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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 110 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.

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Thursday November 2, 2006

I caught the local bus and went to a small village outside Amsterdam which is known for their windmills. A bus tour would have been 28 euros but the local bus only cost me 7 euros round trip. I also walked to the Red Light District during the day. Later that day there was a hail storm and 50 mph winds. Not great weather especially since almost everyone rides a bike to work in Amsterdam. The wind was blowing people off their bikes much to the amusement of us seeking refuge in the local bar.
Norwegian saying
"No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing."

NETHERLANDS, Keukenhof Gardens




Wednesday November 1, 2006

I moved from the Hotel Verdi to the Ship Avanti. Bunk beds on the ship located in the canals but much closer to downtown and the canals. I walked around the Red Light District later that night. You must really be careful taking pictures in the Red Light District because plain clothes policemen will appear from nowhere if you try to take pictures of the ladies in the windows. I also stopped in a "cafe" as a curiosity but did not partake since that is just not my thing.

ITALY, Lake Como

Friday October 27, 2006

Today I leave Switzerland. I went for 3 days and stayed 9. It was incredible. I take the train today to Milan and switch trains to go to Como, Italy, and take a cruise on Lake Como on Saturday. Lake Como is the playground of the rich and George Clooney and Brad Pitt have homes there. The cruise will take about 6 hours.