There are several reasons why I quit 750words.com. First off, remember what I said at the beginning? One night where my brother-in-law decided to talk my ear off, I completely forgot about writing.

Alle beetjes helpen – Nederlandstalige spreekwoorden Translation: Every little helps Dutch proverb If you’ve been looking to get your feet wet in the Dutch language, the Introduction to Dutch course on FutureLearn might help. The beginners’ course by the University of Groningen goes fast in three weeks total and covers the basics such as greetings, talking

For as little as $ 11 you can catch some of the action on the diamond. Compare that to the average ticket price of $ 50 at a major league ballpark, and it’s a steal!

To boot, only having a pair of hours to explore a place isn’t really what I’m trying to do. When we docked at Grand Turk Island (Cockburn Town), all I could see was a block of overpriced shops. BORING. It was so hot we spent our time beneath a canopy.  By the time we went to check out the taxis, we didn’t have enough time to tour the rest of the town.

Where are the activities?! On the Carnival Victory, the pool was the size of an inflatable backyard pool. It had one waterslide which was broken for most of the trip. There’s a gym, I guess. If you like to do sing-a-longs, I guess you’d be alright.

Initially, I was supposed to head down south to Toulouse to see some friends. When that fell through, as in I never received a response to confirm, I was looking for another place to visit for a few days that was still close enough to Paris since I was set to depart from Charles De Gaulle. In just a matter of days, the Thalys train ticket was at about €100 (approximately $ 117 USD) one-way. This was a no-brainer. I needed a cheap ticket out of Paris. 

I’ve paid $8 for three oysters. THREE OYSTERS!! So when I saw a dozen for $17.95, it was a no-brainer. Cloudy? Smells funky? You’ve got bad oysters. RUN!

Surprisingly a lot has changed since I lived there and the East Bay, a place usually overlooked by tourists and locals alike, has brought its food scene to rival that of its neighbors in the Wine Country, Peninsula, and South Bay.  You’ll need your walking shoes, an open mind, and an empty stomach. You never know what you’ll find when you become a backyard tourist!

If you’d like to experience peeing out of your butt, then this place is up your alley.

After creating a profile and finding hosts, I had to deal with creepers. Yes, somebody had to say it. I don’t care how many people try to romanticize this notion that all is kum-ba-ya, you will encounter people who create a fake profile to meet potential hookups. I think you’re looking for Grindr, buddy.