The Long Trip Home

Oct 20, 2011 1 Comment

After 10 long months on the road, I was heading back home to the States. My trip went something like this: Flight to Stockholm Flight to Iceland Flight to Minneapolis DRIVE to Kansas City OK all of this went according to plan until the drive. It was only 6pm when I arrived in MN but […]

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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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Silly Swedes

Aug 21, 2011 1 Comment

This is the third time I’ve been to Sweden on this trip, I’m becoming a pro at the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Anyways, since I’ve been here a few times before the posts I have on Sweden are lacking. Not doing much in the sightseeing way of things. So I’ve decided to start a new […]

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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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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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Turkey to Sweden: No Problem

Aug 12, 2011 7 Comments

Alright so southern Turkey is hot. Like crazy amazingly hot. I headed down south to visit this cool castle on the sea at Kizkalesi. And I did see the castle, though from the beach. My plan after that had been to head further down the coast to visit some other beaches/towns. But once again Turkey=HOT. […]

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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 III

Jun 27, 2011 2 Comments

This post is purely so you can understand the Swedish night. I took a photo of the night sky every hour so you at home can finally comprehend what I mean about the sunsets. (It was massively entertaining to my Swedish friends everytime I ran outside.) See?!?! Not only does the sun never actually go […]

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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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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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