Shout out

I wanna give a shout-out to my family. They’re keeping an eye on my place while I’m away and e-mailing me updates from home. They’re also taking care of some small chores for me, and it’s making my trip a lot easier. Thanks, y’all! Peace out.

Taking the Stena HSS Discovery from Harwich, England, to Hoek von Holland

I’m now aboard the Stena HSS Discovery. This is weird. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but it’s like a floating Las Vegas casino. Okay, maybe an off-Strip one, but you get the idea. There are movie theaters showing first-run movies, bars, restaurants, cafes, and casino games.

Sunburn after three days in a place called Iceland, Blue Lagoon

It’s hard to believe I would have a sunburn after spending three days in a place called Iceland, especially after all the rain I’ve told you about, but I managed to burn my face a bit while I was at the Blue Lagoon today. However, the burn is hardly noticeable, because I haven’t shaven since … Continue reading Sunburn after three days in a place called Iceland, Blue Lagoon

I’m still in Reykjavik, Iceland, and it’s still raining

It’s been raining since about eight hours after I arrived in Reykjavik Monday morning, and it’s still coming down. The forecast is that it will end tomorrow morning. Just in time for me to leave. Somehow I managed to stay dry again last night. Perhaps I remember more from Boy Scouts than I realize.

First glance at Iceland

The flight to Iceland was uneventful. The international airport in Keflavik is small but seems very modern, although the lack of a jetway was surprising. I was through immigration control in a few minutes, and I arrived at the baggage carousel at the same time my bag did. I don’t think it took more than 15 minutes from leaving the plane to leaving the terminal.

Preparing for my summer fun in Europe

In my recent posts, I’ve hinted I’m doing some traveling this summer. I won’t leave you in the dark any longer. In the next couple weeks, I’m leaving for a month-and-a-half-long backpacking trip through Europe. Yes, Europe again. Yes, I have the bug, and I have it bad. On my way to Europe, I’m spending … Continue reading Preparing for my summer fun in Europe

Feedback from a correspondent about Odyssea in Montpellier

Many of you know I lived in Montpellier, France, for about a year. I loved being there, and I had a great experience studying there. From time to time, I’m asked to provide a reference to prospective students of the school where I studied, and I’m always happy to do so. Last summer, a young woman called me out of the blue, and we spent a half-hour or so on the phone talking about Montpellier.

Letter from … Hungary?

Okay, I’m not really in Hungary. I’m sitting by the pool at my parents’ house in Phoenix, and I’ve been home from Europe for over two weeks. I thought I’d send one last letter to wrap up what went on for the last week of my trip. Hungary was a last minute addition to my … Continue reading Letter from … Hungary?

Letter from Stuttgart

It’s early afternoon, Monday, October 4, and I’m starting this letter in the train station at Karlsruhe, Germany. I came here from Baden-Baden this morning, where I spent the weekend recovering from two weeks of getting up early for class, spending many afternoons at the beach, and staying up too late almost every night. In … Continue reading Letter from Stuttgart