Hogmanay in a Scottish Castle


“The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands for ever I love.”

Robert Burns

For a number of years now I’ve had a dream of gathering a small group of friends I could ship off to Scotland to celebrate “Hogmanay” with. In a Scottish Castle, that part was essential.

When my, very beloved, grandmother passed away in April she left me some money and after paying off my student loans I had enough left to make this particular dream come true, in a big way. (So in many ways, this one’s also for you, Bestemor). Read More

Helsinki :: I ate bear


“I ate a Danish. Better than eating someone from Finland.”
Jarod Kintz

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Helsinki, here we come

Scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland

This year’s “Kolletiv”-trip is coming up. My little family, La Familia, and I used to live together for four years – we’ve known each other forever, and still hang out every week, so every year we take a weekend together and find somewhere new to hang out. Read More

Chicago: Boat deck, Sky Deck & buildings… (Sorry about all the buildings)


Chicago had a ton of metal cows all around the city at one time… They got dressed up for various occasions… This is the kind of important stuff you learn when you travel. Read More


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