It Was Supposed To Be So Easy

02.08.2010 in Uncategorized

We are in Istanbul, at the doorstep of Asia, and we are temporarily stuck… do not leave Europe, do not pass go, do not collect $200. No, we are not in jail (to follow the rest of the Monopoly analogy), but the supposedly “easy” European…


Meandering Along The Mediterranean Coast

01.05.2000 in Culture, Locale

After sleeping on the streets of Barcelona we have been much more thankful for our 1 star hotel rooms. We left Barcelona on a night train headed for Nice, France. We had to change trains in Cerbere, which we still aren’t sure if it is…

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Molestado en Madrid

05.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

It was Kim’s idea to trade off days in the journal, but she hasn’t felt like writing so I will fill in the last few days. Monday saw more of Orléans and also a train ride to Blois. There was a castle there, but not…

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Not So New Orléans

02.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

We finished exploring the Louvre on Saturday and saw some amazing Egyptian artifacts. Some of it dating back to the beginning of recorded history, pretty cool! The l’Orangerie turned out to be closed (for the next two years) so we went to Sainte Chappelle and…

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Finding Web Bar

01.04.2000 in Culture, Locale

Yesterday we set off in search of an internet cafe to email home, but we couldn’t find it. We thought it was a place called “W3 Computer” but they just sold parts and said they didn’t know where “Web Bar” was (turns out it was…

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The Treading Of Versailles

30.03.2000 in Culture, Locale

Yesterday’s “splorin” brought us upon the Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame was truly amazing both inside and out, especially the view from the towers – c’est magnifique! We met Sacha and Michel at a small bar in the old artists’ quarter of…

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Getting Lost In Paris

29.03.2000 in Culture, Locale

After about four hours of flight delays and a two hour shuttle ride with three different drivers, of which only one knew how to get around the city, we finally arrived at our hotel in the Jewish quarter of Paris last night at about 7:30….

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