The DAY 503 Trailer

This blog entry was originally posted on February 06, 2005.

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  • Enjoy….. See You on Day 503!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  09:46 PM


  • Sweet!!!!

    Posted by anthony  on  02/05  at  09:51 PM


  • ::waits for trailer to download on dialup connection::

    Posted by Alyson  on  02/05  at  09:54 PM


  • Cool!  I recognized so many pictures!  It is incredible when you put it all together what has been seen around the world

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  09:55 PM


  • haha completely oversaw that, let’s see…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  10:02 PM


  • wow you can really recognize a load of pictures.
    i wish i could be there on day 503 :/

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  10:10 PM


  • ::still waiting::sigh::

    Posted by Alyson  on  02/05  at  10:15 PM


  • Great vid man!! hadda take a break from superbowl activities to check it out, friends liked it too btw, your gettin more fans still!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  10:16 PM


  • Erik & Mark,

    you both rock….  I feel like I’m on top of the world…..God bless you both.

    My sincere thanks to everyone who accompany Erik in his world tour, you all made his adventure more meaningful.  when he left Iwas very apprehensive but then you all came into his life, our lives & made things easier for me knowing that he is not alone.
    again, I am grateful to his blog friends for all your support & most of all for the prayers..
    God bless all of you…...

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  10:19 PM


  • LOVE IT!!! See you at the party! Can’t wait to meet you for real!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  10:35 PM


  • nice work

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  10:51 PM


  • :::still waiting:::

    Posted by Alyson  on  02/05  at  11:00 PM


  • you’re welcome, Erik’s Mom! GOD bless you too.


    (ahh, it still won’t load for me.)

    Posted by Alyson  on  02/05  at  11:31 PM


  • it finally loaded. awesome!
    i’d so go, i just don’t know how i’m going to get there, yet.

    Posted by Alyson  on  02/05  at  11:44 PM


  • awesome!  Watched it three times already and am still catching new pics - wish I could be there!

    Posted by Liz  on  02/06  at  01:14 AM


  • Excellent trailer… seeing all the pics again, and I know the music cuz I bought the CD…

    My wife and I are convinced that you can have any job in web marketing that you want, if you’re out of work for long, we promise to eat our words.. (What program did you use to put all this together, and is it supposed to loop?  It repeats even with the loop setting off for my Flash)

    How I wish I could be there, but I’ll just have to imagine it.. By the way, you guys kept mentioning Red Devils, what are those?

    Thanks for the great trip..

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  01:58 AM


  • ALYSON:  I feel your pain; I’m on a dial-up where I am right now…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  02:22 AM


  • GREETINGS FROM AO NANG, KRABI, THAILAND!  Glad you all enjoy the trailer…  I’ve seen it over and over and over and I’m still not tired of it.  (It’s like watching my life flash before my eyes.)

    I hope to have 3-4 new entries up for the WHMMR… 

    STAY TUNED AS THE COUNTDOWN TO DAY 503 CONTINUES…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  02:24 AM


  • DARCY:  It’s done in Flash MX, exported with Flash 4 settings.  The loop isn’t automatically-controlled by Flash, it’s controlled by me; I put an ActionScript to revert the playhead back to the beginning after it ends—because you can’t just watch it once!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  02:29 AM


  • I’ll be there… If I can make it from Cali, y’all can make it from other places too!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  02:31 AM


  • Hey Erik! Great vid man!  You an your bro rock! I’m gonna watch it again right now!  And I won some $$ on the game too!  I’m gonna donate those proceeds to the blog!!-Finally-(Sorry I couldn’t sooner, but was out of work -and very poor- most of the time u were gone.)

    Sorry if I’m a little slow, but whats WHMMR??

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  02:33 AM


  • Yo Bee, excellent trailer! Excellent trip! You did good my man. Unfortunely I won’t be in NYC for the partay, but I’ll catch up with you upon my return!

    Word Life.

    MOMAN!!

    Cheif Boot Knocka!!

    Posted by Supreme Moman  on  02/06  at  03:48 AM


  • Man, Erik, that was GREAT!  You’ve got some incredible pics, and excellent taste in music.  I liked the first trailer’s accompaniment so much I bought the album.  You’ve outdone yourself on this one as well…

    Wish I could be in NY on the 5th…But, I’ll be stuck in my last month in Saudi Arabia…Japan bound after that.  We’ll be there for several years, though, so if you’re ever out that way, you’ve got a place to crash…

    Strange though…the end of your trip almost seems like losing a friend.  I’ve looked forward daily to checking out what you’ve been up to.  Definitely will miss that.  Am I the only one feeling that way?

    Again…kudos kathir, sediki.  Fine work.

    Posted by Dave of Sand and Tsunamis  on  02/06  at  08:05 AM


  • markyt=erik’s hype man!

    nice….

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  12:10 PM


  • HYPE!!! That was WAY better than the Superbowl!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  12:20 PM


  • Erik:

    You are the man!  That trailer kicks ass - way better than any spot shown during the Superbowl.  It looks like the prelude to a triumphant return home if there ever was one.

    I really would love to be a part of the day 503 celebrations in NYC.  However, the distance of my current home (Costa Rica) will unfortunately leave me unable to attend.  As Dave and others who have never met you personally have commented, I feel like I have gotten to know you through the blog and will sorely miss the daily installments.  I know I speak for all the BH’s and SBH’s in thanking you for the time and effort that you have put into sharing your travel experiences through the blog - I have really enjoyed it and learned alot in the process. 

    If you ever find yourself in CR, you definately have a friend here and place to crash.

    Felicidades,

    James

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  12:22 PM


  • Erik - can you do top 10 lists for those of us who will miss the party?? smile  Ok, top 10 might be cheesy, but I like ‘em!  I’m sure you’re dying to type all of these up too LOL
    My suggestions (and there are many!):
    - favourite places
    - favourite countries
    - best UNESCO sites
    - greatest nature sites
    - best activities
    - best day trips
    - best events / festivals
    - scariest things that happened to you
    - best meals
    - “weirdest” foods
    - transportation (e.g. a specific bus trip not “bus” as a general concept)
    - things that surprised you (e.g. different than your perception before)
    - friendliest countries
    - countries with the hottest women (that’s Hiroshi’s contribution)
    - places you wish you had more time for
    - places you’d go back to if you had a chance

    OK, I know that is tons.  Did I miss anything LOL

    Posted by Liz  on  02/06  at  12:29 PM


  • Wow!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  12:41 PM


  • DARCY:  Red Devils… I don’t know what exactly is in them, and I don’t want to know.  It’s like 9 shots of something all mixed with some sort of juice; in the end it’s a concotion of lethal Kool-Aid…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  01:16 PM


  • HARRY:  Western Hemisphere Monday Morning Rush. 

    This week, look for an all-new acronym, the WHHDS (Western Hemisphere Hump Day Spam).

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  01:19 PM


  • LIZ:  Actually, I was going to make the “Best of” list for one of my post-trip entries… Don’t worry.

    ON A RELATED NOTE:  If anyone out there would like to write a comment—the kind you see on the back of a novel—about this Blog, post it or e-mail it to me with your name and title.  (I’m going to start compiling them.)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  01:27 PM


  • wow! that was an awesome trailer. i like that song, who is that by? i need to get a copy of that song. dude, i was there for your send-off party, how can i not be there for the welcome back? hell yeah, i’ll be there. i’m gonna watch that again….

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  01:35 PM


  • I loved it!  I am so sad that you are almost done.  I loved that you used the photo of the pizza hut logo through the window looking at the pyramids, haha.  Lots of funny little random photos put in with the serious ones, that’s great.  I still think you need to make a global trip coffee table book.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  01:43 PM


  • The trailer is f-ing awesome!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  02:39 PM


  • RSVP: 2 (myself and Ali).  Already posted on another page, but moving here to join the “official” count.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  04:45 PM


  • I’m impressed! See ya there.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  04:46 PM


  • That was awesome!!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  05:28 PM


  • RSVP:  i’m hoping it’ll be me and one other ...  i’m working on my plans to get there.

    Posted by Alyson  on  02/06  at  07:10 PM


  • RSVP: I’m there!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  07:50 PM


  • RSVP: I’m there! Maybe with the Raichelsons

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/06  at  07:50 PM


  • DAMN!!!
    Great trailer Erik! I think it’s your best work yet. Way better than all those eschool videos of kids learning to read.
    Admit it - you thought up the trailer first, and THEN you decided to go on the trip.
    Of course I’m gonna be at there - someone has to peel you off the sidewalk after a night of Red Devils!

    Posted by dunlavey  on  02/07  at  03:16 AM


  • cool as…...wish i could be there on day 503…serious video…..

    Posted by lgm  on  02/07  at  03:45 AM


  • DUNLAVEY:  Thanks!  Looks like I haven’t lost my touch with being “Grand Master Flash.”

    Red devils… bring them on!!!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/07  at  10:07 AM


  • kick Ass !! great Trailer .. worth the wait ... RSVP: count me in from D.C.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/07  at  12:12 PM


  • reposting here for the offical head count, rsvp for 2, alice and rob. thanx!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/07  at  02:08 PM


  • DARCY - Here’s the recipe for a Red Devil (Erik - Stop reading NOW!) Pour 1 shot of vodka, 1 shot of peach schnaps, 1 shot of sloe gin, 1 shot of sothern comfort and 2 shots triple sec into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir. Pour in 2 ounces of OJ and a splash of grenadine. Shake. Pour into a pint glass with fresh ice. Drink. Call hospital.

    Posted by dunlavey  on  02/07  at  02:58 PM


  • RSVP: Count Patrick & I in for the festivities. Wouldn’t miss it! You know that trailer rocks!

    Any chance of someone (markyt) hooking up the party with a live web cam? You know so the rest of your Fellowship can join in on the fun from distant points around the globe?

    Can’t wait to see you, and that beat up Yankee cap. We’re going to need some other games too, like a life-size cut out of you marking all your injuries and ailments like the Operation board game.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/07  at  08:47 PM


  • CHRISTY - live web cam?

    Don’t know about getting a dedicated line at the bar for that….or even if they have one…i’m sure the Fellowship would be jealous seeing it if they couldn’t be at day 503…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/07  at  11:25 PM


  • RSVP:  Udz and I will be there to welcome you home.  I can’t believe it’s been 16 months already.  We may have a couple of extras with us also.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  01:19 PM


  • RSVP:  4 just me.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  01:24 PM


  • will be there

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  02:05 PM


  • im there.  hopefully bringing 2-3 uruguayans like last time.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  02:54 PM


  • I will be there on the 503

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  03:39 PM


  • I’ll see you there Erik.  How’s coming with me this time.  I’m also inviting my friends Aimee & Bonnie.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  04:22 PM


  • count me in. skols on me.
    luv,
    paulie paygerz

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  04:26 PM


  • Will def be there and also bring my good friend, Sean - who was also at your bon voyage party.  Full circle, indeed.  Can’t wait to celebrate - it is, without a doubt, an absolute honor to be in the company of someone that has had the most amazing experiences. 

    Trailer was, of course, phenomenal.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  04:38 PM


  • So, whats the hotel situation like for the weekend?  How much are rooms in the area?  Any reccomendations?

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  09:03 PM


  • TJW - For Day 503, we have reserved a single “4 person” suite at a hotel (OffSoho Suites - http://www.offsoho.com) nearby Slainte (304 Bowery).  If you care to crash, I’m sure space can be made, or you can reserve a suite at this place too.  This place is very cheap for NYC.  Prices going for a $89/nite for the 2 person suite and $149/nite for the 4 person.

    There is also the affordable Howard Johnson Express nearby as well.  This is located at 135 East Houston Street (between) Forsyth and Allen
    New York City, NY, 10002 US (212-358-8844)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  09:12 PM


  • Marky:  Awesome, thanks.  I will post as soon as we make our final decision.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/08  at  09:53 PM


  • i’m there!!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  01:31 AM


  • STEPH:  How about the rest of “The Real World: Cape Town”?

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  03:45 AM


  • :O

    Erik, that is one awesome trailer. Unfortunately I’m stuck in rainy England, so I’ll have to rely on the good ol’ blog!

    Posted by Chris Hillcoat  on  02/09  at  07:10 AM


  • Erik
    How quickly time flies. I can’t believe i met you right back in June last year, Egypt seems like only yesterday. I’m unfortunatly not going to be able make it out there for Day 503, but man i really wish i could. You invitation was amazing it gave me goosebumps and all. Makes me realise why i’m sitting in cold old london saving the cash to get on the next leg of my journey.
    I’m sure you’ll have an amazing night and remember as I always say ‘Your special’ lol. grin Keep Smiling.
    Cheryl

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  08:13 AM


  • CHERYL B.:  I love it when people tell me the trailer gives them goosebumps!  Sorry you can’t make it, but keep in touch!  (P.S.  Team Shawl wasn’t invited.)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  08:18 AM


  • Thanks for the invite. Sorry I can’t be there but I’m sure it will be a blast! Write about it for us poor souls that have to stay at home? wink

    Not so poor perhaps in my case, cause around that time I hope to be off to SE Asia. One person’s homecoming is another’s start of a journey I guess. Your blog has had me itching to go for months now. I bet many blog readers feel the same!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  09:39 AM


  • best superbowl ad this year.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  11:14 AM


  • SPEAKING OF THE SUPERBOWL… Any “tittilating” half-time news this year?

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  12:13 PM


  • Super Bowl half time was completely boring…..Paul McCartney…eh

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  01:09 PM


  • I wouldn’t miss your return for anything! I am so there, can’t wait to see you in person!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  01:10 PM


  • laqui’s a FISH for bein in cali that day.

    so i’ll jus have to drink twice the amount
    that night.. and puke twice as much to
    cover for the FEG.

    so im there!

    and by the way… markyT is a FEG as well. =)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  01:43 PM


  • Wait, you were gone for over a year?  Really?  How come I didn’t know about this?

    OK, fine.  I’ll be there.

    Posted by Matto  on  02/09  at  01:54 PM


  • i’ll be there at the finish line for 503…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  02:27 PM


  • Not only will I be there, Erik, Mr. Trinidad and Mrs. Trinidad, Mark, BUT you will be seeing my face plenty of times as I constantly come over and waste hours and hours of my life away playing video games in Erik’s apartment style attic/room.
    Oh and I am SOOOOOO there onthe 5th of March!!!!!
    “Ball”....
    Still funny!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  02:59 PM


  • I have been a semi-silent blogger with a stray comment popping up here and there but have always followed your trip…from day one.  I just had to comment on your trailer.  It was amazing!!!! - just amazing. Wish I could make it to actually meet you in person, but being in DC, well, I am closer than some, but still unable to get up there.  You have had one amazing trip.  Congratulations.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  05:02 PM


  • what time is the pah-tey?

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  06:33 PM


  • of course, the trailer is AMAZING. I’ll have to see if i can make it.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  07:21 PM


  • DTELLA - Time is still TBA…all depend what time Erik gets back…but i think around 8/9ish….

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  08:22 PM


  • Superbowl, schmuperbowl… I’m coming to the REAL party this year!!

    RSVP: 2 (me and my left boobie)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  08:23 PM


  • RSVP: 1 more. Already RSVP’d for 2 above, and bring another NYC friend along!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  09:42 PM


  • RSVP: wow-weee…the trailer rocks. count me in!! 16 months and i never got to meet up w/you..boohoo:(  i’ll be there for day 503! can’t wait to see you:)

    markyt: hang onto your camera this time around.

    (i’m jealous)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/09  at  11:30 PM


  • erik….
    i only met u once…in capetown (with the rutgers trip)...but find you gutsy, lucky, phenomenal, extraordinary, courageous ....and soooo much more!  you truly lived out my lifelong dream to travel the world!  im soooo gealous of u. i am going to try my best to make it to that welcome home party…..just because i think u deserve a bowing-down to!...lol…..ok maybe just a round of shots….smile  congrats on your returning home from a loooooooooooong journey….but im sure youll be out there again sooon…(cuz once you get the itch for traveling….u never get rid of it smile

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  12:33 AM


  • DENISE - steph is coming so might as well contact her too!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  12:55 AM


  • ELAINE - don’t worry i have a belt leash now!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  12:56 AM


  • RSVP: I’m ‘dere…
    will our dancin’ shoes take us ‘round the world and ay ay ay ay…

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  01:10 AM


  • 503 w/bells on…+1

    lookin’ forward to seein you!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  09:40 AM


  • GINA P. +1:  HOLY COW!!!  I got goose bumps all over from watching your trailer!  B.R.E.A.T.H.T.A.K.I.N.G.!!!  You are one man beyond talent.  I just gotta be there to welcome you back.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  12:23 PM


  • Erik,

    As a long-time observer of your professional video creations, I thought nothing could ever top your work on— eMath, Grade 7—Module 5, Part 3:  “I’m a Drunk Texas Teen with Diabetes, but I Love Jesus, W. and Algebra”, but by golly you’ve done it with the 503 trailer.  Sorry to say I’ll be on a mini-teeny-weenie trip (compared to yours) of my own that weekend, so I’ll have to catch you at an “after-party” around NYC.  Feel free to share ALL your feces fotos with matto, as I hear he has a robust collection.  Continued good health on the homestretch and I’m really, really going to miss those postcards!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  02:05 PM


  • YAY, I’ll be there!!! the trailer is so fantastic!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  02:07 PM


  • Yep, Trailer is swell. Will raise a toast from here in India.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  03:27 PM


  • word!!  welcome back!  i might be in boston but i will try and make it back for sure!!
    safe travels!!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  05:42 PM


  • Trailer is fabulous! Love It! (althought it makes me JEALOUS!!!)

    Would love to be in NY but can’t..Not much of a drinker but will make a very special exception and raise a toast from Toronto on day 503!
    smile

    Posted by Kisha  on  02/10  at  09:12 PM


  • The moment I’ve been waiting for! God Bless the Trinidads—sure made coming to work worth while. hm.  Headcout: three for now.

    Trailer rating:  Total Niceness

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  09:14 PM


  • Welcome back Erik after 503 days.
    Yes, me and Tita Astrid will drop by.
    Want to hear more about that smokin’ V! What ya gonna do with your blog journal? Compile it and write a book. I’ll buy one for my summer reading (in Atlantic city).Whew! include lots of digital pics.
    Hot stuff too? I should start practicing that “welcome back KotteR” song. Nothing exciting going on except the propose changes in social security. Tax lien certificate is the way to go financially. Fund it for your self-directed IRA. Okay come back healthy and wealthy!

    Posted by Tito Tommy  on  02/10  at  09:28 PM


  • Welcome back Erik after 503 days.
    Yes, me and Tita Astrid will drop by.
    Want to hear more about that smokin’ V! What ya gonna do with your blog journal? Compile it and write a book. I’ll buy one for my summer reading (in Atlantic city).Whew! include lots of digital pics.
    Hot stuff too? I should start practicing that “welcome back KotteR” song. Nothing exciting going on except the propose changes in social security. Tax lien certificate is the way to go financially. Fund it for your self-directed IRA. Okay come back healthy and wealthy!

    Posted by Tito Tommy  on  02/10  at  09:28 PM


  • I can’t believe it’s over!!! it seems like just yesterday when you moe and i had some spanish tapas and sangria and talked about your trip.  Maybe you’ve forgotten who I am after all that time!! Kick ass invitation. So great that you followed your dreams.  I live 2 minutes away from Slainte now (no more Hoboken!)....so when you pass out we can throw u on my couch!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  11:10 PM


  • AMMMMMMMMMMMAZING trailer, breath taking. Made me sit straight in my chair and pay attention to the screen.  Waited forever for it to down load, but TOTALLY worth it. 
      Advance welcome back home on 503. Totally bummed that I won’t be there for you partay =(.  Take lots of pics.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/10  at  11:25 PM


  • Erik, You are SOOO Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

    If I were home in DC, I would definatly come up to NYC. You are my idol and I would love to meet the infamous Mr. Trinadad in person.

    Congrats on making it 16 months and welcome home on Day 503!!!!

    Posted by HeatherB  on  02/10  at  11:39 PM


  • THS alumni:  Wow, Mrs. O just told me she’s coming by! 

    HELLO TO ALL YOU NEW SBRS BREAKING THE SILENCE!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/11  at  01:50 AM


  • I’ve been showing everyone that trailer, I don’t care if they saw it already, I just like watching it - totally amazing and totally jealous.  Definiately there, don’t know how many yet.  Sad that the blog will be over, glad that you’re coming home.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/11  at  09:29 AM


  • Ditto on what sis said—I’ll definitely be there. Woo!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/11  at  03:11 PM


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This blog post is one of over 500 travel dispatches from the trip blog, "The Global Trip 2004: Sixteen Months Around The World (Or Until Money Runs Out, Whichever Comes First)," originally hosted by BootsnAll.com. It chronicled a trip around the world from October 2003 to March 2005, which encompassed travel through thirty-seven countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. It was this blog that "started it all," where Erik evolved and honed his style of travel blogging — it starts to come into focus around the time he arrives in Africa.

Praised and recommended by USA Today, RickSteves.com, and readers of BootsnAll and Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree, The Global Trip blog was selected by the editors of PC Magazine for the "Top 100 Sites You Didn't Know You Couldn't Live Without" (in the travel category) in 2005.


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THE GLOBAL TRIP GLOSSARY

Confused at some of the jargon that's developed with this blog and its readers over the years? Here's what they mean:

BFFN: acronym for "Best Friend For Now"; a friend made on the road, who will share travel experiences for the time being, only to part ways and lose touch with

The Big Trip: the original sixteen month around-the-world trip that started it all, spanning 37 countries in 5 continents over 503 days (October 2003–March 2005)

NIZ: acronym for "No Internet Zone"; a place where there is little to no Internet access, thus preventing dispatches from being posted.

SBR: acronym for "Silent Blog Reader"; a person who has regularly followed The Global Trip blog for years without ever commenting or making his/her presence known to the rest of the reading community. (Breaking this silence by commenting is encouraged.)

Stupid o'clock: any time of the early morning that you have to wake up to catch a train, bus, plane, or tour. Usually any time before 6 a.m. is automatically “stupid o’clock.”

The Trinidad Show: a nickname of The Global Trip blog, used particularly by travelers that have been written about, who are self-aware that they have become "characters" in a long-running story — like characters in the Jim Carrey movie, The Truman Show.

WHMMR: acronym for "Western Hemisphere Monday Morning Rush"; an unofficial deadline to get new content up by a Monday morning, in time for readers in the western hemisphere (i.e. the majority North American audience) heading back to their computers.

1981ers: people born after 1981. Originally, this was to designate groups of young backpackers fresh out of school, many of which were loud, boorish and/or annoying. However, time has passed and 1981ers have matured and have been quite pleasant to travel with. The term still refers to young annoying backpackers, regardless of year — I guess you could call them "1991ers" in 2013 — young, entitled millennials on the road these days, essentially.




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