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North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans February 12th 2000

MG2K. Mardi Gras 2000. The show is over for this year, and it’s time to go home. Me and roomie Michalis decide to support the public transportation and take the bus home from the French Quarters. Closest bus stop for our bus #55 is on Decatur St. right in front of Planet Hollywood. Hence, the natural turn of events for Mike and me is to simply stand in front of Planet Hollywood and wait for the bus. As simple as that. One might be lead to think that people would make the connection two guys + bus stop = two guys waiting for the bus. This is however not the case. Probably as a result of us looking (and actually being) sober, the coincidental presence of Planet Hollywood, and drunken and thirsty out-of-towners chased away from ... read more

North America » United States » Michigan » Plymouth January 31st 2000

Geo: 42.372, -83.4679Home.... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Madison January 23rd 2000

Geo: 43.0729, -89.3867At the University... read more

North America » United States » California » Ventura January 19th 2000

19 Jan 2000 Auckland, New Zealand We fly out today for the start of our big adventure, my daugter Fran is home with her step sis Kate (heres hoping the house is still standing) my mate Jane is on red alert for any unauthorised partying... Meanwhile my old mate Helen will transfer from Paula's house sitting to Hel's house sitting around then too. Well this time next week I may be in LA... or somewhere around there. From: fran the man To: Hel & Scott Subject: you’re gone Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 Good to see that you got on your plane ok .Kate and I have been watching the news for any reports of plane crashes-just in case . I’m listening to tom Jones and missing you. Yes the house is still standing . Love ... read more
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North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Alcatraz January 13th 2000

The Rock in the Bay. The one Clint Eastwood escaped from and the one Ed Harris/Nicolas Cage/Sean Connery fought over. Once the home of Al Capone. It is beautifully located in the San Francisco Bay. Much has been left untouched since this high-security facility was closed down in the 1960’s or so. Comfort and pleasure aren’t the first things that comes to mind here. Not exactly Hotel California. You couldn’t check out any time you like…... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Houston January 8th 2000

Greyhound Bus. Low budget travelling at its very worst. All across America in cold, uncomfortable buses. People who can’t afford going by plane or train. Or people who enjoy the ride on the roads. Or people who want to experience the adventure. The bus between San Antonio and Houston is packed, as usual with about 90% African-Americans. Doesn’t bother the 300 pound white man with the large cowboy hat. Has ”White Power” and a swastika tattooed on his neck, fully visible. Takes the isle seat next to a young black man. The cute couple don’t exchange any words, but trouble seems far away. A penny for the young man's thoughts at that point...Maybe he's thinking "This man disapproves of my very existence. Should I prove him wrong? Should I start a scene? Should I move? Should ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico January 8th 2000

It is somewhere in Arizona. I think. Could be New Mexico. In the middle of the desert. A few worn down houses on the slope of a hill. No people are to be seen anywhere. It's a little depressing. Why would people choose to live here? But then again, the people residing are probably thinking "why would people care to live in a city?"... The town is small, very very small, and very very remotely located. I wonder if it's big enough to have a name. But I guess it does, since the Greyhound bus stops there. It would be a bit strange to have a bus stop "you know, there in the desert, by those houses". The place reminds me very much of the little town in the movie ”Tremors”. If this town was attacked ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami January 5th 2000

Going to Miami to celebrate my university finalization let's party generation 2000!!!!, just 90 mexicans in a crazy party of a week to celebrate 5 years of engineering lectures. The day begun at Mexico city airport a bunch of graduated kids willing to have one of the best travel experience (at least that was our best wish), taking aeromexico flight to Miami, first of all the adventure of every foreigner, specially mexican to pass migration (even with visa), but is fair to said that I've never had have a problem with this guys (just maybe a grumpy beaurocrat), just to be in context this was my return to the states after almost 15 years. Miami seems to be as stated in the media as part of latinamerica but with the structure of American culture, for me ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco January 5th 2000

A day-trip to San Francisco from Los Angeles is not to recommend. It's a 6 hr drive on the interstate, one way. Sort of a hit-n-run experience. You step on it to make the most out of your day in SF, but still the time just isn't enough. Our Ford Mercury is big and comfortable, more than enough for the three of us. The coastal highway would have been much more scenic, but we just don't have the time, so I-5 it is. It's really not too bad. The valleys leading out to the inland of California are nice. Dry, not very colorful, but very different from the terrain in our homeland. Then all of a sudden the topography changes. Like the flick of a switch the landscape switches to completely flat, plain land. Like a ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando January 2nd 2000

This entry is reserved for my unfortunate trip to the Orlando to visit the Mouse family and the most awesome playground I've visited so far (i.e. Island of Adventure - Universal Studio). Unfortunately all the wonderful pics I took were destroyed, and turned out to be just black. I will try to preserve my memory and look for more evidence as time permit to record this trip. Sorry for the short update/email notification. But enjoy it, anyway! ... read more

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