Trips Away From Home

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Köln — 2015

Published on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Sometimes you visit a city halfway around the world with an itinerary of historic and cultural sites to visit, but a simple conversation is what impresses you most. This trip's conversation happened to be with a girl selling artisanal licorice. Soaked In early September, I passed an abbreviated weekend with a colleague in Köln ahead of three days of business meetings. We mainly spent our time traveling Jacob style -- walking everywhere, eating cheap food (in Deutschland, this would be blessed,...

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Edinburgh - 2015

Published on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Surprisingly, at least in my opinion, we were able to get a train traveling directly through Oxenholme to Edinburgh. We hopped on the Transpennine Express and headed northeast. July 8 - Wednesday Arrival in Edinburgh and Hike of Arthur's Seat We arrived at Waverly Station in the early evening. On account of my complete and utter lack of research on Edinburgh, I did not realize that Bridge Street was actually elevated quite above the area of the train station (which is basically in a pit off to ...

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Lakes District - 2015

Published on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

This is the second article in a three part series about the trip Mom and I took to the UK. After our visit to London [], we headed to the Lake District [] to take in a little natural beauty. July 6 - Monday Trip to Windermere Our speedy Virgin Train arrived at Oxenholme Station on Monday afternoon. From this station, one can take a short train to Windermere Station, Windermere being one of the principle towns in th...

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London - 2015

Published on Monday, July 27th, 2015

UK Trip 2015 I just wanted to sort of "journal" some of the highlights and events from my recent trip with my mom to the United Kingdom Da duh duh duh ... da duh duh duh duh duh! []. I will do this in three posts in chronological order of my trip. First we stopped in London, where I had been twice. Then, we ventured into new territory for me, the Lakes District in Northwest England, and Edinburgh, Scotland. I hope you will enjoy some of the pictures tha...

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Wrapping it Up in Buenos Aires - March 20-23

Published on Friday, April 12th, 2013

March 20 Terry and I arrived in Buenos Aires late Wednesday morning. Since we still weren't that well situated or prepared with any plans, we decided to back-pack our way to our hostel, Mansion Junin. The Hostel was an old European style building with several floors. First we walked through a crowded market (which we were later told was dangerous) and bought a street choripan. I would risk any danger for the high quality choripan I ate there. Then we crossed the famous Avenida 9 de Julio. This i...