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Cycling through the Dutch Psyche

Adam Karlin |
04.22.2010
It is tempting, as a Coastie Liberal, to point at the European system and say “See? Life is better there. They’ve got legal pot, prostitutes, gays can marry, no one ... ...read more
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In the Stadt Amsterdam

Adam Karlin |
04.08.2010
When I was in college, I worked in as a news aide at the Seattle Times – in my case, a somewhat glorified term for office bitch. I’m not complaining. It was a good j... ...read more

On Sex Toys and Linguistics in Belgium

Adam Karlin |
03.19.2010
Recently, moving from couch to couch, I pondered the nature of cognitive linguistics: the field of study that proposes that how we think is determined by the language we think i... ...read more

Couch Surfing in Brussels With a Passionate Greek

Adam Karlin |
03.12.2010
My couch surfing host in Brussels — let’s call her ‘Sev’ — was Greek, tall and passionate. When we met near St Giles station, she was huffing her i... ...read more

Making Sense of Prejudice in the New Europe

Adam Karlin |
01.20.2010
I took the Eurolines bus from Lille, France to Brussels, Belgium. Lille wasn’t that pretty from the inside of a bus, but what town is? In my experience Greyhounding acro... ...read more

The Hangover: English Channel Edition

Adam Karlin |
01.11.2010
As I ran through Victoria station, I comforted myself with the knowledge: if I missed my bus, I would at least get the chance to puke in peace. ...read more

Bogsurfing, or How to Not Drown in Peat

Adam Karlin |
12.31.2009
Been gone for a bit, having taken a break from travel for home, family and the holidays. Here’s the conclusion of my hiking expedition into Scotland, in the Scottish Highl... ...read more

Seals and Standing Stones in Scotland’s Outer Islands

Adam Karlin |
12.14.2009
Continued from Bogsurfing in Scotland, Part 1 Step 2: Find Megalithic Site. Make high school yearbook analogies In the summer of 2002 I was unofficially couchsurfing my way acro... ...read more

Couchsurfing Scotland, or How to Drown in a Bog

Adam Karlin |
12.10.2009
One evening during my European jaunt I went out with an Irish friend. Forgive the stereotyping – yes, Hibernia, you have given the world great things like Yeats, Joyce, Th... ...read more
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East End Adventures and Floorsurfing

Adam Karlin |
12.08.2009
The air mattress in the apartment I’ve been couchsurfing tends to deflate a lot, so I find myself waking up on a cold London floor, staring at the ceiling, ready to start ... ...read more

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