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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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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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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Cave Good. Fire Bad.

Jul 25, 2011 2 Comments

Getting to the middle of Turkey and into Cappadocia requires a bit of patience. Or non-patience as the case would be. The only way to get overland here is the night bus that takes around 15 hours. I despise night buses. I can never sleep and spend the whole next day in bed catching up […]

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From the Other Side

Jul 17, 2011 2 Comments

As though we hadn’t had enough punishment, Matt, Merrit and I went across the border into Slovakia to hike some more. Gah. Upside was that we stayed at this awesome little hostel called the Ginger Monkey where they had a dog, a cat and a chicken. B ut they did have amazing recommendations on food […]

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Best. Sign. EVER.

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

  This street sign was spotted in Poland. Evidently you may only use this crosswalk if you meet the following criteria: You are a small girl You have a ponytail with a bow in it. You have an extremely unproportionate candy on a stick. It can’t be a lollypop, it must have a wrapper. And […]

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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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Back to Sweden

Jun 21, 2011 3 Comments

Since I spent the last post seemingly talking about all the ways I like Asia more than Europe, let’s do the opposite here. Countries in Europe are so frackin close to each other! It’s insane. For example I needed to be out of the apartment I’ve been crashing at for the week. What to do […]

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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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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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