Monthly Archives: May 2008

Weekend by the sea

Nailsea, where Tamara and her fiance Rob live, is a sweet little town outside of Bristol, with an abundance of charity shops. Tamara and Rob have a 250-year-old house with an abnormally large back yard (for England), and in that … Continue reading

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no 170s here…

While taking a London bus to Kirstin’s when we arrived, I saw a sign that said “As of June 1 2008, drinking alcohol will no longer be allowed on public transit”, which of course prompted me to go “You mean … Continue reading

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jolly old

Since I got to England, I’ve felt as if everything is just a little bit off-kilter, like the world has shifted just a few degrees left. Our language is the same and the culture is so similar, but I feel … Continue reading

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last thoughts on Portugal

Things:  – Portugal scores big points with me for the sheer number of dogs it has. So many people have dogs, and so many dogs just hang around on their own, walking the streets, laying on the sidewalk, and no … Continue reading

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mmm…weasels…

We´ve only gone out twice on our Portugal trip. Once, in Lagos, the party town, with folks from the hostel. The night started out with JJ kicking Brian Of The Hostel´s ass at Connect Four:  and me losing miserably at … Continue reading

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Evora

We caught the bus to Evora today, to see Roman ruins and bone chapels and museums and cathedrals. Most of them are closed on Monday. We´re going to take a walking tour tomorrow though, and have someone show us around. Being … Continue reading

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it´s the end of the world as we know it…

We went to the end of the world. It has a bratwurst stand. The very southern-most tip of Portugal is Cape St. Vincent, near the town of Sagres. It looks like the end of the world, with just ocean in … Continue reading

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