Showing posts from March, 2017

Christopher McCandless - Into The Wild

A movie recommendation for this weekend is Sean Penn's Into the Wild, if you haven't seen it. It's on Blu-ray, and while I wouldn't normally mention such an old movie, I've had a tough time getting this one out of my head.

"I read somewhere... how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong... but to feel strong."

Long story short, a young man in his early 20's named Christopher McCandless donates his college education fund to the hungry and homeless and sets out on foot across America finally ending up in Alaska. He ends up adopting a new name "Alexander Supertramp" and lives out of an abandoned bus isolated in the middle of no where.

For anyone who has done a bit of soul searching in their own lives, this movie should speak to them.

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism…

India Travel Visa for Americans

Planning a trip to India? The adventure of getting a visa is thwart with your first dangers. You better pack millennial technical skills and watch out for bogus websites...

In recent news it's becoming more difficult to travel as an American. In the last few days the EU passed a non-binding resolution recommending visas for Americans who want to travel to Europe. Pre-Trump, Americans were often able to travel almost anywhere by just showing up. However, things are changing.

E.U. Lawmakers Call for End to Visa-Free Travel for Americans — Liv Jones (@Liv_Jones) March 4, 2017 A few years ago, I landed in Cairo and simply paid a small amount of money (around $15) at the airport for a visa to Egypt. The list of visas in my passport have taught me the pain and anguish that comes with the process. Most of mine have been student visas and cost around $300-$600. They're not cheap. My latest is a e-tourist visa through India, which was approved last night.