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Real Life: The Seine River Floods

Paris in June. *sigh* What a lovely vision. Eating outside at sun-soaked cafes, getting plump on wine and cheese, taking in the city’s history and culture, eating all the croissants and baguettes you can handle. But this year, June began with tourists and Parisians alike gazing at rising river water, canceling boat tours, avoiding closed museums, and…

Giggling All the Way to the Gobbler

Friends, can we just be real about holiday travel for a second? It blows. There you go, I said it, short and sweet. I’m trying to keep my mood lighthearted for the inevitable swimming through angry masses of Thanksgiving travelers at the airport. I’m going to do my best to ignore the frowns and grumbles,…

Fun Friday: Prague’s Peeing Sculpture

Art takes on so many forms. Some of it is serious, some of it is humorous, but all of it is thought provoking. While going to the Kafka museum in Prague, I found myself staring rather intently at some penis-baring art in the museum’s courtyard. Not just penis-baring, but penis-baring-while-peeing art. And not just peeing,…

Fun Friday: Vancouver’s Steam Clock

I know I’ve previously written about often preferring to skip well-known tourist attractions, but sometimes it’s fun to stumble upon something touristy, yet very unique. That’s how I felt about encountering the steam clock in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood. The clock was built in 1977 to solve the problem of an open steam vent in the…