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Archive for August, 2016

Wed
31
Aug '16

Ring My Belgium: Partie Deux

Beer. Chocolate. Waffles. These were the foremost thoughts of mine before I came to Belgium. Delicious thoughts. Having been here for a few days, I had yet to experience Waffles or Chocolate. Enter: Matthias and Kathleen! Matthias is leaving for a big trip today, and we decided to grab lunch before he goes. In the […]

Mon
29
Aug '16

Monkeys in my head; Lisboa, Portugal.

I didn’t know what to expect here, but I didn’t expect this. Portugal is the only 100% work free country of this trip. I wanted to take some time, and just get away from everything and do some writing. Initially, I thought I might go to Tuscany and rent a little place and then I remembered Love […]

Wed
24
Aug '16

Netherlands: Low down and Dirty

Netherlands are named so because they reside at such a low altitude; much of the land having been reclaimed from the sea and below sea level, protected by dykes (no, not those kind). The citizens speak Dutch, and their National soccer team is always referred to as Holland. It’s a confusing place. But not nearly […]

Mon
22
Aug '16

Fast French Food

Never have I ever… wanted to go to France. That’s not entirely true. Once, I met a lovely French girl in a hostel kitchen in Costa Rica. Her name was Sonia, and she just spoke to me, deeply and direct, as we sat across from one another; equally ignored by and ignoring the others around us. It […]

Sun
21
Aug '16

Ring my Belgium: Partie Un

Hungry for the heat and friction of the ground, at odds with every other flight oriented piece of the plane, the wheels bounced with delight in the dark waking the other passengers. I hadn’t slept as the last flight from Frankfurt slipped in to Brussels Airport. The spots of light in the dark did nothing […]

Tue
16
Aug '16

Just the tip… s?

So maybe time for a new dash of my new favorite tricks when taking on a new place. There is a lot of great info out there on this, and other, sites. If you have any others that you want to add, put them in the comments below! In no particular order: Google the airport […]

Tue
16
Aug '16

Österreich: Schnitzel, Wurst, and Fairy Tales

Austria is a land of fairy tales. From the moment I left Graz, the train took me into every bed time story I had ever heard. Mountains, villages, castles… all I could see was Sleeping Beauty, Rose Red, Hansel and Gretel; it was otherworldly. Austria is also a land of meat. Everything… everything is either […]

Fri
12
Aug '16

I think my pig is whistling!

Frankfurt has been fun, and my stay here far too short. I’m packing up after 4 days to head to Austria for the first MotoGP race there in about 20 years. I’m marginally excited. 🙂 I have spent my time here either head down in work, or wandering the streets, or Straßen, repeating German phrases over […]

Thu
11
Aug '16

An Exit

Another grand adventure unfolds under my feet… Arriving at the airport today, I felt the hum of excitement building in me. The familiar return to a building that sees every permutation of human emotion every day. My experiences in airports have often been so emotionally charged that I can’t be near one without feeling that […]

Tue
9
Aug '16

A Quickie

I am off again. The idea of a Eurotrip this summer actually materialized last year, but my partner dropped out. After the bombings and madness in Istanbul, I really started to worry about friends and wondered what their lives were live; I wanted to go see for myself. Add in that Zsofi is having her […]