Silly Swedes

Aug 21, 2011 1 Comment

This is the third time I’ve been to Sweden on this trip, I’m becoming a pro at the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Anyways, since I’ve been here a few times before the posts I have on Sweden are lacking. Not doing much in the sightseeing way of things. So I’ve decided to start a new […]

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High Coast Lunacy

Aug 12, 2011 4 Comments

I spent the last 2 weeks up in northern Sweden, an area called High Coast. It’s a gorgeous place and a strange one as well. It’s on the UNESCO world heritage list because the land here is actually rising. Somehow since they had some ginormous glaciers pushing down on the land for so long, evidently […]

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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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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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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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Hello, My Name is Mooch

Jul 11, 2011 3 Comments

My new best American buddies, Matt and Merrit, left me all alone in Olomouc as they headed into Poland. I spent the next day beating my head against the wall trying to figure out my next moves. Luckily they emailed me saying they had been upgraded to a two bedroom flat in Krakow, and invited […]

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Olomouc, Home of Artists on Crack

Jul 05, 2011 1 Comment

Prague, while beautiful, is also freakin filled with tourists. I mean it is slightly ridiculous. Wanting to get a more authentic view of the Czech Republic, I headed out to a town on the eastern edge called Olomouc. It’s home to one of the best universities in Czech and therefore should be filled with students. […]

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We’re All Slaves to the Guidebook

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

Ok this military time thing? Who thought that up? Just about the time I think I’ve got a handle on it, it all blows up in my face. Strangely this time it worked out in my favor, but still! I had been putting off buying my flight into Czech because I couldn’t find a price […]

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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 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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