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We are Derry Malsch and Kate Hulpke, from Eugene, Oregon.  We like to travel, hike, snorkel, and camp, among other things.  (And Kate loves to cook.)

We started this blog in Fall 2007 right before leaving on a nine-month trip around the world, as a way for family and friends to share our adventures.

We’re back in Eugene now, but you can still partake of all the amazing places we visited. Going backward through time…

Where? When? Post
Greece June 2008 Greece is the word
Nepal May 2008 Nepal – Kopan
Nepal May 2008 Oh Happy Day
Nepal April 2008 Hello Nepal
Sikkim April 2008 Sikkim: Brrrr!!!
India April 2008
India: Views from a Bus Window
India March 2008 Welcome to India
Thailand March 2008 Images of Thailand
Thailand & Laos February 2008 Leaving the Mekong
Vietnam January 2008 Hanoi
Thailand January 2008 Thailand – Happy New Year!
Hong Kong December 2007 Hong Kong
New Zealand December 2007 New Zealand – The Adventure Continues
New Zealand November 2007 Springtime in New Zealand
Fiji November 2007 So long, Fiji!
Fiji October 2007 On to our tiny tiny island… Caqalai

That’s not EVERY single thing we wrote, but it is all the posts about places, with pictures. You can navigate to some other random entries via “Recent Posts” or “Archives” (both in the sidebar).

BTW:  Yes, Oregon is beautiful and green, but no, that’s not it pictured above.  That’s the Limahuli Botanical Preserve on Kaua’i, Hawai’i, where we labored with Wilderness Volunteers for a week in September 2007.  Afterwards we backpacked for five days on the Na Pali Coast; in fact if you look closely at our header photo, you can just make out Derry clinging to the cliff-side trail.  Quite the warm-up for further adventures…

7 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. ZAN Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER

    HALONG…..YA GONNA BE? I HEAR RETURN IN JUNE??? ISN’T HALONG GORGEOUS!! I DIDN’T KNOW THE 3000 LIMESTONE ISLANDS….LIKE THOSE STROMATOLITES THAT WE LIKE. LITTLE BUBBLES OF LIVING EARTH COMING UP THROUGH THE OCEAN…ALSO VERY BEAUTIFUL..ANYWHERE.
    HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME AND I’LL SAY A WISH FOR BETTER BIKES.:)Z

  2. Kate Says:

    Hey Zan! Thanks for the birthday wishes. Yes, we will be back at end of June/beginning of July. Thanks for your bike wishes too, they came true in Thailand! Speaking of, maybe we can go on a bike ride in Eugene this summer?

  3. Rondi Cox Says:

    Derry & Kate–You have fantastic photos–you should enter some in a photo contest when you get back.
    We love seeing where you’ve been.

    Love, Rondi

  4. Jess Says:

    Are we going to get a Hawaii post soon? 🙂

  5. Dan Says:

    I was out surfing and stumbled across your blog.

    What a journey you two have been on! You both look very happy and I am happy for you! While you have been adventuring, I’ve been slaving away in the machine of corporate America, but lately I’ve been having a strong pull to get back to the realm of quantum physics to see what all advances have been made in the past decade. I was happy to see Amit in “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” I’ll have to see if the cobwebs will all dust off my gray matter!

    Anyhoos… hope all’s well with you & yours and may this message find you both in good health and good spirits.

    Take care,

    Dan


  6. Hello, my name is Helle Christiansen I live in Copenhagen. Are you Derry the son of artist Ellen Malsch, sister to my granmother Irma Christiansen?
    Best regards Helle

  7. con mahoney Says:

    Derry,

    Beloit Mem H.S. 1961?

    Troop 15? (I think that was the number)

    Explained to me, among other things, how right wing the Chicago Tribune was especially the front page cartoon?

    Con Mahoney (A.k.a. John Mahoney)

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