Win some money! I’m not really a gambler. I think I’m too cheap to gamble. But maybe it’s because I feel like I always end up losing and I’d rather spend that lost money on something else. But there’s something about those slot machines. The bright lights, the music - in fact, they say that’s … Continue reading how to be a tourist in las vegas
Yes, count ‘em - THREE. There’s not much else going on in Geneva. The main reason Ben and I came here was for the CERN, which wasn’t even open. You would think there would be more to do in such an international city. But there wasn’t and it was actually kind of shady. We didn’t … Continue reading 3 things to do in geneva
If you ever find yourself in Durham, NC, definitely make a stop to Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. Since we visited in February, not much was in bloom yet. Nonetheless, there was still plenty to see. Best of all, admission is FREE!
It’s pretty scary. It’s sheer panic. That moment when your life flashes before your eyes. It’s the same moment you lose control of your tandem bike and you think you’re about to ride it into the unsightly green, murky waters of the Chicago river. A thousand thoughts are running through your mind but you just … Continue reading what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river
You’re getting closer. You see the sign and the arrow pointing towards the Fontana di Trevi. You can almost smell the rusted coins that have been soaking in those murky waters for God only knows how long. Until you turn that final corner and you feast your eyes on a bunch of scaffolding. And this … Continue reading the trevi fountain, in none of its glory
1. La Porta del Paradiso (Ghiberti’s Doors of Paradise) - at the time of my visit (September 2014), the museum was closed. However, they have one set of doors displayed outside. If you want to get anywhere near that door, go in the early evening to avoid the hoards of tourists. It’s not AS crowded…..keyword, “As”. … Continue reading there’s more to florence than just the duomo