Oh, Life...

I am a geographer, traveler, and
a connoisseur of fine things. Yada, yada, yada.

"You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it." - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

(Source: mashamorevna)

Giving and receiving are at bottom one thing, dependent on whether one lives open or closed. Living openly one becomes a medium, a transmitter; living thus, as a river, one experiences life to the full, flows along with the current of life, and dies in order to live again as an ocean.

—Henry Miller (via quotes-shape-us)

I’m with you. No matter what else you have in your head I’m with you and I love you.

—Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden (via wordsnquotes)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via wordsnquotes)

blackpaint20:

Better editied
Placebo…Latin for ‘I will please.’
15th century (ca. 1490) Savoy or Western Switzerland Sarnen (Switzerland), Benediktinerkollegium Cod. Book of Hours 

blackpaint20:

Better editied

Placebo…Latin for ‘I will please.’

15th century (ca. 1490) Savoy or Western Switzerland Sarnen (Switzerland), Benediktinerkollegium Cod. Book of Hours 

hotelsociety:

Anthony Bourdain’s 14 essential trips to travel. 
You can see the whole list in Esquire’s How to Travel, but here’s two highlights. This is comforting to know that Bourdain is also not immune to the wonders of Imodium. I would only ad Advil to this list. And he points out, wonderfully, how you should always read fiction about the place your going to. (Photo via: New York Natives)
Lastly, it is good to know that we share a passion for restored colonial hotels, like the Metropole in Hanoi - where he thinks “drinking a cold G&T in a rattan chair with a fan overhead” is pretty much a great thing. No disagreement here. 

In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don’t want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I’m assuming there will be downtime. You can’t count on good films on an airplane. 
On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive

hotelsociety:

Anthony Bourdain’s 14 essential trips to travel. 

You can see the whole list in Esquire’s How to Travel, but here’s two highlights. This is comforting to know that Bourdain is also not immune to the wonders of Imodium. I would only ad Advil to this list. And he points out, wonderfully, how you should always read fiction about the place your going to. (Photo via: New York Natives)

Lastly, it is good to know that we share a passion for restored colonial hotels, like the Metropole in Hanoi - where he thinks “drinking a cold G&T in a rattan chair with a fan overhead” is pretty much a great thing. No disagreement here. 

In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don’t want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I’m assuming there will be downtime. You can’t count on good films on an airplane. 

On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive

mapsontheweb:

Regional Canadian Stereotypes
Rantwiki:


This map was created by Maclean’s Magazine to celebrate Canada Day. It contains stereotypes of different Canadian regions and cities. Different font indicates different stereotypes. Here is the link to the article where it includes more maps, but most of them are pretty bad.

mapsontheweb:

Regional Canadian Stereotypes

Rantwiki:

This map was created by Maclean’s Magazine to celebrate Canada Day. It contains stereotypes of different Canadian regions and cities. Different font indicates different stereotypes. Here is the link to the article where it includes more maps, but most of them are pretty bad.