2209, 2016
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I ventured into Antwerp’s red-light district. It went okay.

By |September 22nd, 2016|Belgium, Culture, Drinks, Gap Year, Nightlife|

(Author’s note: I felt too awkward to take a photo in the red-light district. Bonus points to someone who grabs a selfie with one of the professionals there. [...]

308, 2016
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Vucciria: Your Mother’s Nightmare, Your Jersey Shore Cousin’s Dream

By |August 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

What do you get when you cross hundreds of macho tank top guys, disgusting street food, broken glass, and giant speakers? Vucciria. Palermo may be all beautiful cathedrals [...]

208, 2016
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The Subtle Snorer

By |August 2nd, 2016|Hostels, Italy|

By and large, I’ve had tremendous luck with hostel roommates (most notably in Milan with a trio of British bicyclists who pranced inside, moist and Spandex-ed, and proceeded [...]

108, 2016
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I Killed a Chicken with My Own Two Hands, Pt. 1

By |August 1st, 2016|Culture, Food, Vietnam|

When I was in kindergarten my class put on a weird musical production of the Yellow Submarine in which we all dressed up as sea [...]

2907, 2016
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The 8 Types of Guys Who Will Hit on You in Hawaii

By |July 29th, 2016|Culture, Dating, Hawaii|

In Waikiki, there are more honeymooners than hotel rooms, so love is definitely in the air. And on the beach. And...behind that rustling bush? Gross. [...]

2707, 2016
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Ritter, Happier, More Productive

By |July 27th, 2016|Food, Germany|

Judging from my Twitter feed, most of my friends back home have spent the past month wandering around public parks, dodging real pigeons in search of virtual Pidgeots. [...]

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. [...]