BBQ or Bust

Dec 06, 2011 No Comments

So since my fancy new job (yay job!) wasn’t going to start for a few weeks, mom suggested I take the swede to visit MO. And since I love BBQ and any excuse to eat it is fabulous, I said sure! The down-side? We had to DRIVE THROUGH KANSAS. If you have never done this […]

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Jack-O’-Lanterns

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Flush with our pumpkins from the farm, we set out to carve! I haven’t carved out a pumpkin in years! First step, gutting them. This part is always my least favorite. It takes forever and you never seem to get it all. Just keep scraping away at the inside until you give up and more […]

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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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Swedes Love the Knife and Fork

Jun 03, 2011 4 Comments

They eat everything with a knife and fork. Seriously. Last night I ordered a club sandwich, at a British Pub no less, and what came was half a sandwich. No top bread, just the bottom. And it was overflowing. The only way to eat it? You guessed it, k&f. Plus they have this amazing ability […]

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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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Happy Cinco de Mayo Baby!

May 05, 2011 6 Comments

It’s one of the best holidays of the year and the Chinese have no idea! This saddens me. No margaritas to be found, no chips and salsa to consume. To all my friends back in civilization head over to The Rio and have one of their famous 3 limit margs for me. And then to […]

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Chaos Comes to Chiang Mai

Apr 16, 2011 4 Comments

I came to Thailand for two distinct reasons: to pet a tiger and for Songkran. Having conquered my tiger spooning agenda soon after arrival, I’ve been waiting for the Thai New Year’s Festival to start. And now that it has I’m not sure how to even begin explaining the insanity that has descended on this […]

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WARNING! Toilet Post

Apr 07, 2011 5 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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