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 [...]

1407, 2016
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The Vietnam Catfish (Pt. 2)

By |July 14th, 2016|Culture, Dating, Food, Vietnam|

Date Two For my second date, she-who-must-not-be-named (we’ll call her Hue) recommended a bar in the old quarter called Polite Pub. The bar was a 1920s speakeasy-type place [...]

1307, 2016
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Fountains of Pain

By |July 13th, 2016|Austria, History, Salzburg|

“Oh no, oh no, oh no, watch out! I’m so sorry,” announced our tour guide, more than a little disingenuously. A few dozen of us, huddled in one [...]

1207, 2016
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It’s Getting Hot, Hot, HOT

By |July 12th, 2016|Spain, Weather|

Let me tell you a little bit about Spanish heat. When I arrived in Córdoba at 5pm on a Sunday, I went straight to the main square. There [...]