As per Wikipedia, the Kon-Tiki was the raft used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. His aim in mounting the Kon-Tiki expedition was to show, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, that there were no technical reasons to prevent them from having done so.

Thor Heyerdahl and I only have two things in common (well, that I know of): we enjoy adventure and the second half of the name of his vessel, the Kon-Tiki, rhymes with my nickname. Coincidence? Clearly not. Never in the world have I been known to reach. My latest adventure is my move from the D.C. area to NYC in an attempt to prove that people from the Mid-Atlantic can settle in the Northeast. Yes, this is a theory that has been cast aside as impossible, but that’s just the kind of person I am. So slap on your sea-sickness patch, put on a life jacket, and enjoy the view: this won’t be no three hour tour.



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  1. Mikeachim says:

    Intrepid, thou art.

    By the way, I have it on excellent authority that Heyerdahl cheated by taking the bus. So you’re the adventurer, not him.

    Unless *you* took the bus from D.C. to NYC.

    In which case, you’re both as bad as each other and I wash my hands of you both.


  2. Diana says:

    Wow KiKi! I LOVE the tech. available to us now….that w/ a click of my thumb I get to learn all about my beautiful, intelligent, adventurous young niece who lives all the way across the country! Cousin Carla’s little girl! I love the way you think! And I love the way you write! Come visit us some time in San Diego! With one stop here in Chula Vista, you could get to know about 20 of your relatives w/in a 1 mile radius. And if you dared to hang out long enough, you’d get to meet about another 50 who are just a few more miles away! Thanks for the FB link.
    Lots of Love,
    p.s. I’ve probably mentioned to you before, you and I share the nickname KiKi. That’s my friends called me back in the day!

  3. Hello, I am Pierluigi, an Italian student in Lecce (Salento), and I am working on a project concerning the Italian style food programme. May you please tell me your email address? I’d like to invite you to a food festival we are organizing in late may 2012. Thank you very much.

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