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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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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Swedish Engineering: Calling All Squints!

Jun 27, 2011 4 Comments

Sweden makes some pretty great stuff. IKEA, H&M (as I recently discovered) etc, etc. And they have a pretty nice navy as they’ve got a ton of water surrounding them. But sometimes that great planning goes to hell in a handbasket. Example for today’s lesson: The Vasa. The Vasa was a massive warship built in […]

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Zee Island!

Jun 13, 2011 1 Comment

Ok so not really the island, cause that one will always belong to LOST. This one doesn’t come with polar bears or smoke monsters or Others. But it is still a good time. Sisters Emili and Maya are from a small island off the coast from Gothenburg and we all headed out Sunday for a […]

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And Finally, There Was Sun!

Jun 03, 2011 2 Comments

For days now I’ve been complaining to every Swede that I could find about the weather. I had been told, lied to I now believe, that the weather here was beautiful in May. Lies! It’s been cold and rainy and generally icky. Ok it’s probably not that cold, I just don’t have a proper coat. […]

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The Island

Mar 27, 2011 No Comments

While my time in the Highlands was fabulous, the cold and wet managed to aggravate my cold. What was needed was some beach-side relaxing while I got better. Next stop: Perhentian Islands! Now the island actually consists of 2 separate islands: Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Which basically means Big Island and Small Island. I […]

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Feb 20, 2011 1 Comment

The Sea Esta, our lovely little slice of home. Except it’s a boat. And it’s in the middle of the ocean. And it has a cook. Yay cook! This was my bunk space, all my crap is all over the bottom bunk. My roomie, Bridie from Townsville, took the top. Good thing we got along […]

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You wants to SCUBA?

Feb 20, 2011 10 Comments

My last big hurrah in Australia, the ever fabulous scuba dive. Having never learned, since uh duh I live in Denver, I decided to learn while in OZ. What better place than the most famous reef in the world? It was touch and go for awhile what with Category 5 Cyclone Yasi (yes it’s the […]

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I stand corrected

Feb 09, 2011 2 Comments

Perth has a rockstar transit system and the trains are fabulous. I took one as far south as I got get, into a town called Mandurah. It’s mainly known for it’s Venetian Canals that run throughout the city.  Now I’ve been to Venice. It’s my favorite place on earth and I gotta say I was […]

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Would you like a gift shop with that?

Jan 21, 2011 4 Comments

I love a good aquarium! They’re always so much fun and they bring out the kid in all of us! I decided I needed a little pick-me-up yesterday and so I spent several hours in the Melbourne Aquarium with the 500 children there on school field trips. I do have the best ability to choose […]

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Lock, stock and a big ass bridge

Jan 14, 2011 3 Comments

After a failed attempt at heading towards Queensland and the ever expanding flood zone, I turned south out of Sydney instead. Which turned out is a pretty awesome section of the country, and more importantly I hadn’t seen it yet! Along the coast is an amazing highway and the excellent Sea Cliff Bridge. It’s one […]

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