Author Archives: Zach

Apollo 21

*This is part 1 of 2 of Guatemala.  Part 2 is in a different post above.* Bump.  Surrounded by roofs of a thousand colors, ramshackle homes meet the grey fog hanging low over the city.  Bump.  Green and black volcanoes … Continue reading

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The Long Shadow

For now, World takes a break.  It will be updated in October when I get back from 4 days of volcano-climbing, river rafting, and ruin-exploring in Guatemala.  Also, I’ll be spending 3 months in China starting in March, so World … Continue reading

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Prophet Still, If Bird or Devil

*This is part 2 of 2 of Sydney.  Part 1 is below.* More than any other city, Sydney is the place where Paul and I explored the most (which is saying something, because the motto for the trip was “sleep … Continue reading

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The Spirits of the Wise Sit in Clouds and Mock Us

*This is part 1 of 2 of Sydney.  Part 2 of 2 is above.* After being delayed for over six hours, JetStar flight 38 from Denpasar (Bali) to Sydney finally took off.  Leaving Indonesian airspace, we cut south towad Perth … Continue reading

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Bali Hai

Finally, Bali.  After 3 hours of sleep from Paul and I’s recent excursion to Singapore, we landed in Denpasar, the capital of this small, lush Indonesian island.  My uncle flew with us on the flight from Malaysia, and after clearing customs and … Continue reading

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Virgil Was Actually a Singaporean Tourguide

Acting on the advice of my uncle, Paul and I left Kuala Lumpur a day early and decided to visit island city-state of Singapore.  Only 45 minutes from KL to Singapore, this was easily my shortest international flight.  Arriving at … Continue reading

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Are There Koalas in Kuala Lumpur?

Leaving London, Paul and I began the impetus for the entire trip – to visit my uncle and aunt in their homes in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Saying goodbye to London on a day with the best weather yet, we made … Continue reading

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The Rabbit Hole

On our final day in London, Paul and I explored some of the leftover must-sees.  You could spend a lifetime in London and still find something new and interesting to explore (or eat).  London, as the capital of the empire … Continue reading

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High Street Kensington

The Tower Bridge…one of London’s most iconic landmarks.  On a chilly, stormy day, Paul and I ventured to this site, also shared by the medieval Tower of London.  We climbed into the Tower and across its majestic elevated footpath.  As … Continue reading

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Movin’, Learnin’, and the Circus

After the Marylebone market, Paul and I wanted to see the University College of London, the central college at the greater University of London.  UCL sits on prime London real estate – it is exceptionally close to downtown but still … Continue reading

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