Connecting on the Island of Ios

A few weeks from now, I turn one year closer to 30. It’s a reality that isn’t sitting well with me. At the beginning of the year, I decided I’d spend the summer in Europe, with most of my time spent on the island of Ios in Greece. During the summer months, the island becomes […]

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My Guide to Greek Food

I’ve never really eaten much Greek food. All I ever knew about it was that it has strange names, gyros are really good, and I like Greek salad. I’m currently in Greece visiting the Greek islands, and on this trip I was determined to dig into the local food. So far all my meals have […]

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Bali’s Monkey Temple

One of the popular things to do in Bali is to visit the monkey temple in Ubud. I don’t really know why. It’s nothing amazing and you can’t enter the actual temples but the grounds the area is on are very lovely…and yes, filled with a lot of monkeys. I’m not a huge fan of […]

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The Saturday City: Kuta

After my visit to Bali, I totally saw why so many expats move there. Bali is a beautiful, cheap, and verdant tropical island worthy of everything that is written about it. If it had better Internet and ended those rolling blackouts, I would move there. Except not for Kuta beach. Kuta beach is the tourist […]

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My Favorite Australian Hostels

Building on my post about my favorite New Zealand hostels, it’s time to talk about my favorite hostels in Australia. I’ll continue doing this throughout the year, and at the end of the year, will have a “Best Hostels of 2010” edition. Base St. Kilda (Melbourne) I’ve said in the past that Base is like […]

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Of Americans, Canadians, and Flags

Last week, I had to (unfortunately) wake up early to reserve my bed for the night at the Flying Pig in Amsterdam. While there, I saw a Canadian girl checking out of the hostel. The girl had not one, but TWO Canadian flags on her backpack. As the summer backpacking season begins in Europe, I’m […]

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