November 2009

What should we do in Helsinki?

November 10, 2009

Ah the excitement of travel through Eastern Europe. Our original plan was to take a train from Prague to Tallinn, Estonia… until we found that there really aren’t any trains that run through the Baltics. At least not with any regularity and not conveniently connected. The next option was to take a bus, but under […]

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Found: Greatest Beverage Ever

November 10, 2009

In the middle of our Camino walk we took a day off in Pamplona to rest and explore the city. While out and about we wandered into a tiny little antique shop in Pamplona and within 2 minutes had found this gem:

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Netbooks, Google Docs and Travel

November 9, 2009

We brought a laptop with us on this trip. Technically, it’s a netbook; a Dell Inspiron Mini 10, which has been invaluable. If you read travel blogs, some people swear by having a laptop, and others curse the very idea of bringing along a technology when the goal is to escape. We fall somewhere in […]

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Somos Peregrinos: Walking El Camino de Santiago (Part 1)

November 9, 2009

Early on the morning of October 27th, Anjel and I set out to walk El Camino de Santiago for 10 days. Known as Le Chemin de St-Jacques in France (where we started) or simply The Way of St. James, the walk is a traditional Catholic pilgrimage that has been traveled for over a thousand years.

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Historical Context: Language Roots

November 9, 2009

The afternoon before we left London for Amsterdam we realized that it was going to be the last chance for us to conveniently purchase any English literature for the next four months, so we swung by a bookstore and picked up a few books to tide us over (thinking specifically of the 6 internet-less days […]

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Little Help Here: Card Games

November 1, 2009

Anyone have any suggestions for good card games for travellers? We´ve started playing an ongoing game of Gin Rummy, which has been great, but I know there are other good games out there to help pass the time. Cumulative scoring games that can be played a hand or two here and there are great, but […]

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