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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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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1001 Ways to Kill Your Legs

Jul 13, 2011 2 Comments

Way down south in Poland on the border with Slovakia there are the Tatra Mountains. They are massive and extremely impressive. My american duo, Matt and Merrit, and I headed down to Zakopane on the border to do some hiking. Side note: I’ve been named the family dog, as they said they just adopted me […]

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Pick a Palace or Two

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

Here in Sweden, they’ve got nine. NINE PALACES! I mean, they only have a constitutional monarchy and they’ve got nine palaces. Jealous. I hit up the biggest and best, the Drottningholm Palace first. I picked up some bad juju along the way since nothing went on schedule today. Here’s how it all unfolded: 10:10 arrive […]

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Rocks Anyone?

Apr 23, 2011 No Comments

My first morning in China I met a Norwegian guy who invited me to come along with them for the day. They were heading out to the Stone Forest National Park.  Having never heard of this thing before, I thought why the hell not! The best part was that our little group included an Italian […]

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TIGERS!

Apr 13, 2011 10 Comments

For weeks I have been looking forward to Chiang Mai for one reason: Tiger Kingdom. Where they allow to you PET TIGERS! Holy crap! Sometimes it pays to be in a country where there are no fears for public safety. This would never fly in the States. Most people come to Thailand for the elephants. […]

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Motorbikes and Chiang Rai

Apr 13, 2011 3 Comments

I had a few days before Songkran was set to start and decided to spend them in Chiang Rai, a small town just over the border from Laos. It was a super tiny laid back town, a great introduction into Thailand. Most everything to see was situated outside town.The only way to reach them was […]

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To Tube or Not to Tube?

Apr 03, 2011 2 Comments

The ultimate question posed in Vang Vieng to which the only answer can be: hells yeah! Tubing is this town’s claim to fame and they have embraced it with undying enthusiasm. Minutes after my arrival at my hostel a group a guys invited me along for some tubing fun. When I mentioned that they didn’t […]

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Thoughts on Vientiane

Apr 03, 2011 No Comments

A few random thoughts from my first days in Laos: French Influence Laos was originally a French colony and the roots of that occupation can still be felt profoundly throughout Vientiane. Breakfast has been absolutely fabulous comprised of French bread, croissants, crepes and banana loaf bread. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve […]

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Crazy Highland Games

Mar 24, 2011 No Comments

After the epic fail of my attempt at hiking in the highlands, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and sign up for a tour. I normally try to stay away from them since they tend to charge through the roof, but thought this one would be good to get me out to […]

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Yeah! Monkeys!

Mar 01, 2011 9 Comments

A forest full of monkeys?! I was stoked beyond all reason. Best part about going to the zoo is the monkeys. I do NOT  want to hear anything about the lions or giraffes (sorry em) or the penguins. Monkeys are the bomdiggity.com. Other than cultural dance, Ubud’s other claim to fame is the Sacred Monkey […]

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