How goes it? Good I hope!
Yours truly is in good ol’ South Florida. Fort Myers to be exact! This sprawling, urban suburbia, just 30 miles from the second richest town in the USA, has one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation. Spat out without second thought to such small issues . . . → Read More: Forecast: sun, sand, and…grannies?
Today is a sad day for me. Today, I realized that I accidentally left my diary from Africa in Paris.
Yes, eight months of irreplaceable memories lost, forever, without any sort of back-up record.
So, what’s my word of warning? Guard your travel memories with greater care than I guarded mine. I never made an . . . → Read More: Learn from my mistakes…Lost in Paris, France
Bonjour tout le monde!
It’s been one hell of a ride. The last eleven months: oh. my. word.
Living in two African countries and then in Paris, France? The memories could fill a thousand books, which brings me to my exciting news/old news (for those of you who know me well). I have decided to . . . → Read More: Life’s a changin’; leaving Paris, thoughts on "sex lives with cannibals", and other such important things.
This last summer, a small group of my friends (all girls, by the way) decided to climb up Mount Wittenburg in the New York Catskills. Preparing for our adventure the night before, the only Wittenburg veteran quickly assured us that it was a “fun walk”, “not very hard”, and rounded off the conversation by . . . → Read More: How four girls climbed a mountain and survived.
I LOVE German butcher shops. I don’t care what anyone says – they are absolutely fantastic. While in Germany with my boyfriend, I took him to a butcher shop. The goal: to buy meat for a picnic.
Inside the family-run shop, thick silver hooks speared meat hanging in glass-door refrigerators. A little chilled, I glanced . . . → Read More: Blood sausages and raw meat. Barbaric!
Life in the past few days has been chilly, but awesome none-the-less. I´ve been staying in Erfelden with my grandparents (small town on the outskirts of Frankfurt), and also shot up to Duesseldorf for one night to visit with some friends.
In the past few days, I have:
1) Celebrated advent by drinking . . . → Read More: Etiquette in Germany; meet the Water Closet.
Airwaits: To wait, without certainty, for an overworked and underpaid airline staffer to relay unreliable flight information. Can also apply to hours-long delays involving (but not limited to), dripping bathrooms, dried out sushi, and nonexistent or broken outlets.
I recently experienced an Airwait. Twelve hours of airwaiting, to be exact. In reality, airwaiting really isn’t . . . → Read More: Airplanes, Airports, Airlines…Airwaits.
For those of you interested, I just checked and I’ve been to 43 places in this book. That would be just over 4% of the places that Patricia Schultz believes we should all visit.
Granted, I made myself not cheat – only places I can actually remember visiting were counted (sorry, Madrid…better luck . . . → Read More: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
Culture: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group (thank Wikipedia for that succinct definition!).
Rural British Columbian “culture” at its best!
Culture, I think, is what drives people to travel. Well, maybe it’s just the assumption that traveling will expose a person to a different culture, . . . → Read More: “Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass-you don’t see it, but somehow it does something.”
My sister and I getting ready to ski
“I just spent my vacation skiing in Europe”
Sounds glamorous? It can be, but not in my case! For those of you looking for some action, but not willing to spend the big bucks to ski in France or Spain (or heck, even in the US!), . . . → Read More: Skiing in Europe – the unglamorous version.