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Name: Michael
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Join Date: March 25, 2006
Contributions: Yasuo has written about 48 places, shared 2,597 photos, left 226 comments, and smiled 271 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese, some Spanish and I know how to count to 10 in Latin!
Books you might find in my backpack
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Spending a night in the Sahara Desert and watching
the Saharan Sunrise
Visiting Bamboo Island in Thailand
Spending a couple of days sunbathing on the whitest sand in the world at Cayo Largo Island in Cuba
Sitting on a baby elephants knee for a photo shot in Phuket, Thailand
Almost drowned while swimming at the "Love Beach" in Pipa, Brazil
Riding 60 km on a motorbike every day for 4 days to reach Bai Sao beach in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Having a foot massage in Zhuhai, China and being asked by the Chinese girl if I also have hair on my chest while she spits on the floor!
Crossing the Bolivian Desert on a 4X4 Jeep
Being in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni
Going from Uyuni to La Paz on the worst 10 hour bus drive in the Universe!!!!!
Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!
Going down the Ganges River in Varanasi, India
The morbid, 12 hour train ride from Agra do Varanasi, India
Watching cremations on the Ganges River
Spending New Years Eve 2009 on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Reaching the summit of Torres del Paine, Chile
Walking 50 Km in 3 days over the Patagonia Mountains
I was born in Newark N.J., USA and lived there for about 15 years. I'm currently living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. I´ve loved traveling ever since I can remember and can´t stand staying in the same physical place for a long time. I have an urge to discover new places, new people and learn as much as I can while I'm on this small speck of dust in the middle of infinity. I wish everyone a great trip!

Favorite Quote:

"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Mahatma Gandhi

spocklogic says:
Posted on: Sep 24, 2015
sylviandavid says:
♫ Happy Birthday ♫ .... and Happy Travels. sylvia ♥
Posted on: Sep 24, 2014
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday!! I hope you are growing up really slowly. Enjoy your chocolate cake and laughter with as many friends as you can. Dream big and I hope all your wishes come true!! :D
Posted on: Sep 24, 2013
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Yasuo's Travel Blogs

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives & Dubai 2009
Feb 06, 2009 – Feb 24, 2009
Another year, another trip with a bunch of new friends. This year we decided to visit a country that has always fascinated us -…
Overview 152,447 words 673 3 79
Apr 30, 2008 – May 18, 2008
With 19 days of vacation to enjoy we embarked on yet another radical journey: Chile, Bolivia and Peru. We started in Santiago d…
Overview 139,650 words 708 21 171
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Cambodia & Vietnam 2007
Apr 04, 2007 – Apr 22, 2007
After 11 flights, being infected by a strange virus in Vietnam for about 4 days (we actually started to think it was bird flue)…
Overview 46,862 words 725 44 169
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