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Trip: Europe

There are [18] stories from my trip: Europe

Moroccan Madness

FRANCE | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [1065]

Don't look at me like that, Bogie, we was only doin' what we was supposed to do!  You made Cassablanca look so good, we figure we couldn't pass it up.  We've seen Casablanca.  And since Hollywood is always historically and realistically accurate, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Bring the Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [2100]

Au revoir, Cannes, we’re headed across the border for the final month of our trip and to celebrate Genny’s 25 th year en estilo ! Our train out of Cannes looks like it took a wrong turn in 1973, stopped at a polyester factory, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Welcome to Cannes...

FRANCE | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [1083]

...where you can't afford it. Just to put things in perspective, before we get started, to demonstrate the preposterous prices in Cannes due to its irresponsibly wealthy inhabitants, we decided to partake in our only regular indulgence. We entered McDonald's ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Drowning In Beauty

ITALY | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [1572]

Wrong: "Honey, I'm going for a walk!" Right: "Honey I'm going for a swim!" Wrong: "Honey, I left my keys in the car!" ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

We´ve Got a Golden Ticket

SPAIN | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [2911] | Comments [2]

If you´re the kind of person that loves to hang out at train stations, or routinely enjoys sitting upright for extended periods of time, then boy have we got a deal for you! I shouldn´t even have to point out to you the benefits of our Eurail Pass ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Rome Again Rome Again Jiggity Jig

NETHERLANDS | Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | Views [1903] | Comments [4]

Feeling the burden of living on a budget weighing heavily on our shoulders (and not heavily enough in our stomachs) Gen and I decided it was time for a bit of indulgence. Exacerbating this was our difficulty relinquishing our grip on gluttony after ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Out On a Limb of My Family Tree

ITALY | Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | Views [1519]

After three straight days of partying in Amsterdam, this two travellers were desperate to rebuild our energy and money reservoirs before hitting the road hard again for our final thirty days of travel (boo hoo). After careful considerations, taking ... Read more >

Tags: Family

Going Dutch with Mother Nature

SPAIN | Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | Views [3487] | Comments [2]

When it comes to travelling around the world, whether backpacker or tourist, rich or poor, everyone needs a place to crash at night. While your options are limitless, for the sake of brevity and the audience, we´ll limit this discussion to just one ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

Mad Dash

TURKEY | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Views [1625] | Comments [1]

OK, so we just finished up two weeks living on someone else's dime, and let me tell you, it sure warps the sense of reality and jumping back into the big pool of poor backpackers after spending even a small amount of time in the little pool of indulgent ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


HUNGARY | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [2500]

Try crossing the streets in Hungary’s capital city of Budapest (pronounced Buda – Pesht) and not feeling like that frantic little froggy from the 80’s classic “Frogger”.   For those who didn’t have their hands glued to a Nintendo throughout their adolescence ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


POLAND | Saturday, 21 Jul 2007 | Views [2014]

´´Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat ıt.´´  --George Santayana   It ıs an odd sentıment to descrıbe one´s feelıngs regardıng a vısıt to the most prolıfıc death camp of the Holocaust.  On one hand we are ınterested, perhaps even excıted, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Czech Us Out!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [2007]

Welcome to the apparent Stag Party capital of Europe. Understandably so. With good food, good beer, large portions of both, and prices that would make cheap ol' Scrooge blush, I'm sure you can guess what we filled our days and nights with. You'd only ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


GERMANY | Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | Views [5963] | Comments [2]

'Cuz we haven't. Not heads or tails of him. Neither well-tanned hide nor sumptuously curled chest hair. He's no where to be found. And this in the country where he's supposed to be a demi-god. So much for expectations; you've broken another heart, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Swiss Triste

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [1518] | Comments [2]

Say that five times fast, we dare you. Ok, cut it out. With a bit of extra time on our hands, Gen and I decided to swing down to Switzerland for a little romantic alps action. Our destination: Bern, Switzerland, home of glockenshpiels (sp?) ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Ever Seen a Grown Man Cry?

GERMANY | Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [2972] | Comments [1]

If the operators of the Porsche factory tours have never seen a full grown American man (a term I use loosely) cry (which, given their line of work its doubtful the haven't) then they did this day.  Actually, let's call it what it was:  Like a small ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


NETHERLANDS | Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | Views [2262] | Comments [3]

Before we get started, in an effort to protect our futre careers as public servants, any typical pictures of an Amsterdam visit will not be included. Additionally, any names and faces have been changed to protect the innocent...namely, us. Now that ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Europe

FRANCE | Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Save your way through Europe

FRANCE | Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | Views [2656] | Comments [4]

First things first, let me please explain that for the sake of saving time my punctuation will be everything but nonexistant in this instalement.  I wasnt aware that keyboards were different in continental Europe and the change has forced me to type ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road