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John Paul

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Hakuna Matata

  • Full Name: John Paul ( 38 / Male )
  • Lives In: FL, USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Website: My Travellerspoint blog
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Traveller/Philosopher/Entrepreneur
  • About John Paul:

    I'm pretty chill.

    I'm nomadic, and I love traveling. And music. And Family Guy. And LOST. And the beach. And SCUBA diving. And foreign languages. And Flying. And science. And ancient history. And people. That's about it. In no particular order.

    I have thousands of pics, but I need to sort them all out. It's a process that I've been working on for years. Literally. But the more I travel, the more pics I get...so whatever. When I get around to it, I will. But I'll put a few up from here and there, from time to time.

    ""People forget years, but remember moments." -Ann

    "Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science." - Edwin Hubble

    "I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes, and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the worlds most famous beaches." -Frank Abagnale

    Tempus Edax Rerum

    sic Itur ad Astra

    "Ideas exist only in minds. All things are ideas, therefore all things exist only in minds." -?

    "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." -?

    Not all who wander, are lost.

    "A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein

    "A mind beyond jugment, Watches and understands"...Buddha

    "TRY NOT TO BECOME A MAN OF SUCCESS BUT RATHER TO BECOME A MAN OF VALUE" -A.E.

    "Hakuna Matata" :)

    People I'd like to meet:
    Matt. Sophie M. Any ancient Egyptian from around 3000-2500BC. Nostradamus. Albert Einstein. Stephen Hawking. Julius Caesar (I'd totally give him a heads up) Princess Diana. Nikola Tesla. Jesus. Mohammad. Actually, I'd like to meet Jesus and Mohammad at the same time. I'd make them duke it out. Settle this shit. "Let's bring it on!" ding! Probably a billion people have died in their names over the centuries. Anyway. That's who I'd like to meet at this moment.

  • Hobbies:

    SCUBA Diving, Photography, Linguistics, Traveling, Dining out, Going to the beach, Traveling, road trips, Music, Talking with good ol' friends...and Traveling!

  • Favourite places:

    Climbing to the top of Mt. Sinai in the middle of the night for 3 hours, and watching the sun rise. Then going all the way back down...ha!

    Being in the Roman Colosseum. Amazing.

    Lazing around fountains, while snacking in Italy. Srsly. The fountains are everywhere.

    Venice. Awesome

    Prague. Awesome.

    A train ride from Rammstein, Germany to Paris, France. Such a beautiful countryside where, unfortunately, countless people died war fighting in the 20th century.

    Walking around the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps. Humans can be such douche-bags.

    Scuba-Diving for the first time. For me, it was just like Finding Nemo! The colors were exactly like the movie!

    Thailand. The nicest, most polite culture I've ever come across. (Odd to me that they're in the news for rioting right now) And the cutest sounding language! To me, it sounds like baby gibberish!

    Doing a Masters degree in Dublin, Ireland. A beautiful country side, a great city, great people from all over the world, and more pubs per square mile than humanly possible. Making pub crawls...quite short. Mmm...GUINNESS

    Still being alive after living & working in 154 degree weather. I didn't think it was humanly possible!

    A Hop-On-Hop off Greyhound Australia bus ride from Cairns in the north all the way to Sydney in the south.

    Being IN the burial chamber of the Great Pyramid at Giza. To be at the focal point for the whole structure was just amazing. Knowing there were thousands (millions?) of tons of stone trying to crush me was exhilarating! I also have to mention being in King Tut's tomb. While not as grand, it was still amazing....as with anything else in Egypt for me.

    Living in England for 2 years. I had the perfect little house. In the perfect location. Next to the perfect village. Close to the perfect cities of Cambridge & London.

    Rome. Awesome. Italy, in general, is amazing! The history there is so well documented in the stone and architecture of so many ancient structures. The Romans arguably created the society we all live in today. (Can't wait to go to Istanbul/Constantinople!)

    Driving toward the extinct volcano - El Teide - in Tenerife, Spain. It took AGES to get there, and it's on a vast plateau as well. As you drive up and up, you leave the tropical climate and clouds below you. It's like being on another planet! The views were just so amazing!

    Edinburgh, Scotland. An extremely lovely city. With it's imposing castle sitting atop what I believe is an extinct volcano, surrounded below by a lovely park - and the people were very nice! MUST GO BACK! :D (Awesome road trip!)

    Island hopping in Greece. If you ever go to Santorini (aka Thira) and you want the best views stay in Oia. Nothing beats waking up, opening your door, and seeing nothing but water. Rooms are basically carved into the cliffs around an ancient extinct (kind of) volcano.

    Last but not least (at this moment!) I can't forget to mention seeing some of my favorite DJ's and partying for a straight SOLID WEEK...(or was it two weeks...I can't remember. It was an awesome blur!) in Ibiza, Spain. Completely unforgettable. Slept all day, partied all night. Half naked all the time. When a club's dress requirement is a bathing suit, what they're saying is sometime during the night, they're going to flood the club with at least 4 ft. of water. Or foam. Or both. The beaches were beautiful, and everyone was in a good mood. They're not trying to do anything but relax, and have fun, and enjoy the music. AND THE MUSIC! - hands down - the highest concentration of the greatest Dj's around.

Trips

Trip Stats

Winter 2009-10 Jamaica (5505 kms)

01 Dec 2009 - 01 Feb 2010

Visiting: USA and Jamaica.

Thailand-Australia 2007 (31235 kms)

01 Aug 2007 - 01 Oct 2007

Visiting: Ireland, Thailand and Australia.

Summer 2003 - Germany, Ibiza, Paris (4378 kms)

Visiting: United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain.

Travel Help

Australia

I traveled by Greyhound bus (hopped on & hopped off everywhere), from Cairns in the northeast, to Sydney in the Southwest for a month and a half. Got questions about Australia? Ask away!

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USA

Born and bred in New York, and New Jersey, I've lived all over the continental United States.

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Europe

I've lived in the United Kingdom for over 2 years, lived in Ireland for 2 years, and I've traveled extensively throughout Europe! If you have any questions that I can't answer, I do my best to point you in the right direction. Feel free to ask away! From mundane travel questions, to the complex, I'm here to help YOU.

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Egypt

I spent a few weeks traveling around Egypt; specifically, Cairo, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, and Mt. Sinai. There are alot of scams and helpful hints that I learned the hard way along the way! Especially how to keep your chances high for getting inside the Great Pyramid...

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Greece

I've been to Athens, and island hopped all over the Greek islands. Got a question about Greece or the islands? Ask away!

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