Scandinavia Trip: Day Six — Seven

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I braved the cold breeze (okay breeze is being kind) and headed into central Gothenburg and began by getting a svelte haircut in a shop on one of the city’s fashionable pedestrian-only streets. With a few pounds of hair missing from my head, I made my way through downtown and stopped at the Maritime Museum […]

Scandinavia Trip: Day Four — Five

Sunday, June 22, 2008

When I booked my ticket to Tallinn, Estonia, from Stockholm, the agent mentioned something about this particular trip being a Persian-themed party cruise, which I found out later on meant that a large group of people from the Persian community in Scandinavia had planned a special holiday party cruise, complete with a special dining menu […]

Scandinavia Trip: Day Three

Friday, June 20, 2008

After finally getting some sleep (does eight hours make up for only five hours of sleep in a 48-hour period?) I headed back to Gamla Stan to do get a little video footage which I’d been neglecting to do thus far, and made my way along the island coastline south towards the giant Viking cruise […]

Scandinavia Trip: Day Two

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I convinced my friend Helena, who works as a local travel writer in Stockholm, to skip work and show me around her favorite places around Stockholm. We took one of the open-air boats in the docks next to Gamla Stan and took a ride between the many islands that make up Stockholm. From here we […]

Scandinavia Trip: Day One

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I landed in Stockholm after a short stop in Copenhagen, checked into the hostel, and with a few hours of sleep under my belt ventured into central Stockholm to explore the city. I stumbled upon the main park where the city was setting up a stage and a giant screen for the Sweden v. Russia […]

Scandinavia Trip: Day Zero

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I’m starting my blog for my Scandinavia trip, even though it doesn’t really begin until tomorrow. I’ll by flying out of New York (okay, New Jersey) tonight and arriving in Stockholm, Sweden, tomorrow morning at the cheerful hour of 7 a.m. It’s quite an adventure lugging around a giant backpack on the New York subway […]

Zip Line Adventures On The Slopes Of Osorno Volcano

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Canopy Adventure in Chile By Valerie Martin “I don’t want to do it!” Fara hissed.  The French tourist’s eyes widened with fear as we stood on a wooden platform, 1000 feet above sea level, on the western slope of the Osorno volcano. Glacier-capped Osorno is often referred to as the Chilean Mount Fuji. It’s […]

How To Last A Weekend In London For Under £100

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

London Is Notorious As One Of The Most Expensive Cities To Visit, But With A Little Planning And Some Inside Tips It’s Possible To Have A Good Time There And Not Break The Bank By Jenny Wight A weekend in London for £100? Yeah right. OK, so you’re not going to sleep between Egyptian cotton […]

Memoirs From Macedonia

Monday, June 2, 2008

How the ancient city of Bitola, Macedonia, has preserved its ancient raditions and culture — a rarity in modern Europe By Anna Kosmanovski Many people reach a time in their lives when they feel a need to find out where they came from and to see their countries of affiliation. For many this may be […]

The Magellanic Islands: Traveling To The End Of The World

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Magellanic Islands Provide Some Of The World’s Most Amazing Sights – Getting There’s The Hard Part By Madi Lang Traveling to the Magellanic Islands is literally like traveling to the end of the world. Beginning from the Argentinean province of Tierra del Fuego and continuing to the east and the south, this area of […]

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