Trips Away From Home

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Ghost 2 Theme Test

Published on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

This is a page to test some of the new features of Ghost 2.*.

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Experience at La Basílica

Published on Monday, January 9th, 2017

I have visited several major catholic sites, but this visit to the Villa de Guadalupe in Mexico City was a powerfully spiritual and emotional experience I hope to remember. So I write in the off chance four or five of you find this interesting. I also thank to girl on my Teotihuacan tour for recommending this site, as there was some chance I wasn't going to make it. Upon first entering the complex of the Villa, I headed into the modern basilica where a mass was being held. A hope pervaded the r...

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Köln — 2015

Published on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Sometimes you visit a city halfway around the world with an itinerary of historic and cultural sites to visit, but a simple conversation is what impresses you most. This trip's conversation happened to be with a girl selling artisanal licorice. Soaked In early September, I passed an abbreviated weekend with a colleague in Köln ahead of three days of business meetings. We mainly spent our time traveling Jacob style -- walking everywhere, eating cheap food (in Deutschland, this would be blessed,...

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Edinburgh - 2015

Published on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Surprisingly, at least in my opinion, we were able to get a train traveling directly through Oxenholme to Edinburgh. We hopped on the Transpennine Express and headed northeast. July 8 - Wednesday Arrival in Edinburgh and Hike of Arthur's Seat We arrived at Waverly Station in the early evening. On account of my complete and utter lack of research on Edinburgh, I did not realize that Bridge Street was actually elevated quite above the area of the train station (which is basically in a pit off to ...

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Lakes District - 2015

Published on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

This is the second article in a three part series about the trip Mom and I took to the UK. After our visit to London [], we headed to the Lake District [] to take in a little natural beauty. July 6 - Monday Trip to Windermere Our speedy Virgin Train arrived at Oxenholme Station on Monday afternoon. From this station, one can take a short train to Windermere Station, Windermere being one of the principle towns in t...