OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS I LOST HANS! My precious travel companion is missing and I’m going to Mexico next week! Let the house searching begin.
If I don’t find that funny little freeloader somewhere my travels are going to get a whole lot lonelier.
Vancouver, Feb 24-28
California, Feb 28-March 3rd
So it turns out that I’ve never actually been to Vancouver before. I swore to God I’d been there when I was 6, but after a heated debate with my dad, I have been convinced otherwise. I remember going to BC when I was 6 and spending 5 days in Vancouver and 5 days in Kelowna. Apparently we just spent 10 days in Kelowna and I must have gotten confused because we switched locations halfway through the trip. I am still dead sure that I’ve been to Vancouver, but I’m going to trust my dad’s judgement over mine. Anyways, it looks like me and Hans will have a new city to explore!
I just had a flashback.
I turned 19 here. Me and two other lone travelers got our hands on some wine and sat on the ground in Piazza San Marco, listening to so many orchestra’s play at once my ears didn’t know where to go. Somehow, it all melded together into a perfect harmony.
We ran through the streets and found gelato, which sounds like a terrible thing to eat with wine, but it wasn’t. Not that night at least.
We ended up sitting on the edge on the main city in chairs, looking over to Giudecca. We talked and drank and laughed and shared philosophies. It was then that the church bells started to ring. It was my 19th birthday, and I’d rung it in during a rare moment of pure perfection.
Venice during the day is a tourist’s nightmare. Venice at night is a dream and I’m quite sure one can find magic in the air if they are willing to look for it.
This guy. -
Stop Having a Boring Life.
I went on a roadtrip with some friends this past weekend to PEI (Prince Edward Island for non-Canadians :) ). We could not have been more excited about the potatoes. And the cows. The red sand was pretty cool too and honestly, if you haven’t been to PEI that about sums it up. I can safely say that I drank nothing but beer from the moment we set up our tent Friday night to the moment I woke up Sunday morning and realized “fuck. I haven’t drank anything but beer since Friday night.” A lengthy, brutal, head splitting hangover followed, partly due to my weekend and partly due to the fact that my friend’s car did not have air conditioning and my buddies don’t like driving with the windows down because they find it noisy. We made a pitstop in New Brunswick and went to the beach real fast then hightailed it home to crash. Pictures will follow shortly.
An $18.99 "Gift Fee" for Greyhound's Online Purchases? -
Tonight I tried to buy a $10.50 bus ticket with a family member’s credit card. The total price came to about $33 with tax and a NINETEEN DOLLAR “gift fee”. Apparently, if you pay for a Greyhound ticket with a credit card that isn’t yours, you must pay this fee now. Theoretically, this is to help cover the costs of credit card fraud. Greyhound, that is bs. I am not going to cover the cost of someone else’s credit card fraud for you. That is not my problem. I can not think of another company on this planet that I have encountered that has charged a fee like that.
Anyways, there isn’t any plan to erase this fee any time soon. I don’t really use Greyhound ever, but in the interest of general human decency I have a problem with this.