Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Change of Plans

Looks like I will not be able to visit Greece and Italy consecutively during my tour of southern Europe over the next year. Turns out there are 25 countries in Europe that are part of the Schengen Agreement, where you … Continue reading

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A Hiking in the Blue Ridge

Capping off a busy weekend, we decided to go hiking in the mountains the day after the wine tasting adventure (see Asheville, N.C. post). Danny, Kim, Lena and I drove to a prearranged spot at more than 4,500 feet, where … Continue reading

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Asheville, N.C.

The Asheville area is pretty interesting, a mix of mountain culture with the arts community that has flowed into the area. The latter like to refer to themselves as “bohemians,” but they look suspiciously like the “beatniks” of 40 years … Continue reading

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