Archive for June, 2011

Midsummers: Part IV

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

Ok home strech people! Last day of Midsummer’s we headed down south to Pierre’s dad’s cabin. And I do mean cabin. That bad boy was a teeny tiny little thing. I have to admit I was afraid when the 8 of us pulled up, where the hell we were all going to sleep! But first […]

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Midsummers: Part III

Jun 27, 2011 2 Comments

This post is purely so you can understand the Swedish night. I took a photo of the night sky every hour so you at home can finally comprehend what I mean about the sunsets. (It was massively entertaining to my Swedish friends everytime I ran outside.) See?!?! Not only does the sun never actually go […]

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Midsummers: Part II

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

Ok so first day of the weekend, Friday! We had stayed the night at Pierre’s mom’s place and when we finally managed to drag ourselves out of bed, at about noon, we had breakfast! Breakfast in Sweden is a huge affair. I know we get a bad rap in America for having a large breakfast, […]

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Midsummers: Part I

Jun 27, 2011 1 Comment

Ok this weekend was insane. Like crazy out of control, I have no idea where I am or where I’m going, or what I’m drinking, INSANE. As such we will have to split this thing up into parts so it doesn’t become a scroll fest. First up, moving from my hostel over to Pierre’s dad’s […]

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Swedish Engineering: Calling All Squints!

Jun 27, 2011 4 Comments

Sweden makes some pretty great stuff. IKEA, H&M (as I recently discovered) etc, etc. And they have a pretty nice navy as they’ve got a ton of water surrounding them. But sometimes that great planning goes to hell in a handbasket. Example for today’s lesson: The Vasa. The Vasa was a massive warship built in […]

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Some H&M for Em

Jun 27, 2011 1 Comment

So I have a confession to make. I thought that H&M, the most wonderful clothing store, was from the UK. Prob cause Em told me about it and she studied abroad in Scotland.  I sadly did not know I was mistaken in this belief until I walked into the Flagship Store in Stockholm, Sweden and […]

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Pick a Palace or Two

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

Here in Sweden, they’ve got nine. NINE PALACES! I mean, they only have a constitutional monarchy and they’ve got nine palaces. Jealous. I hit up the biggest and best, the Drottningholm Palace first. I picked up some bad juju along the way since nothing went on schedule today. Here’s how it all unfolded: 10:10 arrive […]

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Back to Sweden

Jun 21, 2011 3 Comments

Since I spent the last post seemingly talking about all the ways I like Asia more than Europe, let’s do the opposite here. Countries in Europe are so frackin close to each other! It’s insane. For example I needed to be out of the apartment I’ve been crashing at for the week. What to do […]

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Differences in Travel

Jun 21, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve been on the road for awhile now and you get pretty used to how things go. How people act. How to get around. But things are completely different traveling in Europe as opposed to Asia. Here’s a few examples: The People In Asia you tend to get an older group of people. Now I’m […]

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There Be Giants Afoot!

Jun 18, 2011 1 Comment

Since Friday was reported to be the only good sunny day of the week, I decided to take advantage of it and get outta town! And see some windmills of course! Sadly the tulip season is over but I couldn’t come to Dutchland and not see some windmills. It would be a crime. The best […]

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Got Van Gogh?

Jun 17, 2011 No Comments

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the Van Gogh guy? Apparently he’s kind of a big deal. He painted some stuff? And people really liked him? And then he went crazy, cut off his ear, and killed himself? Also he was Dutch! So there’s a big frackin museum in his honor here in Amsterdam. […]

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