“with uncertainty, there is never a dull moment.” – haresh sippy a few weeks ago i went on a very strange journey. dizzy, hazy, and almost dreamlike. i was in a fog, it couldn’t possibly be real. i had already completed this journey dozens of times in the past, but this time it was disturbingly […]
behind the iron curtain.
russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. — winston churchill — i have always dreamed of going to russia. i was obsessed with ice hockey when i was growing up, which at the time was dominated by good-looking russian players (ahem, sergei federov, swoon..) and even took a few years of […]
like a bos.
there are no words to express the extraordinary strength and character of this breed of people we call american. they are the kind of men and women tom paine had in mind when he wrote, during the darkest days of the american revolution, we have it in our power to begin the world over again. […]
greetings from the outermost corners of europe.
destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice — jeremy kitson — traveling in winter has it’s difficulties. my flight was cancelled from boston to bucharest due to snow in boston. i rescheduled it twice and crossed my fingers because one day lost was fine, but two would throw off the […]
january in jamaica, if i must…
oh the places you’ll go. — dr. seuss — i never really travel to warm weather destinations, especially islands. the last time i went to a resort with an actual sand beach in a foreign country was mexico several years ago, but i love spending time with my family and they are very much warm […]
back at it, NYE in köln and a long day in luxembourg.
most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. — robert anthony — i have a friend who i’ve known for 17 years. we met through a mutual friend when i was in college and he was living in germany. we have spent many drunken nights singing, laughing and behaving like total […]
an invitation of a lifetime.
we don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. — susan taylor — time for a break from europe because I AM OFF TO JAPAN!!!!! when someone invites you to japan, you go, no questions asked. i was sinking my teeth into a thanksgiving turkey leg in denmark when […]
scandi winters and baltic adventures, part 2.
travel isn’t always pretty. it isn’t always comfortable. sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. but that’s okay. the journey changes you; it should change you. it leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. you take something with you. hopefully, you leave something good behind. — […]
scandi winters and baltic adventures, part 1.
things do not change; we change! — henry david thoreau — should i be this nervous to go to sweden? my friends in norway would undoubtedly say yes (the norwegian-swedish relationship reminds me so much of the US-canadian banter that i know and love) but this nervousness was based more on the complete lack of […]
if you want to keep your memories, first you have to live them — bob dylan — bob dylan is a smart guy. he knows how to roll. i wish i had taken his advice before i slowly passed my twenties, flew past my early thirties and landed at 37 without a real sense of […]