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" ... if you put virtually any other bird up against an ostrich, the ostrich would win, provided that it didn’t at some point become a battle of wits.

Then the ostrich would lose."

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Okay, where was I before yesterday's digression into the flightless birds of South Africa? Oh, right. I was telling you about the Holy Grail. Arguably one of the most important relics in all of-. OSTRICHES. Err, sorry. Heh. That was weird. The Holy Grail. One of the most important relics in all ...
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"Churros are tubes of dough which are deep fried. This alone would be enough for most humans, but this is the Spanish we are talking about. These are not a people who embrace subtlety."
#travel   #Spain   #Valencia  #Food

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I want to continue talking about the food in Spain, mainly because I've gone insane since coming home and have decided to stop eating carbohydrates. Or, at least, I think I have. I'm not entirely clear what carbohydrates are. I figured it was just bread and pasta and all the other foods that ...
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We encounter snow in Germany, as well as some sunshine, but none of that really matters because OMG I NEED A NAP. 


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I complain about the inclement nature of Seattle in March, but I didn't think twice when we arrived in Bavaria and found that there was still snow on the ground. One morning, when I felt the madness that only jet lag can bring, and found myself bouncing around our hotel room like a hummingbird ...
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We visited the town of Hallstatt, Austria.
It's cute.
How cute?
China made its own copy of the town. 

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We visit #Capri. We do not enjoy it. #Italy #travel #travelblog  

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I know I was supposed to go Capri and love it. That just what people do – they paddle through the Blue Grotto and eat pizza at a cafe and fall in love with the place. But none of that happened during our visit. The grotto was closed on account of weather, and seemingly every cafe and restaurant ...
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I peed in the most wonderful bathroom. And now all other potties pale in comparison. 

#ruinedforlife   #bathrooms   #travel   #southafrica  
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Later, when we talked about that dinner, we spoke with reverence of many things. The sky. The lanterns. The food. But none of these could hold a candle to the bathroom. We could not stop praising that tremendous toilet. That remarkable restroom. That lavish lavatory. That wondrous … wiz palace?
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Today's post is about #penguins. Because penguins. 

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I love how annoyed he looks. Like, “Ugh, I got dressed up for this?” I was in the process of working on a post about the Holy Grail. My family is Catholic, so I figured it was kind of important, because the grail marks the point in time when we all should have started feeling really guilty about ...
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My 7 favorite pre-trip life hacks, and the one thing you should NEVER do before leaving home for an extended stretch. (Bonus: cookies!)

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I'm currently in the panicked state of getting ready for an upcoming trip, knowing that no matter how many times I go over my packing list, I will inevitably forget something until I'm headed towards the airport. There's no avoiding it. In the meantime, I'm doing what I can to make things easier ...
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A while back, the whole family got 23andMe kits for Christmas. Here are our results.

Bottom line? Your family is your family. Regardless of where they, or you, came from. 

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how my brother, mom, and I all got 23andMe kits for Christmas. Today, I wanted to discuss the results of what happened after I spit into a vial and mailed off. But first, I wanted to thank all of you who felt it was necessary to inform me of how cute you think my ...
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“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ” 
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"It had rained once in three years. This was unfathomable to me. I am from Seattle. There is rainwater in my veins." +Rand Fishkin +Wil Reynolds 

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You said you wanted to see the desert. I can't remember where you got the idea, but once you had it, that was it. It's happened plenty of times before – you become singularly focused, you get a particular look on your face, and the only thing left to do is follow you.
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 Rand has been asking me to tell this story for a year. I finally decided to. I am immensely proud of the result. #travel   #longreads  +Rand Fishkin 

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That miserable and storied month of February now over, I am acutely aware of how anxious and unhappy I was throughout. This didn't occur to me while it was happening; only after the trapeze artist is safely on the ground again do you realize you were holding your breath the entire time.
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Sometimes your friend goes to pee and finds out he was being watched the entire time by a female tortoise. 

I mean, it doesn't happen OFTEN, but sometimes it does. 

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When you have a wonderful trip, it is incredibly hard to remember one distinct day, because they all sort of run together in a crazy, cake-fueled haze. At the end of it, you are five pounds heavier and you have on a bathing suit bottom instead of underwear because you wore your last clean pair ...
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