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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I Amsterdam

Jun 16, 2011 6 Comments

Alright the great and mighty Amsterdam. After spending days beating my head against the wall trying to figure out what to do with my week before Midsummer on Gotland, I finally settled on Amsterdam. True it cost a little more to get here than Copenhagen but I’ve always wanted to go. So I did. Hoped […]

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What I Did With My Weekend

Jun 08, 2011 1 Comment

This weekend was jam-packed with crazy shenanigans. First up? Friday: Emili’s Graduation Party! She was graduating from nursing school, and ha d a big backyard bash to celebrate! Super amounts of fun to sit around the table drinking boxed wine and eating quiche. Well I suppose it was quiche. I never quite know what I’m […]

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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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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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End of an Era

May 14, 2011 No Comments

Last night was the end of our fantastico trio: Me, James and Laura. We all managed to meet up again in Beijing before heading out of the country. Laura was the first to leave, back to Italy. For out last day we spent it our favorite way: bargain hunting in Beijing’s massive markets! Shopping at […]

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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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Hand Drawn Maps are Never Your Friend

Apr 29, 2011 1 Comment

Wanting to get away from the hoards of Chinese tourists, we decided to hit up a small village outside of town called Baisha. At the bike rental next to an enormous statue of Mao, we picked up our awesome bikes for the day! Mine was pink-a-licious. I’ve no idea why I got the pink one, […]

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Icky Things for Em!

Apr 29, 2011 4 Comments

The market here in Lijiang has plenty of icky things to try along with some amazingly tasty food. There were some awesome potato cakes, tasty egg tarts, asian peanut brittle and yak on a stick. Here’s some shots of the more disgusting things: These purple and green balls looked similar to dumplings, one of my […]

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Old School Dali

Apr 25, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve been wanting to explore southern china, but didn’t really know where I wanted to start. It’s a damn big country you know. Since my newfound friends were heading out to Dali for a few days on the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge, I thought why not? Dali sounds like fun. We grabbed a 4 […]

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