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September 24, 2010

Just a couple of things real quick for those faithful few of you. I am once again back to my home away from home (also known as the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, but really any flying contraption station gives me the same cold/terrible seating/oddly comforting embrace). This time Im off to the University of Puget […]

September 1, 2010

To the two people that have viewed my blog for the past handful of days: Thank you. Your loyalty is admirable. Theres been a lot going on in this little life of mine. Ill treat you to some of it this weekend. But seriously, its strange, eerie even, how flattering it is to see my […]

July 16, 2010

You think what I do is easy? That its all gourmet meals and fun in the sun? That its not filled with danger at every turn? Because youre wrong. Dead wrong. Well, no, actually thats about right. But I never promised to be the ultra-cool, adventure-seeking, daredevil you all envision me to be. I clip my toenails just like […]

July 12, 2010

Oof is the sound of me getting kicked in the chest by my good fortune. You know, the kind of good fortune that goes around kicking the asses of really lucky people. Like me. Because after a measly three weeks at home, I am back jetsetting (I actually prefer the term globetrotting as it just evokes feelings […]

June 29, 2010

Before I traveled last summer, I had a conversation with the superbly wise Jacquie Heim. Over the course of this conversation she said some things to me that I will never forget. The most important (and relevant) of them being the following: Dont be one of those assholes who comes back after traveling around the […]

June 14, 2010

For everything that Ill miss about cuisine from the Balkans, Im glad to be in a country that has amazing sausage again.

June 13, 2010

I love the World Cup. Watching Germany dismantle Australia while a bunch of drunk Poles wearing German jerseys hoot and holler behind me is a superb experience that I will cherish deeply. I did find out, however, that Metallica is once again ruining my life. Those assholes are playing here in Warsaw the 16th and […]

June 13, 2010

I meant to write this post waiting for the train in Sofia. But I was tired. I meant to write this post on the 7 hour train from Sofia to Bourgas. But I fell asleep. I meant to write this post waiting for my WizzAir flight in Bourgas. But I was tired. I meant to […]

June 11, 2010

Night Train: 1 Walt: 0 Now, I love trains. I prefer their wider seats and walking areas. I prefer their openable windows and antique breaks that make a noise like the gates of hell opening. I prefer the wildly fluctuating temperatures and frequent stops so border guards (or simply men who like badges) can shake […]

June 9, 2010

I like Belgrade (or Beograd or Београд). But in a different way from the rest of the Balkans. Its a really neat, giant city. The streets are big and there are tons of shoddy buses blazing around everywhere and the buildings are big. Its like a Rome that agrees with me (but with less awesome […]