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I had intended to write something about the virtues of cheaper, slightly less touristed Eastern Europe, but my forearms are really sore from the climbing wall at the bar next door, so I’m going to have to leave it at that.

It’s a BIG DEAL here.


My hostel is near the white […]

Cesky Krumlov

I’m sitting in the castle garden in Cesky Krumlov, bored out of my skull. I had planned on having a full day here so that I could relax, but I hadn’t counted on relaxing, or at least relaxing alone, being so damn dull. Prague, and the hostel I stayed in, were an absolute boot. Being […]


It seems I have heretofore unexplored abilities to lose things. I left my camera case, memory card, and spare battery at the hostel in Dublin, nearly lost my sunglasses on the flight to Germany, had to go back to a train station in Amsterdam for my contacts, and now I’ve left my remaining battery at […]


I’m alone, in a biergarten, and bored. bad combination, but something about Salzburg makes it hard to be too upset. Maybe it’s the postcard-perfect skyline (seen in all its glory courtesy of the 550 m climb up to the castle overlooking the city). Or maybe it’s just that there’s something great about a country – […]


Yuri has said something to the effect that not writing is OK, because it means you’re busy doing, and i think there’s some truth to that. The problem, of course, is that then you run the risk of forgetting things. Travel summary first: we spent two night in Venice, then slept next to a freeway […]


I’m sitting in a camping-platz outside M√ľnchen, and I realized that this is the only place in Germany I’ve seen with no recycling bins – only trash cans. Instead of throw bottle into the trash like Americans would, though, people have lined them up neatly next to it. And that has me worried; even if […]


Berlin is a fantastically cool city. It’s the first place we’ve been so far where I could really see myself living. You have basically all of the last century of world histary within walking distance, plus a rocking night life every day of the week and a large immigrant population giving you good, affordable food […]

Netherlands Photos

Since, for some reason, I didn’t write much while in Amsterdam, here are some photos.



The Heineken Experience


Why is there a cow?!


Gin joint


Yuri’s favorite […]


“I keep trying to make that a chainsaw, but it stays a duck-billed platypus.” I definitely feel like I can tell what is real, but it’s much harder to identify what real element is causing them to be distorted in my brain, and how. Ex: a SAM appeared to be chasing a plane, but I […]


I feel like I need to catch up on things, which sort of ruins the whole point/fun of keeping a journal, but then again, I should try to write these things down while they’re fresh in my mind. Yuri is starting to get on my nerves. It is, in turns, like traveling with a teenager, […]