Tag Archive for Dogs

Dogs In Space!

A notable exception, Cosmo. Source: http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/

Man and dog have been inseparable since long before recorded history. The domestication of the dog from its wolf common ancestor is a hallmark of human history, and as we have found each other so useful over the years, it…

The Strange Places I’ve Called Home: Munich, Germany

Starkbierfest. Bavarians can throw a hell of a party (with great beer, no less)!

Check out the other seven parts in this series here. In a way, we’ve come full circle. I started thinking about this series last year when a strange thought crossed my mind while getting off the train. After two years…

Quirky Iceland

A restaurant or a dairy farm? Why not both!

There’s something fundamentally different about the way Vikings see the world. The Nordic people always rank among the happiest in the world, all landing squarely in the Top Ten in last year’s index, with Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark coming…

Finding Dog

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In the beginning, Man created gods. The gods were jealous, capricious, and spiteful. In fact, the gods were a lot like Man, but that’s quite besides the point. The gods quickly made a hash of things. They started requiring man…

From the Beginning

Munich

I’ve been in Germany for three months now, and in that time I’ve remained fairly silent on the issue. My silence has not been due to a lack of compelling stories, but rather (I think) from a desire to get…

A Letter to a Mullet-Wearing German and His Dog

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To the strange, certainly unemployed, possibly homeless, gruff-looking German gentleman with the mullet and handlebar mustache who is always seen walking an impossibly small Yorkshire Terrier: We have not been formally introduced, so please allow me to introduce myself on…

Dog is My Co-Pilot

Me and Sydney in my small, Seoul apartment.

Sydney, my Australian Shepherd pup, and I agree on a great number of things: enjoying a nice long walk, curling up on the couch to watch a movie, and the shared mutual benefit of having one of us enjoy eating…

South America is for the Dogs

A Bernese Mountain Dog, chillin' in Puerto Madryn.

Anyone who spends more than, say, 30 seconds around me will hear more than they ever cared to know about my best friend and traveling companion, Sydney, a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd pup. The person in question will then be subjected…

The Furriest Couchsurfer

The Furriest Couchsurfer

This is the latest installment of my on-going narrative of my experience with Couchsurfing. The full story can be found here.  The other day, while talking to my mom, she posed the following question, “How difficult was it to get…

A Man, a Dog, and The Mountain

I awoke to my alarm at 7:07 this morning with one thing on the mind: I’m going to climb a mountain today. When I peaked out the window through my blinds, any remaining doubts were immediately nullified, it was going…