Tag Archive: international travel

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. Like this:Like Loading…

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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Aug 17 2012

Lake Manyara National Park


I wish I could tell you I slept like a rock last night. I should have, given how little sleep I’d had on the plane the night before. But evidently I wasn’t tired enough to overcome my habit of sleeping like crap the first night in an unfamiliar place. On top of that, I woke …

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Aug 16 2012

Intro to Africa in Arusha


The flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro International Airport was our favorite of the three … not just because it was the final leg and only 50 minutes long, but because of the incredible scenery along the way. Because we were confined to the airport for our nearly 4 hour lay-over, we hadn’t really seen very much of …

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Aug 16 2012

Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” was lying, Part 2

Greetings from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi where we are awaiting our final flight … this one on an African airline, Precision Air. The first two were via Qatar Airways and I cannot say enough about  the service aboard those flights. (Ground services are another story, which I’ll get to in a minute.) First …

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