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Cape Town: One of my favorite cities on the planet

November was spent going around the world, with my first stop being Cape Town. I had two goals: quality time on the beach and visiting a township.

Both were accomplished: I spent a day at Sandy Bay Beach. Although I’d picked a B&B close to the beach – Chapman’s Peak Bed and Breakfast – […]

Monday, April 20, 2015, has rocked! From the beaches of Samoa…

My sunset for Monday, April 20th.

Since Friday evening, I’ve been off the grid, enjoying myself at the Taufua Beach Fales located in Samoa.

Morning at the Taufua Beach Fales.

Now that it’s evening – Tuesday fast approaching with its onward travel – I want to post a few photos – and remark […]

Vacation Review

My chariot to Lisbon – A TAP Portugal A319, Flight TP 537. Over an hour and a half late.

Before my trip to Lisbon, a few friends asked me to take notes because they are (or are thinking about) going to Lisbon. Unfortunately for them, my plan was to go to the beach and […]

9 kilometers along the Transpraia in Portugal

Transpraia Depot

Sheldon Cooper, PhD would be proud of me today – today was a train day.

I’m continuing to have a fantastic vacation, although I cut today’s beach adventure short because I’m going to have dinner with a friend tonight and I didn’t want to get trapped at the beach fighting impossible traffic.

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Today I am 14,095 days old.

No, it’s not my birthday, but it is an important day for me: My mom was 14,095 days old when she gave birth to me.

Practically speaking, it means that I am, today, exactly half of my Mother’s age.

This weekend I’m in Portugal, specifically Costa da Caparica – a smallish resort city just south […]

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in a nutshell.

Greenwich Cove

Yes, I fully intend on saying everything there is to say about Rhode Island in one lousy blog post.

Just kidding.

I spent three nights in Rhode Island and it’d be impossible for me to tell you everything that I did – honestly, there’s a lot more to Rhode Island than I […]

Tuckered

Wow… it’s 9pm, Sunday night, and I am tuckered out.

It’s been one heck of a fantastic weekend–Friday’s work concluded with dinner at a fantastic restaurant on the edge of Rotterdam. That evening, after I got home, I went to bed–and I must have crashed hard, because I did not hear the SMS that I […]

Lessons Learned

I am in Germany, back from Beach City, Turkey, where it was boiling hot, until about four hours before I left. Doh!

Make no mistake: the wedding was fantastic. I have no complaints about the wedding. It was a beautiful affair with the mayor administering the rites quickly after the starters and before the main […]

Where the sun don’t shine…

Sorry about my absence the past couple of days.

Yesterday was one of Portugal’s three annual Independence Days and I opted to show my solidarity with the Portuguese People by joining in the massive traffic-jam crossing the 25th of April Bridge, the massive traffic jam on the IC-20, the massive traffic jam on road that […]

I’m almost blond!

Three afternoons on the beach wearing sunscreen has meant that I’ve avoided getting burned, but my hair is a different story.

I noticed after getting back from the beach this afternoon that it’s noticeably lighter in color—a far lighter brown than I normally see when I look in the mirror. At the rate I’m going […]