Thursday, September 16, 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2004

I just created this site. I travel for a living. A lot. I used to be really diligent about writing about all the places I visit and e-mailing friends and family. Yeah, that's too much work. Luckily, a lot of the hotels in which I stay have internet access, many in the room. Hence my reason for creating a "blog".

An exit cable is the official record of one of our trips. I work for a company called Stanley Associates. Stanley is a sub-contractor to another company, Harris Orkand Integration Services, on a State Department contract. So, my job is to travel to US embassies and consulates worldwide and work on the computers in the consular sections of all those places. It's pretty much a kick-ass job. I took my first trip in January 2001. Since then I've been to about ...well, let's count:

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Canberra, Australia
Kathmandu, Nepal
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tirana, Albania
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lima, Peru
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Rome, Italy
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Vientiane, Laos
Banjul, The Gambia
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Gaborone, Botswana
Tirana, Albania
Seoul, South Korea
Kigali, Rwanda
Baku, Azerbaijan
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Rome, Italy
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Recife, Brazil
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Guangzhou, China
Shenyang, China
Vientiane, Laos
Vilnius, Lithuania
Melbourne, Australia (updated December 22, 2004)
Maputo, Mozambique (updated December 22, 2004)
Sofia, Bulgaria (updated December 22, 2004)
Djibouti, Djibouti (updated February 9, 2005)
Recife, Brazil (updated March 11, 2005)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (updated April 18, 2005)
Tirana, Albania (updated April 18, 2005)
Ponta Delgada, the Azores, Portugal (updated June 17, 2005)
Frankfurt, Germany (updated June 30, 2005)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg (updated November 4, 2005)
Gaborone, Botswana (updated November 4, 2005)
Havana, Cuba (updated November 4, 2005)
Sofia, Bulgaria (updated November 4, 2005)
Shanghai, China (updated December 14, 2005)
Beijing, China (updated December 14, 2005)
Kigali, Rwanda (updated January 20, 2006)
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (updated February 25, 2006)
Tirana, Albania (updated February 25, 2006)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (updated May 7, 2006)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (updated May 7, 2006)
Tripoli, Libya (updated July 27, 2006)

Wow, that's a lot of trips! (Okay, so I was showing off a little bit.) 55 trips to post in 54 months. So that's a little more than one post a month. Of course, I've been to some places more than once (some more than that!) but I didn't even list all the places that I lived and visited as a kid.

So, I'm taking off tomorrow for Melbourne, Australia. I'll be flying from Dulles to San Francisco to Sydney to Melbourne. I think I arrive Saturday, er, make that Sunday morning. I'll be staying in a Sheraton in Melbourne and they usually have internet. If so, I'll post again then.

Happy trails, amigos!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alain, you have to update the list of places you have been to. And don't forget Sofia. And list all the places you have been to as a kid that are not on this list.