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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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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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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Stenstorp Next Stop

Jun 03, 2011 3 Comments

This past weekend, we headed out of Gothenburg to catch of bit of the Swedish countryside. Our destination? Stenstorp, an adorable little town a few hours north-east of town. We were staying with Elin and Mikael, their three cats (Socks, Felix, and Lisa) and their ENORMOUS rottweiler Gaston. Seriously that dog was as big as […]

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Thoughts on Sweden

May 27, 2011 3 Comments

Since I’ve been here in the land of the Swedish Chef  for a week, I thought I’d give some random thoughts on life here. People here have jobs. Well obviously people everywhere have jobs but it’s strange to be hanging out with people who do. They get up every morning and go to work and […]

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Avert Your Eyes!

May 10, 2011 5 Comments

I’m sorry, truly I am. I didn’t mean to post again about the bathroom situation here in China but it couldn’t be helped. For the past few days I’ve seen these “split pants” on small children around town here in Beijing. I had absolutely no idea why they had these giant rips in their pants. […]

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WARNING! Toilet Post

Apr 07, 2011 6 Comments

Seriously this is going to be a post about toilets and all their glory in asia. If you don’t want to read about that, now would be a good time to click on another post. Like straws! Straws are happy and not about toilets. Fair warning, read forward at your peril. So after discussions have […]

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I love my backpack

Feb 28, 2011 1 Comment

Anyone who was involved in the packing process at home (mainly Em. HI EM!) knows that I spent countless hours trying to get my stuff into as little bag as possible. I’ve endured amazing amounts of grief from my fellow hostels travelers on how small by bag is, and how do I have enough room […]

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Which is more disturbing?

Jan 24, 2011 2 Comments

I’m unsure which thing bothers me more about this photo: The fact that there is a container for syringes in my bathroom stall. Or the fact that it’s made by Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. You decide. [ fake generic viagra | best natural viagra | when was viagra released | viagra […]

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