Chicago, summer 2018. Not Greece, but I'll take it.
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Taken in summer 2015. Wish I were there, in both space and time.
Aug 25, 2021, 12:13 PM -04:00
Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward island
Aug 25, 2021, 10:15 AM -04:00
Victoria by the Sea, Prince Edward Island
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Aha, so THAT'S what a crab pinch feels like
Apr 15, 2019, 7:27 PM -04:00
I think might be my favorite picture from New York
Apr 13, 2019, 4:06 PM -04:00
It's like this beer was made for me
Apr 12, 2019, 11:04 PM -04:00
My favorite picture from Chicago.
Nov 10, 2018, 9:14 PM -05:00
Fedoras and Infinite Streets
As you walk down a typical street in Manhattan the first thing you notice is just how straight it is. Roads in Manhattan have actual vanishing points, like railroad tracks. You walk slowly towards this point that you will never reach, and the cross streets come up one at a time, at perfectly spaced intervals and at perfectly right angles. First you look left, and then you look right, and you're taken aback at how perfectly straight those roads are as well, and how they also seem to go on forever in the distance.
Jun 29, 2016, 11:32 PM -04:00
Evelyn and I went to Poland this past May, with her dad, uncle and cousins. Her second cousin was getting married and we were invited to the wedding.
I have to admit, I didn't know what I was going to get out of this trip. Poland was never really on my list of places to visit. The Lonely Planet guide, a book whose job is to make you excited about the place you're visiting, said that Poland "wore its charms lightly". What was that supposed to mean?
Jul 11, 2015, 3:33 PM -04:00
Don't Make the Joke
Visiting Greece presented some interesting linguistic challenges.
I live in Montreal, which means I have at least some knowledge of the French language. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, fluent in said language. Frankly, I'm not even very good. My French, basically, is terrible.
But while my French may be terrible, it is at least there. I'm generally able to ask for directions, order a meal from a menu, read the road signs, and even to some extent carry on a conversation, if I keep my words short and avoid slang. When someone says a word in French, I'll stand a chance of being able to match it up with a series of letters on paper, even if the word is unfamiliar.
Jul 11, 2015, 1:08 AM -04:00
Nobody Drinks Metaxa
Evelyn and I decided, more or less on a whim, to travel to Greece this year. We went for ten days.
This was the first time we'd ever been overseas without knowing anyone at the other end. The one time we were in Europe together, in Lyon, we stayed at a friend's apartment.