Thanks Alice and Rina!

This blog entry was originally posted on September 01, 2003.

I’d like to give shout outs to Alice Mao and Rina Cantimbuhan for pledging to my cause.  Thanks!

If anyone else is willing to pledge, you can do so by buying TGT apparel here:

or donating via PayPal to

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Comments for “Thanks Alice and Rina!”

  • Aww shucks, I’m blushing.  Thanks for the recognition.  How and I have already been sporting our TGT shirts!

    And we wish you the best of luck in following your personal legend.  smile

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/01  at  05:08 PM

  • Erik, just came from the paypal website.  I copied your address from above and it told me that is was incorrect and unable to send.  I figured it out that because I copied the email address .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    It wouldn’t work because of the period after the word ‘com’  I deleted it and then it worked fine.  Just thought I’d let you know, you might want to delete the period, as I figured it out, but maybe some people won’t and then you wouldn’t get all the cash that people are trying to send to you!

    Hey there maybe a millionaire out there that’s just iching to send some cash-o-la your way.

    Happy traveling- It’s almost time!


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

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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 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.

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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)

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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.

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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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