Asia – On Route (Day 0)

February 14, 2012 We’re in Japan!…for the next 2.5 hours. The 12 hour flight from LAX to NRT went by quickly. An instant 6 hours of passed out deep sleep, followed by 1 hour of groggily staring at a silent tv screen too lazy to put in ear buds, followed by 5 hours of reading [...]

Next Chapter: Traveling the World

Though I’ve lost track of what chapter on life I’m on right now, it’s about time to revive this blog. It was a place to learn the WordPress platform back in [checking old posts now]…April 2009. Then template into a section of a website I created one summer for kicks. And then a place to [...]

Snow Plow

I was looking for some change in life, and guess life decided to hand me some sugar and spice. Here we go… “Snowboarding! You should come!!!” I’m wishy washy with some decisions, which included this one. Not because I don’t want to go snowboarding. More of because it’s far, it’s relatively last minute (on my [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Waking up for Normandie (Day 55)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 I woke up randomly at 5am this morning and I thought about going downstairs to see if the noises I could hear were the guys hanging out downstairs, or perhaps I could go up on the roof to catch a Parisian sunrise. But I was too lazy to get up on [...]

Easter Sunday in Innsbruck, Austria (Day 31)

Sunday, April 4, 2010 Innsbruck Highlights: Easter Sunday Service (in German) at St. Jakob Train from Innsbruck to Geneva, Switzerland I can now say that I saw a Catholic Easter Sunday Service in all German. It was a beautiful cathedral. The choir’s songs filled every crack with a beautiful symphony. I didn’t understand a single [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Stuck in Innsbruck (Day 30)

Saturday, April 3, 2010 Innsbruck Highlights: Swarovski Crystalwelten Cable Car up Mountain to SNOW Missed train to Zurich Decided to stay in Innsbruck one more night at Nepomuk’s Sightseeing Bus tour around Innsbruck (last bus) Meeting new roommates at hostel from Ireland/London Watching King Pin with new Roommates Mausefalle Discotheque So thinking I could cram [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Figuring out Innsbruck (Day 29)

Friday, April 2, 2010 Innsbruck Highlights: Innsbruck Wireless (maybe 5,90 euro for 3 hours total is not too bad, but Mc Donalds has free wi-fi instead) Innsbruck Card – Free access to all museums, one round trip on each cable car, and access to public transportation Hofgarten – Grab a beer and some snacks and [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Side Trip to Innsbruck, Austria (Day 28)

Thursday, April 1, 2010 Venetian Highlights: Sunrise near San Marcos Square Transport Highlights: Snow in Brenner Stazione, Italy Innsbruck Highlights: Finding Nepomuk’s Hostel/Hotel Bed & Breakfast I had set an alarm this morning for if I wanted to wake up at some unruly hour and take vaporetto #1 down and back through the Grand Canal [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Lost in Venetian Allure (Day 27)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Venetian Highlights: Murano Island – Known for their glass-work (look to go into a glass factory area for free) St. Michele’s Cemetery Island – No more room on the island for the dead unless it was reserved looong ago Rialto Bridge Mercato – Fresh fruit and veggie market San Marcos – [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – The Grand Canal in Venizia (Day 26)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Now it seems like I don’t do anything but blog! But that’s not all true. I have arrived in Venice, Italy. Because I had read some about the city before arriving, I knew what not to expect (as well as to do what I normally do…which is to expect nothing) and [...]