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Weekender || New York Part II

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I’m going back.  I’ve been to NY many times before and each time I seem to enjoy myself more and more.  I was as cold as I think I have ever been, save for traveling in Prague and Berlin a year ago.  Had a little fun with layering up in the morning and definitely slapped a dent in my wallet.  I don’t really have the energy to recant everything that happened so I hope these pictures will do.

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December 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

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Weekender || New York

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Haven’t updated in a long time probably one of the busiest autumns I’ve remembered as of late.  I’ll be bumming around New York City till Thursday, and as all my weekenders and trips, I’ll be snapping photos here and there.  A bunch of fun updates coming up here and there with other things going on.  Stay tuned…

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December 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

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Weekender || Portland

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A city where you can drink free beer while making your own art in an art exhibit as a band from Eastern Europe rocks out about ganja.  Then you proceed to go biking with a basket of farmer’s market fruit to the other side of town, just so you can drink some coffee.  Enjoy…

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August 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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Goodbye, my Edinburgh

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From the awe of my first glimpse of the Royal Mile, I knew I was in for something.  That something I didn’t quite understand at the time, but man did I learn.  The sounds of bag pipes along Princes Street, the underground clubs on Cowgate, the Ceilidh band in McEwan Hall.  Hundreds of students in a monolith hundreds of years old dancing to hundreds of songs.  It was beautiful and freeing.

There’s a charm about walking into Meadow Bar, taking in a Guinness or Deuchars if you’re feeling for a light ale.  There’s also a charm to a good Ardbeg to end the night strong.  There’s a charm when you walk outside a pub with your coat and gloves in hand, and not a bit of cold hits you until your 5th step, when the cold, definitely, hits you. Or you can just do it the easy way with some White Lightning and a flat mate of Scots.

Nothing quite like ending the night at a friend’s flat and talking about endless things, or starting the day climbing Arthur’s Seat and reveling at the sight.  Or marching off to Waverley to catch the next plane to wherever.  There’s nothing quite like the constant wind, screwing up your night of sleep.

There’s nothing like the friend’s you make on the biggest 4 months of your life.  It’s tough to walk back to normality when everyday is bubbling with abnormality.  Words are jumbled but memories don’t need to be.

Edinburgh is quite a place, and I’ll miss you.

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December 17, 2009 at 9:00 am

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Weekender || Berlin & Prague Part III: Street Art

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On a really rainy morning, I decided I was going to do something that would really give me a feel of what Berlin was really about.  Graffiti hunting.  Here’s what I found that was mildly to extremely interesting.  Gives you an idea of how grimy and progressive this city is (all in a good way).

I literally turned a corner to see this. Amazing giant graffiti by the artist Blu.


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December 16, 2009 at 9:00 am

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Weekender || Berlin & Prague Part II: Berlin

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Berlin hit me with a bunch of what I like to call “shock bullets”. Whether it was buildings, sights, graffiti, history, clubs, bars, people, food, I was left stunned by shock bullets whizzing by every hour or so.

You never know who you meet at various parts of the world who all of a sudden feel like old friends. It’s the beauty of traveling, like watching the water trickle down the window during a storm, and tons of them start merging together at who knows when. It was a rush, and a good time.

These pictures do Berlin no justice. I’ve been to 7 countries in the past 4 months, many of them bringing me the entire range of emotions, but none of them spoke the way Berlin did, which I found to be the most unique. Enjoy.

Flight to Berlin.

Foggy Berlin at Night

Alexander Platz Christmas Market

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December 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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Weekender || Berlin & Prague Part I: Packing

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Well I’m off for a week!  This is my final major trip before I come home.  As you guys have seen through my travels on my blog, I hit up southern Europe early this fall pretty solidly.  I’ve even returned to Spain a few weeks ago.  Eastern Europe and Germany, I haven’t even dreamed of going during this trip.  Thank God for cheap airline flights.  I’ll be going to Berlin tomorrow morning with all those in tow.  Then I’ll be in Prague on Friday.  No computer, just iPhone and some notes to study, and 3-4 days of clothing for a 7 day trip.  Fit it all into a little backpack, and I’m good to go.  That’s one thing I’ve learned on this trip, pack lightly, and you’ll do fine.  See you guys in a week (surprise post sometime this week as well!).

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December 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

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