Going postal in the Galapagos

Goingpostal3000If The Police had been backpackers, they could’ve done this first.

Message in a barrel: Kyle MacDonald is going postal — and he’d like you to join him. On Apr. 6, he’s leaving Montreal to cart heaps of postcards to a barrel full of more postcards in the Galapagos
Islands. Seriously.

Want to play a travel game? Here’s how you can also go postal. By sending along your postcard, Kyle will put it in the barrel with, oh, a few bajillion others. People going through the Galapagos then raid the barrel for postcards from areas they’ll be visiting. Once they arrive, they’ll hand-return that postcard to the chappo who sent it. How’s that for a cool impromptu way to travel from your own home?

Websites:

www.goingpostal3000.com

www.messageinabarrel.com

Email: goingpostal3000@gmail.com

Follow Kyle’s trip via his Message in a Barrel Yahoo! Group

7 thoughts on “Going postal in the Galapagos”

  1. Yeah, that’s not a bad idea! Have you read the book, the tipping point? It talks about how we all know someone who knows someone… and on and on, and how we’re all connected by just a few extended relationships. This is pretty cool!

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  2. I haven’t read that yet, no, but it’s been on my list for a while. Wasn’t that by the same guy who… oh bugger, I can’t remember his name, but he wrote something on how the smallest things add up to the largest effects? (eg, broken windows in a community contributing to lack of pride, then higher crime rates, etc.)?
    Gadling posted about Going Postal as well:
    http://www.gadling.com/entry/1234000720038794/
    They’re not convinced of its coolness, but I am. Mainly from the BootsnAll days – the connections you wind up with were always weird, in a 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon kind of way. Plus there was just always something awesome about some random traveler turning up. You’d meet people from heaps of different walks of life… literally.

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  3. Galapagos Islands

    Grace and I took a 10 day trip to probably the coolest place on earth. We hit the Galapagos Islands where the animals have never learned a fear of humans. A sample of amazing experiences: -mountain biking past wild horses

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  4. Galapagos Islands

    Grace and I took a 10 day trip to probably the coolest place on earth. We hit the Galapagos Islands where the animals have never learned a fear of humans. A sample of amazing experiences: -mountain biking past wild horses

    Reply
  5. Galapagos Islands

    Grace and I took a 10 day trip to probably the coolest place on earth. We hit the Galapagos Islands where the animals have never learned a fear of humans. A sample of amazing experiences: -mountain biking past wild horses

    Reply

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