I wish I had time to write throughout my journey but there was too much to see and too much to do.. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip..


Change of Plans…

Unfortunately due to numerous restrictions my planned trip to Brazil had to be cancelled… However I was able to plan something else and will be backpacking through Europe with my friend from 6/27 – 7/20. The tickets are booked and I believe this is going to be our route:

London – Amsterdam – Paris – Pamplona – Madrid – Barcelona – Rome – Popoli – Florence – Cinque Terre.

More to come soon …

Waste Land

It has been awhile since I posted anything. Unfortunately I did not win the ticket lottery therefore it will be a lot more difficult for me to get tickets. However I am not too discouraged. At this stage even if I did win I would not know where I would be going (multiple cities participate in the event and the final draw did not happen yet). There should be other opportunities for me to get tickets. I just need to be on my toes and do my research.

On the positive note I watched an incredible documentary last night. I do not want to give anything away so please just enjoy the trailer. I HIGHLY recommend it.


LADUMA is the story of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, told through the eyes of adventurous American soccer supporters who traveled to South Africa to experience the first ever World Cup on the African continent. It is also about South Africa’s long journey from a land suffering through the injustices of apartheid to a richly diverse nation that represents what the sport of soccer – and the world – is all about.

Today I was researching more about traveling to the World Cup in Brazil and I stumbled upon this video. I found the trailer quiet interesting and I am planning to purchase the film in order to learn more about South Africa. Also I am hoping there is some information about the US traveling fans and maybe I will have a chance to connect with those groups. Enjoy the trailer!


update: I bought the film 🙂

The Tijuca National Park

I found out about this forrest while I was looking for a promotional World Cup video. I was very surprised to learn that the Tijuca National Park is the largest urban forrest on earth. This forrest was hand-planted in the city of Rio de Janeiro and is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. It is very close to the center of the city which used to be the original village of Rio de Janeiro. Don’t we all wish there was a giant forrest in the middle of every metropolis? Inside the forrest there are few trails that take about 2 hours to complete and lead to the highest points of the city. Sign me up!

Wish me luck!

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Mount Pisgah – North Trail (August, 2013)

After spending some time in New Hampshire I decided to visit Vermont and hike Mount Pisgah. The North Trail was 2.3 miles and was an easy hike with an incredible view. I highly recommend everyone to visit this area. It is a very underdeveloped region with a lot of hidden gems, Lake Willoughby being one of them. I will let the pictures tell the story…

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