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Name: Bill
Hometown: Buffalo, New York, USA
Location: London, England, UK
Join Date: January 24, 2006
Contributions: chivato has written about 57 places, shared 78 photos, left 131 comments, and smiled 212 times.
Interested in: sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Shetland Islands, UK
dream destination
Would like to go for Up Helly Aa but more than likely just a dream for the coming year...
Faroe Islands
dream destination
Not sure when, not sure how, but certainly want to visit the Faroes.
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish (poor), German (bad), French (worst)
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Being deported from Hungary (very long story). Viewing a full solar eclipse on a train in Bavaria. Drunken tobogganing in Austria.
"The trick with any ferris wheel is to get the motion started and then maintain the spin. Momentum is the only force capable of defeating both inertia and gravity. Satellites in space do not orbit the planet. They are falling, continually falling, carried past the arc of the earth by the angle of descent. And what is walking itself if not simply maintaining a fall? It takes great effort to set an object in motion, yet once you do, the motion becomes easier and easier to maintain. You strain to push the car but, once it is moving, it becomes almost effortless: You keep it going with its own momentum. Travel is a matter of maintaining the momentum. Resisiting gravity. Free-falling past the horizon; falling, never landing."
-- Will Ferguson , Hokkaido Highway Blues
spocklogic says:
Posted on: Nov 30, 2017
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: Nov 30, 2013
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday!! I hope you haven’t grown up yet. Enjoy your chocolate cake and laughter with as many friends as you can and I hope the day includes some gold dropped in your lap for travel. May all your wishes come true!! :D
Posted on: Nov 30, 2012
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chivato's Travel Blogs

General Nonsense
May 28, 2007 – Nov 04, 2007
This isn't going to be a travel blog per se but a repository for general travel information that I've picked up along the way a…
Overview 14,057 words 0 8 3
Round the World.
May 03, 2006 – Feb 26, 2007
This is going to detail my trip, around the globe and back again.
Overview 48,233 words 75 48 50

chivato's Travel Reviews

Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Seattle, Washington, USA
I'd love to say nice things about the EMP but honestly, I cannot. It is by a great measure the …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Seattle, Washington, USA
Gas Works Park is an awesome park along lake union (totally agree) and its a great place to be d…
Average priced "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Seattle, Washington, USA
What could possibly be better than 2 arms? 4 I suppose, then you'd be like spiderman, but even …