in the US

May 2, 2014

We landed in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon having survived an 8 1/2-hour flight from Brussels. We immediately experienced some authentic Philly culture in the form of a gravel-voiced waitress at a nearby diner (“What’ll ya have, sweet-haht“), where we got a quick burger-and-fries fix before sending Farrell back to the airport to fly to Colorado and […]

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GoEuro Travel Trivia

January 24, 2014

This post is sponsored by GoEuro, a new travel planning website that combines searches for all transportation options, along with transparency of any potential hidden or extra costs, to help you plan the trip of your dreams around Europe. From the GoEuro website: “GoEuro came to birth after the extremely overwhelming experience of trying to […]

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Cool Stuff by Cool People

December 12, 2013

Just in case you need a few more gift ideas for awesome people in your life, allow me to make a few suggestions from some of the coolest people I know. Restrepo Leather makes bags, belts, wallets and other leather accessories. The company was started by Robin and Jerry Tolochko, two good friends I knew […]

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the last camera

August 12, 2013

I swear, this is the last one I’ll buy in Kyrgyzstan. Dun duh-duh daaaaaaah: But what a great way to end my Soviet camera purchases, with my dream camera: the Sputnik. A friend and I stopped into an antiques shop that I had previously visited searching for the Sputnik. I wasn’t looking for any more […]

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Things I’d like to do in the States

October 23, 2012

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I will be in the States for three months. I’m a bit hesitant to plan anything about my time back in the states, considering it will be two difficult and entirely unknown stages of my life; hugely-pregnant and caring-for-a-new-newborn. I have no idea what it will be like […]

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my 7 links

September 19, 2011

I had seen this thing popping up on several blogs and assumed I would not get involved due to the fact that I mostly just ramble about life, my cat, and You-said-where-istan. Or I post pictures. But then this lovely lady and fellow travel/photoblogger over at Anywhere But Home decided that I’m worthy of being […]

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video debut

January 19, 2011

We made a video! This is my first attempt at filming and editing, so be kind. We filmed it HD with my Canon 7D, but this country’s internet connection is really slow so the quality had to suffer… a lot. We already have tons of ideas for the next one and a lot of lessons […]

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help choose my wedding ring!

May 16, 2010

One more quick post for today. Farrell and I have narrowed down all of the rings we’ve looked at to two, and I’m looking for some extra help in deciding which one to ultimately choose. We already picked out Farrell’s ring. We’re going for something non-conventional and artsy. I like that both of these rings […]

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Moonstruck chocolate truffles

January 12, 2010

This past Christmas was the second time I was away from my family (yup, I’m still in Baghdad), meaning celebrations had to be improvised. The first time was in 2007 when I decided that I simply could not be bothered to return home after my semester in Jordan, so I went to Thailand by myself […]

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