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Day 56

Day 56: I Miss Late-Night Hang-Outs

Day 56: Late-Night Gas Station Shop
For a lot of my teens and early 20s, I lived a nocturnal life, taking in the quiet atmosphere the night presented and using it to my advantage. I used to write songs, record music, organize my room, watch movies and — my favorite — catch up with friends. You could do that in… Read more
February 26, 2011 · Continue Reading · 12
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Day 55: Dear Korean BBQ

Day 55: Korean BBQ
Dear Korean BBQ, Where would we be without you? It definitely wouldn’t be a Sydney Travel Tribe event if we didn’t venture on to a late-night chow session of your spicy flavors. Sometimes, it feels almost life-saving. If you asked me what I am eating, I couldn’t tell you (James does all the ordering for us… Read more
February 25, 2011 · Continue Reading · 8
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Day 54: A Sunrise Over Mona Vale Beach, Australia

Day 54: Watching the Sunset
I never really appreciated sunrises or sunsets until I came to Australia where every single day puts me face-to-face with some of the most brilliantly painted skies. It’s hard to imagine what sunsets were like before… back in the Midwest of the USA. Did we even have them? Maybe it’s the different atmospheres, or the… Read more
February 24, 2011 · Continue Reading · 3
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Day 53: Tours for Under 35’s

Day 53: Anonymity
Are tours for under 35’s a good thing, or are they all about getting trashed and hooking up? That, my blog reading friends, is the question. Usually, my internal joy for being independent on all accounts, especially when I travel, makes it hard for me to sign up for tours. I have huge issues with tossing out… Read more
February 23, 2011 · Continue Reading · 20
Day 49: Friday Night Movie

Day 49: Friday Writing Round-up!

Day 49: Friday Night Movie Date
Alright dudes, I’ll keep this short and simple. It’s Friday night (or Saturday morning for us in Oz); I’ve got stuff to do, and I’m sure you do, too, so why write up something new when I have plenty of fun little goodies for you to enjoy already done? In the past few weeks,… Read more
February 19, 2011 · Continue Reading · 0
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Day 46: Teaching English in Ukraine – How I Got My Teaching Gig in Kiev

Day 46: Sportin' My Teacher Look
I get quite a few emails asking me about how I got my job teaching English in Ukraine, so now is as good a time as ever to divulge my lovely bits of insider information. If you happen to be one of those interested in an extended immersion into this former Soviet country,… Read more
February 15, 2011 · Continue Reading · 26
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Day 45: Vodkatrain – A Passion for Vodka, Travel & the Former Soviet Union

Day 45: Happy Valentine's Day!
What is it about former Soviet countries that sucks me in? I haven’t quite figured it out, but something about these somewhat stark areas makes me want to get up, book a ticket and try to deal with all the red tape involved in actually getting there. I rediscovered this unique passion just the other Read more
February 14, 2011 · Continue Reading · 25

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