Category: Travel

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Welcome to Istanbul: City of Two Continents

Call it what you will. Some people say it’s Istanbul. Others say it’s Constantinople. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I...

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More than just the Acropolis

Three weeks ago I landed in Athens. No, not the original one in Georgia. The cheap knock-off in Greece, the one with the decrepit, old buildings. It’s been almost three years since the last...

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Brasilia and its surroundings

This past November I visited Brazil for a few weeks. I was looking for a destination to work remotely from, so never having been there before and having a friend to visit made it...

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Musical Cabbie

Only in Austin would a cab driver send a text message to a client of his at a completely random moment of the day, mentioning that his band will be playing at a downtown...

Voyager… 3

Voyager…

A friend recently reminded me of an excerpt from Victor Hugo’s book, Les Miserables. “What did he do during the trip? What was he thinking about? As in the morning, he looked at the...

deja-vu? 3

deja-vu?

Visiting my old neighborhood fills me with lots of different feelings. Most of the time they are pleasant, but they can also get saddening, contradictory and even confusing. Walking in the streets surrounding my...

Is home really where the heart is? 1

Is home really where the heart is?

Waking up in a place I have never laid eyes upon always makes me very happy. Late last night I landed in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Having been in transit since early Saturday...

Boots… STOP walking!! 2

Boots… STOP walking!!

Today’s morning plan had two potential paths to follow. One was to wake up at 8am and go for boot camp. The other was to have a nice, hearty breakfast. Since I went to...

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A story shared by 5…

08/12/2009 So while we were on the bus, we decided to play a game. Each of us would write a sentence and hide it. Every person whose turn would come, was not allowed to...

Inside Charlie 4

Zoom zoom once again!

11/08/2009 I have decided to continue my trip with someone. Someone reliable who will follow me around everywhere and will make my life just a bit easier. We only met recently and we have...