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Not Wasting A Minute In the Autumn of 2014 I decided to not go to school, not get a job, and not renew an apartment lease. Crazy? Fun? Scary? Yes, yes and yes. But it's time to take a bite out of the world before it chews me up and spits me out like a bad taste

Trip: Autumn 2014

There are [59] stories from my trip: Autumn 2014


Back Home For Now

USA | Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | Views [360]

I woke up around 6:30 and packed up all of my stuff. Everybody else in the apartment was still asleep when I left at 7:00. I sent a message to them on my way to the train station. It was best to let them sleep after being awake all weekend. I jumped ... Read more >

Tags: columbus, copenhagen, dc, germany, great trip, home, simon, statistics


Below the Elbe

GERMANY | Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | Views [282]

I woke up in the morning to find out that Simon and Sarah were still out at the club. Steffen was around, so I hung out with him and talked about a few good electronic dj’s while he used his impressive dj setup to spin some tunes. I sent a text ... Read more >

Tags: biking, elbe tunnel, germany, hamburg, park fiction, party all night, sarah, simon, steffen


On the Elbe

GERMANY | Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | Views [216]

In the morning I found Simon and Sarah still awake and watching Sons of Anarchy in the other room.  I’ve decided young Germans do not sleep on the weekends. It was time for me to make American breakfast for the apartment, so Simon and I took ... Read more >

Tags: airbus, american breakfast, elbe, ferry, maple syrup, sarah, simon, steffen


Once More for Hamburg

GERMANY | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | Views [267]

Today I woke up and caught the shuttle bus to the Split airport. The airport is nice and it is very small. Instead of having a bus to take us from the terminal to the plane, they just had us walk out on the tarmac to the plane. My final destination was ... Read more >

Tags: planes, reeperbahn, simon, slow electronic, trains, wilhelmsburg


A nice day to relax

CROATIA | Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [231]

Today I woke up and went to the pharmacy in the morning to get something for my cough.  Then I went for some breakfast bacon and eggs on the Riva with Cameron and Nicole. Afterward we went back to the hostel and played some chess while the stuff ... Read more >

Tags: bacon, chess, croatia, figa, handmade pasta, split


Croatian Independence Day

CROATIA | Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | Views [423]

I had a nasty cough when I woke up this morning. I must have caught whatever Cameron had earlier. In the morning I tried to run down to the pharmacy for some cold medicine. That is how I found out the 8 th of October is a national holiday in Croatia ... Read more >

Tags: charlies bar, croatia, fife, ghetto, holiday, rakija, split, wow


Climbing things in Split

CROATIA | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | Views [296]

In the morning Nicole, Cameron and I went down to the Riva walkway by the sea and had some breakfast at a nice café. I had a large Greek salad that was nice and refreshing since I was wearing jeans in the warm sun. After eating we went to a street ... Read more >

Tags: bell tower, croatia, roman, split, viewpoint


Gotta Split!

CROATIA | Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | Views [318]

I woke up for check out and some coffee this morning. It was time to head to the coastal city of Split. Cameron and Nicole were also headed to Split, so we meet up at the bus station and found our way. The bus ride was about 6 hours long, but went through ... Read more >

Tags: bus, cats everywhere, croatia, old town, roman, scenery, split, zagreb


Rakija in Zagreb

CROATIA | Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | Views [414]

Cameron was feeling little better in the morning and all three of use went back to the same square. There was an antique market happening because it was Sunday. So many vendors were selling things related to the rocky history of Croatia. It was a fun ... Read more >

Tags: chocolate, coffee, croatia, gloom, igor, music, wine, zagreb


Exploring Zagreb

CROATIA | Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | Views [308]

I had ordered breakfast for my first morning at the hostel when I checked in. For it I got to try two HUGE Croatia spiral meat or veggie pie things called Börek. They were both great, but I could only eat one. I had to wake up a little early in ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, croatia, dogs, mammoth, music, popcorn, trams, zagreb


Leaving Budapest for Zagreb

CROATIA | Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | Views [328]

I woke up this morning a little early to go buy train tickets to Croatia with Nicole. She and her friend, Cameron, happened to be travelling to Croatia on the same day, so we decided to travel together (there is only the one train to Croatia each day).... Read more >

Tags: buda, budapest, croatia, hungary, karlovacko crno, pest, slow train, zagreb


Boat Party!

HUNGARY | Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | Views [324]

Today I woke up and chilled at the hostel while catching up on emails. I finally got to take a shower and wash off all of the cave dust from last night. Also, I made myself a nice egg breakfast at the hostel. In the afternoon Greyson and I found a hip ... Read more >

Tags: boat party, buda, budapest, danube, exit room, hungary, only good beer, pest


Crawling around underground

HUNGARY | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | Views [292]

Today I woke up and figured out what my next country was going to be. I think it is Croatia. Then I played some chess with a different Alex from the hostel and arranged a time to go caving in the evening. There are some large caves in the hills of Buda ... Read more >

Tags: buda, budapest, caves, dusty, hungary, pest, renegade, so dusty, tight squeeze


Baths

HUNGARY | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | Views [324]

Today I had to switch hostels to the Carpe Noctem (original) hostel down the street. It is much smaller (25 people) and doesn’t accept groups. It was recommended to me by my friend Peter (whom I met in Copenhagen). The hostel is at the top of a ... Read more >

Tags: baths, buda, budapest, compliments for days, hungary, oh canada, pest


Biking Budapest

HUNGARY | Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | Views [488]

I woke up in my hostel and was enjoying a cup of coffee in the hostel common room when a group of 4 Aussies walked into the hostel to check in. We stared at each other out of recognition from some point in the past couple weeks.  It turns out these ... Read more >

Tags: beer bike, buda, budapest, castle, citadel, hungary, i know you!, parliment, pest


Zurich and Budapest

HUNGARY | Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | Views [465]

I woke up and checked out of my hostel before boarding a train back to Zurich. Since I didn’t get to spend much time Zurich the other day, I wanted to check it out more before my plane left. I’m glad I did. There were some great sights I ... Read more >

Tags: budapest, burger and chips, carpe noctem, frank, lucern, retox, zurich


Lucerne

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | Views [256]

I caught a train to Lucerne (Luzern) today. The landscape along the hour ride was filled with lakes and mountains. I got to the hostel and dropped off my bags before heading off to see the town. The lake was awesome and full of sailboats. I sat on a ... Read more >

Tags: dying lion, ice cream, lake, lucerne, luzern, mountains, switzerland, tourists everywhere, zurich


Delayed Travels

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | Views [284]

I enjoyed the nice breakfast again and then I caught a bus to the airport. My flight to Zurich bounced my through Hamburg on the way. My first flight was delayed. Also my second flight was delayed. It wasn’t enjoyable. I finally arrived in Zurich ... Read more >

Tags: airport, czech republic, delayed flight, germanwings, germany, hamburg, prague, switzerland, zurich


Sight-Sleeping

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | Views [290]

I woke up at 6:15 this morning to go sightseeing. Last night I told Dave and Shannon of my plan to wake up early and catch some of the more crowded sections of town while they were empty and the sun was coming up. They decided to join and I was a little ... Read more >

Tags: charles bridge, czech republic, early, old town, prague, quiz night


Trams, Castles and Monks! Oh My!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | Views [285]

I got up and bought a breakfast ticket at the hostel. It was great. For four hours there are crepes, eggs, breads, bacon, meats, cheeses, cereal and coffee included. Over breakfast I met a couple from Toronto (Dave and Shannon). I had mentioned my plans ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, castle, czech republic, old thyme prague, prague, strahov monastery


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