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Go west, young women.

So many people gushed about Portland before I headed out there. “You’ll love it!” they said, or “It is REALLY its own sort of place,” they promised. Everyone who had been there had a distinct opinion of Portland and the … Continue reading

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4 countries. 5 1/2 weeks. 1 carry-on.

Let’s be honest: the whole time that I’ve been rehashing our trip, what you really wanted to know was did I manage to do the carry-on thing? Yes, yes indeed I did.You had probably already figured that out on your … Continue reading

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Waldeinsamkeit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

On our last day in Germany, we were a little undecided in what we wanted to do. I had originally had my heart set on going to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, but the logistics proved a little tricky. We talked … Continue reading

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Salzburg!

Let’s start at the very beginning– a very good place to start. When you read you begin with “a,b,c.” When you visit Salzburg, you begin by skipping at full speed through the exact arbor where Maria imparted the joys of … Continue reading

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Berchtesgaden: Beauty and Darkness.

A couple days into our Germany trip, we headed out of Munich and up into the mountains. We spent a day in the impossibly beautiful town of Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden is a perfect alpine town, surprisingly calm and nestled in between … Continue reading

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Speaking Deutsch and Exploring Munich.

When we stepped off the plane in Germany, I was pretty psyched to use my German. It would be a far stretch to say I speak German. My one semester of translation and one semester of casually auditing German 103 … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre

Buongiorno! Right after putting up my last post, I boarded a plane to meet James in Italy for our adventure. I had originally (and ambitiously) planned on posting along as we were traveling… but that obviously didn’t happen. It just … Continue reading

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