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Here, there, everywhere... A modest attempt at chronicling my around the world adventure over the next year (or so).

Pula me to Zadar

USA | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Views [438]

Arrive in Pula from Budapest, dazed and confused from a long bus journey complete with so so a/c and a massive tire blowout. We found a hostel campsite and pitched our tent. turns out this was a nice campsite with a small noise problem, namely young ... Read more >

Gallery: Budapest

HUNGARY | Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Rub the Buda please...

HUNGARY | Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Views [722]

I return to the scene of the famous wave pool, 16 years later. Certain boys from Idaho and SLC will know what I am talking about. More on that later. We found a last minute couchsuring host in Budapest right before leaving Prague named Anna. We got into ... Read more >

Prague, Praha or Prag

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [496]

Another rideshare out of Germany and we landed in Prague. We had already talked to our host Deeda earlier in the week because of having to stay in Germany longer. She could only host us for three days because she was leaving for Portugal on Tuesday, ... Read more >

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CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Germans are so..on time!

GERMANY | Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | Views [504] | Comments [1]

We arrived in Berlin early afternoon and had a few hours to kill before meeting our host. So we did what every american does while travelin-we went shopping! Jessica needed a new bathing suit and I was searching for this shirt I saw in Krakow that ... Read more >

No jokes please...

POLAND | Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | Views [576]

Krakow was our first city in Poland. It has the largest public square in Europe or so we read. We did not have a host so we stayed a few nights in a hostel. It was noisy and populated by brits, Irish and a few swedes. Not a bad place but not as good ... Read more >

Gallery: berlin

GERMANY | Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Ukraine is not weak!!

USA | Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | Views [600] | Comments [1]

Arrived overnight into Kiev from Moscow to a crazy train station and sort of good sleep from the train bed. Our host for Kiev was named Andrii and until then had a hard time getting in touch with him so we had been contacting other people to couchsurf ... Read more >

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UKRAINE | Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Where is Lenin's brain?

USA | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Views [486]

Moscow- Red square, Lenin's body, Kremlin, changing of the guard, and nouvo riche! Moscow was big, big and expensive but very cool to be in the heart of former communist rule. However, one must not forget old habits die hard. Like not laying on ... Read more >

Gallery: moscow1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: st pets

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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white nights and красный days...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [331]

St Petersburg, a city of such important history in Russia yet struggling to find it's place in the modern world. Filled with high rises and high fashion, and the deepest metro stations we have ever riden. First a word about our hosts, Lyubomir and Olga ... Read more >

Gallery: Pure Finnish

FINLAND | Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

Finland, Helsinki
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Gallery: Roma/Finland

USA | Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

2nd leg
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Fun with Finns

USA | Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | Views [465]

we landed at 4am in Helsinki, or was it 4pm? Not sure because the sun was shining. Wait it was defintely 4am because Jessica and I were both tired and crabby. Grabbed the luggage, a cab and headed to our first Couchsurfing hosts apartment in Helsinki.... Read more >

The Italian Job part 2

ITALY | Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | Views [557] | Video

Jessica and I traveled to Roma for a few days before flying to Helsinki. The time can be summed up in three words-Hotter than Hades! 33 celsius (that is 100 degrees in the shade). We were very fortunate to see and hear the Pope's message at St Peters ... Read more >

Gallery: 1st leg

USA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Italian Job

USA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | Views [364] | Comments [4]

After the usual joys of flying a US air carrier (btw I became a person of suspicion after using the business class restroom according to the head flight attendant-hmmm, NWA or TSA?)I made it to Italy and Florence. Mercifully Jessica met me at the train ... Read more >

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