Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Great pics, Nomad. You really earned your nick, didn't you? ;)
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 01:51:44 PM EST
So many people of my generation are jetting off on a whim and cross borders. After his graduation, a friend of mine toured through Iran, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, China and India. Just for fun. The whole cult of backpacking is based on the modern nomadism of hunter-gathering (pictures and some souvenirs, mostly).

Interestingly, I've been scaling down the past years - earlier, I'd take grand journeys with my then-girlfriend. Even while they were a learning experience, made for many fun pictures for my grandparents and I wouldn't be in SA right now without them, they made me feel stupid to not know much about my own continent. The past three years I found I also take enormous enjoyment in making small scale trips - I don't need to go 5.000 kilometers before I am happy to be Somewhere Else. And now that I will only visit Europe as a visitor - I really need to pick my destinations with care...

I think there are many people at this forum who would be equally justified to take the same call sign. This is European Tribune, but if you'd relabel it to Expatriate Tribune, I'd not be surprised to see many of the active participants stick around.

The Story Behind The Name:
Interestingly, I picked my tag because I was moving from computer to computer all the time in my graduation period (perhaps deceptively boosting ET's unique visitors?). It would happen I would frequent ET from 4 different computers as I passed through the day. This was in the year I was graduating and it may have been the least exciting period (travel wise) in 10 years. (The Chill Out Tour was done straight after I received my degree.)

Enough! Enough!

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 01:24:24 AM EST
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