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Initial Impressions: Downtown Portland

From freegans to texting bikers: Initial observations upon arriving in Downtown Portland. Continue reading

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Visiting Chico, California

Have a weekend to spend in Chico, California. Are you visiting Chico State? Local advice on the top things to do in Chico. Continue reading

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When the Real is Surreal

It all seemed pretty normal until I thought about it. I’m just on vacation wandering the streets in a strange city, but it doesn’t feel strange because I am actually experiencing it first person. Until I look up and realize how surreal this is to be in Graz, Austria. Continue reading

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Colorful Waves of Foam

Wanna see a cool art exhibit? Katharina Grosse’s colorful waves of foam at Kunsthaus Graz. Continue reading

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Dear Curator: Why Does It Take So Long to Say So Little

How do art museum curators come up with paragraphs of descriptions for something that can be said in a single sentence? Sometimes art is just cool. Sometimes it is colorful. Sometimes it is whimsical. Sometimes it is to shock us, tick us off, or Sometimes it doesn’t need explanation. Sometimes, we can just look at it and say “wow.” Continue reading

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Night Train

I’m not sure what I expected on the overnight train When I boarded at 12:56am (or 00:56 which sounds like a time that doesn’t exist), the conductor showed me to my bunk and asked if I would like coffee or tea in the morning. Continue reading

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Hiking in the Clouds

You don’t just see the clouds roll in, encroach. You feel them also. Continue reading

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To the Summit in Innsbruck

I had planned to go to the top of the mountain via the cable car either yesterday or today, but the weather was gray yesterday and I put my bets on today.  It’s 10am, and the sun has been shining … Continue reading

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A Funhouse of Art Surprises

I was I love when I saw the waterfall, projectile drooling from a giant bald moss head. The entrance to the exhibition was below his right shoulder, and what was inside was amazing. Continue reading

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Innsbruck: Protected by the Clouds

The mountains cradle Innsbruck Continue reading

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