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Jamaican on Pagan DAY 3: Meet the Pioneers

PAGAN IS NOT UNINHABITED. There are people on Pagan!   According to Wikipedia: "Pagan is a volcanic island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, belonging to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Formerly inhabited, the inhabitants were … Continue reading

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Jamaican on Pagan Day 2: In the name of Jamaica!

DAY 2: In the name of Jamaica!   What if Chuck Noland were Jamaican?  I think abut these things. Remember the movie Castaway starring Tom Hanks as Fedex employee, Chuck Noland? His plane crashes off a deserted island in the … Continue reading

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Jamaican on….wait for it…wait for it….PAGAN!

DAY 1: The Cure for Seasickness Riza, Harald, Wayne and Ken all gave great advice and tips for combatting seasickness. However, the best advice so far was from Gus: "hey Walt, Marijuana could probably help.  Unfortunately, it's not legal. Whenever you … Continue reading

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Transportation!

Next item on the checklist: Transportation! Okay. Let’s do something different this time! I’ve done Canada by car, Laos by bus, China by plane… What’s next? I know, let’s do the boat thing! Uh-oh, waitaminit!! Last time I did Tinian by … Continue reading

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Somewhere’s calling!

Note for folks on Saipan: For a split second a few days ago, I  thought to myself "Ruth is going to enjoy these new emails!" Then I quickly remembered that my late friend, Ruth Tighe now has a much wider vantage … Continue reading

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Food heaven’z now on Saipan!

Ever since my escape from America in 2006, and since arriving on Saipan and launching my nomad travels, I’ve had a few milestone culinary experiences that stand out in my mind. The first was finding a box of healthy, wheat-free, … Continue reading

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Fasting for health….on Saipan!

[Sorry, no pretty pictures in this one!] In preparation for an upcoming trip, I decided at the last minute to do a water fast. I stopped eating solid food on Thursday at 5pm, so now, I’m in the middle of … Continue reading

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Loi Krathong on Saipan

[Text from Wikipedia; Photos from Saipan Nov 17, 2013!] [wikipedia] Loi Krathong (also written as Loy Krathong or Loy Gratong, Thai: ลอยกระทง, IPA: [lɔːj kràʔ tʰoŋ]) is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma … Continue reading

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Return to Saipan 2013

NEW YORK TO SAIPAN! In our previous episode, we left Jamaican on Saipan, Walt Goodridge, on a layover in Hong Kong. Following a four hour flight to Guam and another 4 hour layover, we resume our adventure with the final … Continue reading

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The Prophet Rides Again!

There are people–average, everyday folk–who, when they travel, manage to pack their suitcases the night before, or perhaps even days before, so that when the day of departure rolls around, they can wake up as usual unhurriedly, sit in their … Continue reading

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