Tag Archive: international travel

May 03 2016

Is it security theater? Or is it Italy?


I recently returned from 5 days in northern Italy … one of those very rare occasions when I was able to combine a business trip with a bit of leisure due to my Swede being up against a “use it or lose it” deadline on some vacation days. Mix in fact that the weather was still …

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May 18 2015

Just got my butt kicked in a beautiful place


Dr. Darling and I are back from our much anticipated first-ever road-trip with our friends Sophie & Matilda (AKA “the Sonic Youth”). We share a lot of similar interests and they are just plain fun to be with … so we kind of figured that traveling with them had the potential to be all kinds of win. On …

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Apr 07 2015

Duty-free is not always about booze

Sweden’s high taxes on alcohol mean we usually swing through the duty-free shops whenever we are passing through a “foreign” airport. This is especially true when we’re in the UK since I’m always interested in trying a new gin and the Swede is a fan of single-malt whisky. But sometimes chocolate wins the day. Because …

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Feb 26 2015

German precision demands a decision

I’m on a business trip in Stuttgart where the bathroom in my hotel room features a toilet that leaves nothing to chance.   The Germans are SO precise about everything. #betterflushright A photo posted by Shazzer (@shazzersnaps) on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:37am PST

Nov 19 2014

The scale’s got my number

Over the past 4.5 months, my fitness mentors, informal nutrition advisors, Team Sopherocious members & personal cheerleaders have all (wisely & rightly) advised me to ignore the scale. After all, weight-loss is only one of numerous ways to measure the effectiveness of a work-out regimen and/or healthy diet. But when Dr. Darling and I started …

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Dec 19 2013

USA-bound for the holidays


This will be the last post made on Swedish soil for a while. I’m headed to the Heartland of America to spend Christmas with my family and friends. It’s exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time, largely because Dr. Darling is not coming along due to the fact that Post Denmark is a BIG GRINCH. …

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Mar 30 2013

If only international travel could be this easy


The world map London Underground Style. One of 17 really cool iterations of the London Underground map at Buzzfeed.

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