Beer Fest Baby!

Oct 20, 2011 2 Comments

Talk about your crash course in American culture. My first week back in CO was for The Great American Beer Fest, or GABF as it’s known to connoisseurs. It was my fourth year attending, my third as a volunteer. Being a volunteer is bombdiggity. People pay 70 bucks to get in the door, while a […]

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Ode to Sweden

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

For my last post on Sweden I’d like to call out all the ways they love American things. In the last few weeks I was there, we went to a mega-store. Like Wal-Mart on crack. They were all shocked to know it was larger than even the super Wal-Marts. Seriously, this thing was ridiculous. Anyways, […]

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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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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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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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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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4th of July Czech Style

Jul 05, 2011 No Comments

With my two new American best buds, Matt and Merrit, we set out to celebrate the 4th of July! First stop of the night was the St. Wenceslas Brewery in town. This little microbrewery made some damn fine beer. I had their signature St. Wenceslas brew, a really good copper beer. Merrit gave the sour […]

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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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One Hell of a Friday Night

Jun 13, 2011 2 Comments

Started the evening off with a show called KabarĂ© Kalabalik which was basically a strange combo of Stomp and comedy. It was fantastic! It was done in swedish of course but it didn’t seem to matter that I didn’t understand them. It was freaking amazing show and I was so sorry when it was over! […]

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