What have Russian sailors, a sailing ship and the space race have in common?

August 10th, 2011 I was taking a walk through the Seattle Centre today when I was surprised to see three Russian sailors sightseeing in full navy uniform (very distinctive especially their caps)! Upon further investigation it turns out that the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries sailing training ship Pallada was in town. I had heard nothing about this…

The day I almost met Buzz Aldrin……

August 1st, 2011 Space Adventures Today the Space Needle announced a Space Race 2012 competition with the grand prize to win a sub orbital space flight with a company called Space Adventures (valued at $110,000 USD)!  The contest is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle in April 2012. I of course immediately entered (you have to…

Recap of my travels in the past year (2010)

The past year has gone by so fast, one moment I am leaving my Australian home and  job in May 2010 to travel the world, then before you know it I am living in Seattle, Washington USA! Most of 2010 was such an adventure travelling through: USA (May 2010) Central and southern Florida– Launch of Space…