Category: Travel

Mexico Part 3: Shopping

September 12th, 2011, 1 Comment

The third in my serious about my family’s recent visit to Mexico — see also part 1 and part 2. Shopping in Mexico was probably the thing I was least prepared for. I probably had the biggest wins of the trip shopping, and also the biggest fails (though they weren’t all that significant). It seems […]

Mexico Part 2: Lodging & Family

September 11th, 2011, 12 Comments

As I wrote in part 1, my family and I were in Mexico recently. Today I’ll write about the places we stayed. We spent most of the time in a room we rented in a private home in Guadalajara. My friend Jonathan had found it for us, and it was not too far from his […]

Visiting Purdue

March 5th, 2011, No Comments

Terah went to college at Purdue University, and always enjoyed basketball games there. I’ve not been much of a sports fan, but have enjoyed watching Purdue games with her on TV. Terah has been wanting to see a game in person for awhile, so a couple of weeks ago, we went. It was a really […]

Final comments on our trip to Europe

April 11th, 2010, 5 Comments

I wrote a lot about our trip to Europe here, and I had a few more comments to share. I had a great time there. It was fun to stay with people, and it was also fun to explore cities on our own. I am eager to be able to go back. Communication I’ll admit […]

Face to Face With Destruction

April 7th, 2010, 28 Comments

Seeing these church bells in Lübeck wasn’t easy for me. They melted and fell to the ground after an air raid in 1942, and have been left exactly as they fell. I wasn’t alive in 1942, and even my parents hadn’t yet been born. My grandfather was relocated by the American government because he refused […]

Thougts about the Europe visit: Water

April 4th, 2010, 57 Comments

This is probably the only real “surprising to an American” post I’ll be making, because it was the little thing that was most surprising. And that despite the fact that I had been warned: Don’t expect to get a glass of tap water at a restaurant or café; it’s an unusual request that probably won’t […]

Trip part 7: The Journey Home

March 30th, 2010, 2 Comments

March 21 was a day of sitting. We ate breakfast in our hotel in Prague that morning, which was pretty similar to an American hotel breakfast, save that the rolls contained black olives and that the all-you-can-eat buffet didn’t have people take a new plate on their second time through. Anyhow, we made it to […]

Trip part 6: Prague

March 29th, 2010, 6 Comments

Note: this post written on March 20-21 and posted after our return. (two women looking into the crypt at St. George’s Basilica) We’ve had a good couple of days in Prague. The city definitely feels more, well, foreign than Germany — and that is perhaps accentuated by the fact that I don’t know any Czech […]

Trip part 5: Leipzig

March 28th, 2010, 5 Comments

Note: this post written on March 19 for posting after we return. We arrived at Leipzig — surprisingly — about 5 minutes late on Wednesday morning. My friend Brad was at the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (central stration) to meet us. As we walked through the city with him, he commented that I hadn’t yet tried Currywurst, […]

Trip part 4: Berlin

March 27th, 2010, 8 Comments

Note: this post was written on March 16 and posted after our return home. Also, I took no photos in Berlin, reasoning that I could leave my camera at the hotel so as to not worry about it, since I’m sure there are enough photos of the Brandenburg Gate in the world already. Photos on […]

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