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Monday, April 2, 2012


Welcome to my travel blog. It's all old news now that I've stopped traveling, but feel free to look around anyway. Note the page tab up top titled "The Actual Route" for a map of everywhere I went.

Also! Here is link to my currently active blog as a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia.

On the right you'll find all sorts of handy links. There are links to photo albums from most of the countries I visited over my year of flightless travel, there are links to the twelve articles I published in the Exeter News-Letter over the course of a year, and there is a blog archive categorized by month and year.

If you're interested in specific countries or regions, a rough guide for sifting through the archive is as follows:

East Asia (South Korea, Russia, Mongolia, China): September - December 2010
Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand): December 2010 - February 2011
Central Asia (western China, Kazakhstan): February - April 2011
Near East (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey): April - May 2011
Europe (too many to list, plus Morocco): May - August 2011

Alternately, use the search bar at the top of this blog to look for blog posts containing any keywords you're interested in. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We've come to this, my final article in the Exeter News-Letter. Click here or look for the link on the right sidebar. It was a good year of travel, and a good year of articles.

Also worth noting is the 'Go and Do' sidebox on the page. It will let you know the details of a presentation I will be giving at the Portsmouth Library in April regarding my trip and travels.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Coming to This

My penultimate column was published almost two weeks ago. I'm only posting this so late because I spent the last two weeks in a windowless room devoid of any time cues or outside contact. I was not in jail. I was participating in a sleep study because I'm poor because I spent all my money on the trip that this blog has documented.

As always, the link can be found on the right hand side, or by clicking here (or above). Enjoy it or suffer it while it lasts, either way, there's only one more coming.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coming To This

Column number ten out of twelve has been published in the Exeter News-Letter. It chronicles my brief visit to Azerbaijan, and especially the walk I had around an old tank graveyard with, among others, the incomparable Jamie Maslin.

A new link has been added to the right-hand sidebar for your future browsing convenience!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coming to This

My ninth travel column has been published in the News-Letter. Don't be afraid. Go ahead and click here.

As usual, I have added a link to the right-hand sidebar as well.

I suppose this might be as good a time as any to state the obvious and announce that I probably won't be posting much more on this blog as my trip is now well over. I might throw the occasional thing up, and I'll continue to post when I have new columns published - probably just three more to round it out to an even twelve over a year.

In the meantime I'm working on the finer aspects of being unemployed, pursuing international work opportunities, thinking about peddling my travel presentation to likely venues throughout the area, and writing a worthless novel as part of NaNoWriMo.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Talk at the Library

On Tuesday the 25th I'll be giving a talk at the Exeter Library about my trip. If you're in the Exeter Area, you should come out since nothing else happens around here on Tuesday nights.

From the library's promotional release:

The Flightless Journey of Ethan Martin

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Oct 25, 2011

 Join Exeter resident and world traveler Ethan Martin at the Exeter Public Library, as he shares his photos and stories of his 1 year, 30,000 mile trek through roughly 30 countries on 3 continents.  Ethan grew up in Exeter, studied English at UNH and lived in Utah, Turkey and Korea.  He has always had a love of traveling and made it his goal to travel by land and sea, across Eurasia to the Atlantic.  In September of 2010, using monies he had earned teaching in Korea, Ethan began his journey, leaving Korea by boat and continuing on by ferry, train, van, bus, horse, foot and hitchhiking.  Within a year, Ethan had accomplished what he set out to do and extended his flightless trip with a celebratory transatlantic cruise.  Ethan will be telling tales of his trip, of the cities and the countryside, the people he met, books he read while traveling, as well as sharing some of the logistics of and the reasons for his overland trip.

 The presentation is free and open to the public.  It will take place in the meeting room of the Exeter Public Library.

I'll have some photos and and a little Google Earth tour of the places I talk about. Hope to see you there!