These things happen to be about travel, both real and unreal, actual and virtual.
First of all, let me point out that I have a new series of photos, which started with my post from yesterday. I started my Embassy Row Series, which, as you may deduce from, is a series of photos that I took last December 2007, when I visited my Russian friend who goes to Georgetown. I took a walk along Massachusetts Avenue, and had the experience of being in several countries in just one afternoon! I began with the Colombian Embassy yesterday, and today features the Blaine Mansion.
Another travel related factoid is that my favorite TV reality show is coming up with a new season: none other than The Amazing Race. Starting February 15, a new set of teams are again going to frolic around the world. I always enjoy watching this show, for several reasons, including seeing Americans with low travelers IQ get in trouble overseas, and see exotic locales and plan my next vacation, and just vicariously experience travel from someone else's eyes.
Finally, earlier today, as I was in lab running a participant, I logged on to Google, and was rather taken by my curiosity to use their Google Earth map function. Through satellite imaging, I saw the current state of my past habitation, in Japan. I saw my old school, which grew some buildings, and I saw the train station next to my house, which seemed to have been renovated, and I saw my old apartment building, and the neighborhood surrounding it. I traced back the route I always took every morning when I would walk to school, and I saw other places that I recall back from the past.