Travels Through Norway

Growing up, stories about Norway and Germany were scattered throughout our family holidays and gatherings. Whether it’d be my dad recounting stories from the summer he spent with his father, Magnus, on the family farm in Norway, my great Tante Liselotte telling me stories about her and my grandmother Millie’s childhood in Germany, or my…

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Cologne, Amsterdam, & Bruges,

  Now, before I left off I do believe we were about to enter into the magical chocolate museum of Cologne. Cologne/Koeln/Köln (to the unexperienced, such a diversity of spelling may be confusing at train stations, “We’re supposed to be going to Cologne, where the heck is Köln?!” But again, that only happens to the…

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Troubles and the Alpine Heights

Sitting on the floor in the basement luggage room of the hostel surrounded by my packing cubes, I wonder how this could’ve happened. “It wasn’t there” said Kathryn. Shit. Not in the kitchen, but then again I knew it wouldn’t be there to begin with. She sits down next to me. I’m looking at the…

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Testing Murphy’s Law and Silver Linings

Testing Murphy’s Law and Silver Linings Murphy’s law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. While I at first thought that this “Murphy” was some sort of physicist/scientist, after a bit of research though (aka wikipedia) turns out he was a cartoon used to teach marines preparation tactics during the 1950’s. while…

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Footloose and Fancy Free:Gallivanting Adventures

Hello Dear Friends! I am most definitely not in Bristol anymore Toto (nor, for that matter, in Africa). No no, I have gone South; and not a moment too soon. I have been looking into the weather conditions crowding over the UK right now, and believe you me, I am happy to be away from the…

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A Mad Tea Party

  I have found that living in England has made me come to love different aspects of America all the more. Also, I think I am writing from a bit of an odd frame of mind since there is a giant burning light in the sky whose overwhelming effervescence blinds me and scorches my skin.…

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Greece

            Greece, Greece, Greece, what have we been doing in Greece? Well, first of all, we have been eating. We have been eating baklava, moussaka, eggplant cooked 100 different ways, lamb, pork, chicken, beef, tomatoes, cucumbers, heavenly olive oil, feta cheese, cheese puff pastries, various varieties of bread, cakes, brownies, gelato,…

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Turkey

  It is wonderful to be in Greece. Turkey had its moments of fun, but overall, thus far, I much prefer Greece. Granted my perspective is probably highly biased because, for most of my time in Turkey, I was utterly exhausted.             We arrived in Turkey around 12am after having left JUC (Jerusalem University College)…

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