844 days, 20,256 hours, 1,215,360 minutes, or 72,921,600 seconds. That is the approximate duration of my world tour. I never wanted it to end and now, in a manner of speaking, I suppose it never has to. If you wish to go by country do so by clicking on one above. They are numbered in the order I visited them, more or less. If you enjoy reading about it even a tenth as much as I enjoyed living it then you will not have wasted your time. Grab a refreshing beverage, settle in a comfortable chair, and make a journey across the world, experiencing it as I did. Then get off your ass and check it out for yourself. You're not getting any younger.

Airport Journey (Bali, Indonesia)

Feb 6th, 2009 - Today was nerve racking to put it mildly. I drove to the airport on my motorbike so I could buy a ticket to Singapore (need a new visa). I suppose I could have bought a ticket in town (Ubud) from an agent but I decided to skip the middle man. Online you say? I could not access the website. Anyway, have I mentioned the traffic? The road to the airport runs through Denpasar, the capital of Bali. Let’s just say traffic is a tad dense. Perhaps sparing myself the stress would have been worth a few extra bucks. However, I will treasure the experience (not really).

Every time I ride that bike I see something that confounds me. As I was headed back to Ubud a young guy actually drove up alongside me and tried to convince me to go somewhere or purchase something. I wasn’t really paying attention as I was trying to avoid serious bodily injury and/or death. I’ve had people chase me down before but not while I was doing 30 mph. I contemplated pulling off to the side and asking him what the hell he was doing but concluded my consternation would fly right over his head. Certain truths I believe to be self-evident, truths that cross all cultural boundaries. One of these truths is the dangerous nature of trying to hold negotiations while driving 30 mph on a motorcycle through traffic. Then again, what the f**k do I know....really?

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