RollonOZ: I have considered that option too, but I will be talking more than 1 gig worth of pictures. Uploading this with a high-speed connection is already difficult, not to mention doing it with 56k down in asia.
Breevic: I have two memory cards and will back up information between the two before I bring it in to copy it onto CD. Although this is not totally secure, I believe the trade off in weight, money, and worry of carrying a mass drive device is worth it; at least for the short burst of 5 weeks that my trip will be.
I'll make sure to post back when I return and let everyone know of what happens.