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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Homage to Athena

The last day I was in Egypt, Hamdy and Momen took me out for one last sail on the Nile, and afterwards we went shopping and for Shesha till 1am. I thought Hamdy would get me some good deals on stuff, but the shops he brought me to were in full gouge-mode so I had […]

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Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Day 1 at Egyptian Museum of Antiquities I finally got to the museum today and spent all day there, but only covered half of the bottom floor. Honestly there is so much to see and read in there. The stonework of most of the pieces was absolutely astonishing: towering statues, miniature statues, geometrically perfect sarcophagi […]

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Egyptian Treasure Hunt

Museum Grounds This morning I decided that I had to solve the nightly game of trying to kill all the mosquitoes in my room before going to sleep, because I can see through the cracks in my door, so pretty sure it’s a loosing battle. After inquiring at most of the street vendors for ~10 […]

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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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