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Hometown: Incline Village, Nevada, USA
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Website: travelphotosbydave.shutterfly…
Join Date: January 24, 2017
Contributions: DaveSwede has written about 93 places, shared 225 photos, left 129 comments, and smiled 80 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
Burma, Myanmar
Jul 7, 2017 – Jul 31, 2017
Will most likely be exploring Burma/Myanmar (for a second time) for 3 weeks. Would welcome any travelers or local company.
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French (a little out of practice)
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.
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 starting no earlier than 2016 are merely a sampling of the adventures I've had.
starship1 says:
Dave, greetings from the (finally) sunny and hot east coast!

Thanks so much for your note!! I'm getting excited now! Not really looking forward to the flights :( Hopefully the rest of the trip will be great!

How's everything with you? Are you looking forward to visiting Myanmar? Are you finding your newest location fascinating?
Posted on: Apr 29, 2017
planxty says:
Hello again Dave,

cannot get that link to work for some reason but, yes, the first van we had in the Maritimes in Canada (and literally drove into the gorund) was a restore job. We had about six weeks great touring in it for $850Cn. Thart is about one week for the two of us in cheapo motels. As you guys say, "do the math". This one we have now is in far better nick and all we had to do to it was put a new leisure battery in as the old one was, well, old. I absolutely adore the thing even if it is a right gas guzzler.
Posted on: Apr 27, 2017
jendara says:
You are welcome my friend:)
Have a great week!!!
Posted on: Apr 24, 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
Westbound Odyssey on Roads Less Traveled
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 0 21
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 41
This blog was featured on Wednesday February 8th, 2017
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