Doug McLean

World Tour 1999-2000

"Tales of The Texas Nomad!"

Current Status as of:
 July 5, 2002

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DATES PICTURES JOURNALS
Early Trips    
June 16, 1999   1st full day in Bangkok
June 17, 1999 Grand Palace Bangkok - Day 2
June 18, 1999 Vistanek Palace, Doug and LuLu Bangkok...day 3!
July 10, 1999 Climbing Mt. Whitney
July 16-24, 1999 Grand Canyon North RimBalance Rock; Mesa Verde National Park GTT: Gone t

o Texas - July 17-25, 1999

July 26, 1999 Howdy from Texas!
     
Aug 6-Nov 9 1st Leg:  Map Europe
August 5-6, 1999 Atlanta To Rome The lost days of my Life...the Pink Palace
August 6-12 1999 Toga Party, Ferry to Corfu, Doug and Anna 1, Doug and Anna  2, Pompeii TOoGOod a tale to Tell!!! And Italy / Aug 7-12
August 13-15, 1999 Vatican, Siena, Siena Nightlife Memoirs of Italy...Aug 13-15th
August 16, 1999 Tony Blair at Il Palio, Il Palio Group Photo, Melinda at the Unicorn Fountain Il Palio - Aug 16, 1999
August 17-1999 San Gimignano, Leaning Tower  of Pisa August 17-19 / Italy
August 20-23, 1999 Interlaken  Bike; Doug with "Smart Car" August 20-23...Swityerland!
August 24-26, 1999 Ready for Tomatina, Dan and Doug at Tomatina, Tomato Fight La Tomatina y Valencia
August 27-28, 1999 Ronda Skyline, Ronda Lunch Seville and Ronda!
August 29-31, 1999 Aug 29-Aug 31: Ahhh...Ronda....and Lagos, Portugal
September 1-2, 1999 Cliff Picture, Group  Photo, Another Shitty Day in Paradise Sept 1- Sept 2...Lagos, Portugal - Another shitty day in paradise
September 3-5, 1999 Tickets Sept 3-5, 1999: Pilgrimage to Ronda
September 6-8, 1999 Morocco Dinner Sept 6-8...to Morocco and Back!
September 9-11, 1999 Guggenheim Museum Sept 9-11: Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain!
September 12-16, 1999 Innishmore Islands Sept 12-16: Dublin and Aran Islands!!!
September 16-21, 1999 Blarney Stone, Irish Coastline, Hurleys Sept. 16-21 : Emer's Ireland: Shannon, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cork & KILKENNY!
September 22-24. 1999 Mannequin Pis, Brussels Sept 22-24, 1999: Brussels and Amsterdam
September 24-27, 1999 Last Waterhole, US Embassy, Lizards Sept 24-27: Amsterdam...and the Last Water Hole
September 28-30, 1999 Road To Oktoberfest;Oktoberfest Day, Oktoberfest Night Sept 28-Sept 30, 1999: Oktoberfest!
October 1-6, 1999 Deirdre and Doug, Kathleen and Doug, Charles Street Bridge Oct. 1 - Oct 6, 1999: Praha!!!
October 7-20, 1999 Brief Journal Update - Oct. 7 thru Oct. 20
October 7-11, 1999 Budapest, Vienna Budapest/Wien: Oct 7-11, 1999
October 12-13, 1999 Doug and Eileen, Lisa  and Doug Firenze! Oct. 12-13, 1999
October 14-15, 1999 Treviso Tour, Doug and Fountain, Doug with Birds, Norma and Doug Treviso/Venice: Oct 14-15, 1999
October 16,1999 Waiting to  Throw the Rice; Claudia on Bed of Rice Wedding in Treviso: Oct 16, 1999
October 17-19, 1999 Ponte Della Accademia, Gabi and Doug, Rome Arena Venezia & Verona! Oct 17-19, 1999
October 20-23, 1999 Barbarella, Doug, Sissi,and Rita in Ravenna Ravenna, Italy: Oct 20-Oct 23, 1999
October 24-27, 1999 Dubrovnik Seaside, Slaking in Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Croatia! Oct 24-27, 1999
October 28-29, 1999 Sarajevo Oct. 28-29, 1999: Fall-in Sarajevo
October 30 -November 1, 1999 Vintgar GorgeYouth Hostel, Halloween at YoHo, Hiking in Salzburg Oct 30-Nov 1, 1999: Bled and Salzburg
November 2-4, 1999 Doug and Kathleen Zimmerman Nov. 2-4, 1999: Dresden, Germany
November 5-6, 1999 Berlin Tower, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Berliner, Schlotzsky's Nov. 5-6, 1999: Berlin
November 6-9, 1999 Frankfurt Hostel, Frankfurt Airport Nov. 6-9, 1999: Berlin, Frankfurt...and back to TEXAS!
     
Dec 3 - May 24 2nd Leg: Map South America
December 3-14, 1999 Journal Outline Dec 3-Dec 14, 1999: Argentina
December 3-8, 1999 Buenos Aires - Texas Tango! Dec. 3-Dec 8, 1999 - EZE life in The Country.
December 9-16, 1999 On the beach, Florencia, and the Irish Guys Dec. 9-16, 1999: Mar de Plata, Argentina
December 17-20, 1999 Eileen and I in front of beautiful fruit stand. Dec 17-20, 1999: Uruguay
December 21-23, 1999 Ruins of San Ignacio Mini, Argentina. Dec. 21 - Dec. 23, 1999 : Uruguay/N. Argentina
December 24-26, 1999 Santa Claus in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil Dec 24-Dec 27, 1999 - Foz Natal!
December 28-30, 1999 Iguazu Falls!!! Dec. 28-Dec. 30, 1999 - Iguazu Falls
December 31, 1999 - January 1, 2000 Copacabana Beach in Rio, Happy New Year! Dec. 31, 1999 - Jan. 1, 2000: Y2K Today!
January 2-5, 2000 Paraty and Rio (Corcovado and Sugar Loaf) Jan. 2 - 5, 2000 - Paraty and Rio
January 6-8, 2000 Maracana, Rio, and Mangueira Samba School!! Jan. 6-8, 2000: Rio / Maracana and Mangueira
January, 9-11, 2000 Campinas:  Raquel, Valeria, and Dog on Tractor. Jan. 9 - 11, 2000: Campinas, Brazil
January 11-14, 2000 Doug becomes Tragically Hip. Jan 11-14, 2000: Sao Paulo...Life in the Fast Lane!
January 15-17, 2000 Adorable Mirelli and wonderful Iara. Jan 15-17, 2000: Limeira
January 18-21, 2000 Train ride and the INCREDIBLE Island of Honey. Jan 18-21, 2000: Ihla do Mel, Brazil 
January 22-27, 2000 Florianopolis Jan. 22-27, 2000: Florianopolis/Ihla Santa Catarina
January 28-31, 2000 Gabriela, Sarau and Super Bowl! Jan 28-31, 2000 - Rio/Gabriela 
February 1-3, 2000 Raquel, pit-bulls and English school. Feb 1-3, 2000 - Pouso Alegre, Brazil 
February 4-6.,2000 Brasilia and lovely Goiania Feb 4-6, 2000 - Brasilia/Goiania
February 7-10, 2000 Conch Acustica and clean clothes!!! Feb. 7-10, 2000 - Brasilia
February 11-14, 2000 Costume party, Conch Acustica, bye from Jayne Feb. 11-14, 2000 - Jaragua
February 15-16, 2000 Ana Paula, Paulo, and the FISH PHONE Feb. 15-16, 2000: Cuiaba, Brazil
February 17-21, 2000 Chapada, Pantanal, and Ana Paula's graduation February 17-21, 2000: Chapada, Pantanal, and Graduation
February 22-24, 2000 Sidewalks and hammocks. February 22-24, 2000: Bonito, Brazil 
February 25-29, 2000 Belo Horizonte and Ouro Prieto February 25-29, 2000: Belo Horizonte, Brazil 
March 1-2, 2000 Salvador do Bahia and Carnival Day 1 March 1-2, 2000: Salvador and CARNIVAL DAY 1!!! 
March 3-4, 2000 Carnival 2000!  Dancers, drummers, and kids! March 3-4 Carnival
March 5-8, 2000 Carnival continues...more of everything!!! March 5-8, 2000 - CARNAVAL, Final Days
March 9-13, 2000 Mountains and waterfall Mar. 9-13, 2000: Lencois...LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE!
March 14-17, 2000 Recife, visas, and Fun House bound! March 14-17, 2000: Recife 
March 18-19, 2000 First Date with Luciana!!!  ...and Olinda. March 18-19, 2000: Recife II...ahhh..amor!
March 20-22, 2000 NATAL!  Dune buggies, scenery, everything!!! March 20-22, 2000: NATAL! 
March 23-27, 2000 Communists, Musicians, and LUCIANA!!! March 23-27, 2000: Recife III - Dreamsequence 
March 28-29, 2000 Capoeira on the beach...Brazilian Martial Arts. March 28-29, 2000: Porto de Galinhas, Brazil 
March 30-31, 2000 Luciana March 30-31, 2000:  Recife IV
April 1-2, 2000 Paradise... April 1-2, 2000: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
April 3, 2000 -- none April 3, 2000 - Recife V...TTFN
April 4-7, 2000 -- out of focus. April 4-7, 2000: Fortaleza I 
April 8-12, 2000 Fortaleza and coconuts. April 8-12, 2000: Fortaleza II
April 13-21, 2000 Many photos of Recife, Luciana, and Frog's view. April 13-21, 2000: Recife VI - Paixao Play 
April 22-25, 2000 -- none, camera broke. April 22-25, 2000: Recife VII - 500 YEARS...Who Cares??!! 
April 26-May 5, 2000 Belem, Brazil April 26-May 5, 2000: Fortaleza/Belem
May 5-10,2000 Amazon River:
Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3
May 5-10, 2000:  Amazon River - Belem to Manus by boat.
May 11-24, 2000  Manus, Recife, and Luciana! May 11-24, 2000: Manus, Recife VIII, TEXAS!
June 11, 2000   June 11, 2000:  Currently in TEXAS!...Status update... 
     
Aug 24-Nov 4 3rd Leg: Map South America, again!
Aug24-Sep 11, 2000  Sao Paulo photos. Aug. 24-Sept. 11, 2000: Back to Brazil
Sep12-15, 2000   Sept 12-15, 2000: Asuncion, Paraguay
Sep16-19,2000   Sept 16-19, 2000: Santa Cruz, Bolivia ...Robbers, police and immigration.
Sep 20-23, 2000  Bolivian Blockades Sept. 20-23, 2000: Blockades and Stones...the Road to Sucre, Bolivia
Sep 24-Oct 4, 2000  Sucre and street demonstrations. Sept. 24-Oct. 4, 2000: Sucre, Bolivia
Oct 5-9, 2000  Salar de Uyuni Galleries:  
One, Two, Three, Four, Five
October 5-9, 2000: Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
Oct 10-18, 2000  Death's Highway and Lake Titicaca.  Bolivia. October 10-18, 2000: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and Coroico!
Oct 19-Nov 4, 2000  Wedding in Brazil!!! To be added.
Nov 2, 2000  -- none Texas Bound!!!
Nov 5-Nov 24  Dancing at the Broken Spoke Luciana in Texas!
Nov. 28, 2000   Engaged!!!
Dec. 18, 2000   Engagement Quotes from around the World!

Status on Jan. 18, 2001

-- none Doug...Taking the PLUNGE!!!!!
COMING SOON:
Feb. 6-14, 2002 Carnaval and Gringos in Brazil Chaos, Carnival, Deportation and Depravity...the days leading up to the wedding.
Feb. 15, 2002 Wedding Photos! Wedding...the end of one journey...the start of a new one.
Apr. 16-May 9, 2002 Honeymoon Photos 3 Weeks in Europe. Portugal, Spain, Italy and France
June 30, 2002 Photos of Brazilians Going Crazy - World Cup Party 2002 Pentacampeao - Learn it, live it, love it. 5 times Champion of the World for the Brazilian Team.
May-Aug. 2002 House Photos The trials and tribulations of buying and building a new house.

 

Notes:

This site has gained HUGE assistance from the efforts of my friend, Nathan Malone.  His personal time to handle all webmaster duties while I was traveling is a debt that I will never be able to repay.  This website simply wouldn't be here if it weren't for his efforts.  Feel free to e-mail him at nathan_malone@yahoo.com.  I have known Nathan since 1992, click here to see Nathan and I in New Orleans.  I have also greatly appreciated the efforts of my friends Terrill and Aaron!

Thanks!
Doug
 

Legal notes:

Copyright 1999-2002 by Douglas D. McLean.  All contents of this website (including all internal pages) are Copyrighted by the author, Douglas D. McLean, Including TM The Tales of the Texas Nomad, and Texas Nomad.  May not be reproduced or copied without author's permission...blah, blah...lots of legal stuff...someday I may figure out a way to make money from these writings...so I reserve it for my use...smile...I'm engaged now, I may actually have a family to support someday...please respect that.  Thanks!

Doug McLean is solely responsible for the content of these travel logs.... first names are widely used to retain privacy of the
individuals discussed.

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