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Theory: Reverse Napoleon Complex

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Height. It’s perhaps the most easily recognized physical characteristic and as a result intimately tied to our development, self perception and cultural presence. As a tall individual…6’4″ (193cm)… I have always been self conscious. From movie theatres to the dance floor my height has always played a role in my comfort level, position choice and sense of self. There is ...

Europe

An American in Europe

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As I prepared to leave for Europe a lot of people had questions about the trip. After “Have you seen the movie Hostel? Aren’t you scared!”…the second most common question had to do with how I felt and what I expected given the current political and social tensions between the US and Europe.

We have all heard the travel horror ...

Hosteling

Athens Part II & The End

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Feeling lazy? Listen to this post instead:

Audio blog of this post

When I left off last time I noted that the evening’s plan was to check out the hostel bar before a night out on the town. As it turned out that’s just what happened, only it was just the beggining. We started at the hostle bar and quickly ...

Europe

Athens Part I

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Audio Transcript: Athens Part I

The ferry sucked, it smelled bad, I got one hour of sleep and was thrilled to get off when we pulled into port about 15 minutes before dawn. I could go on for a number of lines… but for the sanity of all involved…We disembarked, looked at our guide book ...

Hosteling

Chania Part I & New Photos!

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First – I’ve uploaded a number of new photos. You can access them in the following Albums:

Album I, Album II, Album III, Album IV, Album V, Album VI.

We awoke around 11 am, made our way down to the bus station and caught the bus to Chania, one of the larger cities in Crete and a former Venetian port. ...