I hear you on the oxford thing. Maybe a couple of simple blouses? Anyway, here's hoping a experienced female traveler out there might chime in with some good suggestions. Maybe I'll put a post together on this...
Thanks for reading!
Feb 22nd 2009 5:40AM Yeah, Smartwool rocks. Like I said I usually go through socks pretty quick, so I opt for cheaper options -- but you're right, you can't do better than these guys.
Thanks for reading.
Feb 20th 2009 10:32AM A particularly lucid and insightful comment, John.
Feb 17th 2009 10:36AM Hi Brian,
Yeah, SeV stuff is definitely carry-friendly, but in my view the product line is, well, a little silly and definitely overkill. I mean, 28 pockets? (50 if combined with the fleece!) I just don't know why you would need to carry all the different kinds of gadgets such a jacket is clearly made for. I like simplicity in my gear, as a rule, so will always choose things with less bells and whistles. I doubt a serious (or even casual) traveler would choose this jacket.
Glad you and your wife had a good experience with the MLC. It's a great bag. Timbuktu makes a good product too; I use one of their bags for my around town camera bag.
Thanks for reading....
Jan 30th 2009 7:57PM Hey Matt,
I know we didn't have many dealings with each other, but I enjoyed your posts, your ability to reveal those momentary windows into Japanese culture (read: weirdness). I envy your relocation to Souther Africa, place of my birth.
Best of luck in your travels and pursuits.
Jan 3rd 2009 8:53AM Nothing like a belated welcome, but I was a little out of the loop last month. But it's good to have you with us, and I've been enjoying your pieces so far. I too like to get to places most people wouldn't go to -- here's hoping we both tick a few more off this year.