Poker Face

For me, Estonia was a bar in Tartu and 6 hours laying face down on a massage table. I’m serious. I did go to Tallinn, but I really have nothing to say about it other than it’s a city and I had amazing strawberries.  We were looking for some excitement, but it never presented itself.Continue reading “Poker Face”

The Deepest Conversation in a While

  On a run in Norway I had the following conversation: M: so, are you happy? K: I don’t know. I don’t think I am.  M: That is the saddest thing I have heard in a long time.  It’s true. I don’t know if I am happy. It’s not on the table yet, but thereContinue reading “The Deepest Conversation in a While”

Adventures in the Highs and Lows

This was taken from an email I wrote to a friend. I realized that I am not exactly comfortable sharing my lows on this blog. I guess it comes from the idea that I am on this trip and I want to be having fun all the time, and I want my friends and familyContinue reading “Adventures in the Highs and Lows”

This is Morocco Part 2: “How many camels, please?”

This might be more of a rant than anything else, but I can’t help it.  Again, I’ve had a great time here in Morocco, but I could never live here. In the past 25 days I have come to a better understanding of Arab culture, and you know what? It’s not for me. This isContinue reading “This is Morocco Part 2: “How many camels, please?””

Portugal: The Paradise and the Wasteland

The Paradise and the Wasteland My arrival to Portugal was a complete anomaly as far as hitch-hiking goes. This realization came to me as I found myself standing at the exit of a truck stop some 20 kilometers north of Santarem on May 1st. I was in poor spirits. The previous day was about asContinue reading “Portugal: The Paradise and the Wasteland”

The Way

Foreword: I decided sometime during the Camino that I was going to start writing my blog in the first person. I originally started this as something different. I suppose at the time I did not feel as though I truly owned this travel persona that I was inhabiting. But as of now, I have fullyContinue reading “The Way”

A Week in Paris for 50 Euro

Paris is big, old, and full of awesome stuff and awesome people. It also happens to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. It should come as no surprise to anyone that you are on an ultra-low budget during your travels. 7 euro per day might be reasonable in a small country town,Continue reading “A Week in Paris for 50 Euro”

Thoughts on Traveling in the Winter

You just had a meltdown in Starbucks in the city center of Gent. Granted, you captured maybe 2 hours of sleep last night and have been having quite a day mentally battling with yourself. Still, there is no excuse for that shit. And yet, here you are. It began with a walk to a poor hitch-hikingContinue reading “Thoughts on Traveling in the Winter”