SitRep and Stats

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

I’m a little behind on this, so don’t mind I run through this at pace. I have few pictures to share on this one, so I’ll try to keep it short.

I’m writing this from Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s snowing outside. Really snowing. I have no jacket – dammit I just came from the jungle, I’m not ready for this madness! Anyway, I’ll return to the weather in a moment, before I update my current whereabouts.

Some Stats For Your Pleasure:

Total Distance Travelled: 7007 km/4354 miles

Time On The Road: 62 days

Average Distance Travelled Per Week: 790km/ 491 miles

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador (sort of), Honduras (sort of), Guatemala, Estados Unidos de Mexico, United States of America

Number of Times Almost Accidentally Killed Self: 87

Number of Blog Entries Written: 38

Total Number of Visitors: 5,384

Avg. Number of Visitors Per Day: 35

Weight Lost: 5-6 kgs

Hair Grown By: ~2.60cm

Fingernails Grown By: ~4mm

Back Hair Grown By: Hopefully not much

Nights Out: 23

Avg. Beer Money Per Week: $15

Total Money Spent: redacted

Hostile Situations: 0

Music Listened To Most (According to Winamp): Grizzly Bear, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective, Phoenix, Philip Glass, Boards of Canada, Beethoven.

Explosions in the Sky –

Phoenix –

Philip Glass –

Books Read:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov

Herman Hesse: Siddhartha

Herman Hesse: Siddhartha. Started on Volcan Concepcion in Nicaragua, finished on Volcan Agua in Guatemala.

Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Jeff Somers: The Electric Church

Land, Power and Poverty: Agrarian Reform and Political Conflict in Central America

Michael Sandel: Justice: What’s The Right Thing to Do

Total Pages Read: ~2300

Films Watched:

Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon), Michael Haneke, Germany – 10/10

Antichrist, Lars Von Trier, Denmark/US – 6/10

The Informant!, Stephen Soderbergh, US – 6/10

Avatar, James Cameron, US – 9/10

Twilight Saga: New Moon, Chris Weitz, US – 4/10

Michael Sandel, Harvard Professor and, according to Wikipedia, the inspiration for Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons'. Good 'ol reliable Wikipedia! But seriously, more on Justice later.

Sherlock Holmes, Guy Richie, UK – 7/10

Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese, US – 7/10

The Last House on the Left, Dennis Iliadis, US – 5/10

Vals im Bashir (Waltz With Bashir), Ari Folman, Israel – 9/10

Up In the Air, Ivan Reitman, US – 7/10

People Met: Not Enough!

Das Weisse Band, one of the best damn films ever made, in my most humble of opinions.

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