November 2009

Quickie: Estonian Artist space, SooSoo

November 25, 2009

SooSoo is a great little gallery and design shop tucked away on the outer edges of Tallinn. In addition to the usual design shop items that you can find everywhere around the world (think UglyDoll, light up furniture, etc), they also had a great collection of locally and regionally designed goods. I thought the knitwear […]

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Quickie: Basque Design Treasure found

November 25, 2009

In addition to there beautiful country and delicious food, the Basque have a rich tradition in symbolism. You often see older buildings and pathways marked with various patterns and icons. When we were at the Fete du Piment in Espelette, I was blown away by a local artisan company that takes these traditional designs and […]

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In Photos: Tallinn, Estonia

November 25, 2009

Tallinn seems to have a couple of faces. On one hand, the city center is often compared to Disneyland – there are a number of Medieval restaurants complete with employees dressed in period costumes (however the buildings are genuine Medieval period construction). On the other hand, Estonia was occupied by both the Russians and the […]

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Conversion Rates

November 24, 2009

The fact that most of the EU is on the Euro makes traveling from country to country a breeze as far as money is concerned, but not everyone  uses the same money yet.  Here are a few of the currencies that we’ve been buying in as we travel and their current exchange rates (locked in […]

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English Lessons

November 12, 2009

While trekking through Spain we spent one night in the small town of Najara. Wandering around the city we came across the local library and decided to take a look. It was your basic small-but-nice library, relatively forgettable except for the series of BBC English language books we found. Our Spanish was (is) terrible and […]

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Somos Peregrinos: Walking El Camino de Santiago (Part 2)

November 11, 2009

part one of the walk is here Day 4: Pamplona to Puente la Reina 25 km – 15.5 mi Before leaving Pamplona, we realized that we had neglected to visit La Plaza del Toros, Pamplona’s famous bull ring and the final destination for the running of the bulls. Going all the way to Pamplona and not at […]

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