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peekshurs [Apr. 30th, 2014|09:07 am]
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Completely forgot to include pics in the last post. I think most if not all of you on LJ also follow me on Facebook, but I do have a few friends not on FB, so I put about 200 photos up on Flickr. I did not take a whole lot of (or very good) photos in a few places, since I was more interested in hanging out with my friends, to the point that when it was time to leave Söderhamn, I realized I had taken NO pictures there (except a couple of the people I was with), and since I had to walk across town to the train station anyway, I left about an hour earlier than necessary just so I could take a few on the way.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eidales/sets/
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MapCrunch [Jan. 27th, 2013|09:54 am]
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Apropos of all my Places I Want To Go posts, I discovered Mapcrunch, which gives you a random Google Street View somewhere in the world. You can change the options to a particular continent or even a particular country, and you can putter up and down the streets as far as you'd like. You can also save images, and there's a gallery of daily images submitted by users. The randomizing algorithim needs a little bit of work, as it frequently brings up the same regions in a selection of 50-100 pictures, but it's still an amazing waste of time. I've fallen a little in love with Botswana from this site, which is not a place that previously registered very high on the list of places I want to go.

There are so many beautiful places in the world, and I regret that I don't have the money, let alone the time, to see it all.
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84. Pyrenees Mountains [Sep. 7th, 2012|01:19 am]
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83. Wadi Rum, Jordan [Feb. 6th, 2012|02:58 pm]
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, yo! (well, okay, Petra's about an hour and a half away, but close enough!)



Unearthly beauty:






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82. Svalbard [Jan. 28th, 2012|09:25 pm]
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Winter has been nonexistent this year. It doesn't get particularly cold here, but it usually hangs out in the 40s and low 50s for a couple of months with lows in the 30s, and spring usually has a pretty good foothold by the middle of March. Instead, we've had a few chilly nights and *one* day that qualified as jeezitscold - beyond that, it's been positively balmy, in the 50s and 60s with the occasional thunderstorm. It's like early April around here - all month long.

Being a yankee born and bred, I like the *idea* of 60 degrees in midwinter, but the reality is that I am still psychologically geared for cold, and without at least two or three weeks of brisk, cheek-reddening, thigh-numbing winter, I just don't feel right.

As such, this seems like a pretty good idea for a week or two right about now:



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81. Belize [Jan. 14th, 2012|09:23 pm]
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The subject of the Peace Corps came up one day when I was ruminating on the possibilities of living overseas. I had been thinking more along the lines of western Europe, whereas the PC focuses mostly on developing nations - Central America, Africa, etc, but the idea had potential, since it was a limited time frame in which airfare and training and a stipend was provided (the biggest difficulties in moving to Europe being cost of getting there and getting a job). I brought it up to my aunt at dinner the following week - she's with the Red Cross and is occasionally dispatched to disaster zones (including 9/11), and naturally she thought this was a fabulous idea.

The very next day, I was at work and helping out in the copy center, and a woman brought a file to be printed and coilbound - a file which just happened to be the final newsletter for her Peace Corps group that had returned from Belize two days earlier. I asked her a ton of questions.

If I end up doing something like this, it won't be for several years - it's a two year stint and I can't leave my cats. I could potentially do something with Imp, but I can't leave Calpurnia, who will be 14 in a couple of weeks.

Nor would it necessarily be Belize, but it's a convenient location for exploring ideas! Mayan ruins, mmmm. (if only to thumb my nose at them for all the 2012 nonsense!)






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80. Huatulco, Mexico [Dec. 16th, 2011|10:25 am]
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I submitted an essay to a travel writing contest. Grand prize winner gets 7 nights here. I normally turn my nose up at the idea of going to *resorts* in foreign countries, but hey, if it's on their dime, why the hell not. (I think I'd have to pay for the airfare, but I can handle that!)



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79. German Christmas Markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) [Nov. 29th, 2011|07:20 pm]
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Lucky Tessa.

I've never been to Europe at Christmastime, but I do possess an authentic German-made nutcracker - a touristy little thing, but German nonetheless.


(Nuremberg)


(Bremen)


(Monschau)


(Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
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78. Helsinki, Finland [Nov. 9th, 2011|09:55 am]
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This was going to be my previous post, but I got distracted by nifty bridge. I have an open invitation to visit Helsinki and stay with a couple friends (Aki and his girlfriend Tini, and if I'm going all the way to Finland, I am totally going to stalk tenze while I'm at it!) From there, I can take the overnight ferry to Stockholm, do my thing, and if the invitation is still open, I can ride with a friend from Gothenburg down to the Netherlands (which is about 14 hours, and then I can see Denmark too, as well as northern Germany).

So. Start in Italy and take the train up, or start in Helsinki. Decisions, decisions.


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77. Storseisundet Bridge, Averøya Norway [Nov. 2nd, 2011|11:33 am]
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Location of the "Most Frightening Bridge Ever:" (I don't know about frightening, but I love bridges, and that's definitely a nifty one.)

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