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August 2011

Volunteering At A Stray Dog Shelter In San Luis Potosi, Mexico

August 30, 2011

dog playing with a stick

This week I volunteered at El Perro Abandonado (The Abandoned Dog) here in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. My Couchsurfing hosts recommended it to me before I came and I’m glad they did! It was only a 15-minute walk from their house. I just showed up and said I’d like to help and be a volunteer. […]

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Cerro de San Pedro

August 29, 2011

cerro san pedro

On Sunday I visited a tiny village called Cerro San Pedro. It is a ghost town and people only live there during the weekend. But it wasn’t always like that. It is actually the founding town in the state of San Luis Potosi and it is located among the mountains along a river. But the town has […]

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City Tour Of San Luis Potosi

August 28, 2011


On Saturday my gracious hosts took me on a short tour of the city of San Luis Potosi. We went to the central square, the central market, another important square, and generally just walked around seeing the sites. It was great and I must say the weather here is amazing. It’s about 85F/30C during the […]

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The Feria – San Luis Potosi’s Annual Birthday Celebration

August 27, 2011

me wearing a cowboy hat

Yesterday I attended the “feria” of San Luis Potosi. It’s a big exposition that is held every year to mark the city’s birthday. There are exhibition halls where you can learn about things going on in the city. There are plenty of things to buy, drinks to imbibe, and food to eat. I went with […]

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Photo Friday – A Texan’s Map Of The United States – Austin, TX, USA

August 26, 2011

A texans map of the united states of america

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Arrival In Mexico And Waking Up To A Machine Gun

August 25, 2011

San Luis Potosi

The two week dream that was Houston came to an end yesterday. All that positivity, fun, relaxation, and sheer awesomeness… like I said, it was like a dream and I didn’t want it to end. Thus, it was a difficult goodbye at the bus station. I wasn’t worried about taking the plunge into the unknown […]

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Discovering Gold In Your Own Backyard

August 24, 2011

gold bars treasure

Today I am heading into Mexico. I’m full of energy and excitement to really get the Happy Nomad Tour started. But my experience in Houston was better than I could have possibly imagined. I can’t even begin to explain how much fun I had and how much I enjoyed my time. The people I met […]

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Heading To Mexico This Week

August 21, 2011

map of mexico san luis potosi

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Austin with my awesome friend. We’ll see the sights and have some fun before I depart for Mexico on Wednesday. I will leave Houston and take the 19 hour bus ride to San Luis Potosí, Mexico. I will couchsurf with someone who lives on the outskirts of the city and work […]

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Photo Friday – Beer Can House – Houston, TX, USA

August 19, 2011

Beer Can House Houston Texas Small

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Having Fun In Houston, TX

August 16, 2011

Houston, TX

Houston is amazing. I can’t even begin to say how good a time I am having here. The atmosphere here is full of positivity, fun, and love – three essential ingredients everyone can use a little more of in life. This is kind of like the calm before the storm. I’m heading into Mexico next […]

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Photo Friday – Greenlandic Beauty From 40,000 Feet – Greenland

August 12, 2011

Greenlandic beauty from 40000 feet

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The Happy Nomad Tour Begins

August 10, 2011

Leaving Home In August 2011

The day has finally arrived. Today I am starting The Happy Nomad Tour. It’s hard to believe. Time has gone by so quickly. But I guess that’s a reminder not to let life slip through your fingers. For once I’m taking one thing at a time and right now I’m just focusing on Houston. I’m […]

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The Happy Nomad Tour Gear

August 8, 2011


What do you take with you when you are planning to travel the world for two years continuously?? This is obviously a question I asked myself and below you’ll find what I took initially on The Happy Nomad Tour and any relevant updates. Update 30-December-2011 LED Headlamp – This would have been handy when I lived in the […]

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Saying Goodbye To Family

August 7, 2011

family goodbye party cake

Today we had some family over. My birthday was on Friday and I’ll be leaving on Wednesday to start The Happy Nomad Tour. It was really nice and I think everyone had a great time. I guess it will be a long time before I see most members of my extended family since my parents […]

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It’s Never Too Late To Befriend Man’s Best Friend

August 6, 2011

Adam With black labrador 2

I never grew up with any pets. Ok, fine, there were a few fish but I think a pet has to live more than a couple weeks to be considered a real pet. Then in 2007 I stayed with a friend for two weeks while traveling. My friend had two cats and I totally fell […]

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Photo Friday – Chobe River Sunset – Botswana-Namibia Border

August 5, 2011

Chobe River - Botswana-Namibia Border

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Happy Nomad Tour Update 3-August-2011

August 3, 2011

In Morocco In 2006

It’s hard to believe, but I’ll be embarking on The Happy Nomad Tour in just one week. Time has seriously flown, and yet there is still so much to do. On a sobering note, I made my Last Will And Testament today. I still need to find international health insurance and do a lot of small […]

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