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Entries Tagged as 'holidays'

Quite a year

October 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s been a pretty big year since my last blog post. Traveled to Santa Barbara (saw Dana and Carolyn) and Tokyo, bought a new house next to Kitty-Kat, decent summer including an injury-free season with the ‘Shrikes, went to Idaho for Grandma’s 90th (plus 1/2) birthday, managed to get to north of the Brooks Range […]

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Tags: Alaska · blog · Fairbanks · Friends · holidays · Life · Travel

Winter Holiday in Kauai

January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

No doubt it has been a long while since I have blogged, but I have decided to start up again as one of my New Year’s resolutions. Last year was the first year that I had not taken a winter holiday in a long time – or at least been somewhere new and different, if […]

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Tags: holidays · New Years · Travel

Turning 40 in Pearl Lagoon

January 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

I guess I have to admit it, although I do not want to, that I am now 40 years old. The 40th one is one I think I will remember for quite a while though. After leaving La Fortuna, we traveled north back into Nicaragua to Pearl Lagoon. The travel was quite long as the […]

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Tags: holidays · Life · Nicaragua · Travel

The funny and the not so funny

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

Merry Christmas from La Fortuna, Costa Rica! The past week has been at times quite funny and at times quite strange and stressful. First the funny. Last week, I sent a package to Alaska that cost 572 (Nicaraguan). I completely overwhelmed the system. Using stamps, the post office lady started with the lowest dominination (0.25) […]

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Tags: holidays · Life

Quick trip to Istanbul

September 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Following Edward to his European layovers, I found myself in Istanbul this past weekend. Ed is on his way to a couple of the *-istan countries to study a bit of language and exploring a bit over the next 5 or so weeks. We also met up with Ela, a friend that I met playing […]

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Tags: Friends · holidays · Life · Travel

A week of contrasts

May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Last week, my friend Mareike (engineer I met on Svalbard last summer) and I spent a week wandering around Romania. Romania is situated in the far east of Europe bordering on the Black Sea. It is a country that underwent a bloody revolution in 1989 and is appears to be building its way back out […]

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Tags: Friends · holidays · Travel

European Hopping – Easter weekend in Zürich

March 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last weekend I spent the long (4 day) Easter weekend in Zürich, Switzerland with Ryan, Hil, and Sophie. Yep, two weekends in a row hanging out with these guys. I am pretty lucky. Two great weekends back-to-back! I arrived early Friday morning (after a late night out with Konni watching the Blue Man Group in […]

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Tags: Friends · holidays · Life

Beach ultimate in Barcelona

March 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Last weekend, I met up with Ryan, Hil, and Sophie in Barcelona to play some beach ultimate frisbee with Strange Blue (from Cambridge, England). I had a fantastic weekend! By far the best I have had in a very long time. It was a great weekend that was good for my soul. Getting to Barcelona […]

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Tags: Friends · holidays · Life · Ultimate Frisbee