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You Dim Sung, You Lose Some (I Know It's Fucking Cheesy but I Couldn't Resist)
This past week, LB and I bought our plane tickets and made our hotel reservations to go to Hong Kong for Spring Break.  I'm so fucking excited I could poop on myself.  Exciting pictures to come.  Stay tuned . . .

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A Short Love Song for Chicago in Pictures
A lot has happened since my last post (which Youtube deleted along with every other non-commercial video, which is the lamest fucking thing I've ever heard of in my entire life), but I digress. Anyway, I got an awesome job teaching rhetoric, writing, and c...

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Tschüss Deutschland! Until We Meet Again!
There's nothing that makes me sadder than saying goodbye to an amazing vacation, but I know there will be new trips in our horizon.  Still, every time I leave Europe, I'm reminded of how much I love it there.  How even though I'm a veganish runner and a hap...

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Finding Bliss Street and Genius Cafés to Pass the TIme
Our last day in Europe back in Berlin was foggy and sad.  Part of this was because we couldn't check into our hotel until 3:00pm and our overnight train from Vienna arrived in Berlin around 8 in the morning.  So, we had no choice but to walk around Unter de...

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The Bittersweetness of Bittersweetness
Our final day in Vienna was bittersweet.  Sweet because we fell in
love with the city.  Sweet because the day was absolutely perfect:  64
degrees and sunny without a drop of rain.  Sweet because the city
acquired complexity when we walked past many of th...

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La Nozze di Jackson e LB
Vienna has become one of my fave cities in all of Europe, which is saying something when you consider that I fucking love Barcelona, Amsterdam + Paris.  But somehow, maybe because it's the city of music + also the city of dreams (i.e., psychoanalysis + the ...

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Taking the Train from Prague to Vienna
While traveling through Europe is usually an all-day thing unless you're going from Paris to Benelux, the truth is, sometimes there's nothing I love better than taking the train and just watching towns and countryside race by the window.  There's nothing I ...

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The Saturation of Prague Charm
Even though LB + I felt under the weather, we only a few days to really explore Prague so we didn't waste any time.  We actually went to bed incredibly early (at least for this fiction writer) and woke up early, had a large Czech breakfast and then we spent...

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A Survey of Mass Transit from Berlin to Prague
Today was a day of continuous travel from Berlin all the way to Prague.  Of course, once we got to Dresden, we couldn't find out connecting train at all on the Abfahrt screen, so I was forced to talk to one of the customer service people in my primitive Ger...

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In the Mitte of Things
I've always been slightly fascinated with East Germany, but only as a historical tourist.  No real commitment, no endless research or anything like that, but after reading some books on World War II, watching The Lives of Others and spending a long day walk...
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