Bored? Build a House

Aug 12, 2011 1 Comment

The house situation is enough to make your head explode. Here’s how it goes. There’s dad’s house, mom’s house, the summer house and the NEW summer house. Saying you’re heading back to the house can get slightly confusing. But let’s focus on the NEW summer house, though it does need a better name. Last year, […]

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Turkey to Sweden: No Problem

Aug 12, 2011 7 Comments

Alright so southern Turkey is hot. Like crazy amazingly hot. I headed down south to visit this cool castle on the sea at Kizkalesi. And I did see the castle, though from the beach. My plan after that had been to head further down the coast to visit some other beaches/towns. But once again Turkey=HOT. […]

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Giants Need Not Apply

Jul 27, 2011 2 Comments

I’ve finally realized how the poor people of Turkey have survived so long in this heat. They all lived in caves or even better, in underground cities. One of the largest and most preserved is the underground city at Derinkuyu. This complex is massive, a full 8 floors with tunnels, stairs, halls, kitchens, wineries, and […]

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Seriously?!?!

Jul 25, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve pretty much seen every scam in the book on this trip, I’ve been gone long enough. But this one? This one took the cake. I’m walking down from my hostel this morning when suddenly there’s this 10 year old boy walking along with me. He keeps talking to me in Turkish, which of course, […]

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Crazy Cave Castles

Jul 25, 2011 5 Comments

Cappadocia’s main draw is the fairy chimneys which are made from eroding rock formations. The soft rock has diminished over time to leave these “chimneys” behind. They are millions of them and some have been even made into hotel rooms. Fantastic! For my first stop here I headed out to Uchisar Castle. Once again it’s […]

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Cave Good. Fire Bad.

Jul 25, 2011 2 Comments

Getting to the middle of Turkey and into Cappadocia requires a bit of patience. Or non-patience as the case would be. The only way to get overland here is the night bus that takes around 15 hours. I despise night buses. I can never sleep and spend the whole next day in bed catching up […]

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The Saga of M&M Ends

Jul 19, 2011 1 Comment

After traveling through 4 countries, drinking countless beers and having a truly fantastic time, our little American trip parted ways. Matt and Merrit were off to save the world, or at least build a house for Habitat for Humanity while I was going to continue to be a lazy bum traveler. Go me! To commemorate […]

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Underground Haunted Hell

Jul 19, 2011 2 Comments

On the train into Hungary, we ran into this couple that suggested hitting up the Labyrinth at night. This way they had turned out the lights and you got to wander around my lantern light. Silly me thought this was an outdoor labyrinth, not a crazy underground tunnel from hell. I seriously had no idea […]

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Baths in Buda

Jul 19, 2011 3 Comments

Since I apparently am done with the sightseeing of castles and churches, all I did while in Budapest was swim. Alot. And it was amazing. Buda has been in a crazy heat wave while I’ve been here. All the locals keep apologizing mainly because nowhere has any AC and it’s been hitting 90 this week. […]

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Birthday Abroad

Jul 19, 2011 4 Comments

For the past several years, my plans for my 30th birthday involved the Divine Miss Em, Vegas and murder. Don’t ask me to explain. It was a very complicated and thought-out birthday extravaganza. You’d have to be in our brains to understand it. However, I happened to be in EUROPE at the time of my […]

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From the Other Side

Jul 17, 2011 2 Comments

As though we hadn’t had enough punishment, Matt, Merrit and I went across the border into Slovakia to hike some more. Gah. Upside was that we stayed at this awesome little hostel called the Ginger Monkey where they had a dog, a cat and a chicken. B ut they did have amazing recommendations on food […]

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