July 2011

Ballard Locks: The Most Famous Tourist Attraction in Seattle

July 26, 2011

I pictured the Ballard Locks to be just some docks spread out into the water where you could see all boats big and small crossing. I am not sure where exactly I got that idea considering that the Locks actually are the pathway that boats take when they cross from Puget Sound into Lake Washington, [...]

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Sunday Photos: Best of Seattle

July 24, 2011

As I’m leaving Seattle today, I am sad to say that it will be a while before I again step foot in this lovely city on the Sound. Being away from the city for almost two years made me determined to see the best of it (and show it to Lorenzo) while I was here [...]

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Lesson #12: Don’t Be Such a Mama’s Boy!

July 14, 2011

Before I go into detail here, I want to share something with you all, dear readers. This is the Italian adaptation of the famous children’s song The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Whisky il ragnetto che sale la montagna la pioggia lo bagna e Whisky cade giù, giù, giù! Ma esce un bel sole e Whisky si [...]

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I Could Have Had a Heart Attack!

July 14, 2011

It’s the truth, for a few minutes it felt like I might. Porto was our last stop in Portugal, we didn’t expect to love it as much as we did. The one thing that I knew about Porto besides its reputation for making some of the best port wine around, was that they had a [...]

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Celebrating 100 posts on Wayward Traveller!

July 11, 2011

As I watched the numbers on my WordPress dashboard in the recent days, I thought that writing my 7 Links post as my 100th post would be a good way to commemorate my achievement. The truth was that I wanted to get that post up while everyone else was still out doing theirs so that [...]

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My 7 Links: Best of Wayward Traveller

July 6, 2011

The last few days, many of these My 7 Links (via Tripbase) posts have been floating around in the blogosphere and I was starting to feel a bit left out. Imagine my enjoyment when I woke up the other morning to an email in my inbox from Christine|in|Spain notifying me that she’d nominated me to [...]

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Dealing with Unexpected Culture Shock

July 1, 2011

When I came back from Sydney, back to the States from my first ever extended trip abroad, nothing looked the same. I couldn’t understand the way that some people were living, I was so used to what I had experienced in Australia for the past six months. My friends didn’t understand, they were happy to [...]

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