Monthly Archives: July 2010

Being in Bra

Yes, there is a town in Italy named “Bra”. And apparently, not many people here understand what that word means in English. I am staying here with my mother’s cousin, Eric, and learning about the town, and generally what it … Continue reading

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A Vacation from Travel

I’ve been a lot of places on this journey. They were all places I have never seen before, with the exception of my 20 hour layover in Singapore. Many of those places were in the third world, in diverse climates. … Continue reading

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Buongiorno e Benvenuto alla Saldi!

I left Tunis at 10:30 AM yesterday and had a picturesque flight. Unfortunately, Big Red got a rather large penalty fine for her weight. They only allow 20 kg on Alitalia so I have got to send another box, or … Continue reading

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Historical Sights: the Silver Lining

Today is my last day in Tunisia. I am honestly relieved about that, although guilty about not managing to stay and “tough it out”. After my time on the city metro today, though, my decision seemed pretty good. I walked … Continue reading

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The $50 Compliment | Marines, we are LEAVING.

I need to preface this post by stating truthfully that I have really tried to like Tunisia. Honestly, I have tried. I have been here for two nights and 1.5 days and usually by that time, a place is at … Continue reading

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Last Trip-ol Through Schiphol: A Police and Babysitting Adventure

Today I went through Schiphol for the last time on this journey. Last night I stayed in Amsterdam, too close to the head shops and the red light district for my taste. There was a very nice café attached to … Continue reading

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Majestic Norway: Warmer than you Think

I love this place. I am having a wonderful time here, and I love my new-found family. I feel so well-cared for and so at home here. If it weren’t so expensive and so cold in winter, I might move … Continue reading

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