Category Archives: Scandanavia

Potty Break – Know Your Commodes

Warning – this post might be offensive to some people. Bathrooms. Restrooms. Water Closets. WCs. Johns. Baños. Toilettes. Toilets. Loos. Lavatories. The Little Girls’ Room. The Can. By any name, in whatever language, these facilities have different personalities around the world … Continue reading

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The Last Leg

A week of overseas discoveries comes to an end as we head into the domestic half of the “S-canada-navia Tour.”  More on where that name comes from and the moron who inspired it later. We touch down in Philadelphia around 3:30 on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Oslo in a Day

When I think of Norway, I think of fjords or the quaint town of Bergen so I don’t know what to expect in Oslo. From my research there are a surprising number of interesting possibilities. We’re looking forward to packing … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Copenhagen Part 2

The second day in Copenhagen started out great. By the evening, there would be lessons learned, chips would nearly be our downfall, and we would get nasty and gross.

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A Weekend in Copenhagen Part 1

After celebrating Mike’s birthday in Helsinki, it’s time to set our sights on our weekend in Denmark.  With a less than two-hour flight on Blue 1, that includes doubling back over a time zone, we arrive in Copenhagen. Seven-thirty on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday! I got you Helsinki!

In other posts I’ve mentioned that I have given Mike states for his birthday.  I still haven’t come through on his most important one, his 50th state of Hawaii.  Much to my chagrin, this is something that he reminds me … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Stockholm Part 2

We were ready to explore. Once again, we crossed the bridge from Norrmalm to Gamla Stan. This time 15 pounds lighter. Our backpacks were safely stored in a luggage locker at the central station. It was early, around 10:00am and … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Stockholm Part 1

We knew about the 20,000 attendees for the European Diabetes and Internal Medicine conferences during the week that we would be in Stockholm. What we didn’t know is that there was a big race planned for that weekend too. 20,000 … Continue reading

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Scanada-navia

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. My iPhone has become an incredibly useful tool. I use the map app as GPS for road trips. I can search the Urbanspoon or Trip Advisor apps for restaurants close to … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

There’s nothing like kicking off a European trip by visiting America’s historical sites. That’s how we started this latest adventure. Our flights to Oslo were out of Philadelphia and it was cheaper to drive there than fly so we decided … Continue reading

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