Monthly Archives: April 2013

Horse Country

A few days ago, I took a trail I’ve never seen before (it’s spring here in Sweden, and bare trees mean exposed paths). This particular path ended up threading between the local horse track and hockey rink, all part of … Continue reading

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A Tourist at Home

Now that we are home from our round-the-world travels, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about maintaining a tourist’s viewpoint. I am trying to preserve that feeling of wonder, and the relaxed feeling of having time to look — at … Continue reading

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Travel advisories, part II (another installment of taking my advice, as I’m not using it)

If you talked to me a few months ago, you might recall my saying something about the flooding in our slightly skanky basement apartment in Brisbane, during the city’s first cyclone/hurricane storm warnings ever.  Or maybe I mentioned the low … Continue reading

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Travel advisories (or: take my advice, I’m not using it)

When I travel, I expect to spend money. But I also try not to spend too much, or to be surprised by unfortunate, unseen expenses.  Sometimes, it’s hard to forecast what could go wrong. For our trip to Brisbane, we … Continue reading

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Homecoming | Hem igen

“And it’s good to be here… ” –Digable Planets, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) I found myself singing this song as I buttered my toast yesterday morning, standing in our kitchen with the Stockholm spring sunlight streaming in … Continue reading

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