Heads in the Tar Sand

While working for a mining exploration company in Northern Alberta in the summer of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity of flying over the tar sands projects. We were working on a drilling project in the Birch Mountains region, north of Fort McMurray, to increase knowledge of a lithium deposit for our client. I was responsible […]

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Koh Lanta Visa Run

So I expected my visa to run out in a few days, did some research on doing a Koh Lanta visa run to Malaysia: Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe to Langkawi, Malaysia via ferry 7800baht, local tour company’s “Visarun Tour” by van 4500baht, make my own way to Krabi and two day car rental to […]

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Koh Lanta

Ko Lanta, an island in Krabi Province, is hands down my favorite spot in Thailand that I’ve visited yet. It’s light on tourists, crowds, street markets, feral dogs, mosquitoes, bad smells, and air conditioning (unfortunately)…and heavy on quiet beaches, jungle, lizards, good and cheap food/accommodation, and sunshine. I believe I will stay on Koh Lanta […]

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Hike to Mt. Fuji

I could have taken the bus there, but this rather quite road was begging to be walked and it was only 7km to Lake Ashi and a view of Mt. Fuji. Of course I needed some energy first, and my absolutely favorite lunch spot here was right on the way. Mmm smoked salmon pizza! I […]

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Hakone Onsen

Had my first onsen today, and though it was at first a little intimidating, I very much enjoyed it. There were only two older gentlemen frequenting the tub at the same time, so it was a nice and easy way to ease into my first onsen experience. So it’s made abundantly clear that absolutely no […]

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Trans-Pacific Flight: Vancouver to Tokyo

The eastern-most Alberta Rockies had an optimal snow cover for defining their pervasive westward-dipping fault surfaces caused by various island arc terrains smacking up against the west coast as they were periodically rafted in by the eastward subduction of the Pacific Tectonic Plate. Soon after leaving Vancouver airport, we were above a modern such terrain […]

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EOS 400 Field School, Cyprus

The Troodos Ophiolite The Troodos Ophiolite in Cyprus is one of the only places on Earth where ocean crust has been obducted over continental crust and exposed on land for us to observe. We spent 10 days studying and mapping it; here we are on the last day sitting atop an ancient coral knoll and […]

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Hello World!

Hello world! So I just finished my degree in Geology last week after my last field school class in Cyprus! Yay, no more pressures. We spent an intensive 10 days studying the Troodos Ophiolite (very rare chunk of preserved oceanic crust that has been uplifted into continental crust) in Cyprus. Along with a few of […]

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