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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

Antigua, Guatemala

Posting pics I took in the past. Seems little crazy to keep taking same pics. Here 1-2 more nights, then home to Lake Atitlan. Antigua has about 50,000 people but seems Size of Natchez. Cobblestone streets and 16th century ruins and surrounded by 3 volcanoes.

The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This morning I went to see the Giant Pandas. We left early and got to the Center at 8:30 am because pandas just eat and sleep, kinda like babies, and after 10:30 am you won't see much action. The pandas were great fun to watch even though they mostly just eat. I planned on having a picture with a baby panda but when I found out they had raised the price to $175 and that the "baby" pandas were 1 1/2 years old. I elected to go with the 2 1/2 yr old panda which is probably 50 pounds heavier and not as cute but only $60. No brainer. Only one person out of 50 had their picture taken with the "baby" panda.

Picture later including me with the panda. Note: very seldom will their every be a picture of me on the blog unless there is a special occasion and this was one.

Monday I take the overnight train by hard sleeper for 25 hrs to Guillen. I am skipping the 3 Gorges Yangtze river trip because of info I received that it is no longer what it used to be due to the river rising by such a large amount. Will use that money to try and get to Tibet if I can find the right deal.

Klementinum, Prague

October 11, 2016

Visited one of the most beautiful libraries in the world today in Prague. Unable to take pics so got this from the internet.

Vienna, Austria

October 8, 2016

Schonbrun Gardens revisited. Wonderful place to walk or run which is open for free to the public always.