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A Central America Perspecive
Central America
Living with Volcanos
Living with Volcanoes
Air
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Endangered Animals
Endangered Animals
Interviews
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Name: Cristen
School: PS69Q
Grade: 5
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Question: Is there more about manatee?
Answer: Check out Manatee for more information.
Name: Joseph
School: Homeschooling Center
Grade: 5
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Question: What is a walking fern?
Answer:  A walking fern is a plant that reproduces itself by sending out long roots called runners. New plants are able to grow from these runners. Since you do not see the roots, from above ground it looks like the plant is forming a trail, or walking down a trail.
Name: desirae
School: adrian middle school
Grade: 7
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Question: Where does the lst name swope come from?
Answer: It looks like Swope is a German last name. 
Name: katie
School: GPS
Grade: 6
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Question: what do people do for fun in Panama?
Answer: Soccer is a common pastime for people in Panama. Eating and socializing are very common as well. 
Name: Jonathon
School: Homeschool
Grade: 5th
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Question: what kind of setting would you find the walking fern?
 Answer: These ferns prefer moist, shady areas around limestone rocks. In moist environments fronds (fern leaves) will begin to walk. However, these plants are very sensitive to snails and slugs, who find these plants delicious. 
Name: Jessica
School: anonymus
Grade: 5
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Question: What is the size of a puma?
Answer:  Male pumas can reach up to 8 feet in total length and weigh in excess of 220 lbs. Females are smaller, averaging slightly over 6 feet in length and up to 140 lbs.
Name: isabel
School: CLI
Grade: 7
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Question: How does the volcano effect how people lived in the African Region?
Answer: Here is some good information on volcanoes in Africa Africa Volcanoes.  They dramatically affect people living around them by how often the erupt and the results of the eruptions. Eruptions can give off poison gases, changes the composition of soils in which crops are grown, and can change the contour of the landscape.  
These changes can affect hunting, crop growing, and safety of towns and villages in the region of a volcano.
Name: kayla
School: pmjhs
Grade: 8
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Question: How many deserts does North America have?
Answer:  There are four major deserts in North America, many include sub-regions, but the four include the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, Mojave, and Great Basin deserts. A great place to go for good information on these deserts is http://www.desertusa.com/glossary.html
Name: lucy
School: gran
Grade: 6
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Question: how many pesos is on American dollar?
Answer:  You will have to be more specific as many countries use their own Pesos. Spain, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina are just a few countries that use Pesos. For the latest exchange rates go to http://www.x-rates.com/
Name: prakash tewari
School: st.joseph con. sen sec.school
Grade: 7th
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Question: what is the name of all contienents together?
Answer: Pangaea is the name of this hypothetical landmass that included all of the continents. 
Name: Clioff hit
School: Blue Ridge Elelmantary
Grade: 4th
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Question: About how long does it take to grow a plant?
Answer: The depends on the plant! Some plants can reach maturity (able to reproduce) in a couple of weeks, while others can take many years.
Name: Zeppy
School: homeschool
Grade: 5th
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Question: Does the walking fern produce spores?
Answer: Yes a walking fern does grow spores.  However, walking ferns grow by sending roots out away from the plant. The walking ferns have special roots called runners, these are roots that can grow away from the old plant and sprout new plants. As a result, walking ferns look like they are walking because they grow like they are walking down a trail.
Name: anonymus
School: anonymus
Grade: 5
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Question: what kind of setting does the walking fern grow in?
Answer: These ferns prefer moist, shady areas around limestone rocks. In moist environments fronds (fern leaves) will begin to walk. However, these plants are very sensitive to snails and slugs, who find these plants delicious. 
Name: kate
School: fairh
Grade: 6
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Question: in part of the world does the walking fern grow in?
Answer: You can find the walking fern in many parts of the United States. Especially now that they are grown in nurseries and sold.  The key to growing a walking fern is putting in a place where it is cool and moist, and protecting it from snails. 
Name: tarisa
School: Evergreenmill
Grade: 5
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Question: Sis you have to learn a new language when you traveled? 
Answer: We have learned a lot of different words in many languages. We did not spend enough time in each country to become fluent, but we learned as much as we could.
Name: Drica Morant
School: South Brunswick Middle school
Grade: 7th
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Question: What are Panama's border countries?
Answer: Panama has physical borders with Costa Rica and Colombia.
Name: jack
School:
Grade: 9
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Question: how did the volcanoes in Ecuador get their names?
Answer: Many of the volcanoes in Ecuador were named by the native people in the area. For instance Cotopaxi is named for the god of the lakes- a native Ecuadorian god.
Name: Katherine Babnaw
School:
Grade:
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Question: Which Asian country uses Rupees?
Answer: India and Pakistan have currency called Rupees.
Name: Vashti
School:
Grade: 6
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Question:what is the origin of the name potassium?
Answer: Potassium derives its name from potash, as potassium is the basis of potash.  Potash was originally obtained by soaking wood ash in water and evaporating the resulting solution in iron pots.
Name: mohu
School: any
Grade: 7
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Question: what are some changes in the environment that might have caused Jaguars and manatees to become extinct.
Answer:  Global warming- the rise in ocean temperatures, a loss or destruction of habitat, or over hunting can all cause these animals to become extinct.
Name: Bob
School: Taylor
Grade: 10
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Question: Where in North America will you find the hottest temperature?
Answer: Death Valley in California has recorded temperatures as high as 134F.
Name: mike and Elise
School: goetz middle school
Grade: 7
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Question: how many countries use pesos. What countries are they? what is the comparison between our money and theirs
Answer:  Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina all use Pesos. Spain used to before the Euro took over.
Exchange rates change everyday based on how the economies of these countries and the US are doing. For exchange rates see: exchange rates.
Name: Sean Cortez
School: Stone Lake Elementary
Grade: 5th
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Question: Did you see kids screaming and waving near the Imax theater on February 24?
Answer: We sure did! You guys are Awesome!
Name: alyssa neumann
School: stone lake elementary
Grade: 5
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Question: were you in sacramento, california? and see a bunch of screaming waving kids?
Answer: Yes we were! Thanks for the great reception!
Name: jolynn
School: clara bartin
Grade: 5
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Question: did you like traveling?
Answer: Traveling has been a lot of fun!
Name: beatriz
School: clic
Grade: 6
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how many jaguars on the world?
Name: Ali Perros
School: Ascham House
Grade: Pre-Grade 1
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Question: What kind of ferns are there?
Answer: There is an estimated 6,000 to 15,000 species of fern.
Name: Tim
School: Homeschool
Grade: 6
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Question: When you're in Alaska is your cell phone always in roam?
Answer: Most of us changed our phone plans so that we could make calls from Alaska with having to pay huge roaming fees.  We also had a satellite phone donated to us by one of our sponsors and that is free.
Name: Tim
School: Homeschool
Grade: 6
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Question: How close is Russia to Alaska?
Answer: At one of the closest points, Russia is about 50 miles from Alaska.
Name: Tim
School: Homeschool
Grade: 6
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Question: Was it hard to do the boarder crossing in Canada?
Answer: Not at all. We had no problem with customs, except for Nick who had to go through all his bags to find his passport.
Name: Tim
School: Homeschool
Grade: 6
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Question: What kind of sports are popular in Russia and in Canada?
Answers: In Russia hockey is a very important sport.  In fact because of the hockey strike in the U.S. many of the American players went and played in Russia.
 In Canada hockey is also very popular.  Curling is also a popular sport in Canada. It is almost always on Canadian TV.  We will watch the start of the Yukon Quest tomorrow, which is a dog sled race.  It is also the largest race in the world.
Name: Tim
School: Homeschool
Grade: 6
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Question: Does Canada produce any oil?
Answer: Canada is one of the main producers of oil in the United States.  In fact if you read our journals on the website while we were in Canada you can read about how we visited the oil fields in northern Alaska.
Name: Tim
School: Homeschool
Grade: 6
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What kind of plants and animals live on Canada's Arctic Islands?
Name: Jill
School: Highland
Grade: 7
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Question: How does Canada's population compare with the United States?
Answer: Most of Canada's population is in it's few main cities.  Most of the territory in Canada is uninhabited.  Especially the further north you travel.  We were told by a local in Whitehorse, Canada that the Yukon Territory has 30,00 people in it and 20,00 live in Whitehorse.
Name: Jill
School: Highland
Grade: 7
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Question: How many Canadians actually speak French? Did you have any communication problems?
Answer:  About 23% of Canadians report French to be their first language. French Canada lies mainly within Eastern Canada, Quebec in particular. We traveled through the Yukon and British Colombia, two provinces that mainly speak English. Although I heard people speaking French, we had no trouble communicating. 
Name: Lucas
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen a bald eagle anywhere besides America?
Answer: Unfortunately we haven't seen any bald eagles yet, but they can be found in both the U.S. and Canada.
Name: Chad
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: How long is the car? Can you fit much stuff in it?
Answer: The vehicles are 16'3" or 495cm. long, 6'5" or 106cm. wide, and 8'6" or 258cm. tall.  We do sometimes have to be creative with how we can fit all the equipment we need for this expedition, but we always find a way to fit it all.
Name: Carina
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you been to Hawaii?
Answer: We didn't go to Hawaii but I'm sure no one on the expedition would have objected to it.  You can see a map of our route on our website.
Name: Lexy
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen a penguin? Where?
Answer: Yes we saw some penguins in Chile.  Penguins are only found in the Southern Hemisphere.
Name: Matt
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you been to Chicago?
Answer: Several of us on the expedition have been to Chicago before, but it is not on our route this time.  It is a terrific city though.
Name: Spence
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen quicksand?
Answer: No we haven't, but we heard that there are some areas in Alaska with quicksand.
Name: Jonah
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen a tiger? If not, do you want to?
Answer: We haven't seen any tigers.  We saw some lions from a traveling circus in Peru though.  However, we would have loved to have seen some tigers.
Name: Chris
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen Mount Rushmore?
Answer: Unfortunately Mount Rushmore was not on our route, but Nancy Olson (our local Marine) wishes it was.  If you would like to see a map of our entire route you can find it on our website.
Name: Max
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Where have you seen bamboo growing?
Answer: We found bamboo all over  Asia in places like China, India, and Thailand.  We also some a little in some of the South American countries.
Name: Bryan
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Where was your favorite place?
Answer: The world is a beautiful place and it is hard to say what area is better than the other.  However I personally loved Alaska.  It was covered in snow for hundreds of miles and there were animals everywhere you went.  The scenery during the day is spectacular and at night you can look up to the Big Dipper and watch the northern lights dance across the sky.
Mark Cope
Name: Eric
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you been to the North Pole?
Answer: The closest we have been to the North Pole is Prudoe Bay in Alaska.  We actually stood on the Arctic Ocean, because it is frozen over.  However we did go through a town called North Pole in Alaska,  but no Santa.
Name: Sammy
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen different kinds of deer around the world?
Answer:  We saw reindeer in Russia, and mountain deer in California.  We also saw caribou in Alaska and Canada.  Caribou is a very close relative of deer.
Name: Vanessa
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: What is the most fun about driving around the world?
Answer: It is important in life to take time to learn about other cultures and the people who live in them.  The more you know about the world the easier it is to live in it.  On this trip I have been lucky enough to learn all about different cultures and I have a new found respect for people all around the world.  I believe knowledge is the most important part of life and one of the main goals and benefits of this expedition is that helps educate hundreds of people.
Name: Kyle
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen a lion in the wild?
Answer: Unfortunately we haven't seen any lions in the wild yet.  We did see some in Peru, but they were in a traveling circus and were caged.  We were ok with the cages though, because those lions were massive.
Name: Daniel
School: Carnellian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen a kangaroo up close?
Answer: In Australia we saw tons of kangaroos in the wild. We also got a special visit to a zoo in Australia where we were aloud to pet kangaroos.  It was fun but not something you should try in the wild because kangaroos can becomes startled and attack and cause a great deal of damage to someone.  But they are still a terrific animal.
Name: Spencer V.
School: Carnellian
Grade: 2
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Question: How is your car like a jeep?
Answer: In shape and purpose our Land Rovers are very similar to Jeeps.  They are however a little larger and more pleasant to drive than a jeep.
Name: Elizabeth
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: What do you eat in Alaska?
Answer: Alaska has the same food you would usually find in any State, but there were some restaurants that did serve moose and elk meats and sausages.  That was new. 
Name: Cortlyn
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you ever seen a leopard?
Answer: We drove through snow leopard territory in Kazakhstan, but we didn't see any.  We did see some in a zoo, but we would have loved to have seen them in the wild.
Name: Vida
School: Carnelian
Grade: 2
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Question: How heavy is the car?
Answer: Each Land Rover weighs about three thousand pounds.  That is including all of our equipment and luggage.
Name: Da'nesha Cannamore
School: Mc North
Grade: 10th
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Question: Where do you come from and what is your name and how old are you?
Answer: My name is Mark Cope and I am from Upland, California.  I am nineteen years old and I am new to the team.  I am helping with the final leg of the expedition.  I am a student and have been using this trip to learn all about our world.
Name: ryan
School: chapel trail
Grade: 4
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Question: How cold is it in the polar region?
Answer: In Northern Russia we reached temperatures as low as 58 below zero.  In Alaska's polar regions it was only about 45 below zero.  
Name: Ryneisha Russell
School: yeatman-Liddell
Grade: 8th
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Question: How many different famous people live in North America.
Answer: Well it is hard to say how many live in North America, but almost all of the people who work in places like Hollywood of New York live in North America.  
Name: Jick
School: Huttonville
Grade: 7
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What is the temperature for the vegetation in Perth, Australia start to grow?
Name: will baggarly
School: st. james
Grade: 1st
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Question: what is the temperature mostly in Alaska?
Answer: Actually the temperature varies in Alaska quite a bit.  Different regions may be covered in snow while others are warm and sunny.  The winters can bring temperatures as low as -70 degrees, and the summers can be as warm as 95 degrees.
Name: elaine
School: st albans sp school
Grade: 5
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Question: what is your name what do you like?
Answer: My name is Mark Cope and I like film and acting.  I am a film student, and I was brought on to this team to help with the video they are making of the expedition. 
Name: jessica
School: st albans sp school
Grade: 3
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Question: what is your name?
Answer: My name is Mark Cope and I am 19 years old.  I am a student who was brought on this trip to help out.
Name: Richard Smith
School: Cal Poly Alumni
Grade:
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Question: What is the current make-up of the team? It seems there are fewer of you than there were on the Asian leg of the trip.
Answer: We have lost a few members of the original team for various reasons.  We have also added a few new members as well.  As of right now there are six people on the team.  Four of them have been on the team from the start; Nick, Todd, Nancy, and Adam.
Name: mike lombard
School: pelham memorial
Grade: 6
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Question: what kind of plant life exist in Honduras
Answer: Honduras is home to a wide variety of plant life. You can find palm trees, tropical fruit trees, ferns, and many kinds of different flowers. 
Name: kaitlin
School:
Grade: 6
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Question: what are the gulfs around Mexico?
Answer: The Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of California surround Mexico. 
Name: James Espiritu
School: Pomelo Elem. School
Grade: 3
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Question: Where does North America end?
Answer: Geographically North America ends in the middle of Nicaragua, but traditionally the border between North and South America is the border of Panama and Colombia. 
Name: Jim Baggarly
School: Cal Poly '92 (ok it took a while)
Grade: Damien Class of '83
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Question: What did we give the Russians to acquire Alaska? Does it feel like America there or does it have a Canadian feel. Are there many people in Alaska with Russian heritage?
Answer:  The United States paid $7.2 million for rights to Alaska. At the time it was termed Seward's folly, as people couldn't understand why the US would pay this much for a land of snow.
Alaska feels like a frontier land, its remote location makes it feel very different from the United States. I think the wide open spaces and the harsh conditions make it feel similar to Canada and even the northern United States. Actually it reminded me a lot of driving through Russia. 
There are many cities that show their Russian heritage. Sitka is the former Russian capital, there you can see distinctive orthodox churches, and lots of log cabins. 
Name: Tina
School: Sparkle
Grade: 7th
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Question: Do people get immunizations?
Answer: People receive immunization around the world where supplies are available. Although there are supplies to immunize most of the world, the problem is getting the immunizations to those who need them. 
Name: anthony
School: griss kosten middle
Grade:
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Question: what kind of money do panama people use?
Answer: People in Panama use US dollars for their currency. 
Name: Julia
School: St Cloud
Grade: 6
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Question: When will you finally be home?
Answer: We should arrive in Irvine, California at the Land Rover headquarters on the 28th of February.  That will be the end of the expedition and our fifteen month trip.
Name: gabriella narus
School: kelley elementry
Grade: 4
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Question: How does the height of a ramp affect the speed of a moving object?
Answer: The angle of the inclined ramp has to the ground will affect the speed of a moving object. The length of the ramp (or it's height from the ground) will affect an objects final speed as well.
Name: subia
School: T.I.School
Grade: 4
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Question: HELLO in 20 different languages?
Answer:  Here is hello in several different languages.
Hello- English, Hola, Spanish, Se va?- French Sabadi- Laos, sawati ca- Thai, Ne how- Chinese, .Salam Malikum- Arabic, nakam- Wolof. Can you name some others?
Name: justin flores
School: Robstown High
Grade: 9th
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Question: What are some animals from the central America area?
Answer: In  Central America you can see toucans, ocelots, coati, howler monkeys, and many other types of animals.
Name: amber
School: eastview elementry
Grade: 5
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Question: If people loved animals why would they endanger them or make them extinct?
Answer:  There are a couple of reasons. Generally people pay very high prices for rare objects. For instance, gold, it is not very common so it is valuable to a lot of people. If an animal is rare, some people think that the animal or products from that animal are valuable, ivory from tusks, hands of gorillas, or furs from tigers.
Other people are not aware that an animal is endangered. In Mexico there are not many turtles anymore. In the past people always ate turtles for food. Since they have always eaten turtles, they continue to do so despite the fact that they are endangered now. 
Name: lola
School: Hugwarts
Grade: 10th
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Question: How can I make the spell "expecto patronus"?
Answer: You will have to read the Harry Potter books or write to JK Rowling.
Name: lili
School: S.E.S.O
Grade: 5th
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Question: what are some examples of inclined planes?
Answer: There are examples of inclined planes all over the place. Screws are examples of inclined planes, ramps leading up into the backs of trucks are inclined planes. Inclined planes are very usual tools to help us in everyday life.
Name: Bailie Betlaf
School: Rooveselt
Grade: 5th
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Question: How many snakes are there in the world?
Answer: There are over 2,500 different types of snakes (species) and about 10 different groups of snakes (families). 
 
Name: mary
School: bowie
Grade: 8
Asked...
Question: how long have orcas been around?
Answer: 
Name: Davey
School: Sparta
Grade: 8
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Question: How many monkeys are there in the world?
Answer: There are about 160 different types of primates (monkeys, apes, and humans) in the world. Monkeys have tails and apes don't.
Name: Ashley
School:
Grade: 9
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Question: How many pesos equals one US dollar?
Answer: You will have to determine what peso you would like to know the value of. There are Mexican, Chilean, Spanish, Argentine Pesos and many more. For the latest currency values (they are always changing) go to:  
Name: Alicia
School: S.E.S.
Grade: 4
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Question: Do monkeys live in North America?
Answer: There are many species of monkeys that live in North America. Most of them can be found in Central America.
Name: Katelyn
School: Swope Christian Academy
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: Where does a walking fern grow?
Answer: You can find the walking fern in many parts of the United States. Especially now that they are grown in nurseries and sold.  The key to growing a walking fern is putting in a place where it is cool and moist, and protecting it from snails. 
Name: steff
School: tama
Grade: 11
Asked...
Question: What kinds of endangered plant life is in Mexico?
Answer
Name: yomi
School: homie
Grade: 5 grade dude
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Question: what is vegetative reproduction have to do with walking ferns?
Answer: There are two types of plant propagation/reproduction 1) vegetative reproduction and 2) seed reproduction.  Plants that can reproduce themselves without the use of seeds or spores can reproduce vegetatively.  Walking ferns can reproduce themselves by spores or by vegetative reproduction where runners can create new plants.
Name: amoni
School: home schooled
Grade: 6th
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Question: do walking ferns produce spores?
Answer: Yes a walking fern does grow spores.  However, walking ferns grow by sending roots out away from the plant. The walking ferns have special roots called runners, these are roots that can grow away from the old plant and sprout new plants. As a result, walking ferns look like they are walking because they grow like they are walking down a trail.
Name: Sebria
School: HomeSchool
Grade: 5th
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Question: Does the walking fern produce spores ?
Answer: Yes a walking fern does grow spores.  However, walking ferns grow by sending roots out away from the plant. The walking ferns have special roots called runners, these are roots that can grow away from the old plant and sprout new plants. As a result, walking ferns look like they are walking because they grow like they are walking down a trail.
Name: Sebria
School: HomeSchool
Grade: 5th
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Question: In what kind of setting would you find the walking fern ?
Answer: These ferns prefer moist, shady areas around limestone rocks. In moist environments fronds (fern leaves) will begin to walk. However, these plants are very sensitive to snails and slugs, who find these plants delicious. 
Name: brandi
School: rcps
Grade: 5th
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Question: does a walking grow spores?
Answer: Yes a walking fern does grow spores.  However, walking ferns grow by sending roots out away from the plant. The walking ferns have special roots called runners, these are roots that can grow away from the old plant and sprout new plants. As a result, walking ferns look like they are walking because they grow like they are walking down a trail.
Name: brandi
School: rcps
Grade: 5th
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Question: where do ferns grow & what setting do they grow?
Answer: These ferns prefer moist, shady areas around limestone rocks. In moist environments fronds (fern leaves) will begin to walk. However, these plants are very sensitive to snails and slugs, who find these plants delicious. 
Name: princess
School: montugue
Grade: first grade
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Question: In the hot mountain is there some thing in side?
Answer: Hot mountains are called volcanoes. In a way they are similar to heater vents in your house (you can feel the heat coming from these vents). These hot mountains release heat from the ground far below our feet.  These mountains are similar to other mountains as they are made up of dirt and rocks. The difference between mountains and volcanoes is the fact that volcanoes have vents that go deep below the earth's surface and mountains don't.
Name: michelle
School: greenbrier middle
Grade: 7
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Question: How do different people in panama get along?
Answer: People get a long in Panama much like they do here in the United States. Although, there are many different types of groups there; people of African, European, and American decent as well as numerous native groups, they seem to live fairly peacefully together. People always have differences of opinion, but the key to getting a long is being able to listen to what people are saying, and have them listen to you. If people are communicating problems are much easier to solve.
Name: Sarah Dixon.
School: Dixon Academy
Grade: 5
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Question: What part of the world does the walking fern grow?
Answer: You can find the walking fern in many parts of the United States. Especially now that they are grown in nurseries and sold.  The key to growing a walking fern is putting in a place where it is cool and moist, and protecting it from snails. 
Name: Anthony Chang
School: Salt Lake Elementary School
Grade: 6
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Question: Which capital city in North America is one mile above sea level?
Answer: Denver is traditionally known as the mile high city. 
Name: Ryan Morrison
School: Homeschool
Grade: 3rd
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Question: Where do airplane plants live?
Answer: Airplane plants  (spider plants) are from Africa. However, plant lovers from around the world have taken an interest in this plant. Now they are widely grown throughout the world.
Name: Ashley Morrison
School: Homeschool
Grade: 5th
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Question: In what kind of setting would you find the walking fern?
Answer: These ferns prefer moist, shady areas around limestone rocks. In moist environments fronds (fern leaves) will begin to walk. However, these plants are very sensitive to snails and slugs, who find these plants delicious.
Name: jill
School: siena
Grade: 7
Asked...
Question: where do ferns live around the world?
Answer: Ferns generally live in environments that  are moist or wet. Often their methods of reproduction rely on the availability of water. I have seen ferns on every continent I have been to (6 out of 7 continents). Here is an interesting website about growing ferns and the conditions they like: http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/B737-w.htm
Name: Keener
School: St.Johns
Grade: 2nd
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Question: Where in North America would you experience the hottest temperatures?
Answer: Death valley is the hottest place in North America (up to 134F) and is the second hottest place on earth!
Name: farryn
School: shc
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How many jaguars are in the world?
Answer: I have read an estimate that suggests there are about 15,000 jaguars left in the world. Jaguar populations are struggling due to hunting and loss of habitat. Large cats need  large areas in which to hunt for food. Human encroachment into their habitats have decreased their hunting grounds and reduced jaguar prey populations.
Name: anc
School: PMM
Grade: 7
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Question: On average, how long does it take a plant to grow?
Answer: There is great diversity in the plant kingdom. Some plants are called annuals. These plants sprout, grow, produce seeds, and die within one year. There are some types of corn that can be planted an harvested within 90 days. However, there are some trees that will not mature for 100 years. There are even some trees, that are living, over 1000 years old.  All plants grow at very different rates. Can you name 3 fast growing plants and 3 slow growing plants?
Name: Grace
School: FIS
Grade: 8
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Question: Which Spanish-speaking countries have tropical rainforests?
Answer: Here are a few Spanish speaking countries that have tropical rainforests; Equatorial guinea (Africa), Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. These are just a few, can you name any others?
Name: dillon
School: banner
Grade: 4th
Asked...
Question: what is the name of the large plains area in north America
Answer: This area is known as the Great Plains.
Name: zachary knight
School: Homeschooled
Grade: 7th
Asked...
Question: Where does the walking fern grow? What setting would you find it in? Does the walking fern produce spores?
Answer: You can find the walking ferns in many parts of the United States. Especially now that they are grown in nurseries and sold.  The key to growing a walking fern is putting it in a place where it is cool and moist, and protecting it from snails. 
Walking ferns do produce spores. They are found on the underside of their fronds (fern leaves).
Name: Samantha
School: H.I.S
Grade: 7
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Question: How many pesos equal 1 US dollar?
Answer: This depends upon what type of Peso you are referring to, the Spanish Peso, the Mexican Peso, the Chilean Peso, or one of the others. To look at the latest rates for the different types of Pesos go to
http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=USD&t=PHP.
How many different countries can you name that use Pesos?
Name: ttory
School: bms
Grade: 6
Asked...
Question: What language do they speak in panama?
Answer: The official language of Panama is Spanish.
Name: matt
School: b.i.s.
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: Is a jaguar endangered?
Answer: Jaguars are listed on the endangered species list. There are an estimated 15,000 left in the world and their numbers are decreasing.
Name: Brittany
School: MV High
Grade: 7
Asked...
Question: What is the largest mountain range in North America?
Answer: The largest mountain range in North America is the Rockies. The mountains extend from Canada to New Mexico. The Rockies are home to places such as Pikes Peak and Aspen.
Name: anna
School: rinalva
Grade: 4th
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Question: animals extinct and dangers animals?
Answer: We place animals on the endangered list in order to give them special protection. If we don't protect these animals they will become extinct (no more will be left).
Name: sarah
School: homeschooled
Grade: 5th grade
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Question: what part of the world do walking ferns grow?
Answer: Walking ferns are traditionally from the Eastern United States. Now that they are grown in nurseries, people from around the world can grow them if they give them proper care.
Name: chukwuemeka
School: ESUT
Grade: UNDEGRADUATE
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Question: Is this organization exist in America global committee on refugee and humanitarian agencies.
Answer: We are a non-profit organization that uses long range vehicles expeditions to raise money and awareness for charities as well as teach students about world geography. Our current expedition LONGITUDE is generating money and awareness for Parkinson's Disease.
Name: alisha
School: winnsboro high school
Grade: 10
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Question: How many jaguars are left in the world?
Answer: I have read an estimate that suggests there are about 15,000 jaguars left in the world. Jaguar populations are struggling due to hunting and loss of habitat. Large cats need  large areas in which to hunt for food. Human encroachment into these habitats have decreased their hunting grounds and reduced jaguar prey populations.
Name: aku
School: CHS
Grade: 10
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Question: Where is Mt. Everest?
Answer: Mount Everest is located in the Himalayan mountain range in China.
Name: Karen
School: Glen Allen Elm.
Grade: 3rd grade
Asked...
Question: what is the capital city of the United State of America?
Answer: The capital of the United States is Washington D.C.
Name: Michael
School: Maple Leaf
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: How to do my homework.
Answer: You do it one page at a time.
Name: Dj
School: Fort
Grade: 6
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Question: Name three old towns you went through to get to Sonora.
Answer: Unfortunately, we did not go to Sonora California, although I believe it a beautiful place with lots of history.
Name: Dan
School:
Grade: 2
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Question: How many atoms are in a potassium molecule?
Answer: This depends on the size of the molecule. Potassium is an element, therefore you can have a single atom of potassium (although it is very reactive). A molecule is a group of atoms which are bonded together, therefore you can a large number of potassium atoms bonded together forming a molecule or creating another compound such as potassium chloride.
Name: Lolita
School: Victory Lakes
Grade: 8th
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Question: What are noseeums? My sister went to the beach and the next day she had bug bites all over her. What do you think it is? P.S she went to Galveston Beach (Texas).
Answer: Noseeums are anything from gnats to sand fleas...
The bites are probably sand fleas.  They're just some sort of little mite or gnat that lives on the beach.  I think that's what Chanda got in Thailand. They'll go away soon enough.  Actually, I think it could take more than a week.  Like mosquito bites, basically.  Mine take forever to go away (because you know I scratch 'em).
Name: sara
School: home school
Grade: 3
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Quesiton: what is the name of the large plains in north america?
Answer: This area is known as the Great Plains.
Name: chelsea
School: Home school
Grade: 3rd
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Question: What part of the world does the walking fern grow?
Answer: Walking ferns are traditionally from the Eastern United States. Now that they are grown in nurseries, people from around the world can grow them if they give them proper care. They like moist, limestone areas that are free from snails and slugs.
Name: Michael Delie
School: homeschool
Grade: 5th
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Question: where do walking ferns live?
Answer: You can find the walking fern in many parts of the United States. Especially now that they are grown in nurseries and sold.  The key to growing a walking fern is putting in a place where it is cool and moist, and protecting it from snails. 
Name: sarah
School: Victoria groves
Grade: 4
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Question: What 4 oceans do not touch north America?
Answer: Their are only two oceans that do not touch North America, the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean (named as of 2000).
Name: Vaneshia Reed
School: 153rd street school
Grade: 5th
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Question: what are 10 names of Spanish speaking countries in North and South America?
Answer: Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Costs Rica, Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua are all Spanish speaking countries in the Americas
Name: Jessica
School: Abington Heights
Grade: 5
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Question: Which continents are larger than North America? 
Answer: North America is the third largest continent, both Asia and Africa are larger than it.
Name: natasha
School: west hollywood high
Grade: 10
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Question: how was the trip, and did you like it?
Answer: The expedition is great, we are currently in China! We are learning a lot. I hope you get a chance to see some of the pictures. Click on images on www.drivearoundtheworld.com or click on the camera icons on the map.
Name: danielle
School: j.f.k
Grade: 6
Asked...
Question: what is the capital of Mexico?
Answer: The Capital of Mexico is Mexico City.
Name: tyler
School:
Grade: 10
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Question: What weather experience have you gone through?
Answer: For the most part the weather has been pretty good throughout the expedition. One key to expedition planning is knowing when to travel. We tried to travel in the dry months and we had originally hoped to be through Russia by July. As a result of our delays we had to deal with the monsoons in South East Asia, and now are going to have to deal with the oncoming cold in Russia. Other than that we have had dry weather and the temperature has depended on our altitude and latitude.
Name: katie
School: roosevelt
Grade: 4th
Asked...
Question: how much does a titi monkey every day?
Answer: I am not sure of you question. Please ask it again.
Name: Hanna
School: Immaculate Conception
Grade: 3
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Question: What primates live in North America?
Answer: Some primates that life in North America include, howler monkeys, titi monkeys, and sloths, to name a few.
Name: Sara
School: Los Gatos High
Grade: 12
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Question: How long did you stay in all the places you been to so far? If you could live in one for the places you been to for a few years which places would you chose?
Answer:  I would probably choose Australia, it seemed the most familiar to me. The wide open spaces, the abundant animal life, the spirit of the west endeared me to the place.
Name: Brittany Murphy
School: Los Gatos High
Grade: 12
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Question: Is the raise for parkinson's disease going well?
Answer: We would have liked to have raised more money at this point, however, we believe that the majority of fundraising will occur when we return to the states.
Name: Brittany Murphy
School: Los Gatos High
Grade: 12
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Question: What do all of you think you've gotten out this trip, spiritually, religious, values, culture differences etc. Has it changed any of your minds about how things should done in other countries or anything similar to that. Thank you and hope the trip is fun, exciting, and eye opening.
Answer: I have been reminded that one of the most important beliefs you can have is the fact that you can make a difference. There are many people in the world that say you can't do this or that. If you really feel compelled to do something there is no reason you can't accomplish it. Many people live in fear and that prevents a lot of positive development in the world. The fear of failure has stunted too many great ideas!
Name: christienne
School: Los Gatos High
Grade: 12
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Question: What was it like in Costa Rica? What is your next stop.
Answer: Costa Rica was great! Our next stop was Panama after Costa Rica. In Costa Rica you can get great coffee, see all kinds of different birds, animals, and plant life, and have an opportunity to work on your Spanish.
Name: kyle
School: A.E cross
Grade: 8
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Question: what is the funest pleace in salvador?
Answer: The most fun place in El Salvador for us was a place called El Sunzal. It was a place on the beach with good food and good surf.
Name: Kesha
School: homeschool
Grade: 8th
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Question: how do people use the gulfs around the world?
Answer: People use the gulfs, like the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Persian Gulf for fishing and shipping. 
Name: George
School: Tuskawilla Middle
Grade: 7
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Question: if you dug through the earth starting at north America, would you end in china?
Answer: If you dug a perfectly straight hole starting from the United States, you would most likely end up in the middle of the Indian Ocean. To dig a straight hole to China you would have to start somewhere in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. These points at the opposite side of the earth are called antipodes.
Name: Luke
School:
Grade: 6
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Question: In what part of the world do walking ferns grow?
Answer: I haven't found much information on walking ferns, but I know there are types of plants that can move in Costa Rica.
Name: jenna
School:
Grade:
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Question: what does jenna mean in swedish?
Answer: There is no meaning of Jenna in Swedish. The original  name in English means small bird. 
Name: linda
School: frms
Grade: 7
Asked...
Question: what is bigger north or south america
Answer: North America is bigger than South America.
Name: Amanda
School: Burnham upper
Grade: 5
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Question: how do you say amanda in french
Answer: The name Amanda most likely came from the French word Amande, which means almond.
Name: Hannah Czarina San juan
School: College of the Holy Spirit Mla.
Grade: 2nd year college
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Question: what are the major oceans of the world according to area and temperature?
Answer: The sizes of the four oceans of the earth are:Atlantic Ocean 82 million sq km
Pacific Ocean  166 million sq km
Arctic Ocean  14.1 million sq km
Indian Ocean 73.4 million sq km
In terms of temperature:
The temperature of surface ocean water ranges from 26 C (79 F) in tropical waters to -1.4 C (29.5 F), the freezing point of seawater, in polar regions. Surface temperatures generally decrease with increasing latitude, with seasonal variations. In the upper 100 m (330 ft) of the sea, the water is almost as warm as at the surface. From 100 m to approximately 1,000 m (3,300 ft), the temperature drops rapidly to about 5 C (41 F), and below this it drops gradually about another 4 to barely above freezing.
All this to say, on average the Arctic Ocean would be the coldest ocean, based on its location. However, I would be hesitant to rank the other oceans in terms of temperature with any authority, you would have to compute, depth, and average size in relation to latitude.
(This answer is based on information supplied by Microsoft Encarta)

Name: Judy Johnson
School: Hawthorne
Grade: 5
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Question: What are noseeums?
Answer: Noseeums are little bugs that bite you on your feet that you can't see. All you see is the little red itchy marks they leave on your feet.
Name: kina
School: dunno
Grade: 4
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Question: what are some of the types and grades of rice and its by products?
Answer:  There are two main types of rice Asian rice and African rice. However, if you go to the store you can buy long grain rice, pearl rice or brown rice (just a few examples). The difference between brown rice and white is an outer layer which is left on the rice in brown rice, this is why it is more healthy for you to eat, more fiber. 
Although rice is mostly used as food, other products that you can make out of rice are beer, cooking oil, or bedding for animals. 
Name: diana
School: evr
Grade: 4
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Question: why is rice eaten by people around the world?
Answer:  Rice is very nutritious and that is one reason it is eaten by people around the world. I would guess it is so popular because of the growing conditions it requires. Rice needs flooded areas to grow. In many parts of the world years are divided into wet and dry seasons. During the wet season there is a lot of land that is flooded for quite some time. Most crops, except rice, can not grow in flooded conditions. 
Is very common to live in these flooded areas because people need water. In drier areas people would have to haul water a long way everyday, in order to survive.
Name: Samantha
School: EKU
Grade: College
Asked...
Question: how many people live in North America?
Answer: There are over 405 million people that live in North America. This figure is an estimate in 2002.
Name: mike jon
School:
Grade:
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Question: what is the name of the large mountains that run down the west side of South America?
Answer: These are the Andes Mountains.
Name: Tyler
School: Dartmouth
Grade: 10th
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Question: Hello, How did you get the opportunity to become apart of this expedition? Was it only you nine that wanted to go or there was other people and you had try out to be able to go?
Answer: To participate you had to fill out an application. From the applications individuals were chosen to participate in a team selection event. Individuals were chosen based on their driving ability and their ability to get along with other people. Other criteria was used, but these were the most important things we looked for.
Name: boo doo+-
School: allen doll
Grade: 6th
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Question: How long does it take to get from new Hampshire to mall of America ?
Answer: From New Hampshire to the mall of America in Minneapolis is about 1500 miles. If you had to drive there, it would probably take you about 20 hours or so. 
Name: rizwan maqbool
School: lahore city
Grade: 4
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Question: why people in polar regions make houses of snow rather than any other material?
Answer: Snow is just one resource people use in the cold areas to make shelter. If other things are available such as wood that is used as well. In the colder areas wood is not as readily available as in other places the ground is often frozen year around making it impossible for trees to send roots down far enough to hold themselves up in the wind.
Name: ali
School: st jams
Grade:
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Question: how long is it from Australia to Thailand by travel on plane
Answer: It would take about 4 hours to fly from Perth to Bangkok.
Name: alison
School: emanual
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: how long is it from Thailand to Australia
Answer: We left Australia in Perth and took a ship to Singapore, which is south of Thailand. However,  Perth, Australia to Bangkok, Thailand is about 3,000 miles.
Name: SAM
School: HIGHLAND
Grade: 3
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Question: HOW MANY MILES THE WORLD AROUND
Answer:  If you take the most direct route around the world you will travel 40,076.5km or 24,902 mi. Our route takes us over 50,000km, because it is a not a direct route around the world.
Name: ALEEMA ALI
School: PENAL
Grade: 2
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Question: A JAGUAR CAN RUN VERY FAST SO HOW CAN MAN STILL CATCH THEM
Answer: In order to catch a jaguar you must be smarter than it. 
Name: Lindsey anna Errichetto
School:
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: Who are you?
Answer: We are a group of people who are trying to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's Disease. Our objective is to raise money for scientist who are working towards finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
Name: amanda
School:
Grade:
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Question: how do you say Amanda in different languages
Answer: In French it is Amadine. Go to http://www.behindthename.com/translate.html to try to find what it means in more languages.
Name: sabrina
School: Peppertree
Grade:
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Question: I hear there are lots of UFO's in Mexico and central America. Have you seen any?
Answer: Many people have thought that aliens have visited places like Nazca and Easter Island. However, I have not yet seen a UFO anywhere in all my travels.
Name: nelly
School: 10 st school
Grade: ??
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Question: how many people are in south and north America?
Answer:  According to Microsoft Encarta, there are over 753 million people living in North and South America (as of 2003).
Name: KC
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
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Question: What is your great challenge as you travel around the world today?
Answer: The greatest challenge is to learn everything you want to learn and see everything you want to see in the amount of time that we have at each place.
Name: Jeffrey
School: Brayton Elem
Grade: 4 th
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Question: Is their bats in north America?
Answer: There are bats in North America. When I was young, a bat flew into a cabin that my family was staying at in Central California, my father had to chase it out with a broom.
Name: Jeffrey
School: Brayton Elem
Grade: 4 th
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Question: are there jaguars.
Answer: Jaguars can be found anywhere between the Southern United States, to Northern Argentina. However, that are not easily seen as the try to stay away from humans as much as possible.
Name: iSIAH GARDNER
School: BRAYTON E.
Grade: 4TH
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Question: WHAT IS THE PARKIS DISESE?
Answer: Parkinson's Disease affects the human nervous system. The disease prevents the brain from communicating with the muscles in the body. Over time a person will become weaker and weaker and have less control over their arms and legs. A shaking of an arm or hand is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease. For more information go to: http://www.drivearoundtheworld.com/education/parkin.doc.htm
Name: Schuyler williamson
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: How mite you stop Parkis disese?
Answer: There are a number of questions that scientists and doctors are trying to answer in order to stop Parkinson's Disease. First of all, we have to learn what causes the disease. Scientists know of one chemical that can cause Parkinson's disease, but there are probably many others that  have not yet been identified. Also, they are working on a method of repairing the areas that have been affected by Parkinson's Disease.
Name: ?
School: ?
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: My friend has that disese.
Answer: Many of us have family members with the disease, that is why we are so eager to find a cure!
Name: Jenna
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
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Question: do you eat different kinds of foods?
Answer: One of the great joys of traveling is to try all kinds of different food. Whether it is tacos in Mexico, Pad Thai noodles, in Thailand, or Steak in Argentina.
Name: Isaiah gardner
School: brayton el.
Grade: 4th
Asked...
Question: how many people live in the north america?
Answer: There are over 405 million people that live in North America. This figure is an estimate in 2002.
Name: Nicholas Bosio
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: HOW many people are in North America?
Answer: There are over 405 million people that live in North America. This figure is an estimate in 2002.
Name: Jenna
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: What is the nicest car that you ever rode in?
Answer: One of the nicest cars I have ever ridden in is the new Range Rover. I felt like I was in a space capsule with all the different options it had. It is not as fast as a sports car, but the ride is great and the vehicle can do amazing things!
Name: Lindsey
School: Brayton
Grade: 4th
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Question: What is it like in Mexico.
Answer: Mexico is great. There are so many different parts of Mexico that it is difficult to answer a question like what it is like. In the north, Mexico is mostly Desert. Mexico City is located almost two miles up in the mountains. In the south Mexico is tropical. The people are great, the food is great, and there are a lot of ancient ruins that can be explored!
Name: Jenna
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
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Question: Do you get to travel in a lot of different cars?
Answer: We spend most of time in our Land Rovers, but we get to ride in all sorts of other vehicles as well. When we are in big cities we often take taxis. These taxis are always different depending on where we are.
Name: ?
School: ?
Grade: 4
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Question: What state do you come from?
Answer: We all come from different states. Three of us come from California, one from Texas, one from Kansas, one from New York, and one from Great Britain.
Name: Jenna
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: Is it hot in north america?
Answer: There are places where it is very very hot, like Death Valley and the Sonora Desert, and there are places where it is very very cold, like Greenland!
Name: Jenna
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question:What different languages do they speak?
Answer: In North America English, French, and Spanish are the most common languages.
Name: Natalie serrano
School: Brayton
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: what is the most common name there.
Answer: It is difficult to say what the most common name in North America is. I would imagine it would be something like Carlos or Pedro, but I just don't know!
Name: Bradley Tucker
School: Rose Pioneer
Grade: 1st
Asked...
Question: whats the rarest lizard you have seen? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A WOlF?
Answer: The rarest lizard I have seen is a Frilled lizard. It has a big flap around it's neck the gets puffed out when the lizard feels threatened. This is a way in which the lizard makes himself look bigger and more threatened to whatever is attacking him.
I have seen a wolf when I was in the Alaskan back country!
Name: Elizabeth Tucker
School: Rose Pioneer
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: Has a Lizard ever attacked you?
Answer: Not yet, but there are some pretty big lizards here that I would not like to mess with!
Name: makayla
School: rose pinrner
Grade: 3rd
Asked...
Question: how fory are you? is it hard worke? how are you?
Answer: The team is doing well. We are currently in Bangkok, Thailand working hard on the next sections of the expedition. We hope to be heading in to Laos, China, Burma and India very soon.
Name: elizabeth tucker
School: rose pioneer
Grade: 5th grade
Asked...
Question: have any of you ever got injured?
Answer: We have gotten a few bumps, bruises and some bug bites, but nothing really serious. Nancy even took a tumble and sprained her ankle, but has seemed to recover very nicely.
Name: Dakota
School: Rose Pioneer
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: What languages have you encountered?
Answer: We have encountered all sorts of languages, some I don't even know the names of! A few of these languages include Spanish, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese and several different aboriginal dialects. We have many more languages still ahead of us as well.
Name: Jesse Houtz
School: Rose Pioneer Elementary
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: What is Thailand like?
Answer: Thailand is beautiful! It is very green here! We have arrived during the rainy season. It is very hot and humid outside and you can see everything from elephants to monkeys here. There are very ornate Buddhist temples where monks go to study and practice their religion. One of the coolest things are the tuk tuks. These are scooters with a big back seat. You can hire a driver to take you anywhere very cheaply. They are a lot of fun!
Name: Jordan
School: Rose Pioneer
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: Why did you want to drive around the world? Wouldn't you miss your family?
Answer: We all miss our families, but we hope to raise enough money so that our family members will not have to suffer from Parkinson's Disease anymore. 
Name: cortney
School: rose pioneer
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: what do the place where you are eat?
Answer: There are all sorts of places to eat. We can eat at traditional restaurants, get food from the supermarkets, or just buy food from road side venders. Food is always good from the roadside venders!
Name: Shaylene
School: Rose pioneer elemetary
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: What endangered animals did you see? Did you get close to any wildlife?
Answer: We have seen gibbons, elephants, and lizards. There is a lot of wildlife in Thailand, however, you don't want to get too close, because you don't want to make the animal think you are attacking them.
Name: katie
School: rose pioneer
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: how much money did you make
Answer: We are continuing to raise money everyday. We have raised about $50,000. We hope to raise a lot more, especially when we return to America.
Name: Priscilla
School: Rose Pioneer
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: What was the funest place you've been?
Answer: One of the most fun places on this expedition was Cuzco. It was exciting to see the ancient city and the scenery was beautiful. It is amazing to imagine the Incas running through these huge mountains!
Name: samantha
School: rose pioneer
Grade: 3rd
Asked...
Question: Where are you now?
Answer: We are currently in Bangkok, Thailand. We are preparing to go North through Laos, China and India.
Name: marlina goodrunning
School: sunchild
Grade: 11
Asked...
Question: why do certain animals exist in north America
Answer: Animals are generally suited to their environment. For instance, polar bears only exist up north where it is really cold. Their skin and fur acts like a thick jacket to prevent them from getting cold. Unfortunately, they can not remove their fur like a jacket, therefore if we brought one down to Arizona it would probably die because it would be too hot.
Name: Lindsay Condon
School: Bogges Elementary
Grade: 3rd
Asked...
Question: how did a ferret get its name?
Answer: The ferret got it's name from the French furet, which probably came from the word furittus which means "little thief".
Name: frances wressell
School: rivonia primary
Grade: 5c
Asked...
Question: where does the toucan gets it name?
Answer: It is unknown where the name toucan came from. Most likely it is word that was used to imitate the sound of  it's call. The modern day word can be traced back to the Portuguese Tucano, but it is unknown where the Portuguese got it.
Name: Spenser
School: SAS
Grade: 7
Asked...
Question: What do you do if your cars break down?
Answer: If a vehicle breaks down we either have to fix it or tow it to a place that can fix it. We are traveling with four identical vehicles so there is a lot of safety if one breaks down. Worst comes to worst we would leave and come back with proper tools and equipment to fix it.
Name: Aaron
School: Spencer
Grade: 8th
Asked...
Question: What country uses rubie as currency?
Answer: Well I can tell you that India uses Rupees and Russia uses the Ruble.
Name: brittany
School: ford middle school
Grade: 8 grade
Asked...
Question: what is the name and the worth of the el Salvador's money?
Answer: They use the US dollar as their currency. Check out this website for world currencies. http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/america/el-salvador/currency.htm
Name: robbert
School: garfeild elementry
Grade: 4 grade
Asked...
Question: how to say my name in hawi'i lauguage?
Answer: Lopaka means Robert in Hawaiian.
Name: Michael Lobato
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: What is the most exiciting place you've been through?
Answer: The most exciting place we have been through is New Zealand. The Place was amazing is was formed from a combination of earthquakes and volcanoes. The plants and animals are also unique and amazing.  The landscape looked like it was covered with a lush green carpet.
Name: Michael Lobato
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: How long did it take to get through Central America
Answer: It took us about one month to drive through Central America. Central is not all that large, but it took us a while to get through all the borders.
Name: Michael Lobato
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Which city would you say is the most beautiful city you've visited?
Answer: The most beautiful city I have ever visited is Florence, Italy. The architecture and setting were just amazing.
Name: John
School: Resurrection
Grade: 7th
Asked...
Question: How can you drive around the world if all the continents are seperated by water.
Answer: When we arrive at the oceans we use ships to take our vehicles across. We have shipped from Panama to Ecuador and now the vehicles are on a ship from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Brisbane, Australia.
Name: langshen
School: H T thrift
Grade: 7
Asked...
Question: how people in north america are participating in sports?
Answer: People in North America love sports. You can find sports in every school and every community. basketball, American football, soccer, and baseball are probably the most popular sports in North America. 
Name: Ashley Burns
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Did you see any endangered animals?
Answer: We have seen some endangered animals up close. Unfortunately, we saw a dead gray fox in Argentina, it had been hit by a car. We also saw titi monkeys in Costa Rica as well as Andean Condors in the South America. Endangered animals are not easy to see, as there are not very many of them.
Name: Ashley Burns
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What is the time difference in Sydney Austrlia?
Answer: Sydney is 13 hours ahead of us in Buenos Aires, or 18 hours ahead of you in California.
Name: Ashley Burns
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Does anyone on the trip have Parkinson's Disease?
Answer: Nobody on the expedition has Parkinson's Disease, but several of us have family members with it. My father has it, Nick's sister has it, and Nancy's grandfather has it.
Name: gio
School: glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: did you pass the philippines or will you pass it?
Answer: Unfortunately, we will not pass through the Philippines or near them. The closest we will get is Thailand. Hopefully, in the future, I will have a chance to go. I hear great things about it.
Name: chloe ballard
School: TNT
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: Have any of you taken on any new challenges, like trying a native dances, or artwork while you are visiting these sites?
Answer: There are a number of people that have been learning some of the native dances. I have tried to do some of the cooking as well. I wish we could stay longer in some of these places, so I could do more of this stuff.
Name: chloe ballard
School: terra nova
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: have you come across any native Americans? and if u have, was it interesting to learn about their culture? 
Answer:
  There are many native America along our whole route, starting in Mexico. In the United States and Argentina you don't see them as much as you do in other countries. The Spanish often mixed with the local populations, so there is a much greater native American influence and feel. In Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia there is a very strong indigenous presence.  It has been really interesting to see what these cultures have built, although, the Spanish did a good job of dismantling a lot of these civilizations. The Aymaras have been my favorite. They live in Peru and Bolivia and are very proud strong people. They have adapted to work in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia, which is a very hard life.
Name: Chloe Ballard
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: Is it ever frustrating trying to talk to someone who speaks another language all the time, or do you get used to it?
Answer: Well, we get used to it. Sometimes you feel great because you are learning the language, when you try a new word or phrase out and it works it is a great feeling. Other times it is just difficult. You just got to keep plugging away.
Name: Chloe Ballard
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: Do you have a new perspective on foreign places based on the places you have visited so far?
Answer: Most definitely!  In the US it is hard to get a real feel for foreign places. We see them in the movies or we hear the bad news reported from around the world. Often times after visiting these places you see that there really is nothing to be afraid of and people are not violent (in fact it is quite to the contrary). You realize that you have more a chance of getting shot in the United States than virtually any place else in the world. Although I love the United States, it seems to me to be very violent if you are looking in from the outside. Traveling gives you the ability to learn about other cultures as well as giving you a fresh look back into your own culture.
Name: Chloe Ballard
School: Terra Nova Baby!!
Grade: 10
Asked...
Question: Are any of the sites you have seen different then what you expected them to be?
Answer:   All of them are slightly different than you expect. It is one thing to see the in books, and it is another thing when you are right in front of them, seeing how big they are, smelling the smells and hearing the sounds. Also, it is great to get the local perspective on these sites. Often times you get to see the local culture in action which gives you a greater appreciation for what you are seeing.
Name: Maxime Kumler
School: terra nova
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: I know that some civilizations are considered uncivilized or savage, do you think that they deserve the stereotype?
Answer: I don't think any civilization deserves that stereotype, unless they have no regard for human rights and life. Any group of people that is able to get a long with one another and not kill each other is doing something right. 
Name: Maxime Kumler
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: Out of all the different cultures you have seen is there anything that surprised you? 
Answer: Yes, there are constant surprises. I was surprised how different everything was in Argentina. Argentina looks like the Middle West with tons of  large farm fields. Huge fields of sunflowers and tons of cattle. People here look very European and eat tons of meat. 
This might sound funny, but Argentina looks or feels nothing like Mexico. There Spanish is different, their culture is different, and their food is different. I would kill for a great burrito down here.
Name: Maxime Kumler
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 10th
Asked...
Question: are you able to speak most native dialects, or do you have interpreters?
Answer: For the most part we have been speaking Spanish since we left the United States. However, I have tried to learn a bit of  Aymara and Quechua, but I am not very good at either. It is important to learn how to say hello, this goes along way in gaining the respect of the local people.
Name: Kenny
School: Homeschooler
Grade: 3rd
Asked...
Question: Where is Mt. Everest?
Answer: Mt Everest is in Tibet, which is now a part of China. It is the tallest mountain in the world and is part of the Himalayan mountain range.
Name: Tran Nguyen
School: pepper street
Grade: 10
Asked...
Question: When will you return to the United State?
Answer: We will return to the United States in September 2004.
Name: Amy Leaver
School: terra nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Have you seen any endangered species? If so, which animals have you seen?
Answer: We have seen a few endangered species. We have seen Andean condors and gray foxes in Patagonia and titi monkeys in Costa Rica. Most times you are not able to see these because they are very rare. However, if you are in the right place at the right time you can be very lucky.
Name: Daniella B
School: 9
Grade: Terra NOva
Asked...
Question: different countries have different dialogues of Spanish does this affect you, or is it always similar enough for you to understand? I know some Latin countries have food they don't have here have you tried any? if yes what have you tried? I know Spanish is the most common language but what other languages have you heard people speak?
Answer: There are definitely different dialects of Spanish here. Spanish changes with every country you are in. For the most part is like going to different parts of the United States, people talk with different accents and there are different terms that are used like in Wisconsin people refer to drinking fountains as bubblers. In Argentina the Spanish, in which they call Castellano, is much different than Spanish in any other county. Although it is definitely Spanish, the pronunciation of it is different, thus harder for me to understand. In Chile, there are a lot of unique words that are only used in Chile. For the most part, once you adjust to the accent, the Spanish is pretty similar.
Some of the other languages we have heard are Aymara, Quechua, German, Italian and French.
There is always different food in other countries. In Argentina we have been drinking matte tea, in Peru we ate guinea pig, in Chile we ate sea snails, and many other things. I love to try all the different types of food. Even if I don't think I would like it I must try it, just to know what it tastes like.
Name: Emily Baumgartner
School: terra nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: did your route include passing near the panama canal - if so what was it like 
Answer: We drove to the Panama Canal. In fact our vehicles shipped through the Panama Canal to the Ecuador. The bridge of the Americans spans the panama Canal, that was fun to pass over. For pictures go to  Panama Canal
Name: Andrew Lee
School: Terra Nova
Grade: neon
Asked...
Question: Did you or your team have any close encounters with any of the endangered species?
Answer: We have seen some endangered animals up close, unfortunately we saw a dead gray fox in Argentina, it had been hit by a car. We also saw titi monkeys in Costa Rica as well as Andean Condors in the South America.
Name: kirk dahlstrom
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Did you see any active volcanoes in Latin America?
Answer: We have seen Active volcanoes all the way down to South America. There were active Volcanoes in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. We also saw volcanoes in Chile. There are a lot volcanoes in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, but there,  we did not see them smoking.
Name: kirk dahlstrom
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Why did you include central America and north America?
Answer: Central America naturally goes with North America. Actually geographically, Panama is more logically a part of South America then North America. It also used to be a part of Columbia as well.
Name: Spencer Leonard
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Have you traveled through many slums? If so, what is the worst part for the people living in the slums?
Answer: We have not traveled through many slums, although this is not to say they do not exist. We have managed to stay out of the slums, as many of the people there are in desperate situations. It is difficult as a traveler to see people in these situations, however, these places are not always the safest places, especially for tourists. It is important that you have a local guide help you if you would like to go into these areas, you may be very welcome, but you have to be careful. It is important to be curious, but at the same time it is important to be knowledgeable about where you are going. In almost any big city will have slums, including those larger cities in the United States and Europe.
The hardest part about it seeing the poverty is wondering how you can help. Trying to determine the causes of the poverty is the most important part on the road to understanding it. Without understanding the problems viable solutions will be impossible to find.
Name: Spencer Leonard
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What are the most extreme and intense encounters you've had while traveling through Brazil?
Answer: (by Justin) The most extreme encounter I have had was walking home one night past a crime scene that was 15 minutes old. In the Favelas (slums) of Rio, there is a lot of drug trafficking, and the police work hard to stop it. Sometimes, it spills over into the Zona Sul, or south part of Rio. Anyway, there had been a shoot out and there were 4 bodies laying in the street shot up. The police were climbing the walls and the crowds of bystanders were looking on. Definitely not something you come across every day.
Name: Spencer Leonard
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Are their a lot of Bikini's in Brazil like their culture is known to have.
Answer: (by Justin) There are a lot of bikini's in Rio, although it is much more conservative than one would believe. In almost a month, I have only seen 2 topless sunbathers. And they were old women. While the women are incredibly beautiful in Rio, the machismo inherent in the culture keeps most women covering up as soon as they leave the beach.
Name: Josh Dobrow-Cacci
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What are the names of some of the different types of foreign money you encountered?
Answer: Some of the different types of money include: Pesos - (Mexico, Chile, Argentina), Soles - (Peru), Colones - (Costa Rica), Bolivianos (Bolivia), Quetzales (Guatemala). Panama, Ecuador, and El Salvador use US dollars. Honduras uses Lempiras.
Name: Josh Dobrow-Cacci
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What is the hottest place you visited?
Answer: On this expedition, the hottest place we have been is Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was quite hot and humid. Dry tropical forests are there, the constant cloud cover keeps the area hot and humid. Although we were there in January, it was summer in the Southern Hemisphere, so it was hot!
Name: Josh Dobrow-Cacci
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How many miles is this trip?
Answer: We are going to travel no less than 32,000 miles, or 50,000 kilometers.
Name: Jolene Canon
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9th-Freshman

Asked...
Question: What kind of animals did you encounter in the Amazon?
Answer: Neil says, I encountered monkeys, wild boar, we actually tracked a huge herd of them, and all kinds of singing birds while in Brazil. Check out the World Bytes Icon on Brazil, you will be able to see coati.


Name: Marie Pacheco
School: Terra nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Was it hard for you to communicate with all the people who speak different languages? Does it get frustrating?
Answer: So far we have only gone to Spanish speaking countries which makes things a lot easier. We have only had to concentrate on one language, rather than changing languages every couple of days. We have all enjoyed practicing Spanish, but we were lucky because Neil is fluent. It does get frustrating at times,  to speak Spanish, especially when you are in a hurry. 
Name: Marie Pacheco
School: Terra nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Was it fun to be able to drive across the Amazon river?
Answer: We were not able to drive across the Amazon River. Although a couple of the team members have gone to Brazil, we did not go there with the vehicles. We drove down the West side of South America and shipped the vehicles from Buenos Aires to Australia.
Name: Marie Pacheco
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Don't you ever get sick of traveling in a car for so long?
Answer:   Although we really like traveling in the vehicles it is nice to get out, stretch your legs and explore. The vehicles are like our homes, and when we are in really remote areas it is sure nice to have them.
Name: Marie Pacheco
School: Terra nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What country is your favorite country you've visited so far and why?
Answer: Argentina is my favorite country so far. We have been able to stay here longer, so I feel I know the place better. I have been loving the food, great, steak, cheese, and matte tea. Matte is kind of a national drink. It is a tea that is stronger than coffee, but better for you, we sip it all day. The people have been really friendly here as well. Buenos Aires reminds me a lot of Paris.
Name: Marie Pacheco
School: Terra Nova
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Are most of the people from other countries rude to Americans?
Answer: People haven't been rude to us at all. A lot of people are not too happy with American politics, but for the most part they are very friendly. Stereotypically an American is thought to be loud and demanding,  as someone who is not really looking to learn, but only to have a good time. I have seen these people. These people give off the impression that if things are not done the way they are in the States that there is something wrong,  and act as if the local people are too stupid to get things right. When people come up against this type of attitude it is hard not to be rude to them. For the most part if you show respect to the people who you are talking to or conducting business with, people will be very friendly back. Always try to speak some of the native language, this shows that you have taken and interest in the country in which you are visiting, and is taken as a basic sign of respect.
Name: Jenner Whitt
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What was the most disturbing or unpleasant situation you experienced throughout your South American travels?
Answer: The most disturbing experience on the expedition so far has been seeing a dog in Guatemala. I don't know how this dog managed to stay alive. It was the skinniest dog I have ever seen in my life. I could see nearly every bone in his body, as his skin was so tightly stretched over his bones. I have never seen anything like it.
Name: Paul Frick
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What types of plant life did you see in Mexico?
Answer: We saw a large variety of plant life in Mexico as we traveled from the chaparral regions in the North to the more tropical areas in the south. We also traveled through the mountains that run like a spine down the center of the country. We have seen all sorts of stuff like, cactus, palm trees, oak trees, ferns, orchids, and blue agave plants.
Name: Nathan Ghilotti
School: Terra Nova High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How much crime did you witness in South America?
Answer: We haven't seen much crime anywhere. Although we have had a laptop computer stolen out of one of our cabins. It happened during the night while we were sleeping. Colin also got his wallet stolen in a big crowd in Nicaragua. It doesn't seem like crime is much different in the United States as compared with any of the places we have been. I would imagine there is much more violent crime in the United States.
Name: Greg
School: Glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: have you seen any kangaroos?
Answer: We are guaranteed to see Kangaroos once we arrive in Australia. We will be driving down the Gun Barrel highway, which is full of Kangaroos
Name: Ryan
School: Glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: have you seen any sharks?
Answer: We haven't seen any sharks, yet! We hope to go shark diving while we are in Australia. Nick and Colin are certified to go Scuba diving so they might see them. I hope to get my scuba diving certification before we go so I can see them as well.
Name: Rishabh
School: Glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: Have you seen any whales?
Answer: On this expedition we have seen only Orcas, or killer whales in Southern Chile. But we haven't seen any others on the this expedition. There are all types of whales in the Gulf of California, between Baja and mainland Mexico. There you can see blue whales, sperm whales, gray whales, humpback and my other types of whales. Also when I was in Alaska I was able to see a lot of whales, including Orcas, and gray whales. They are amazing creatures, very beautiful I think they would be interesting to study.
Name: Gio
School: Glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: Have you been through all 50 states, if so, do tell.
Answer: I have driven in all but five states in the United States. The States that I haven't been to include; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, and Alabama. I hope to have been in all within five years from now.
Name: Michael
School: Glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Questions: Have you seen the Statue of Liberty, if so, do tell.
Answer: Yes I have seen the Statue of Liberty a couple of times. In fact when we were planning the last expedition, (LATITUDE) as we were planning the expedition Nick and I would imagine ourselves coming into New York Harbor on a ships with our Rovers and seeing the Statue of Liberty. We knew that if we had made it that far we would have almost made it around the world. It was a big symbol for us, and to many others. That is what I imagine when I think of the statue of Liberty. It is a great symbol! Nearby there is an interesting Museum at Ellis Island. This is where millions of immigrants were processed as they came to the US from Europe. My ancestors all went through this place, and I am sure they saw the Statue of Liberty as they entered as well. It was neat to imagine what it was like when they were there.
Name: Dustin
School: Glenmeade
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: have you driven in every state in the United States of America.
Answer: I have driven in all but five states in the United States. The States that I haven't been to include; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, and Alabama. I am very eager to go and see the fall colors in New England, and taste fresh maple syrup.
Name: Won
School: Vejar
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: When you went to Mexico (at the city) do people look at you? Have you been to Zona rosa?I lived near there.
Answer: When we were in Mexico City, we got lost. We were trying to find a shortcut around the outer edge of the city, but instead we found ourselves in the middle of it. We drove around Mexico City for almost three hours, so there is a chance that we drove by the famous Zona Rosa, but I am not sure. Our vehicles stand out when we drive anywhere, so we did stand out. The people of Mexico were very curious and would come and ask us questions. Mexico was wonderful, I hope I will return there soon.
Name: Won
School: Vejar Elementary School
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: Do you like traveling in America? Have you went to Jungles or rain Forests?
Answer: Traveling in the Americas is great! Since we have left California we have been through; deserts, high planes, temperate rain forests, tropical rainforest, dry rainforests, marshes, mountains and we have also crossed many rivers and gulfs. Wow, the earth is a great place! It is inspiring to see it first hand.
Name: Won
School: Vejar Elementary School
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: Have you went to Mexico? Do you traveled in the city? When did you went to Mexico? Do you like Mexican food? do you speak Spanish?
Answer: We have gone to Mexico, that was the first country we visited after we left the United States. We arrived in Mexico in the middle of November, although many of us had traveled there previously. We traveled all over in Mexico and we even went to Mexico city, that place is huge, I think the biggest city in the Americas. Mexican food is my personal favorite, burritos, tacos, fresh tortillas, etc, yum,yum yum. In fact Mexican food is one of the things I miss the most from home! There are a couple of us who speak Spanish, although none of us speak as well as Neil, who lived in Costa Rica for several years.
Name: Christopher
School: St.Cyprain
Grade: 4
Asked...
Question: How can you guys stop people from eating the endangered animals?
Answer: There are a variety of ways in which we can help endangered animals. People eating endangered animals is just one of the problems that is facing these animals. More importantly we must preserve endangered animals environment. We need to find a way in which humans and animals can learn to live together. As humans use more and more land the animals can not find enough food in which to live and have babies. Also, when roads are built many animals are in danger of being hit by cars. As more and more animals are corralled into smaller spaces it is impossible for them to reproduce enough to sustain a population. That is the major problem.
If we could solve that  problem the populations of these animals would return to normal levels, at that point it would not be such a problem to eat them. However, as it is now we must warn people of the problem, and encourage people to find alternate sources of food. Also, many animals are killed because people want their fur, tusks, or various body parts. We must let people know this is not ok and enact legislation against this practice, and legislation against killing these animals for food. However, more importantly this legislation must be enforced.
Name: Lauren
School: Homeschooled
Grade: 3rd
Asked...
Question: My grandfather has Parkinson's disease. Do any of you have friends or relatives with Parkinson's?
Answer: Unfortunately many of us have relatives with Parkinson's Disease. Nick has a sister with Parkinson's Disease, Todd's father has it, and Nancy's grandfather has it. We have also met many people along our route who have Parkinson's Disease as well.
Name: Aj Burns
School: Clay
Grade: 12
Asked...
Question: How far is it to Chile from California?
Answer: . Chile is a long skinny country that is more than 3,000 miles long. So from California to the top of Chile it would be about 10,000 miles. I you could walk 20 miles a day how long would it take you to walk to Chile?
Name: Alasia
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: When are you going to come back?
Answer: We are planning to return to the United States in August of 2004.
Name: Mohammad
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Everyday I wonder what you have for lunch?
Answer: What we have for lunch changes from day to day. Since we have been driving a lot we have been eating a lot of salami and cheese sandwiches. Salami and cheese is very easy to get and it is easy to make and eat while you are driving. Now we are in Argentina we are able to get big steaks at inexpensive prices.
Name: Plato
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: What does it feel like to travel?
Answer: It feels great to travel! Seeing new things, speaking Spanish, and hearing many different stories from all the people we are meeting is really a lot of fun.
Name: Jina
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Why do you take pictures of animals?
Answer: We take pictures of animals because they are beautiful to look at and fun to study. It is a lot of fun to see how animals survive in their environments, how they protect themselves, and what adaptations they have to succeed where they are living.
Name: Jordan
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How many dangerous animals are in South America?
Answer: The most dangerous animal in South America is probably the puma, it is an amazing hunter. However, there are not a lot of pumas left, although I think they are increasing in population. They are pretty shy of humans, but they are very dangerous if they can't get away. I am not sure what animal causes the most human deaths per year. There are also venomous snakes here. Other dangerous animals to consider are piranha and electric eels.
Name: Jessica G
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: What kinds of animals did you see?
Answer: We have seen a lot of different animals in the last month. We have seen Alpacas, vicunas, llamas, guanacos, trout, salmon, orcas, rheas, foxes, and many other animals. They are all amazing.
Name: Timothy
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How many miles have you traveled? Answer: We have driven more then 12,000 miles already, we have another 20,000 to go before we return to the United States. What is the farthest you have ridden in a car?
Name: Jessica C
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Why do you like to travel?
Answer: We love to travel, that is one reason why we are all here doing what we are doing.
Name: Hayley
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Are you tired of writing and brieving?
Answer: I am not tired of writing, it is fun to share all the things I am learning with other people. I am not sure what you mean by brieving.
Name: Renee
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: What is your favorite place you went and where do you want to go?
Answer: My favorite place that I have been is Alaska. I love the landscape, the animals, and the wide open spaces. I think it is amazing to do back country camping. When you do this you have to learn a lot about the animals so that you will not get in their way, or cause them to think you are dangerous.
I always have a top 3 list of places that I want to go. Currently my list is 1) Australia, Egypt, and Jordan. After I go to Australia in another month, South Africa will be on my list.
Name: Kevin
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How many miles did you drive?
Answer: We have driven more then 12,000 miles already, we have another 20,000 to go before we return to the United States. What is the farthest you have ridden in a car?
Name: Patrick
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How do you get money?
Answer: We raise money for the Parkinson's Institute by asking people to make pledges for every kilometer we drive. Some people might even contribute a $1 per kilometer. If people contribute a minimum of $10 they will be entered into a raffle which you can win a Land Rover, just like type we are driving.
Name: Joy C
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: What causes people to get The Parkinson's Diseases?
Answer: Scientist and doctors do not know everything that causes Parkinson's Disease. They know now that there are certain chemicals that cause it, but their list is incomplete. They are trying to determine more causes and what kind of effects genetics play in those people who acquire this disease.
Name: Anicia B
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How was your day? My class went on your websites. Is it fun? I hope I went with you.
Answer: My day was very nice, thank you. On the day you asked the question we had reached the southern most city in the world which is named Ushuaia and is located in Argentina. It is beautiful down here, although it is chilly.
Name: Rubie
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Why did they go around the world?
Answer: We are going around the world to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's Disease. We would like to be a part of finding a cure for this debilitating disease. We love to travel, so this is our way of doing what we know how to do, what we love to do, to benefit other people.
Name: Caleb
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How hot is it in Australia?
Answer: Although, we haven't been to Australia yet. The temperature can reach up above 110 degrees. I will verify this when I get there.
Name: Matthew T
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How do you use the toilet?
Answer: When we are camping we dig nice little holes in the woods. When we are on the road there are bathrooms at every gas station. If we have an emergency we just have to figure something out.
Name: Tyler
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Why do you have a tent over the car?
Answer: Having the tent over the cars is great. It allows us to be up off the ground. This helps prevent our stuff from getting wet, from the ground, and it also protects us from animals and insects that crawl around on the ground.
Name: Sarah Romo
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How did you put in gas when it ran out of gas?
Answer: We didn't actually run out of gas, we just realized we did not have enough gas to get to the next filling station. We had to buy what gas we could from the locals in order to make it to the next gas station. Thankfully, we made it without a problem.
Name: Ivy Truong
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Are you having fun?
Answer: We are all very busy, but we are having fun. Now, we are waiting for the vehicles to be shipped to Australia. We have six weeks to catch up on work and do a lot of fun things. Justin, Neil, Colin, and Adam are going to Brazil, Nancy left to Australia yesterday for a 1500 mile bike trip, and Nick, Chanda, and I have rented an apartment in Buenos Aires. We will all meet up again when we arrive in Australia.
Name: kashifiqbal
School: Vejar
Grade: 5Th grade
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Question:1.How do you like traveling so far? 2. Was it fun? 3.Did you see snow?4. Did anyone get hurt? 5.What was your favorite place?
Answer: Traveling is a big adventure, you never know what you are going to see or experience. We have driven through rain forests, deserts, mountains, and have crossed rivers. We have seen building that are almost 2000 years old and we have learned how to speak a fair amount of Spanish. Your brain gets tired of seeing some many new things, but yet it is exciting at the same time. It is a tremendous amount of fun!
Have seen a lot of snow on top of mountains, but there has only been a little that we could touch (except for Nancy when she climbed Villarica). Currently it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere so there is not a lot of snow.
Nobody has been hurt more than a couple of cuts and insect bits.
Argentina is turning out to be a great place. The farms, the landscape, the mountains, and Buenos Aires are all very beautiful. Also, the dollar is very strong down here, so it is very affordable as well.
Name: Spencer Tsai
School: Vejar
Grade: 5th grade
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Question: Did you see any exotic animals?
Answer: We have seen a lot of exotic animals; guanacos, rheas, condors, crocodiles, parrots, and vicunas are just a few examples of some of the animals we have seen.
Name: Won
School: Vejar
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: Why don't you go to Africa? Why aren't you scared?
Answer: Africa has never been on our path. I love Africa, in fact I used to live there. One day we will go to Africa.
We are not scared because we have a strong team and we have spent a lot of time planning this expedition. Although things happen that we don't expect, we generally have the tools and resources to deal with them. Also, we tend to avoid situations that might be dangerous. We always say "We manage risk or we go around it". Therefore, dangerous situations are held to a minimum.
Name: Angelica
School: vejar elementary
Grade: 5 th grade
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Question: Have you ever had any huge accidents during a trip? What were they and how did they happen if any at all.
Answer: We have not had any huge accidents on this trip. There have been a couple of scraps, but nothing serious. The biggest accident happened on the last expedition in Greece. It happened while I was driving around the docks. I pulled in front of a speeding semi and he hit me. Fortunately, it only gave a minor twist to the rear cross member and nobody was hurt. I sure felt bad.
Name: Spencer Tsai
School: Vejar Elementary School
Grade: 5th grade
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Question: Did you go to Taiwan on your trip?
Answer: Unfortunately we will not make it to Taiwan on this expedition. I have heard it is a very nice place and I look forward to going there in the future.
Name: JoJo Cheung
School: Vejar
Grade: 5
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Question: Do you travel to Hong Kong?
Answer: We will not make it to Hong Kong on this expedition. However, I was there in 1994. It is an amazing city full of tall buildings.
Name: sam
School: vejar
Grade: 5
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Question: Sometimes do you want to go home?
Answer: There are always times when we would like to go home, especially when you are sick, tired or during the holidays.
Name: won#5
School: Vejar Elementary School
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: How can you stay in hotels if you don't have money from that country? How can you speak their language?
Answer: After we enter a new country we need to transfer our money from the last country, or US dollars, into the money of the new country. Sometimes US dollars are accepted, but most often we will change money, or use an ATM machine to obtain local currency.
Spanish has been the official language of all the countries in which we have been traveling. Although the Spanish changes from country to country (Mexican Spanish is very different from Argentine Spanish) we have been lucky that we have only had to use one language.
Name: sam
School: vejar
Grade: 5
Asked...
Question: How come the car can go in the water?
Answer: The Vehicles can go in shallow water, because they have been outfitted with snorkels which enable the vehicles to breathe while it is going through water. In order for us to cross the oceans the vehicles need to placed on ships. We are currently waiting in Buenos Aires for our vehicles to be shipped to Australia. They are taking a ship called the Hume Highway to Panama where they will be transferred to another ship and sent to Brisbane Australia.
Name: Jonathan tsukano
School: Vejar Elementry
Grade: Fifth GRADE
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Question: Why did you guys start in San Francisco
Answer: The organization Drive Around the World was created in San Francisco, actually a smaller town just south of that called Los Gatos, California. Our benefactor, the Parkinson's Institute, is also located in that area as well (Sunnyvale). Therefore it made sense to begin our expedition there.
Name: Rebecca Chiang
School: Vejar
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: Sometimes are you scared?
Answer: There are always moments of uncertainty, like when you are driving into a city for the first time or when you are driving on a narrow road with a large drop off. During these times it is nice to have teammates. We look out for each other and try to get the chances of danger to a minimum.
Name: Kevin Oda
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 5th
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Question: If you had no food to eat and you saw an endangered animal and you knew there wasn't an animal for 100 miles. Would you eat it? very hunger]
Answer: If I had to make the decision between my life and the life of the endangered animal I would choose my life and eat the endangered animal. However, if there were plants or other sources of food I would choose them first. However, this is why careful planning on expeditions is important. If you are a good planner, you will not be forced to make tough decisions such as these.
Name: aaron kim
School: vejar elementary
Grade: 5 th
Asked...
Question: what does it feel like to go around the world
Answer: It feels great! We are able to meet new people everyday and see new things. Now that we are in Argentina for a few weeks I think I will take a Spanish class to improve my Spanish. The hardest thing about traveling is the fact there is so much to do it is difficult to get enough rest.
Name: Anne Truong
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 5th
Asked...
Question: Did you have fun on your adventure?
Answer: We are having a lot of fun tasting new types of food, seeing animals, and learning to speak Spanish. There is so much to learn and so many great teachers around the world.
Name: bernardo zavala
School: vajar
Grade: 5th
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Question: what countries are you going to.
Answer: We have been to 13 different countries so far, can you name some of them? Look on our web site for a complete list of the 34 countries we will visit before this expedition is over. Try to identify these countries on a map. Some of the bigger countries we will go to are China, Russia, India, Argentina, and Mexico.
Name: Kevin Oda
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 5th
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Question: What kind of food do you eat along your adventure?
Answer: We have eaten all types of different kinds of food. In Mexico we had a lot of rice, beans and tortillas. In Peru we ate a lot of chicken, (we even ate guinea pig), now that we are in Argentina we are eating a lot of steak. The beef here is very good and quite inexpensive!
Name: Jocelyn Liao
School: Vejar
Grade: 2
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Question: Is it fun to go on the trip?
Answer: It is fun, but at the same time it is a serious challenge. We learn a lot while we are traveling. Our math skills have to be good as we have to change money all the time. Different countries use different currency. Instead of dollars, in Argentina they use Pesos. The current exchange rate is 2.9 pesos to every US dollar. This sometimes gets really confusing when you are buying things and comparing to US prices.
Name: Jocelyn Liao
School: Vejar Elementary
Grade: 2
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Question: Do you always sleep in a tent even when in a city?
Answer: We sleep in the tents whenever it is safe. That means we sleep in them mostly when we are outside of the cities, but sometimes while we are in the cities. With the tents, all we need is a safe place to park.
Name: kaley
School: vejer
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: is it cool
Answer: It is way cool!
Name: Debbie Chatley
School: No school
Grade: non
Asked...
Question: What is the most visited place in North America?
Answer: I am not sure what the most visited place in North America is. If I were to guess I would say New York City. This is probably America's most famous city, and a city that is a transportation hub (you can get inexpensive flights to and from here).
Name: Kyle Chatley
School: Swanson,School Omaha
Grade: fourth
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Question: Do you guys have a favorite animal? And have been to Costa Rica and Cuba yet?
Answer: My favorite animals are the monkeys, but I really like the bears and the cats as well. I love to see them in the wild, although it is difficult to see cats in the wild, because they avoid humans.
We have not been to Cuba yet, although I would like to. Costa Rica was filled with animals and rainforest. It is both beautiful and accessible to many people. I recommend going to Costa Rica, if you have the chance. Can you find it on a map?
Name: Kyle Chatley
School: Swanson, School Omaha
Grade: 4
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Question: What is your favorite place?
Answer: My favorite place is Alaska. I am really looking forward to seeing it again. Alaska is a huge place, it will swallow you up. The natural beauty and all the animals make it truly a unique place. If you go camping in the back country you need to learn about the animals so that you will be safe. It is fun to learn about them, and it is really interesting to see them in the wild, but be sure and keep your distance.
Name: Nancy
School: UHS/Hopwood
Grade: 9
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Question:1.I read the endangered animals article, and I'm wondering if you actually saw the creatures and touched them?2.If you did, how did they react to you?3.Did you take the pictures that on are on your site, or did it come from another site?
Answer: We have not actually seen many of the endangered animals. It is really difficult to see an endangered animal in the wild, as the populations are very low. I did see a titi monkey, which is on the endangered list in Costa Rica. Although I have seen many animals on this expedition, it is very difficult to photograph them up close, as they are frightened of people. Therefore, I use some photos from other sites. Colin, is a very good up close photographer, so some of the animals you see, are pictures by Colin.
Name: Jennifer and Aubrey
School: UHS/Hopwood
Grade: 9th
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Question: Did you see any poachers? Did you ever eat turtle meat? Did you swim with manatees?
Answer: We did not see any poachers. If we had seen them we would have contacted the appropriate authorities to address the problem. None of us have ever eaten turtle meat.
I hope to become certified in scuba, and one day swim with the manatees, but I have not done that yet.
Name: Shaun
School: UHS/Hopwood
Grade: 9th
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Question:1. How does the sound of extinction of the turtle sound to the group?2. What did the group do to help the turtle if at all?3. Did anyone in the group see one of these turtles in Mexico?
Answer: No one would like to see the extinction of the sea turtle. The group visited a research site and listened to what the problem was and what the sea of turtle was facing. We have begun to tell people internationally of the problem. The first step in solving a global problem is awareness. First of all people have to recognize that there is a problem before they will address it. That is what we are doing right now about the problem. We only saw pictures of these turtles in Mexico. One day I would like to see the process in which turtles lay eggs on the beach.
Name: Garrett
School: UHS/Hopwood
Grade: 9
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Question: How did Colin get the nickname "Corn Dog"? What casino did you guys go to in Las Vegas? What was it like being in a Nascar going 120 miles an hour?
Answer: Colin has a contest to see if people can guess what his name stands for. It is an acronym. Please submit your guess to colin@drivearoundtheworld.com
We went to a variety of casinos including, the Mirage, Excalibur, and Treasure Island.
Name: Breanna
School: uhs-hopwood
Grade: 9
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Question: What is the most dangerous animal you have run into on your trip? Would you eat a endarged animal and is it bad? were there any animals while you were traveling in your area that were endarged?
Answer: The most dangerous animals we have seen on this expedition are crocodiles.
I would not eat an endangered animal if I could help it. There are endangered animals in every country we have been. California Condors, Sea turtles, whales, titi monkeys, harpie eagles, pumas, just to name a few. Search the internet for a list of endangered animals, especially ones in your own country. There is a lot you can do to ensure their survival.
Name: Sydney Zarp
School: UHS-Hopwood
Grade: 9
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Question: Before going on the trip did you learn any languages to get you prepared for the upcoming countries? If so what would you say is the hardest language to learn? I am currently taking a Spanish class and Aim having a hard time learning do you have any advice to help me?
Answer: Before leaving I tried to study as much Spanish as I could. In fact Neil is fluent in Spanish. I am fluent in a West African tribal language, which won't do me much good on this expedition. Justin, has spent some time learning Russian. In South East Asia we hope there will be enough English speakers so we can get by, but we will also try to learn as much of the local languages as possible.
The hardest thing about learning a language is the notion that you sound funny when you are learning it. It is a difficult concept to get over, as we like to appear like we know what we are doing all the time. The best way to learn a language is to speak it as much as possible. Volunteer to answer questions as much as you can. Constantly test your knowledge of Spanish by listing things off in Spanish. Try to speak to people who speak Spanish, at first you will only be able to great them, but pretty soon you will be able to say a lot more. Most importantly don't use English, that is the easy way, try to get your point across in Spanish and ask people to correct your Spanish. I always say. Ayudame con mi Espanol. Yo quireo aprenderlo.
Name: Aileen L
School: UHS Mr. Hopwood
Grade: 9th
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Question:1)how much clothes and equipment did you girls and guys have to bring? 2)Did any of you guys try any new type of food? and if yes how was it? 3)Would any of you guys go back to any countries that you have visit? If yes which one and why?
Answer: We all had to bring a variety of cloths, but we only have limited space in which to store stuff. Most of us brought about 2-3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shorts, underwear for a week, a couple pairs of socks, sandals and boots. We have a lot of equipment, because we have to make sure we do not get stuck anywhere. Also we had to bring tools for the vehicles, computers to update the web site, and film equipment. We really have four cars full of stuff. There was even some stuff we left at home because of limited space.
We have all tried a variety of interesting food. A couple of these items include sea snails, guinea pig, and sea squirts. It is always fun to try new things most of it is really enjoyable.
All of the countries we have visited have interesting things to offer. My list of favorite places change constantly as we go from one place to another. Currently my favorite place is Peru because of the history, beauty, people and the variety of landscapes.
Name: Samantha
School: Upland High
Grade: 9
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Question:Hey, do you remember when you all wrote down something that would annoy or bug the others on your team? Well has anyone succeeded in this? Thanks. Oh and can you email me back at SleepieChild@aol.com thanks a ton!!!
Answer: We all annoy each other in different ways, but we all learn to respect each others limits. We are going to be together for the next 7 months it is important that we don't annoy each other to much. We laugh at each other more than we annoy each other.
Name: Skyler
School: Swanson
Grade: 4
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Question: Is the tent you sleep in comfortable?
Answer: The tents we sleep in are very comfortable, even more comfortable than my bed at home. It is nice to sleep outdoors and listen to the sounds of nature. Also feeling the cool night breeze is great too.
Name: Chad
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Do you like to travel in the Land Rover?
Answer: Traveling in Land Rovers is great. They are comfortable and are able to go just about anywhere. It is nice having air conditioning this time around as well.
Name: Cameron
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: What is it like in South America? Do you like your car?
Answer: We have been traveling down the West side of South America. We have been traveling through mountain corridors. We have been traveling up and down from the Mountains to the Sea. Now we are in the valley of Santiago, Chile, which looks a lot like California.
The Land Rovers are great. The haven't given us any problems and they are quite comfortable.
Name: Cooper
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Are you having fun traveling so far?
Answer: We are all having a lot of fun traveling and learning. Each country is different, and everyone we meet is interesting in their own way.
Name: Ryan
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Do you like sports? Did you see any deer?
Answer: I like sports! I have been watching soccer down here, or as they call it football. It really is an amazing sport and it doesn't require much equipment to play. I have seen soccer played all over the world! I am a baseball fan, the Los Angeles Dodgers, I have missed all the baseball trades and I will probably miss the Super Bowl. I guess there is always next year.
We have not seen any deer yet. You can see a lot of deer in the Midwest. Lately, we have seen a lot of llama, alpaca, and vicunas. These are all native to the Andes mountains.
Name: Damon
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Dear Explorer, Where do you like it the most in the world? Do you like PlayStation or Game Station?
Answer: Although, I have been all over the world I like the United States the best. That is were my family is and where I grew up. Although I will continue to travel and live other places, I always enjoy coming home to my family and the place of my birth.
Unfortunately I have never played Play station or Game station, maybe I will have to check these things out when I return to the United States.
Name: Andrew
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Have you seen any ferrets?
Answer: We haven't seen any ferrets. Ferrets are from North America and are usually from the Plains area. We have not been through there. However, I have had some friends that have had ferrets.
Name: Luke
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: What is your favorite thing about the Land Rover? What is your favorite country so far?
Answer: My favorite thing about the Land Rover is the fact that it can go anywhere and not get stuck. It sits high off the ground so therefore we don't have to worry about scraping on the ground. It is fun to be able to climb hills and go through places when there are no road. It is also important to remember that when you go off road you must be careful of the plant and animal life. If you are not careful when you drive off road, you may likely destroy the environment.
My favorite country so far has been Peru.
Name: Shannon
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: What is the coldest and hottest place you have been to?
Answer: The hottest place I have ever been to was The Gambia in west Africa, it got up to 120 degrees. The coldest place I have ever been is Siberia, where I almost froze to death and the shores of Lake Bikal, the largest fresh water lake in the world.
Name: Lauri
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: Is it fun to travel around the world?
Answer: It is fun to travel around the world. There are always new things to see and people to meet. Everyday is always different and you never quite know what you are going so see, hear, taste, touch, or feel!
Name: Kyle
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: What is the most fun continent you have visited?
Answer: The Most fun Continent I have visited has been Africa. I lived there for three years and the people are amazing. It is hard to be a tourist there, but it is wonderful to live there. You can see all kinds of animals in their natural Habitats, I was once almost surrounded by baboons, they bark like dogs.
Name: Annie
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: So far, which country is your favorite?
Answer: So far my favorite country has been Peru. The people have been really friendly, the landscape is beautiful and the history has been amazing! I would encourage everyone to try to get there!
Name: Evan
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Was it cool to see the neat designs in Peru? How deep was the hole and how big was it?
Answer: It was amazing to see the Nazca Lines. It was even more amazing to try to imagine where they came from, why the people built them, and how they built them. The lines vary in depth from a couple of centimeters to over 20 centimeters deep. The wider the lines are the deeper the trenches are.
Name: Kalee
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Is it cold at night when you guys go in the tent?
Answer: It is sometimes cold, it depends on where we are. When we were up in the Andes in Peru and Bolivia, it was cold, in fact we even saw a little bit of snow even though it is summer down here. Now that we are in Santiago, Chile it is summer here so it is hot. Santiago reminds us all of Southern California!
Name: Madeline
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: About how many days have you been traveling? Is it fun?
Answer: We have been traveling for almost 3 months. Everyday is a new experience, you never know what you will be eating, where you will be staying or what you will be doing. Before I left I didn't think I would be eating Guinea Pig. Now I have tasted Guinea Pig. Traveling exposes you to new things and tests your limits, it is always fun!
Name: Caitlin
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: What languages do you know? Have you learned new languages on the trip? What is one of the favorite things you have learned?
Answer: We have all been learning Spanish. Neil is fluent in Spanish, which really helps us. I know how to speak Mandinka, a west African Language and a fair amount of Spanish, and Justin speaks some Russian. Colin and Nancy now speak pretty good Spanish!
I think everyone has learned to have a lot of patience. You never know what is going to come up, and you have to learn to go with the flow and have patience for things you don't understand yet.
Name: Samantha& kaitlin
School: uhs
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question:Hey can youleaseanswerour friend amandas questions! she really wants to know the answers. thanks!!!
Answer: Sorry I missed that question, but it is answered now. Thank you for reminding me. If you have anymore I promise they will not take that long to answer.
Name: danielle
School: sandburg
Grade: 7th
Asked...
Question: how big is Texas
Answer: Texas is the second biggest state in the United States it takes about 3 days to drive across. It is big!
Name: Kyle H.
School: Washington
Grade: 3
Asked...
Question: How many miles is 50,000 km?
Answer: It is 32,000 miles. If you walk 5 miles and hour it would take you about 267 days to walk that same distance. That is if you didn't stop, ever.
Name: Shania Y.
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: How are you doing? I am doing great. Where are you and where are you going next? Why are you skipping Brazil? I have rocks from Brazil. Do you usually camp or stay in hotels? When will you go to Australia?
Answer: We are currently in Bolivia and headed into Chile in the next day of two.
We will go to Brazil after we ship the Rovers from Argentina. I will have to check out the rocks in Brazil and we can compare rocks.
We camp about 2 time a week, the rest of the time we stay in hotels.
We will head into Australia in February or March.
Name: Kevin M.
School: Cullen
Grade: 3
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Question: How are you doing? Did you ever get bitten by an animal? Also, do you guys ever get into a fight? Well, I think it would be fun to travel around the world.
Answer: Chanda has been bitten by a strange insect and a parrot. We don't know what the insect was, it just left a big bump. We disagree, but we don't really fight. We would not be able to accomplish anything if we fought with each other.
Name: Kollin M.
School: Cullen
Grade: 3
Asked...
Question: I would like to know how fast the Land Rovers are. Oh, and I wanted to know how long it takes to cross the border into a new country.
Answer: the Rovers are as fast as the conditions dictate. If the weather is rainy or if we can not see very well we have to go slow. If the highways are good we can go up to 70mph, but generally we only go about 50 mph or less.
It usually takes us about 5 hours to cross borders. It takes this long because there is a lot of paperwork involved.
Name: Elizabeth V.
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: When you were in Mexico, did you hear of the Villanueva family? Did you see any toucans in the rainforest?
Answer: Unfortunately we have not heard of the Villanueva family.
We saw toucans in Panama and Costa Rica.
Name: Jordan H.
School: Cullen
Grade: 3
Asked...
Question: How is your trip? What kind of stuff did you bring with you? What animals have you seen?
Answer: The expedition is going well, we are currently in Bolivia. We have brought tents, tools to fix the vehicles, computers to communicate with you and cloths for warm and cold weather.
Answer: We have seen a lot of different animals, pigs, cows, sloth's, agoutis, toucans, parrots, dogs and cats.
Name: Nick Q.
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
Asked...
Question: When you went to Ecuador, did you meet a person with the last name Velasquez? That's was my Mom's last name. She grew up there. Where are you now?
Brad Answer: When we were in Ecuador we meet a lot of people, but no one with the last name of Velasquez. We were primarily in Quito and Guayaquil.
We are now in Bolivia.
Name: Kane H.
School: Cullen
Grade: 3
Asked...
Question: Are you having a great time traveling around the world? I would like to know if it is flooded in the rainforest. Did you see some animals that you had never heard about?
Answer: We are all having fun traveling. We meet a lot of interesting people and see a lot of really interesting things.
The rainforest is not flooded. Actually much of the rain the goes into the rain forest flows into rivers and out again to the ocean.
I had never heard of an agouti, and there are a lot of birds that I have seen, but I don't know their names. I can just tell you that it is very exciting to see all these animals roaming around in their natural homelands.
Name: Sara M.
School: Cullen
Grade: 2
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Question: Was there a swamp in the rainforest? Did you see a toucan? If so, was it beautiful? Who drives the cars?
Answer: There was swamp in the rainforest. When we were in Costa Rica, we went out to look for crocodiles and alligators there. There is also a major swamp in in Panama. It is located in the Darien Gap.
We saw Toucan in Panama and Costa Rica. We saw both small ones and big ones. They are really beautiful and they make an interesting noise when they fly because their beak is so big.
We all take turns driving the Rovers.
Name: Amanda Gail Galea
School: Sir Adrian Dingli Girls Junior Lyceum Malta
Grade: Form 1
Asked...
Question: How do you celebrate and what do you eat at Christmas?
Answer: As a team we celebrated and ate Turkey together. We woke up in the morning and all nine of us exchanged gifts. We called is Secret Santa. One month before Christmas we all picked one name out of a hat. The name you picked was who you needed to buy a present for. After We all opened our gifts we guess who they were from. After that we made our dinner of Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, fruit salad, dinner rolls and desert. It was great to be together and celebrate Christmas as a group.
Name: Casey Seline
School: Swanson
Grade: 3
Asked...
Question: When you went on Mt. Everest, how high was that road? From your niece, Casey
Answer: When we drove to the Chinese Base camp of Mt. Everest the road was at approximately 16,500ft (5077 meters).
Name: Sue Seline
School: Sis of Nick/Omaha Mom
Grade:
Asked...
Question: Do Panamanians celebrate Las Posadas, in which people re-create Mary and Joseph's search for an inn? In Mexico, people go around knocking on friends' doors in the evenings leading up to Christmas Eve. The door knocks are not answered. Then, on Christmas Eve, people will knock on doors and they are welcomed in for hot chocolate and cookies. Feliz Las Posadas!
Answer: Panamanians do not celebrate Los Posadas as they do in Mexico. Christmas in Panama seems very similar to Christmas in the United States. Lots of Christmas tree, lights, and decorations. I even saw Santa Claus while I was there in the Shopping mall.
Name: Sue Seline
School: Sister of Nick/Omaha Mom!
Grade:
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Question: How are the gas prices, compared to the $1.47/gal I paid today for regular unleaded?
Answer: Gas prices have been between $2 and $3 dollars most of the time. Now in Peru, gas prices are nearing $4 per gallon, ouch!
Name: Sean bre and annylies
School: UHS
Grade: 9 ms hatch
Asked...
Question: how was it like driving around with people that didn't speak English with guns next to you? How is it like to travel all around the world? How much money have you raised so far? Do u feel good about yourselves for what you are doing? you should.
Answer: It is always a challenge to communicate with people who don't speak your language. You sometimes make it into a game. It is amazing how much you can communicate with just pointing and smiling. The Guys in Pakistan, although they had guns, they were all really friendly, so we were not worried. We were more worried about guns just going off by accident.
We have raised $34,000 dollars to date.
We are all committed to the project, for one I know that every dollar we raise will go to help cure my father of Parkinson's Disease, and that make me feel good.
Name: Yu L
School: UHS-Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: why does Nick always suspects other people are CIA? what are the landscapes in Panama like? what kind of food do you eat in Panama?
Answer: Panama has a lot of jungle, however, a lot of the jungle is being cut down to make pastures for Cattle.
Actually I just had Pizza Hut, but normally we eat a lot of Chicken. You can pretty much find any fast-food restaurant here that you can find in the states.
Name: steven laforcce
School: upland high
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: what are the police stations like? how did you choose this route? what is it like in a Land Rover all day?
Answer: I haven't been to that many police stations. They don't have all the equipment they have in the United States, they don't have computers in their cars either.
We picked this route, because these were the best roads, and the weather is the nicest this time of year for our whole route. It is important to avoid heavy rain, snow, or wind as these can make road conditions troublesome.
Riding in a Land Rover all day isn't bad. We are always seeing new stuff and there are always surprises.
Name: Dulce,P
School: UHS
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: what kind of artist is Michael cranfard?
Answer: Michael Cranford is an environmental artist. He likes to display the earths natural environment in his pictures and stress the importance of preserving it.
Name: Chris A
School: UHS
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Who do you guys receive the funds from?
Answer: We have received financial help from companies who have sponsored the expedition. However, everyone has put in personal money in order to participate on the expedition, team members have paid $10,000 to go on the expedition.
Name: Bella R ,Jessica A
School: UHS>--->--->Mrs.Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:*how long does the vehicle shipping paperwork take? *do learn a lot from others cultures and people when you are traveling? *do you think that you will have enough money for the cure the end of the trip?
Answer: The trip paperwork takes as long as it takes. Sometimes you have thought of everything, but sometimes unknown requirements pop up, in that case you spend the day running around trying to get what you need. We usually hire a freight forwarder to take care of all the details for us. Ideally we just have to get the cars inspected and load them on a ship, but this generally takes a lot of time planning and about 5 hours to load them.
We learn a lot from other cultures! We learn many different ways of doing things. We learn that one problem often has at least 20 different solutions. We also learn that people are very happy with out of a lot of possessions and there are many different ways to be happy.
All of the money we raise on the trip goes straight to the Parkinson's Institute and thus to Research. We hope that by the end of the expedition the Parkinson's Institute will have enough money to make significant breakthroughs towards a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
Name: anthony r
School: uhs hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: this question is for everyone on the trip. do you ever get worried that you're going to catch a life threatening sickness at the places you pass through or that your going to get bit by a deadly insect or animal? Answer: It is important to be knowledgeable of where you are and what to do if something happens. The best medicine is preventative medicine. For instance, when I lived in Africa I learned to shuffle my feet as I walked through the bush. In this way Snakes would hear me coming and be more inclined to get out of my way. Just by the vibration they know that I am not something they are interested in eating, and most like something to be avoided. You learn many tricks like this when you are traveling. This helps you stay healthy and happy.
Name: Alex and Doug
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:1. Did the raccoon bite you guys or bite through the wires.
Answer: The Raccoon did not bite anyone, he was being kept in the cage until he was strong enough to be released back into the wild. I was surprised that there were raccoons in Central America.
Name: Dulce P
School: UHS
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Did you miss your families?
Answer: We all miss our families. I think everyone will call their families on Christmas Day.
Name: kevin and brenda
School: uHs-hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:1.why exactly are they shipping the Land Rovers to Panama? 2.What is the strangest law or regulation that you have encountered on either expedition? 3.(Colin) How did your nickname become "Corndog"?
Answer: We are shipping the Land Rovers from Panama to Ecuador. We are doing this because the jungles is too thick in Eastern Panama and there isn't a road. We have decided to ship around Columbia due to the unrest there right now.
Colin's name is an Acronym. He wants you to guess what it stand's for. Send your answers to colin@drivearoundtheworld.com
Name: Dulce
School: Uhs
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What did you think about Costa Rica's cultures?
Answer: Costa Rican culture was very hospitable. Everyone was very friendly and proud of their country. They have done an amazing job of preserving their environment and educating there people. The have one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
Name: Chris A
School: UHS
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How much money have you raised so far?
Answer: We have raised over $34,000 dollars thus far.
Name: Mohammed h
School: uhs hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: this is a question for girls. how does it feel to be with a whole bunch of guys? And do they ever do any things nasty?
Answer: It is all right. Sometimes I need my space, but we all do. But, I definitely miss all my girl friends back home.
Name: Alyssa L. Jared M.
School: UHS
Grade: 9 th
Asked...
Question:1.Do you ever get tired of being on the trip? If so what do you do? 2.What is Panama like? Compared to other Central America Countries . 3.What would you do if one of your team members came down with Parkinson's Disease?
Answer: Sometimes I get tired of being on the trip, nothing seems to be easy. It seems like within few hours of feeling down there is something, or someone that brings you back.
Panama is much different than other Central American countries. There seems to be a broader range of people here. You see a lot of black folks, indigenous people, and Latino looking people. Panama is a unique mix of a lot of different people coming together. Panama seems to resemble the states more closely than other countries as well, probably due to the fact that the United States was down here for so long.
We probably wouldn't know if a team member had Parkinson's for quite some time. The symptoms come on quite slowly, usually. I am sure the person would choose to stay on the expedition.
Name: anthony r.
School: uhs hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: this question is for all of the guys except for nick. don't you guys get lonely on this trip? I mean, 9 months is a long time with no loving.
Answer: It is tough on the road, but we meet a lot of cool people on the way and are generally really busy learning and doing new things, but we always have our eyes open.
Name: Josh and Shavaun
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 10th and 9th
Asked...
Question: How can we plan to travel around the world? How does it feel to be doing something so cool as traveling around the world and raise money for such a great cause?
Answer: The hardest thing to do in terms of travel is setting the date and making the commitment. Generally if you buy a plane ticket then you will do everything power to make the trip happen. The hardest thing for us was setting the leave date. We set it and they we had to figure out how we were going to make everything happen that needed to happen.
All Nick's work as has paid off, and we all feel pretty good to be a part of this expedition.
Name: AllisonC JessicaC
School: UHS Hatch
Grade: Nine
Asked...
Question: Do you ever get tired of being with each other and wish you could have all of the comforts and amenities of home? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction knowing you are contributing to such a wonderful cause?
Answer: We often feel that is would much more comfortable at home than where we are. However, all the new experiences we have and knowing that we are participating in a great cause makes things easier.
Name: Mohammed H
School: jug
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: how is it like to be traveling so far, and how does it feel to be doing all this.
Answer: Everyday is a new day and you meet a lot of really neat people on the way. The experience make a trip like this worth the pain it takes to get through them.
Name: Cecilia I.
School: US Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Is the group ever scared of what they will encounter in the new areas they pass through? Do you think that with all this driving you will have enough money for the Parkinson disease?
Answer: We don't always know what we are going to run into, and that is always nerve wracking, but exciting at the same time.
I hope that during our expedition that people will realize how close to a cure we are and that will make them more willing to contribute towards our cause.
Name: Hector V. Deshawn V.
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Was Panama a crazy place to drive through? Is there any major diseases that you have to look out for? Was it hard to get all those drivers licenses?
Answer: The drivers here are a little crazier than in the US but not too much. The roads here are great, and often times I think I am in the US. During the building of the Panama Canal many people lost their lives to Malaria and Yellow fever. Although there are a lot of mosquitoes here most of these diseases seem to be under control.
Name: Derrick.B,Ryan.H
School: UHS. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Do think you will raise enough or more for the cure?
Answer: We can't do it alone we never everyone pulling for us and encouraging people to donate money towards the cure.
Name: Ami A. , Marissa R.
School: UHS Mrs.Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What was your favorite part of South America? How long was your previous trip? Justin Mounts have you ever got the team lost? How much money have you raised for Parkinson's?
Answer: We have not yet arrived in South America, it will be another week before we get there.
Our previous trip lasted for about 3 months.
Justin has done an amazing job of getting us to where we need to go everyday.
We have raised over $34,000 so far.
Name: Taylor H. Ricky C.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:(1) Was it scary when you guys almost lost one of your vehicles in the bridge crash?(2) What is it like being able to travel around the world? (3) Would you be able to complete the trip in a Lancer Evolution? (4) Approximately how much money do you think you will have to raise in order to find a cure?
Answer: After we realized the vehicle was stable we all kind of laughed, I guess this is how we expressed our relief. At that point we realized we were not in a dangerous position, all we had to do was figure out how to get out, and that wasn't too difficult.
It is a neat thing to travel around the world. You realize how big the world is and you get to meet a lot of interesting people along the way.
I am not sure if you could complete the trip in a Lancer Evolution.
The National Institute of health says that one billion dollars will be enough to cure Parkinson's Disease.
Name: Emily V, Elizabeth H.
School: UHS Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Have you always wanted to travel the world, or did you just wake up and decide to go one day? How different was their lifestyle from ours? Was it anything similar, or was it completely different? How would you live with someone with Parkinson's disease?
Answer: Travel has been important to most off us. I have been traveling all my life. It starting with my parents taking me on road trips all over the country. Since then I have always enjoyed it. I also wanted to learn another language fluently so that fueled my interest in traveling as well. In terms of waking up and wanting to do something like this, that sort of happens as well. Everyday we have millions of ideas floating in our heads, you just have to decide which ones to take seriously.
Everyone's lifestyle is slightly different. People value different things and have different means to make a living. Here in Panama you kiss women on the check when you greet them, this is great, but it sometimes catches you off guard.
Living with someone with Parkinson's is not the much different than living with someone who doesn't have it. Remember the disease is progressive, so you don't see the effects of the disease as drastically as people that have had it for a long time. Often times they have to take a lot of medication and their fine muscle control is often impaired.
Name: Omar C.
School: UHS
Grade: 9 Hatch
Asked...
Question: Has this trip been a good or bad experience for you? Have you guys learned anything new throughout your trip? How much money do you think you'll make?
Answer: The trip has been a good experience. This is a very unconventional journey and we are all learning quite a bit about ourselves and other people, not to mention the things we see on the way. Everyone's Spanish has improved and I think we have all learned to appreciate the United States a little more.
We hope to raise more than one million dollars before we return.
Name: Amanda.b,catherine.m
School: UHS,Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: When you have Parkinson's Disease are you able to sleep? What is it like driving around the world is it tiring? Why do you guys call Colin "corn dog"?
Answer: People who have Parkinson's Disease sleep just like people who don't have it. In fact their tremors lesson in their sleep.
There is always a lot to do when you are driving around the world, actually too much to do. We are constantly tired because, we are constantly learning new things and staying up late to get our work done.
Corn Dog is an acronym. Colin wants you to guess what it stands for, email him at colin@drivearoundtheworld.com
Name: matt l alex l
School: uhs
Grade: 9 hatch
Asked...
Question: What is the most dangerous thing that has ever happened to you on the trip? Are you ever tired of being on the road? What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you on the road?
Answer: The most dangerous thing so far is changing tires on near the highway at night in Panama. It is always dangerous when you are doing things near the highway. We took as many precautions as we could and I am happy to say we are all fine.
We all get tired of being on the road sometimes. Traveling with nine people it is often difficult to get alone time. It seems like even simple things are difficult, find a restaurant or finding a place to go to the bathroom. However, the benefits out weigh the costs. It is not hard to find something that will make you smile along the way, and the friends you make on the way you will never forget.
Name: Meagan Packer and Alex Powell
School: UHS Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Is there lots of bugs in Central and South America? Is it uncomfortable sleeping on top of the Land Rover? Nancy and Chanda, how is it to live with 7 men. Is it hard to get people to donate money for your cause?
Answer: There are a lot of bugs here. However, you really only notice the ones that bite you and the ones that are really big. Currently, we all hate mosquitoes and little bugs called noseeums (because you can see them). We have run across some beetles that are as big as your thumb. I think they are interesting, but they still sometimes scare me.
The Hannibal tents on top of the Land Rovers are really very comfortable. Actually they are more comfortable than my bed back home. It is really fun waking up on top of the Land Rover on a beach somewhere. You open up the door and see the waves, it is really cool!
It is all right. Sometimes I need my space, but we all do. But, I definitely miss all my girl friends back home.
It is sometimes difficult to get people to donate to our cause. It is most effective to ask people personally, but it is hard to do that from the road. We have created a raffle so people can win a Land Rover like the ones we are driving. By donating $10 people are qualified to win a Land Rover. Hopefully this will get more people interested in donating to our cause.
Name: sarah s.
School: UHS-hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question:hey guys!!!i was wondering a couple of things after reading one of your journals.. .do you guys eat on the road a lot, like in panama and like is there fast food? also, when you are driving do you guys listen to music in your cars when you get bored? if so, do you guys all like the same kind of music? also I wanted to know if you have Parkinson's disease do you ever go to sleep? or are you still all jittery when trying to sleep...thank you and good luck!!!
Answer: When we are traveling we don't eat a lot. We try to stop a local restaurants, although there are a lot fast food places around like you seem in the States. We look for local places because we like to support local business and be able to taste authentic food from the countries we visit.
Everyone listens to music. Sometimes we listen to local radio stations which is always interesting, but some of my favorites are Tom Waits, Prince, Nirvana, and Madonna. We sometimes have to convince people to listen to the music we want to listen to, but usually the driver gets the final say.
People who have Parkinson's sleep just like people who don't have it. As the body sleeps, the tremors reduce in severity.
Name: Derrick.B,Ryan.H
School: UHS. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Is there fast food, and are they different from here?
Answer: Most fast food restaurants in the United States are represented in Latin America. McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy's are all here.
Name: Holly A. Gabriel E.
School: UHS
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What is the most dangerous thing you have gone through? Is it a fun trip or is it all really serious? Do you know all the languages of the countries you visit?
Answer: The most dangerous thing we have done is to Change a tire near the highway at night. However, we took proper precautions and things turned out alright.
We are having fun, even though we are all really busy with all the stuff we have to do. If it wasn't fun, we wouldn't be doing it, but it really is hard work.
We are learning Spanish very quickly. Fortunately, Spanish is the major Language in Central and South America. This will be a different story when we arrive in Asia.
Name: Jamie a., DominiqueH.
School: uhs
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How hard is it to ship Land Rovers? How much does it cost to ship them? How much money will it take to get the cure? Is it hard being with out cell phones and being away from family?
Answer: There is a lot of paperwork involved in shipping the Land Rovers, and it really is quite expensive. Countries do not want people to import cars to their country and sell them. That is why they are very particular about how they are imported and shipped from country to country.
Name: Matthew P. & Steven A.
School: UHS Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How scary was it when the land rover was gonna fall off the bridge. How are the cultures different from that of America. How did Colin get his nickname "Corn Dog."
Answer: When we took the initial fall it was pretty scary. However, when we realized that everything was secure, we kind of laughed.
The people down here are really friendly and hospitable. They do not have a lot of the conveniences that people have in the States. Many times you see children working in the fields, and kids shepherding animals. Many people just walk to get around because they do not have a car. The food always changes from region to region, but we eat a lot of chicken and rice in these parts.
Corn dog got his name because of his corny humor and personality. If you can imagine a corn dog having a personality that is Colin. However, he prefers to be called The Corn Dog.
Name: Rosa L., Christina L., Ashlee H.
School: UHS HATCH
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: What was the best thing you saw in Mexico? Is it possible for teenagers to go on the trip? How can you die from Parkinson's disease? How can you manage living and staying in a truck and how do you deal with this fact?
Answer: The Best thing I saw in Mexico was the friendliness of so many different people in the country.
It is difficult to go on the expedition of you are a teenager. There are a lot of legal reasons, but this kind of travel scares a lot of Parents, even mine! However, we encourage teenagers to travel as much as they can with there parents and on their own. Life on the road is not easy. Everyone just wants to be home on occasion. However, the mission of the organization is bigger than all of us. We all want to see Parkinson's disease defeated. If that means living in a truck for 9 months, so be it.
Name: Ricky C.
School: UHS Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Is this trip able to be completed in a Lancer Evolution.
Answer: The conditions are sometimes extreme for a vehicle. I am not that familiar with a Lancer Evolution, but I doubt it could make a journey like this.
Name: Karen P. Melissa D.
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Was it a surprise that you received damage to your car on this trip, since you didn't on the last trip? What is your favorite scenery you have seen on the way? How often do you brush your teeth? How does Parkinson's Disease affect your coordination?
Answer: We never like to damage the vehicles, but you have to be prepared to take accept this kind of damage if you are going to set off on an expedition like this.
I love driving through the jungle. There are so many different types of plants, animals, and insects. The Jungle is teeming with life!
I try to brush my teeth twice a day, but sometimes I only manage to do it once.
Parkinson's Disease effects muscle control and therefore effects coordination. Sometimes the tremors make it difficult to thread a needle.
Name: Tracy V.
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Have you gotten in serious trouble in any country?
Answer: We haven't got in trouble anywhere. It is important when you are traveling that you are very respectful and also be knowledgeable about where you are. In this way trouble and problems can be avoided.
Name: Vanessa O, Martell O, Brandon C
School: UHS Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What part of Mexico was most interesting? Did the girls enjoy covering all of their body when going to Iran? Did you have to get any shots before going into any countries for certain diseases? Can or how can you catch the Parkinson's disease?
Answer: Every part of Mexico is interesting. It is amazing how many different things you can see in Mexico. You can see everything from Monkeys, to ancient ruins, to tropical beaches, to 30ft high cacti.
Chanda had to wear special attire when we were in Iran. To be respectful she had to cover up everything but her hands. She was ready to get back to her normal cloths by the time we reached western Turkey.
We all got a variety of shot before leaving. We had to get immunizations for diseases like Yellow Fever, Typhus, Hepatitis, Tetanus and several others.
Scientists to not completely understand how people acquire Parkinson's Disease.
Name: Molly D., Katria H., Steven L.
School: UHS- hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: I guys! Have you guys hit anything while driving? Have you encountered any delays while driving? Nick, have you ever been using the bumper dumper while the car is moving? what are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease? ok well write back thanx have fun!
Answer: We have hit a bird while driving in the United States, that is it so far.
We have had a variety of delays. We got stuck in La Paz for an additional day, and borders always take longer than we think.
We haven't used the bumper dumper while the car was moving.
Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease are, stiffness of muscles, tremors, or poor balance.
Name: Maria P.
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: How are cultures different in other parts of the world?
Answer: There are many cultural differences in all the places we have been. The food is major difference everywhere we go.
Name: Tamesha J.
School: uhs ms. hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: how many times have you changed your tires?
Answer: On the last expedition we never changed tires and on this one we have changed two so far.
Name: Bradley
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Was it scary when you hit the pothole an hour west of Ague Dulce? Who is the most interesting person that you've met in ether trip? How is it traveling with your wife Nick Baggarly?
Answer: Yes it was scary hitting the pothole. It totally shook the car, and it was totally unexpected. After we realized what happened, we were thankful things weren't worse.
Rodolfo Echeverria and Michael Cranford were pretty darn interesting.
It is a lot of fun traveling with my wife, we have a lot of fun together.
Name: Brian C. Tyler S.
School: uhs Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How many times are you going to go on these road trips? Are the dealerships in panama the same as the ones in the states, I mean are they trying to trick you into buying a new car or something? Were you ever threatened by any race in any country? Does anyone ever play jokes on you like taking the shampoo out of the shower?
Answer: We going to go on these road trips as often as we can. We do them for causes, to raise money and awareness for various charities.
There are regular dealerships here, in fact we have been to Dealerships in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama. In all dealerships you have to watch out for the people that you don't want to do business with.
This far we have not felt threatened by anyone. Most people are interested in what we are doing.
We play jokes on each other as often as possible. Adam's trick is to hit all buttons in the elevator and jump out.
Name: Jon
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Did you find any pets you would wanna take home as pets?
Answer: Nancy wants a monkey and Nick wants a bird, but this isn't practical when you are traveling, I know I wouldn't want to share a car with a monkey.
Name: Juan and Hector M.
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9th grade
Asked...
Question: Why does Nick suspect everyone -they meet is a CIA Agent?
Answer: Nick's paranoia makes for a creative mind.
Name: KC & JO
School: uhs Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: Where you worried about giving bribes? What country will take the longest to travel through? If you guys and girls come across mountains with snow will you snowboard? We hope you are all having fun and wish u luck!!!
Answer: No one likes to give bribes, but sometimes it is the only way to get through a situation. Bribing is not legal, but it is pretty obvious when people are looking for one.
It will take us longest to travel through Russia. The team will take every recreational opportunity that is given to it.
Thanks for the support!
Name: Sam
School: UJH
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Did you get scared and think a bird would attack you and do you Chanda and Nick still kiss and do "things" on the trip.
Answer: Yes
Name: Treasure N. Lauren H. Delali A.
School: uhs
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: How long did it take for them to ship the cars? Will you be visiting anything as cool as great wall of China? What did you have to do to get your drivers licenses in China?
Answer: It takes different amounts of time to ship the cars to and from various locations. Times depend on the shipping companies.
We will be visiting all sorts of cool things, Ayers Rock, the gun barrel highway, Giant Buddha's and Lake Bikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world.
We had to know the right people, fill out the proper paperwork, take a color blind test and pass a basic physical exam.
Name: Nila S. and Kayla S.
School: Upland High School *Mrs. Hatch*
Grade: 9 grade
Asked...
Question:-:-Do you guys ever get into serious fights? Like if you're in the same car with someone you had a fight with, do you switch cars or something like that? And how do you resolve you fights? Was it hard to get the land rover out of the pothole? Is it hard to communicate with the people in other countries because you have no idea what they're saying? How is it like working with a bunch of guy? Is it fun or boring? (this question is to the girls) Oh yah, remember to write back! =) -:-
Answer: We rarely get into serious fights, we often have differences of opinion. We have a lot of things to accomplish on this expedition, we can't afford to have people fighting. Plus, a fight between two people often breaks out into the team. People are encouraged to bury their egos or disagreements to the main objectives of the mission can be achieved. If we are not able to resolve differences people will be asked to leave. Once a decision has been made, we don't second guess it, we just follow it.
The Land Rover never really got stuck in the pothole, the pothole just popped two tires.
Our Spanish is all improving. If something is important Neil often helps out, as he is fluent in Spanish after living in Costa Rica for 3 years. It is amazing how much you can communicate with broken Spanish, pointing and smiling.
It is fine to work with guys. At my old job I worked with a bunch of guys, it is just difficult living with them. Finding places to change is often difficult.
Name: Shawn S.,Wvaldo Z., Brian K.
School: UHS,Ms.Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Was it hard repairing the hub caps on the Land Rover? How did it feel to be escorted by Pakistan Government? What was it like being the only girl on the squad on the first trip?
Answer: It is difficult repairing the rims, in fact they have not been repaired yet.
It was cool being escorted by the Pakistani Police, we felt important. It is always nice to travel with people that know the terrain and the culture. You really stay out of trouble that way. Besides they were all pretty friendly.
Name: Melissa W, Emily A, and Melissa H.
School: UHS, Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9
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Question: What did you guys have for Thanksgiving dinner? Did you have to learn phases in order to communicate and if so what languages did you learn? how much money do you raise for Parkinson's (do you feel your helping)?
Answer: As a matter of fact we had a Turkey dinner in Antigua, Guatemala for Thanksgiving.
Everyone's Spanish has improved since we started traveling in Latin America. Phrase books are always a good place to start to get you going.
We are hoping to raise more than one million dollars, this will be a great help in terms of finding a cure.
Name: albert, cory, and nick
School: UHS, Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: when you were with Mike Boston, and you guys went out to see and feed the crocodiles how did u feel? What are you guys going to do for Christmas since you won't be with your family? On your journey in central America have u met anyone with Parkinson disease.
Answer: Feeding the crocodiles with Mike Boston was really cool. When we were standing there feeding them we realized that we were depending on Mike for our safety. Since he was so comfortable, we were comfortable. If he would have been nervous we all would have been scared.
We will be in Ecuador for Christmas. Most likely we will all cook dinner and exchange secret Santa gifts.
We have met a lot of people who know people with Parkinson's here. Almost everyone has heard of it and most people can name a few people who have it, including the Pope.
Name: Scott/Derek/Matt
School: UHS Mrs. Hatch
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:1. Did everyone get out safely from the crash on the bridge? 2. What was your favorite place out of the whole trip? 3. Adam have you ever felt a connection from someone you met on the trip? 4. How much money have you raised though out Central America?
Answer: Nothing was damaged during the bridge episode, no car parts nor people. My favorite place on the expedition thus far is Isla Grande, on the Caribbean side of Panama. It was a lot of fun to surf, in fact I caught some great waves.
In terms of making a connection, not yet... We have raised $34,000 thus far.
Name: kathryn lair
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:hey guys what's up? ur guys trip is really kwel im watching ur lil movie thingy its kwel. i was just wondering if u guys ever got food poising or if u didn't like all the kind of food in one place? and what was ur fav. place. what was the worst place u went?
Answer: It is really fun trying kinds of food, although your stomach doesn't always agree. We have all had bad stomachs as one point or another. After living in Africa I think my stomach is stronger than most, that is why I was the only one who didn't get sick during the last Expedition. This one we are all doing pretty well, there has been some queasiness. My favorite food is still Mexican Food.
My favorite place that I have ever been is probably Alaska, the worst place was probably Belize.
Name: Nick Seline (Nick's nephew)
School: Swanson
Grade: 4th Grade
Asked...
Question: I'm probably the first person from Nebraska. Now, here's my question, if somebody gets sick in the middle of now where, what would do! from your nephew, Nick Seline
Answer: If someone gets sick we would have to figure out what the problem was and place it into one of three categories 1) Needs medical attention immediately, 2) Needs possible medical attention soon (next day of two) or 3) Treat it ourselves and see how symptoms improve. In the first case we would need to stabilize the person while we figured out how to get medical attention as soon as possible. The worse case scenario would be to send in a helicopter to fly an injured person away.
Name: Karen Pineda
School: upland high School
Grade: 9th
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Question: How did you feel when you saw those poor little girls that had baskets on their heads? I was wondering because when I see then I feel like helping them. Did you like visiting Mexico? I was asking because all my family is from Mexico and not all people like to visit Mexico. If you miss your family and friends so much then why did you leave in the first place? Besides to collect the money for the Parkinson's disease? Please write back to Mr. Hauk's class.
Answer: Carrying stuff on your head is a pretty good way You always want to help, but I think we would have just gotten in the way. We probably should have asked them if they wanted help.
Mexico was great, the people are wonderful and there is a lot to see and eat. Mexico is a beautiful place!
We miss our families, but we have this mission to complete. If we raise a lot of money for Parkinson's and a cure is found, I will not have to watch the disease run its course on my father.
Name: kathryn lair
School: upland high
Grade: 9
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Question:hey u guys are u guys having fun when I read your journals it seemed like u guys were having so much fun my best friends grandma has that sickness also and I told her and she said how sweet so I just wanted to thank u an so does she I hope u guys raise a lot more money and hope your guys family members are doing better please e-mail me back at mr hauks class
Answer: Thanks for your well wishes. It is important to know that we can not raise all this money on our own. It takes a large effort by everyone. Help us convince people to donate to Parkinson's Research, we need everyone's help to find a cure.
Name: Tashara K
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question:*~ Was the trip so dangerous that you guys would even need to be escorted to Mexico City? *~Does it get annoying when everyone is ready and one person isn't, so everyone is forced to wait on that one person? *~Chanda and Nancy what is it like being the only two girls. Please E-mail be back asap at: Chris_Hauk@Upland.k12.ca.us Thanks so much! Hope you guys are having fun.
Answer: The trip through Mexico city was not as dangerous to warrant an escort, but the police wanted to make sure we would not have any trouble. Since tourism makes lots of money for Mexico it is really important for Mexico to treat their tourists well.
Everyone gets annoyed with each other once in a while, especially when we are waiting on each other.

Name: Sherrie S.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Question: How do you guys feel about the Parkinson's disease? What are the people like in the countries you have visited? Have you guys passed anything interesting in panama? write back at Chris_Haulk@Upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We feel that Parkinson's is a terrible disease. It is very painful watching people deteriorate when they have it. The just gradually lose control of the muscles.
Answer: Generally, people are very friendly everywhere we go. They are often very interested in who we are and what we do. Also, in many of these countries family is really important, so we talk about that.
We have not arrived in Panama yet, we let you know about it when we get there.
Name: Amber H.
School: Upland High
Grade: 9th
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Question: Queen though you have come into "umps in the road" is the trip worth it? Do you think that you will get enough pledges for the research to be complete? Have you met anyone with Parkinson's Disease on the trip, so far?
Answer: The bumps are often a lot of fun, we like the change. Also when the bumps are too big we have to figure out how to go around them. Sometimes when we are trying to get someplace when it is late, we don't like them so much.
I hope we will raise a lot of money for Parkinson's disease. The National Institute of Health says it will take 1 billion dollars to cure the disease. Please help us out and ask people to make pledges on the web site, 100% of the donations go to research.
We have met many people who have had family and friends with the disease, but we have not met anyone personally that has the disease since we have begun traveling. Sometimes, people do not like others to know that they have the disease.
Name: Justin N.
School: upland
Grade: 9
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Question:: For the most part, when you guys travel to other countries are the people nice or mean because you are foreign to them? 2. Because you are limited in how much food you can carry how often do you eat? 3.About how many miles a day do you think you drive? Please E-mail me back at Chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: People are generally nice where ever we go. We have people helpful and very interesting. They teach us many things will we are with them.
We generally eat three times a day, sometimes only two. There are plenty of restaurants and the food is generally good. I never get tired of tacos.
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Name: Raquel H
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question: Question: 1.What is the worst country you've ever been to and why? 2.What do you do if the person next to you smells? 3. Are you born with Parkinson's disease or do you just get it? Please E-mail back at this address Chris - Hauk @ upland .K12.ca .us
Answer: It is hard to say what is the worst country we have been to, I really have liked them all. You can always find something interesting or find nice people whatever country you are in.
If it is a team member next to smells you politely tell them they stink, or you put a bar of soap/deodorant on their chair. They will generally get the hint, but they probably already know they stink. If it someone else you just deal with it.
Name: Teila F
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Has Parkinson's affected you personally either through family of friends and if so how do you feel your expedition will contribute to the research of Parkinson's????... Do you ever get frustrated at the other members of the expedition for little things???... And, are you glad that you chose the team that you did???Please write me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Parkinson's has personally affected my family. I am hoping this expedition will generate a lot of money and awareness for the Disease and the cure will be found. I do not look forward to seeing the affects of Parkinson's disease upon my family.
We all get frustrated with each other, but we have to learn how to be responsible for our own needs. We also are learning to make simple and clear requests of each rather than complaining to someone else about the problem.
The team is coming along very well.
Name: Jackie U.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Is it hard to get along with each other? Have you guys passed the Panama Canal? Do you guys get along with the people in the other countries? write back at Chris_hauk@Upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: It is not that difficult to get along with everyone, you just have to learn to listen and not take things too personally. We all have a lot to do and it is important that we all get along so that we can get our jobs down.
We have not passed the Panama Canal yet, one more week.
We have gotten along with just about everyone we have met. You always meet a lot of great people when you travel.
Name: Sarah W
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question: How much does it cost everyday for gas? How much per person does it cost everyday? How much money do you think you'll make for the Parkinson's disease? Please email me at this address Chris- Hauk @ Upland.K12.Ca.Us
Answer: On a driving day we spend about $200 or more in gas for four vehicles.
Generally we spend about $100 a week for food and places to stay. We hope to make over a million dollars for Parkinson's disease.
Name: Valerie E
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: What has been the most interesting food in Central America? How do people get Parkinson's disease and how does it spread? If you guys get stuck on the road and need to go to the bathroom, what do you do? Please e-mail me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We have eaten mostly rice, beans and meat of chicken,, but I think we will have some wild stuff when we get to Asia.
Doctors do not exactly know what causes Parkinson's Disease. It Could be hereditary or environmental, but no one really knows.
If we get stuck on the road and need to go the bathroom there always plenty of bushes and trees, we also have a shovel.
Name: J.C. G
School: Upland
Grade: 9
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Question: Do you guys have to get a drivers license for different countries? Who pays for all the gas? Has anyone given you any trouble yet? Thanx...please write back at Chris_Hauk@uplandk12.CA.US
Answer: We all have State drivers Licenses as well as international drivers licenses that we got from AAA.
The organization Drive Around the World pays for Gas. Other companies help us with money that enables us to run our programs.
We have had a little trouble with the Police in Mexico City, but other than that we have had pretty positive experiences.
Name: Guadalupe G.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9TH
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Question: What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you so far? How far can you drive before you have to refill for gas? Chanda and Nancy, how does it feel being in a car full of guys? Chris_hauk@upland. k12.ca.us
Answer: The most exciting thing for Nancy was the day Neil took her out and taught her how to surf.
We can drive about 200 miles between fill ups.
Nancy enjoys the company of guys! She feels that she is on this expedition with 7 brothers, she is used to hanging out with guys as she used to be in a profession made up mostly of guys.

Name: Nick C.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: How is it goin in where you are I guarantee you i haven't been there . when will you come back I don't know a lot about you guy's because I've been really sick but how are you guys and who are you guys and how did you get into this write me back -Nick C.
Answer: It is wonderful to see all these new places and people. You can really learn a lot from other people in other countries. We are driving around the world to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's Disease research. I hope you feel better.
Name: Kim B
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question: How often do you get to take showers? What were some of the major differences between life in El Salvador and life here in California? What are some of the symptoms of Parkinson's and how does it make life difficult for those who have the disease? Please E-mail me back at Chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We take showers as often as we can, mostly everyday. If we are at motels there are always showers, if we are camping we have shower water in jugs.
El Salvador is much greener then California and there are not a lot cars like California. In the cities, sometimes you feel like you in California, but out in the country there is jungle and people walk everywhere.
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremors, unsteady balance or muscle stiffness, to name a few. It makes it difficult for those who have the disease, because they lose some of their muscle coordination and they feel stiff a lot.
Name: kyle w
School: upland high
Grade: 9
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Question: How serious is every one about this trip. The places you visit, do they have Parkinson's. When your done using the bumper dumber do you have to clean it out. please write back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We all committed to getting around the world and raising money for Parkinson's Disease.
In nearly every country we have been, I have met people who have had family and friends who have been affected by Parkinson's disease.
Name: Brittney t and joel
School: Upland
Grade:
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Question: How is it driving in a car fort hat long?,did'nt you get car sick? When you were driving by the lake what was wrong with it? Why did you get a police escort ? How is it like having to drive with 2 girls and all the guys? Did all of you have to try out to go on the trip? Is Mr. Hauk one of your best friends? Please E-mail us back at Chris_hauk@uplandk12.CA.US
Answer: We sometimes get sick of driving. We are all very happy when we get to stay in a place for more than a day. However, it is fun to see all the cool stuff, like animals and people when you are driving.
When we were driving by the lake that was drying up, it was drying up because the water in which used to fill it is now being used for the cities and farms that were not there in the past. This is not uncommon, in fact in California, Lake Owens used to be a large lake in Central California, now it is dry because it's water has been sent to Los Angeles.
We arrived in Mexico City when they were having a national Celebration to commemorate the revolution in 1910. The police told us that there was trouble with petty crime upon tourists on these days, that is why they suggested a police escort.
We are like one big family, brothers and sisters. We are tried out for the team. One of the criteria used in selection was people's ability to get along with one another, and this is very important.
This is Todd, I grew up with Mr. Hauk and he is going to be my best my when I decide to get married, I was his best man.
Name: Micheal S.
School: Upland high school
Grade: 9th
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Question: What is the major sport in Costa Rica? How much money have you made so far? Please email me back at chris_hauk@upland .k12.ca.us.
Answer: The major sport in Costa Rica is Football (or as the Americans, Canadians, and Australians call it, Soccer). Everyone plays soccer.
We have made more than $30,000 so far.
Name: Nicole V.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Nancy, when the team split up, so you could help a man with his car and you couldn't find each other, how did you feel? What do you guys have to communicate with each other? Where did Parkinson's disease get it's name from? Chanda and Nancy, what is it like to be the only females on the team? Is it difficult? Please e-mail me back at Chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: When the team split up and couldn't find each other, it was frustrating because we did not clearly decide how we were going to meet up with each other. When we were not able to communicate with each other it was scary, because if something had gone wrong we would have been unable to come to each other's aid. We all learned a lot from that experience and we have made it so it won't happen again.
Parkinson's Disease got its name from the person who first diagnosed it.
We have hand held radios
Name: Pierina G.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Did you like the typical Salvadorian dinner? Do you guys wear your seat belts on the trip? Is there a law that make you do this? What do you guys do, while driving in the car to not get bored? I hope you guys are getting insurance for every country. Please e-mail me back at Chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: I am not sure if any of us had a typical Salvadorian dinner. Since we were not there for very long, We not able to determine what was traditional. I think I had pasta.
Everyone of us wears seatbelts while in the car, my father calls them cheap health insurance.
Everyone does something different to have fun in the cars. Nancy and I sometimes make up games, listen to music, or just look out the window. Often we are working on different projects for the expedition.
Name: Aimee D.
School: upland high school
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Who does the driving between Todd and Nancy? Were there a lot of surfers in Mexico? Are the Land Rovers comfortable? send back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Nancy and I split up the driving duties pretty evenly, but I think she might drive a little more often than I do. She is a better driver than I am.
There were a lot of surfers in Mexico and there have been a lot in Central America as well.
The Land Rovers are pretty comfortable. The AC is nice when it is really hot outside.
Name: Elijah G.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question:1. Has anyone treated you guys mean on your expedition? If they did, did it get violent?2. In what country do they have the best food? 3. Do you like the fact that you have your wife with you?-Nick Please E-Mail me back at Chris_Hauk@Upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Nobody has really been mean to us, but there are a lot of people frustrated with the United States and it's international policies.
Mexican food has been my favorite so far in this journey.
I can't think of anyone better to take on an expedition. We have a lot of fun together.
Name: Eric M
School: UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Grade: 9
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Question: Who else drives besides Nancy? Do you guys start to get annoyed by each other? Do you guys think Nick is a good leader? Do you guy stay at Hotels or camp on the side of the road? Chris_hauk@Uplandk12CA US
Answer: We all take turns driving.
We sometimes get annoyed with each other, but not too often.
Nick is doing a good job, it is an amazing accomplishment to put all this stuff together, and he did it!
We have done a lot of camping on the beach, but we have slept in a lot of hotels as well. We are hoping to camp up to 40% of the time.
Name: BRYAN T.
School: UHS
Grade: 9TH
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Question: DO THE CENTRAL AMERICAN STORES HAVE THE SAME FOOD? ARE THE DVD'S IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH? HAS THERE BEEN MANY DONATIONS FOR THE PARKINSON'S FUND? Chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Most things that are available in the States are available here, but many of them have different names.
The DVD's are programmed in English and Spanish, but often the covers are in Spanish.
We have made about $30,000 for Parkinson's disease research.
Name: Ashley L
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question: Were you mad when you had to stay an extra day waiting for the vehicles? Did anyone else have Thanksgiving with you except your team? Did you ever have fights with each other in the cars? please email me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We were not to mad when we had to wait another day, it is all part of the Journey.
The team had Thanksgiving together with two Australians Skye and Ben. You can see their pictures under the "Take me with you tab".
We don't fight in the cars generally, if we are mad we sit in silence.
Name: Jared H
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question: So, on the road trip has anybody gone crazy, and flipped? So if you meet anybody on the trip would you be able to take them with you on the trip? When you guys are on the road who gets to pick what kind of music you guys listen to? Please email me back at Chris _hauk@upland.K12.ca.us
Answer: We have had one blow up when a team member failed to communicate how important something was to him and we tried to change the plan not knowing his side of things.
Depending on the car you are riding in you will listen to everything from Marley, Cake, Madonna, or Bach.
Name: Danny.m
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: How long will it take to drive 240 miles? How was dancing at club Cuernevaca and did you take your husband, Chanda? Is the Land Rover getting messed up on the trip? and email me back Chris Hauk@ UPLAND K12 CA.US.
Answer: It depends on the roads as to how far we can drive. Curves, narrow roads, pot holes, etc all slow us down. We are probably averaging about 50mph in most places.

Name: Kaleb R
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question: Do they have the same cereal brands as USA in other countries? What other odd things were in the market that we don't have here? Did you talk to the locals? Do any of them speak English? Did anyone get car sick yet? Do you know anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's' Disease? Please email back at Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.us
Answer: The cereal is almost the same, except the names have been changed for the Spanish speaking market. Frosted Flakes are Zacarias.
Other things in markets that we don't have here are frozen juices in bags, different kinds of nuts and fruits. There are different kinds of meats such as cow hearts, cow tongues, kidney, and other things. The major differences are how things are sold. Often times you will see goods sold in open air markets, similar to the farmers markets in the States.
Many people speak a bit of English, but people mostly speak Spanish.
No one has gotten car sick yet, although we have made some emergency bathroom stops.
We all know people with Parkinson's, many of us have family members that have it.
Name: Adam M.
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question:1] How long did you guys wait to drive after going to the tequila testing bar?2] If you meet any body that wants to go on the trip or that you want them to go on the trip can they go ?3] Was there any romance or strong relationship on the trip so far?
Answer: We have a strict policy of not drinking and driving, but we didn't have to drive that day, we could just walk to where we were staying.
There are opportunities to travel, whether we see you on the road, or if you sign up for the "Take me with you" program on the web site.
The only romance between team members are Nick and Chanda.
Name: Jason
School: uhs
Grade: 9
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Question: How wide is the Panama canal? How many rovers are there? How long did it take to go over the Panama canal? email back at Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: The canal is a couple miles a wide in some parts as a lake was created while making the canal. Ships use this lake as part of the canal. The narrowest part is about 120 feet across.
We are driving for Land Rover Certified Discoveries.
Crossing the canal takes different amount of times depending on where you are crossing. It can take anywhere from a few seconds, to an hour (by boat).
Name: Jennifer M
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question: In your trip what was the funniest moment you have had? Nancy have you had a problem with anyone during the trip? Were you guys mad when you found out that Banjercito,
Answer: We were more disappointed than mad at the Banjercito. We were ready to leave so we were frustrated we couldn't leave when we wanted.
Name: Sarah and Brittany
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question:1) Whats it like to travel to places where most people don't get a chance to travel. 2) What other type of fun things do you gus do in different countries? 3) What exactly are you looking for in the cities/countries you travel to? please email us back at Chris_Hauk@Upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: It is great traveling in these countries. I find people very interested in who we are and they enjoy answering questions about where they live. I find it interesting to see how people in different countries go about solving everyday problems.
Team members like to surf, hike, bike, and explore. We often go out dancing at night, and places where we can hang out with the locals. We like to go explore small roads mountains and many other things we find along the way.
We are not looking for anything specific, we just like looking around and seeing how people and other countries do things, how they make their houses, what they eat, and what people do for fun, if they have time.
Name: Monique Quiroz
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question: How do you like the journey through Mexico? How did you guys like the tequila samples? This one is for Adam why are you so cute? please email me back at Chris-hauk@uplan.k.12.ca.us
Answer: The journey through Mexico was great! There was a lot of neat stuff to see, and we also met a lot of interesting people.
The tequila samples were great. It was interesting to see how the flavor changed depending on the age of the tequila.

Name: Lamont K.
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question:1) if you could change this trip would you? 2) how long do you think it would take you to get to the next country? 3) Do you have hot water out there when you are camping and not staying in Hotels? please email me back at Chris_hauk@upland.ca.us
Answer: It would be nice if we could spend more time in the different places we are visiting. That is the only thing I would change at the moment.
we are currently in Costa Rica, and are about 3hours away from the Panama border. Some countries are larger than others, it took us 10 days to get through Mexico, while it took us 8 hours to get through El Salvador.
We have a special shower that can warm up shower water for us while we are camping. Most often it is warm enough to just take a cold shower. Some hotels have hot water and the cheaper ones don't.
Name: Beenish Q.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: How do you get the Parkinson's disease, how do you try to treat it, and can I get it from someone who has it? What middle eastern countries have you been to on previous trips and what countries will you be going to? Has any country refused to allow you in, and why? chris_hauk.k12.CA.US
Answer: Scientist do not exactly know how people get Parkinson's Disease, whether it is environment, heredity, or both. A lot or research is going on to try and determine this. Currently there are a variety of ways to treat it, but the most common is through a drug called L-dopa. Parkinson's is not a communicable disease, so you can't get it from other people.
Several of us have been to countries like Poland, Czech Republic, and Estonia, but we are not going to that area this time.
No country has ever refused to let me in.
Name: Beenish Q.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: How do you get the Parkinson's disease, how do you try to treat it, and can I get it from someone who has it? What middle eastern countries have you been to on previous trips and what countries will you be going to? Has any country refused to allow you in, and why?
Answer: Scientists don't really know for sure why certain people get Parkinson's and others don't. It could possibly be environment but there could also be a hereditary component as well. Researchers are working hard to determine the answer to this question.
Parkinson's is normally treated with lots of medication, but there are some more aggressive experimental surgeries that doctors have attempted. Parkinson's is a non-communicable disease.
Although team members have been to Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and others, were are not going to this area on this expedition.
We have never been refused entrance to any country, yet.
Name: Jessica S
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: Don't you guys get sick of being in the car all the time? In Alaska where are you going to sleep because it will be too cold in the car? Adam are you single because I think you are REALLY cute? Please email me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12CA.US
Answer: Although this is a driving expedition we are all very eager to get out of the cars and explore on our own. However, with the vehicles we can often go into areas that we would not have been able to, if we did not have them.
In Alaska, we will do a lot of camping. We will be there in the summer when it is not cold, but very rainy.
Name: cino
School: uhs
Grade: 9
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Question:1.In el Salvador is every thing less expensive like in Mexico. 2.Do u have a job if so how do u maintain a job when your gone around the world. 3.Do you carry guns for protection? please email me back at Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.Ca.us Answer: In most countries things are cheaper than they are in the States. In fact El Salvador was cheaper then Mexico. Although we don't get paid, this expedition is our full time job, we don't have time to do anything else. We have all quite or other jobs and are surviving on the money we saved for the expedition.
We do not carry firearms with us.
Name: Chelsea W
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question:~What was the candle light thanksgiving like? ~did you ever find out why the kids jumped on th car and was saying things? ~ do you ever want to stop th etrip and go home/get home sick? please send your answers back to Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.CA.us
Answer: The Candlelight Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving was very nice. It was nice celebrate our holiday together. I was amazed we found a place that served turkey. We all get homesick now and then, but travel is pretty exciting, and we know we will be home soon.
Name: Taylor Clancy
School: Upland high
Grade: 9th
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Question: How much money have you raised? Are you just raising money for your family or other people too? How did you decide what countries you should go to ? chris_hauk@upland.k12.Ca.us
Answer: We have raised over $30,000. We are raising money for Parkinson's Research. Although this will benefit our families who have Parkinson's, it will also benefit people with Parkinson's all over the world.
Name: Alyssa N
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
Asked...
Question: do you guys like spending the night I tents every night? What is the Parkinson's Disease? Adam do you want a girlfriend when you come back home? chris_hauk@upland.k12CA.us
Answer: We do not always sleep in the tents, we often stay in hotels. It is nice to mix things up.
Name: Yesenia F.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: How can people get Parkinson's, can you catch it? What is the most interesting thing you have seen in Panama? How long do you guys/girls go without eating? please email me back at Chris_hauk@ uplan.k12.ca.us
Answer: There are certain agents that cause Parkinson's one is called MPTP. However, scientist are sure what else can cause it, whether it is hereditary or environmental.
The most interesting thing we saw in Panama was Isla Barro Colorado. The jungle preserve was full of animals and neat looking plants.
We sometimes go 6 or7 hours without eating, but normally we eat every four or 5 hours, or whenever we got hungry.
Name: Robert B.
School: Upland High
Grade: 9
Asked...
Question: What causes the bad shaking that occurs from Parkinson's? Why is Todd the weirdest looking person on the web page? If all the bumper dumpers are being used, what do you do? please write back at Chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: The shaking that is Parkinson's patience often have is caused by the brain not being able to communicate with the muscles that are shaking. A neurotransmitter called Dopamine, is either missing or absent.
Todd is the weirdest looking person because he grew up with Mr. Hauk.
Name: Ryan A.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Colin. is it hard filming as your in the car? How do you guys get the different money for the different countries? Are the cars very comfortable for the ride? Thank you... please write back Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Well, the hard part about filming in the car is keeping the camera steady on these bumpy roads down here, so usually what we do is get out of the car and put the camera on a tripod to shoot.
Usually, when we need to get the different kinds of money for the different countries, there are people at the border that will change your American money into the local cash for you. Also, hotels will usually change money for you too.
Yes, the cars are very comfortable, with one exception; the back seat is not good to lay down across because there is a big bump in the middle of it.

Name: sid r
School: upland
Grade: 9
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Question: what is Parkinson's, how do you get it? has anyone used the dumper bumper? how do you get your cars across the ocean? please write back to chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We ship the cars across the ocean. We either load them into containers for shipping, or drive them directly onto the ships.
Name: Ashley W.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Do all of you have family members or friends who have Parkinson's?...... Chanda...what is your favorite country so far? and why?....Have you guys had problems at any of the borders?.........................write us back @Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.ca.us... thnx!
Answer: Not all of our family and friends have Parkinson's Disease. In fact only a few of them do.
Costa Rica is my favorite country so far, it is beautiful, the jungle and all the wildlife They are also working very hard to preserve it.
We haven't had too much trouble at borders, it just takes a long time to get all the paper work together and collect all the signatures required to get in and out of countries. It really makes you appreciate the United States and how easy it is to drive from state to state without having to be checked in and out.
Name: Steven H.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: Todd .....is it hot near volcanoes? Does all the ash bother you and get in your clothes? Do you go shopping in the countries you are visiting?
Answer: It is really hot if you stand next to an active volcano. The volcanoes we saw were all far enough away so we were not able to feel the heat from them even though we saw them smoking. In some areas, even in California, heat from volcanoes heat water and form hot springs. Some of these hot springs will burn you if feel the water. Although, these volcanoes can be destructive, they don't spit out to much ash and lava, therefore you don't even notice it.
It is always fun to go shopping and see the different things that are available. Cloths and food are fun to look at.
Name: Calvin I.
School: UHS (Upland High School)
Grade: 9
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Question: Todd, if anything, what are you hoping for when you finish this trip? Nick, what is the "this is not a democracy" Trump Card? Have you used it yet?
Answer: I am just wanting to finish the expedition safely and have made a lot of new friends on the way. You never know what an experience like this will lead to, I am just focused on having fun where I am.
"This is not a democracy" trump card is the fact that this expedition is my responsibility. If something happens to someone, I will have to answer for that. I want to the team to steer the expedition as much as possible, but I always have the final say. We all seem to be fairly level headed so I haven't used this yet.
Name: Jackie T.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question:Hey hows it going? Was Belize a fun place to visit? If you guys aren't here for Christmas what are you going to do? Are any of you home sick? =0) Have fun!!
Answer: We are now in Panama and are having fun. We didn't make it to Belize, as a shipping date, made that impossible.
The team has organized a secret Santa for everyone on the team. We will exchange gifts and call home on Christmas. We will probably be in Ecuador at the time. In fact I just heard White Christmas on the radio, here in Panama.
Name: jasmine.j
School: upland high school
Grade: 9th
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Question:1. I read one of the journals and about El Salvador did you guys really get excited about the volcanoes 2.so far are you guys enjoying the trip? 3. How does it feel to be the only girls on the trip with 6 guys please write back at chris _hawk@k12.ca.us thank so please write back as asap =)
Answer: The volcanoes are really cool. I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a volcano puffing smoke, its awesome!
We are all enjoying the expedition, we don't always know what is coming next, but that is the fun in it. It is a pain sometimes, changing and stuff, but other wise it is fine. I am used to working with Guys from my last job in the Marines.
Name: Stacie S
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question: How long do you get free time when you stop at a certain place? During the trip, where do you stop to go to the bathroom are there rest stops like in the US, or do you have to go into restaurants, or do you use the Bumper Dumper? Do any of the girl team members get stressed by being surrounded by a bunch of guys for that long period of time? pleas e-mail me back at chris_hauk@uplandk12.ca.us
Answer: The amount of free time at stops varies depending on where we are. If we are not in a rush, sometimes we can get an hour, but sometimes, when we are in a crunch, we only get five minutes.
Usually we just use restaurant bathrooms, but we go in gas stations too when we have to. We haven't yet used the bumper dumper.

Name: Jeremiah T
School: Upland Junior High
Grade: 9
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Question: Were there any American influence in south America and Mexico? How many people are there per car? Do your cars have a semi-automatic transmissions? Todd and Nick, What is the meaning of life the Universe and everything? Pease write me back at Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: There is a lot of American influence everywhere we go. In fact they used dollars in El Salvador and in Panama. There are a lot of American companies down here, and many American travelers. We see MacDonald, Pizza Hut and other chains down here as well.
We generally travel two per car, but all of us have an extra slot for guests. All of the cars are automatics. The meaning of life is 42. Listen and be happy!
Name: Valerie A
School: UHS
Grade: 9
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Question: Does Guatemala have similar fast food restaurants like the ones in the u.s.? How long does it usually take until you have to stop and get gas? Do any of the team members have kids and if they do, do they miss them? please e-mail me back at chris_hauk@uplandk12.ca.us
Answer: Guatemala, has fast-food restaurant's like MacDonald's and Burger King. I am sure there are a lot more, but we try to stay out of the major cities as much as possible.
We usually drive for about 6 hours before we need to get gas.
None, of the team members have kids, but if we did I am sure we miss them. I miss my parents, sisters and nieces and nephews.
Name: eVeRt m.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question:1. wHaT iS tHe mOsT iNtErEsTiNg sIght yOu sEeN sO fAr? 2.dO yOu lIsTeN tO nIrVaNa oN tHe rOad? iF yOu nEeD tO kNow aNythIng aBouT nIrVanA cOntAcT mE o.K 3.when you were near the volcano where you afraid that you might die if it erupted? when was the last time it erupted email me back at chris_hauk@uplandk12.ca.us
Answer: Evert, The most interesting thing I've seen so far was probably the ruins at Teotihaucan.
Unfortunately No, I personally don't listen to Nirvana on the road, However I used to when I was your age.
If there's anything in particular you want to let us know about Nirvana, feel free.
Well, I was never afraid of the Volcano killing me, because if it was going to erupt, scientists would know ahead of time, and we would have been notified.
The volcano erupts all the time, except they are only small eruptions. In fact, it erupted right in front of us, but it was just a little plume of smoke. -Colin

Name: Christopher C.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question:1 Hey Todd do any of your companions ever pull practical jokes on you or do you prank them? 2 Did you enjoy seeing the volcanoes and were you ever around them? 3 Who has done the strangest thing out of the whole team? chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Christopher, We do pull practical jokes whenever we can. One time in particular, Rolf fell asleep in a car and we all snuck up to the windows and started banging and yelling at the same time. He had a hilarious look on his face when he woke up. I have yet to be pranked myself, but I'm sure it will happen eventually

Name: Nydia S.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9
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Question: The following inquiry is to the entire Drive Around the World team; What has been the most difficult terrain you've had to cross, Aside from the obvious pun of the oceans. To the filmmaker, do you intend to keep any of the footage you shoot for yourself and not alter or duplicate it? From the journal entitled tequila in Tequila, my question is as follows; were you guys smart enough to have a designated driver? Please E-mail me back at chis_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: The most difficult terrain in which we have traversed would be the back roads of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. There are potholed roads, river crossings, but absolutely gorgeous scenery.
We would like to sell the footage in which we capture on this expedition, wherein the new owner be able to use it in any fashion they deem appropriate.
Tequila is a very small town, and the hotel was just a small walk from where we tasted the tequila.
Name: Matt H
School: upland high shcool
Grade: 9th
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Question: How many hours a day do u guys drive and how can u stay concented on driving? when u where in Mexico what would u do during the nighttime would u stay in the car? chris_hauk@uplandk12.ca.us
Answer: Depending on the day we will drive up to 10 hours. We try to drive long hours when we drive, so we can hang out between travel days.
We stay connected by radio and a local area network connection.
When we were in Mexico we camped on the beach where we could, and stayed in hotels when camping was not an option.
Name: Samantha L.
School: Upland high
Grade: 9
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Question: I have a couple questions for the whole team! 1) If Parkinson's Disease is all over the world, then how do you know you wont get it? 2) Do you have enough information about Parkinson's Disease to cure it? 3) Where d you find the time with all the stuff you have to do to write your journals? 4) Have you enjoyed the site seeing with the countries you've gone through so far? please write me back at: Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: You really don't know if you will get Parkinson's or not. Researchers are trying to determine the causes as we speak. They have found certain chemicals that reduce your chance of getting it, these include nicotine and caffeine.
Currently there is not cure, but there is medication that slows down it's progression.
I am glad you asked this! I don't know where we find the time to get all this stuff down, most of the time we are up late and get up early. We don't get a lot of sleep as there is so much we have to do.
Each country is unique in it's own way, there is something to learn everywhere, and that is what is fun about traveling.
Name: Camille H.
School: Upland High School
Grade: ninth
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Question: I read your journal about Tequila, Mexico. What was the city like? 2. After this trip , would you continue driving around the world or visiting countries ? 3. If one of your members died or got really hurt, would you cancel the trip? please email me at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: The city was neat. It had old Spanish architecture and was situated a town square and a big church, like most Latin American cities. It was nestled in a valley and was surrounded by blue agave farms.
I will continue traveling as long as my money and life permit it. There is just so much to see and learn, and a lot people to talk to.
If something happened to a team member along the way, we would have to consider what we should do at that time. We would like to continue, but it would depend on the circumstances.
Name: Alex Bayer
School: UHS
Grade: 9th
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Question:1) How high were the topes in Toppachula? 2) Did any of you come close to hitting any cattle and why do they roam freely in Toppachula? 3) Did driving get boring during your 15 hour drive form Oaxaca to Toppachula and what do you do to prevent boredom? please email me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.CA.US
Answer: The toppes in Toppachula were several inches high. You would really feel them if you didn't slow down for them.
Although the cattle were on and near the road no one came close to hitting them. They are on the road because fresh grass grows by the road and they are eating it. At night they sometimes roam to the road because it is warmer there.
We have a lot of work to do, so the passengers often work while were are going from place to place. We make up games and listen to music a lot too.
Name: Teianna R
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question:1. If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend do you miss them? 2. Nick what did Mr. Hauk say to you before you got married. (jk!) 3. What is a place where you would not want to visit. and why? chris_hauk@upland k12.CA.US
Answer: No one has girl or boyfriends at home anymore.
Perhaps when you get married Mr. Hauk will give you the same secret advice.
I don't know if I would like to go to Iraq or Afghanistan right now.
Name: Amanda S.
School: Upland high
Grade: 9
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Question: I I have a couple questions! 1) Between Mazantlan and Tequila which had the nicest atmosphere for travel? 2) Out of the whole trip which country did you like so far? 3) If someone get seriously injured in the middle of the desert and theres no hospital to be found, what do you do ( for Justin)? Please write back: Chris_Hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Tequila and Mazantlan are very different places, but both have a lot to offer. If you like beaches and resorts Mazatlan is the place for you. If you like the open spaces, hills and mountains, you would probably prefer tequila.
My favorite country has been Peru. The people were friendly, the landscape was beautiful, the people were friendly, and there is tons of old buildings and history.
If some gets hurt and there is no doctor we will do our best to take care of them. If someone is bleeding we must stop the bleeding, if there are other problems, we just have to take care of what we can and get them to a doctor as fast as we can.
Name: George T.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question:1. Todd I read your journal and I want to know have any of you guys have got into any arguments, disagreements, or have snapped so far into the trip? 2. How does the city of tequila economy revolve around tequila? 3. During the trip, so far, have you guys been to a country that has a really corrupt government? Please e-mail me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: We try to settle things before there is a problem. Shouting and fighting will never get us anywhere. Sometimes we get irritated, but we all get over and learn to work things out.
The city of tequila's economy is based upon the production of tequila. The farmers make money on their Blue Agave crops and then are able to come in and buy supplies in the city. The factory workers also make money based on Tequila production and are able support local merchants as well. Furthermore, there is a tourist industry that also infuses the town with income. Although much of the money made by tequila production is taken out of the city, without tequila the town would dry up.
Name: Michael S.
School: Upland Ca.
Grade: 9
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Question:1)Did you see any other animals that you can't find in the US while in Toppachula? 2) Where does the money for Parkinson's disease go to? 3)Are Nick or Chanda getting tired of driving? please email me at chis_hauk@Upland.k12.CA.US
Answer: We saw some interesting birds in Toppachula that they don't have in the United States.
100% of the money we raise for Parkinson's Disease research goes directly to the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale California. The Parkinson's Institute is a cutting edge research and treatment facility.
Nick and Chanda never get tired of driving.
Name: Stacy O. and Eric S.
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question: what was it like having thanksgiving without your family? if you meet a girl on the trip . is there time to go on date. can you take her with you? who was the person who thought of drive around the world?
Answer: Stacy and Eric, Thanksgiving without our family was fine. We have our own little family here, and we all kept each other company.
Depending on where I was at the time, If I met a girl, there is a chance that we would have time to go on date, it really depends how long we are in that town for. People from the crew have gone on dates though.
As long as the crew is OK with it, we can take her with us for a while.
Nick Baggarly was the first to think up DATW -Colin

Name: Sarah A.
School: Upland Highschool
Grade: 9
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Question: Do you guys ever run out of supplies? Have you ever been robbed by anyone on your trips? To the two girls: What is it like being the only two women on the trip?
Answer: There are all kinds of stores on the highways in which we are traveling. Whenever we need gas or supplies, we can just stop and pick things up. In some senses it is a lot like traveling in the United State.
Robbery is always a problem, we always have to be very careful. Petty left is what it usually is, a wallet gets lifted, or a bag gets stolen. In fact Colin lost his wallet in Granada, Nicaragua. I have had stuff stolen as well at different points in my travels.
Name: Kaitlin B
School: Upland High School
Grade: 9th
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Question:1)What was the name of the volcano that erupted? 2)When you went surfing was the water cold? 3)Is the food there spicy? email me back at chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Pacayo was the name of the volcano that erupted.
The water is nice and warm here in Central America. The spiciness of food changes from country to country. I think Mexico had the spiciest food.
Name: franchesca hathaway
School: upland
Grade: 9th
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Question: what place do you not want to visit the least chris_hauk@upland.k12.ca.us
Answer: Every country has it's interesting aspects, however, I would not like to go to places that are experiencing wars like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Name: Dante Groom
School: Home schooled
Grade:
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Question: How are you interacting with so many different cultures?
Answer: What is nice is there is only one language we have to speak, Spanish. Although these are all different cultures they were united under Spain, therefore the cultural differences do not seem as great as they might be in Africa.
Name: silvia rodriguez
School: wilson middle school
Grade: 8
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Question: What are some of the common or traditional meals in Central America?
Answer: We have been eating a lot rice, beans meat and chicken. We have scrambled and fried eggs frequently for breakfast. Thank you.