Today was the walk through of my new apartment—I now have the keys and am ready to move-in. The moving truck will appear Monday around noon with all my shit, so whilst I am not technically homeless, I am still practically homeless.
I spent last night in Berlin—after landing in Berlin early, I headed to [...]
As a part of work, I do my best to maintain relationships with people and organizations relevant to what I do, which brought me to Cheltenham, UK.
By happy coincidence, this trip to Cheltenham has coincided with the 2008 The Times Literature festival—something I was unaware of as I started my search for a hotel. [...]
Whenever I’m in Britain, I always feel like something slightly off.
I spent last night at the Holiday Inn Bristol Filton, a hotel located somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the vicinity of Bristol.
It’s the kind of hotel with a “pillow menu”.
That didn’t stop them from being British, [...]
Event: A previous guest or hotel employee set up the television in my guest room, room 107, to automatically turn on at 05:00.
Discovery: 05:00, when TV turns on while I was sleeping.
Desired/Expected Response From Hotel Clerk:
Me: The television in my room turned on at 5 this morning while I was [...]
I’m pissed tonight—in both the British and American senses of the word.
First the British sense: I had a beer in the hotel lobby whilst checking my email. And then I had a beer at the bar. This is enough to make me pretty tipsy.
Secondly: The bar I went to had FIVE people, counting [...]
I’m now in Paris for a few days—the first time I have ever spent more than 22 hours in the city.
I took the RER down from CDG to Paris; after exiting the train and going up the stairs I passed a young couple snogging in the station. A closer couple with clothing you could [...]
So, I am back from my trip to México, and since I did not explicitly state where I went before (México is a big country), it is time to reveal actual destination.
I went with my two amigos, Jay and Murph—arriving separately in México’s second largest city last Saturday. I was supposed to arrive [...]
I just got back to my hotel (a good one) from my afternoon and evening of fun.
The afternoon was a presentation about a book that I was involved with from beginning to end—and by involved with, I can assure you that I was the only person to have read this book from start to [...]
Let’s just say, my trip from Portland to Brussels was great, until I got to Brussels, and then things went downhill rapidly—from the instant the plane parked.
After having put a temporary fix on the problem, I took a nap and woke up feeling somewhat refreshed and in need of entertainment. I grabbed Brussels’ tri-lingual [...]
This isn’t my first visit to Portland, but it’s the first time I’ve been here and been in the right part of town.
As you may (or may not) recall, I’m staying at the Ace Hotel in Portland, which, in addition to having “European Style” rooms, is exactly one block south of the world famous [...]