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My Füssen Fairytale

Once upon a time I went to work in a hostel in Füssen in exchange for free accommodation and food. Füssen is a quant Bavarian town nestled in peaks of the surrounding mountains and inhabited not only by some ten thousand people, but also a healthy population of cows, sheep, chickens, birds, and wildflowers. The …

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Oops, I’m in Germany!

And it’s a magical fairytale land. If you know me then maybe you know I have always, always, ALWAYS wanted to travel to Europe. Like, since high school I’ve been trying to find a way to get here without blowing all of my money. When the opportunity presented itself (I need to give credit to …

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That Time We Didn’t Ride Bikes in Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is the color and sentiment of autumn. Leaves shed by unexpectedly deciduous trees crunched underfoot as we wandered into the historical park of rust-colored 14th-century ruins. Ayutthaya is one of the former capitals of The Kingdom of Siam (what is now Thailand) and boasts a remarkable collection of very old Buddhist temples. They rest in …

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The Real Reason I Live in Bangkok…

…is so I can go to other places. But seriously – when I was picking a city to live in in Thailand, I chose BKK because it would be easy to travel to other places from here. And sure enough, after about 5 weeks of living in the city, I was itching to get out …

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Suburban Summer Part 1

It’s about time I stop bemoaning the inadequacies of suburban Atlanta life (urban sprawl, lack of community/culture, disappointing nightlife…) and appreciate the good stuff. I’m stuck here for a few weeks, might as well enjoy it, right? Plus, if I want to gain any sort of blog following I need to actually write some blog …

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Wow.

New Zealand is an incredible place. I had the most wonderful experience there, beginning with our stay on the North Island. We hung out in Auckland for a bit and rented a car to take us to the black-sand beaches. We drove to Rotorua to see the geothermal activity (even the hot water in our …

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StuVac

Reading week plus the two weeks of exam period here at Sydney Uni are, in true Aussie-lingo fashion, referred to as “Stuvac”, short for “study vacation”. Funny to me that they would even try to associate these two words together because they connote two completely opposite mentalities. As a first-hand witness of StuVac in action, …

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