January 14, 2009
Train Graveyard - A weird place outside Uyuni in Bolivia, full of old, dead trains from the USA and UK, rusting away in the sun and the salty winds from nearby Salar de Uyuni
Corinthos Channel in Greece
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My name is Ramon Stoppelenburg. When I was 24 I left my house in The Netherlands, on May 1, 2001, with a backpack filled with clothing, a digital camera, a laptop, and a mobile phone.
From May 2001 to July 2003 I travelled the world WITHOUT ANY MONEY, visiting people who invited me over through this website. I crossed distance with my thumb or with help of sponsors and supporters. In return for all support I wrote about this all in my daily reports on Let me stay for a day
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"How to Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist" was hysterical - and useful! Thanks for posting, I'll be consulting that article when I travel next.
Posted by: Julia at Jan 14, 2009 11:43:15 AM
I think I saw that train graveyard story thru DRB, not sure. FASCINATING OLD IRON. It would be just my luck to head in there with trucks to haul out scrap iron while the price was way up, only to get to the buyers to find that the price had tanked!
Posted by: Mr. Natural at Jan 16, 2009 12:44:06 PM
That Ramon Stoppelenburg now runs ExpeditionKilimanjaro.com :-)
And did you know he is the Godfather of Couchsurfing? See http://www.worldhum.com/features/travel-interviews/interview-with-ramon-stoppelenburg-the-godfather-of-couchsurfing-20090122/
Posted by: Menno at Feb 16, 2009 10:55:35 AM