From Austin to Oz. I'm planning to flee the country for 7 months - working for 4 and traveling for 3.
Departure = 03 Sep 2003 / Re-entry = 03 Apr 2004

Saturday, February 21, 2004


It has been 2 weeks / 14 nights / a fortnight since me Texas mates Kim, Jen, and Trevor popped in down undah for a wee bit of a holiday conmigo. So far, we have traveled up the Queensland coast and seen heaps of wildlife -- aquatic, terrestrial, and aerial. We've hugged koalas, been woken up by kokkaburras, fed kangaroos, photographed alpacas (yes, I know that those aren't indigenous to Oz, but we came across an alpaca farm in Lamington National Park), and were stopped in our tracks by a snake just shy of 2 metres long.

The next two weeks, we will spend in New South Wales, scampering amid the Blue Mountains and acting "fresa" among the Sydneysiders. Then, a week in New Zealand to dance with Maoris and nibble on some kiwifruit.

Everyone needs a holiday. Where you going?

Friday, February 06, 2004

Photos update!!

I have just updated the "Web Albums" page of the VidaSinFronteras website. Have a peep of most of my Tasmanian cycle adventure:


Thursday, February 05, 2004


As of yesterday, I am back in Brisbane, awaiting the arrival of Texas mates Jen, Kim, and Trevor. In the 4-person dormitory room, I shared it with two Swiss German surferboys and a bloke from Detroit, Dave. While still at university, Dave had studied abroad in Spain for 13 months. Then, he had a 6-week internship in Monterrey, Mexico, where he picked up heaps of Mexican slang. He was pretty proud that he learned "pinche" and how to use it well. And, I too, was proud of him. HA!

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

USA's foreign policy debate

Interesting approach from a non-US source. Made me a bit shocked that only Americans have replied, thus far: