Tag Archive: international travel

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.

Aug 25 2012

If it’s Saturday, it must be Sweden


I still have this child-like wonder when it comes to long-distance air travel. Even though I’ve done an awful lot of it (especially in the last 10 years) it still blows me away that it’s possible to be in one part of the world one day, and a completely different part of it the next. …

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