Monday, April 27, 2009

Sleepless in Nuuk


I had high hopes to be in Holland within 24 hours but as you can see my hopes have been dashed. I can only assume the good people of the Netherlands have had one hard partying weekend because it appears none of them were at their computers. I would never have thought this destination would cause me so much trouble. Please pass my plight on to all your friends as they may know someone in Holland, plus it is cold here in Nuuk and I only brought a light jacket.

Maybe this might help:
Kan iedereen in Nederland dit blog klikken

-Luke Sidewalker

Friday, April 24, 2009

Destination The Netherlands


So now my aim is to get a registered page view from the Netherlands.

To my future Dutch friends, the 50,000 or so people of Greenland got the job done in two days so the gauntlet has been laid down. By my calculations I have an approximate target of 14.9 million people. I hope to be in Holland by this evening. Do you know someone in Holland that can help me?

UPDATE: Thank you for all the interest shown from the good people of The Netherlands. I managed to get a hit from Utrecht and my Staycation has now moved on to Antigua and Barbuda, feel free to follow my journey.

-Luke Sidewalker

Hello from Greenland



I can't believe it I got my visit from Greenland. It only took me two days to get here, so thanks to my new friend(s) in Greenland for getting me off to a flying start.I'd still love to get a comment from someone in Greenland, to give us all an idea of what it is really like, but in the meantime here is the first entry in my travel journal.

I'm imagining myself in Nuuk (Godthåb) the capital of Greenland, there are some light showers and it's currently 33F. If I came here I'd stay in the center of town at the Hotel Hans Egede. The hotel is named after the missionary Hans Egede who founded the town in 1728. Later on I would go on a tour of the city. After dinner I'd get a ticket to watch the local handball team. Up above you will see a picture of Nuuk, and if you look very closely you will notice I'm not in it.


Savings so far:
Flight From New York to Nuuk $2647
Hotel in Nuuk $169

Grand Total: $2816

-Luke Sidewalker

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Destination Greenland


First stop on my trip is Greenland. It is a tough one to start with but I'm up for the challenge. According to my research 922 people out of every 1,000 in Greenland use the internet; that is the good news. The bad news; the population is only around 57,000. Meaning my target is just around 52,500 people, but I'm only looking for one of those people, are you the person that knows one of them?

I will check my Google Analytics periodically throughout the day so that I know when it is time to move on. Also on my sidebar to the right there are some widgets that may indicate a visit from Greenland, so you may be able to witness it in real time.

So Mr. or Mrs. Greenland dweller I'm excited to make your acquaintance and I hope you can help me get to my first destination soon. I would welcome a comment or factoid about Greenland to start my travel journal off with a bang!

-Luke Sidewalker

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pack your bags we're going nowhere

For those of you not familiar with Luke Sidewalker his story can be found here or by clicking the link to the right.

Before we don't go anywhere I should start by setting out the mission parameters of my staycation.
1)It is my intent with your help to get this blog to every country in the world, a visit is qualified by a page view as determined by Google Analytics.
2)However you can't go globetrotting willy-nilly all over the place there has to be some structure and order, so with this in mind my itinerary has been set by the following metric. I will go to the countries in the order of their ranking of Internet users per capita from highest to lowest as published on Nationmaster.com
3)I may use traffic exchanges to promote the blog, but a valid hit must come from outside of the exchanges.

For those of you too lazy to check out the itinerary (that would be me if I wasn't writing this blog) I can tell you the first three stops will be Greenland, followed by the Netherlands and then a little sunshine in Antigua and Barbuda.


With your help, yes that does actually mean you, let's get started to test the possibilities in this electronic era. It took Phileas Fogg eighty days, he had a balloon, Passepartout and no computer. I have a computer, a hungry goldfish and no balloon, how long do you think it will take me?

So without further ado get yourself comfortable in your favorite chair and stay put with me...

-Luke Sidewalker