This is the blog of Elias Bizannes (oh, hai). It started as a travel blog in 2005 when I went to 25 countries, and its evolved into the things that touch my interest such as technology and its impact on the world. I write primarily to process my thoughts.

The header image
I took this picture while doing a trip into the Bolivian Amazon in December 2007. The picture is captivating but I chose it as it’s symbolic of why I have this blog: the tree is in tune with a rich ecosystem that it grows with. This blog is a way for me to develop my thoughts: what makes blogging unique to other forms of writing, is the interaction you get on the Internet .

Yep, there were crocodiles swimming with us. Here’s one that didn’t bite
Bolivian Amazon tour

Um – how do you say your name
I’ve been blessed with not one, but two unpronounceable names. It’s not that hard to say right and yet people continue to butcher it.

My first name is pronounced eh – LEE – ah(S) (although sometimes I say it without the S – which is the informal version of my name in Greek grammar and where my name comes from). My surname is pronounced Biz A – kNEES.

My grandfather, also “Elias” and a refugee who moved to Australia, spelt it “Bizannes” versus the literal Greek spelling of “Bizanis” because he thought people would pronounce it more correctly. Grandpa, they ain’t.