Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hiking in Croatia Part II: A bad idea

I have always loved wilderness disasters tales. But many left me wondering how seemingly intelligent individuals could walk into such obvious danger. This was the day I solved that mystery. It was still morning as I stood at the trailhead. … Continue reading

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Hiking in Croatia Part I: Finding the way

Split, Croatia had turned out to be an agreeable place. The ancient Roman city had a wonderful old quarter, restored promenade and great views of the Adriatic Sea. Islands dotted the horizon to the west and mountains served as a … Continue reading

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Liverpool: The Misconception

I blame the Beatles. For some reason they gave me this impression that Liverpool was a jolly mid-sized town in the English countryside. In my mind it consisted of rolling green hills, cobblestone streets, whistling mailmen and Julie Andrews. But … Continue reading

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Andrew gets into a tight spot: Crossing the Pond

An excerpt from my European journal, the first entry… August 24th, 2009 “Andrew keeps finding excuses to rub my leg with different parts of his body in search of some “blanket” he conveniently misplaced in the dark regions below our … Continue reading

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Under the Boardwalk: McLaren Vale, South Australia

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I never had any clue what the hell that meant. I just passed it off as a cheeky literary paradox that had no real meaning, but was fun … Continue reading

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A Czech Train: The Likely Death of Andrew

Since the collapse of the USSR, most facets of life have improved for the people of the Czech Republic – I don’t believe the railway system falls into this category. Andrew and I had been in Prague the previous three … Continue reading

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Amsterdam’s Greatest Appeal

Mention Amsterdam to anyone and they will likely think of one of two places; either a city marked by legal drugs and window-shopping for women, or a place of majestic canals lined with quaint buildings and tulips. While both visions … Continue reading

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