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DaveSwede
Award: Critic IAward: Writer IAward: Happy Happy HappyAward: TravelpedianAward: Vox Populi IAward: Most Helpful Hotel Reviewer (Past Winner)

Hometown: Incline Village, Nevada, USA
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Website: travelphotosbydave.shutterfly…
Join Date: January 24, 2017
Contributions: DaveSwede has written about 112 places, shared 281 photos, left 203 comments, and smiled 110 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Cilacap, Indonesia
Oct 17, 2017 – Oct 19, 2017
I'll be in Cilacap for ~2wks for work. I'd be free during the evening hours.
Multan, Pakistan
Dec 15, 2017 – Feb 28, 2018
I'm 99% likely going back to Multan for a project. Dates are a bit flexible right now, but should be for the better part of 3 months.
Cilacap, Indonesia
Jan 8, 2018 – Mar 5, 2018
Will be returning to Cilacap in early 2018. I'll be working weekdays, but will have evenings and weekends free. Will likely travel around the area on weekends.
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French (a little out of practice)
Interests
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Way too many to mention! A Chinese jail, hitchhiking in Turkey, road trips through the deserts, touching a great white shark, seeing the northern lights while camping, many earthquakes, two avalanches, sleeping on the ice in Antarctica, kayaking south of the Antarctic Circle... the list goes on.
Profile
While I have a wealth of travel related information and anecdotes, I may not have much posted here. I was an avid contributor to VT website for +12yrs - writing on more than 80 countries and 1000 locations - but the website was closed. Mustering that amount of writing again may take a long while. So what I post here from my travels are merely a sampling of the adventures I've had.
justasimsim says:
Okay - drop a message if you want to have coffee/snack with the local too :)
Posted on: Sep 20, 2017
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the MHHR award!
Posted on: Sep 10, 2017
justasimsim says:
You're welcome :) any plan to stop by in Jakarta?
Posted on: Sep 09, 2017
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DaveSwede's Travel Blogs

Jul 16, 2016 – Jul 30, 2016
As a follow up of my previous Westbound road trip, I had sketched out a return route through seven states (NV, UT, CO, KS, NE, …
Overview 5,919 words 51 9 58
This blog was featured on Thursday April 20th, 2017
Jun 08, 2016 – Jul 02, 2016
I had researched a westbound route through nine states (IL, WI, MN, SD, WY, ID, OR, NV, CA). The 2729 miles (4392km) were cove…
Overview 4,687 words 55 4 98
This blog was featured on Friday June 9th, 2017
May 03, 2016 – Jun 07, 2016
Being the middle series of my adjacent blogs, there was actually no break between - actually traveling from one to one continuo…
Overview 5,508 words 69 9 47
This blog was featured on Wednesday February 8th, 2017
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DaveSwede's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in La Junta, Colorado, USA
I had arrived in town as the sun was setting and as a storm was threatening to come through. The…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Moab, Utah, USA
Being on a road trip on back roads, dirt roads and camping the whole way, it was next to impossi…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Bryce Canyon National Park, USA
Having arrived without any reservations, the rest of the camping spots are first-come-first-serv…
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