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killer flies of Sweden

killer flies of Sweden

Posted from Gryttjom, Uppsala County, Sweden. First came the mosquitoes. I’m not gonna lie, I’m fairly used to these inconvenient blood-suckers having grown up in Canada. But the mosquitoes in Sweden are like some hybrid ninja-hulk mosquitoes. They’re huge and they’re vicious. So when one of these decides to come buzzing in your face while […]

making Queenstown a home

making Queenstown a home

Posted from Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand. After two weeks in Queenstown I have seen very little and gotten barely acquainted with the little town I have come to know as home. Work, as it’s turning out, has been consuming a lot of my time. I’m not terribly bothered by this, though. I need the money, […]

Vector Festival and packing

Vector Festival and packing

Posted from Saint-Rémy, Burgandy, France. Sometimes I think I’m a work-a-holic. I know there’s a few people right now laughing, perhaps gfawing at this idea, seeing as I’ve been traveling for six months, but let me explain. When it comes to work I will work until my fingers bleed. I will work until the skin […]

Midsommar boogie

Midsommar boogie

Posted from Halmstad, Halland County, Sweden. There’s probably no place better in the world to be than in Sweden for Midsommar. To the Swedes this holiday, which lies in and around the summer solstice, is more important than Christmas and New Years. At least that’s the gist I got. People have the day off work. […]

And what if the stars change?

And what if the stars change?

Posted from Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand. Orion is upside down. I only noticed that the other day. When I saw it I had to think logically about why it was upside down to me, and after a few minutes I understood. Other than that, the sky is fairly normal here, but it doesn’t prevent some […]

Christmas in the sun

Christmas in the sun

Posted from Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand. I awoke Christmas morning without any presents to unwrap and didn’t bother me one bit. I had 20 minutes to get dressed before our lift to the day’s festivities arrived and, of course, I forgot to bring my togs – that’s swim wear. The epic day began with champagne […]

I had been getting used to letting spiders live

I had been getting used to letting spiders live

Posted from Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand. Today, for the very first time, a White Tail crossed my path. I was outside in the Hammock sunning myself and playing solitaire on my laptop, despite the risk to my screen, when the little fucker came creeping up my computer desk/wooden foldout chair. I have been told that […]

Queenstown!

Queenstown!

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]