2607, 2016
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Cow Spleen Just Like Mama Used to Make

By |July 26th, 2016|Culture, Food, Italy|

“Hmm, a walking tour of Palermo’s street food. That sounds harmless, easy, and delicious,” I thought to myself. Ahh, what a glorious thing, naïveté. I booked the tour. [...]

2507, 2016
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The Barcelona Dude — A Character Study

By |July 25th, 2016|Culture, Dating, Spain|

The Barcelona Dude is not from Barcelona. He is generally Australian or American or British, in Barcelona for vacation (or — ugh — “on holiday”) and looking to [...]

2507, 2016
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The Wisdom of the Doner Kebab Goddess

By |July 25th, 2016|Culture, Food, Spain|

Sevilla is an eating town. Within my first two days, I had eaten in three different ice cream shops (shout out to La Fiorentina for chocolate with chili [...]

2007, 2016
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The Vietnam Catfish (Pt. 3)

By |July 20th, 2016|Dating, Vietnam|

Date Three My third Tinder match claimed to be a 23-year-old environmental studies student and invited me to a bar called the Hanoi Social Club. [...]

1907, 2016
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Far Too Much Exposition, Followed By a Pause

By |July 19th, 2016|Culture, Italy, Tips|

Day 29 on the job. En route to Genoa, the maritime town of questionable touristic interest, from clifftop stunner Cinque Terre. Couple that just boarded at Monterosso is [...]

1907, 2016
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Lost in Translation: A Tribute to Terrible T-Shirts

By |July 19th, 2016|Fashion, Naples, Shopping|

In Naples, English-speaking locals are as few and far between as blind race car drivers. But just like adding pineapple to pizza and watering down espresso, we Americans [...]

1807, 2016
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The Chase (or, I Got Teargassed and Someone Stole my Phone after the Eurocup Final)

By |July 18th, 2016|Nightlife, Paris, Sports|

I came to Europe looking for some life experiences, or whatever. You know, see the world and all that jazz. Urinate on some historical landmarks, cower [...]

1807, 2016
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Miscommunications and Orgy Invitations

By |July 18th, 2016|Nightlife, toledo|

As a town whose nightlife peaked during the reign of the Catholic monarchs (as we all learned, in 1492 Columbus threw a rager on the ocean blue), Toledo [...]

1507, 2016
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Looking for a Place to Sleep During Running of the Bulls

By |July 15th, 2016|Outdoors, Spain|

Pamplona’s festival of San Fermín is known for its raucous partying and its early-morning bull run. Unfortunately, there is a three-hour period between 4am and 7am where neither [...]

1507, 2016
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The Steel Elephant

By |July 15th, 2016|Barcelona, Culture, Spain, Transportation|

Hi there, welcome to my blog! This first post recounts the day I arrived in Spain last August, where I would be living for the next five [...]