As promised, I am here in in my "office" at the National, ready to catch you up on the final week of my Italian adventures. (This is my view. I am tucked up in a cozy corner on the third floor) I had a lovely Thanksgiving, if it wasn't exactly traditional. I …
Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy American Thanksgiving!  Its a bit weird, this is the second uniquely American holiday that I have spent in London and I enjoy the personal irony of both July 4th and Thanksgiving basically being celebrations of people telling England to piss off. Friends of mine from the states (co-workers of …
I am on the balcony of my borrowed flat, as happy as a pig in poo.  You know that rare feeling of contentedness that goes deep down into your gut? Yeah...that feeling. Which is good because yesterday was a little fraught. Before I left Florida I pared my bills down to …
Hello my friends! I have made it to Florence! It has been an interesting, and quite frankly exhausting few days. Ernst dropped me off at the train station on Monday, and I had a smooth train ride to Munich. We arrived a few minutes late and they changed the track …
I'm sitting in a small café in downtown Oldenburg, named 'Cupido'. Sylvia and I came here for lunch two weeks ago when I was on the hunt for a proper winter coat. Which I found, by the way..in a thrift store for only 29 Euro. It's a soft, sage green leather …
  As of yesterday, I have been on this mad adventure for four months. And wow, what a ride it has been so far. You name an emotion, and I've felt it. From astonishment, adoration and agony to zany, zealous and zen. Most of the time my psyche has been rockin' …

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