Jun 16 2008

The Tale of Two Cities

Published by Ben under San Sebastian - Lyon

Ryan and I eventually begin speaking again. Not so much on the way to San Sebastian but really once we got there considering I slept the entire train ride and at this point our conversations are eerily reminiscent of scenes from Rain Man. Even when we are talking we don’t have many topics of conversation [...]

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Jun 16 2008

The First Fight and First Blood

Published by Ryan under Madrid

Before I get to our first fight I think it is important to note that Ben and I normally get into fist fights every other weekend in Charlottesville for no real reason and with no real animosity. So far however, on this epic journey that is littered with the confusion, exhaustion, and alcohol that seem [...]

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Jun 10 2008

Valencia Oranges

Published by Ben under Valencia

After the insomnia adventures that we had in Barcelona, we decided that sleep was desperately needed. Almost to the point that we were hallucinating. We hopped a train to Valencia in hopes of possibly meeting some UVA kids or else just sitting on the beach and falling into unconsciousness. Naturally I think I slept most [...]

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Jun 09 2008

Who is Tyler Durden?

Published by Ben under Barcelona

You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, [...]

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Jun 06 2008

The Hike & the Strike

Published by Ryan under Italy

The quarter life crisis that is the mid-twenties European vacation is always presented in the movies and indeed in most of this journal as beers, clubs, wine, bars, women, crazy stories and last but not least the standard tours and sights that comprise the history of these many countries. I suppose that is why I [...]

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Jun 03 2008

The Chick and the Clam

Published by Ryan under Italy

If you hadn’t noticed our planning prior to this trip ended with our arrival in Italy and so our destinations and calendar are operating on the fly at this point. While in Naples we made arrangements with Leah to meet up with her once we reached Florence, but Ben and I both being from D.C. [...]

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