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Name: David
Hometown: San Diego, California, USA
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Website: www.myspace.com/cneoridium
Join Date: December 31, 2006
Contributions: cneoridium has written about 135 places, shared 4,191 photos, left 2,753 comments, and smiled 1,846 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Syria
dream destination
It was actually a good possibility when I put this on the list in 2007... but not looking so good at the moment... Thanks a lot ISIS!
Sevastopol, Ukraine
dream destination
Will you all stop fighting over it so I can go? Soon?
Marshall Islands
dream destination
Enewitak! The radiation has cleared out, now the price just has to come down!
» see all 13 future travel and dream destinations
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, French and German (with a huge pile of dictionaries and phrasebooks), embarrassingly not much Spanish although I live 20 minutes from Mexico, some Croatian (like a 3-year old), and some poorly pronounced phrases in Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. I'm not real good with languages, but I try...
Interests
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Left behind on islands that submerge at high tide. More than once. Asking some local fisherman "can you drop me off on your way out, then give me a ride back?" works best if you don't pay up front : )

I'd have to say my favorite was working on Midway Island after the Navy pulled out. There was just a skeleton crew of workers left cleaning it up and I could roam over the whole place with no stupid restrictions and rules. I really liked spending that month on a little speck of sand far from anything.

Profile
As a wildlife biologist, so I can usually keep myself occupied anywhere in the world, as long as there are living creatures there to stare at. I like seeing cities too, the way office workers go out to see nature on weekends... My other geeky interests are maps and mapmaking. Fortunately, that's another thing I get to do at work - GIS - electronic mapping and analysis.

I have a problem with traveling in that I can't stop once I get going. It can be walking too far down a beach at low tide, to far up a trail as the sun goes down, or ...not getting back quite when planned when I'm on vacation. Much to my boss's distress.

I'm always happy to give advice on my hometown of San Diego and California, or even show you around if I'm in town. I've really liked meeting people from around the world and made friends traveling, so I'm happy to have this site to keep in touch.
spocklogic says:
HBD!
Posted on: Apr 26, 2017
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday! :D
Posted on: Apr 26, 2017
EmEm says:
HBD
Posted on: Apr 26, 2017
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cneoridium's Travel Blogs

Deathmarch across the Mojave
May 11, 2011 – May 20, 2011
Finally an assignment out of the office! A two week rare plant survey across the Mojave Desert from Apple Valley to Palmdale. …
Overview 759 words 71 27 44
Travels in San Diego
Jan 01, 2007 – Jan 02, 2011
I'll try to make this useful as a guide to the city if you come here for a visit. Let me know if you need something reviewed a…
Overview 2,281 words 480 105 194
The Map...
Dec 10, 2010
A few months ago someone put up an old wall map at work, and people started pinning places they've been
Overview 162 words 3 1 1
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cneoridium's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Twentynine Palms, California, USA
Located a little ways west of town along the highway, this is a clean, nice place to stay if you…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Lancaster, California, USA
I basically lived at the Oxford Inn for weeks at a time over a 5 month period. It's not a bad …
Cheap "Hostels" in Bangkok, Thailand
Not a bad place, on a quiet street with clean rooms. I'd recommend if you just need a bas…