And this isn’t the hard part yet!

Have you ever been in a situation, where you have so much to say, that you don’t know where to start? I’ve been sitting here for 3 minutes, looking at a blank page and trying to organize my thoughts. “sitting here” Maybe that’s a good place to start. I’m in a rather dark, very dusty …

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Rest day before we start

Just hangin’ out at the hotel today. It’s good to take it easy and get some rest, but I’m a bit afraid it’s making me inefficient. I should be testing equipment & stuff. It’s really hot, though, and lack of a clear program kind of lulls me into complacency. So I’m netflixing (downloaded episodes, of …

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The Cannes Film Festival

What were you like as a kid?  Do you remember your struggles, trials and tribulations as you tackled life and the whole arduous growing-up process?  Can you recognize the person you are now, as a response and result of who you were then – shaped and refined and redefined by your experiences and your approach …

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Japan (for beginners)

The chef and the hostess both followed us out to the street – in subzero temperatures – as they continued fervently thanking us and bowing deeply as we hastened off in the direction of the nearest bus stop.  We chuckled as we rushed through the frozen city, amused and amazed by our Japanese experience.  It’s …

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The little road trip that wasn’t

Learning from my mistakes, day 2 in Copenhagen found me: power napping in the gardens of a castle, drinking a cider next to a canal and watching the world go by, wandering and wandering through the city streets, and reading my book in the sun.  Okay, I also toured said castle (Rosenborg), which was filled …

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One night in Copenhagen (and one more to go)

One of the reasons we travel is to learn about the world.  The other reason is to learn about ourselves.  Or be reminded, as the case may be - and certainly is for me on this trip to Copenhagen.  Faced with a week on my own, I decided on a whim that a quick trip …

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First impressions

Friendly, welcoming, warm, beautiful, accommodating, helpful, pleasant, succulent.  Does it sound just a bit like I’m newly in love?  I’ve arrived in Mendoza, Argentina. And those are the first words that come to mind as I start to describe my impressions.  Especially given the incredible lunch from which I’ve just returned – escaping the heat …

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Time in airports and the luggage quandary

It really shouldn't take 31 hours to travel from Stuttgart, Germany to Mendoza, Argentina. And two large pieces of luggage should not be required for a single person. Furthermore, seasoned travelers should not make novice mistakes. So the fact that I sit here with way too much luggage, no storage or early check-in options - …

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