Author: Adam YWW

Exploring Bergen: Airbnb, Floyen, KODE, and Exorbitant Fish Market

This is part 8 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Of all the cities I visited on this trip, Bergen was by far the prettiest.  It pretty much exactly what you imagine a Norwegian city
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Travel and Travel Blogging Are Political; Oman and Charlottesville

We interrupt this series of trip reports for another kind of post… I recently got into a dispute with a travel blogger who I don’t know why I even follow how unsophisticated and uninformative her writing is.  What spurred it was her tweeting about how Oman is on her “bucket list”, with a mention of
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My Norway in A Nutshell Experience

This is part 7 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. It’s hard to think about going to Norway without seeing the fjords and the beautiful landscape of the country outside the major cities.  I had
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo

This is part 6 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Oslo doesn’t have a ton of hotels from the major international chains, though some of the larger Scandinavian chains are well-represented (Scandic, Nordic Choice, etc.).
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Oslo Pride 2017

This is part 5 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. My time in Oslo corresponded with Oslo Pride; I arrived on Thursday at the end of Pride Week.   Given that Oslo isn’t a huge city,
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Exploring Oslo

This is part 4 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Despite having spent months in Copenhagen, and having visited Stockholm and Helsinki, I somehow had never been to Oslo (or anywhere else in Norway) until
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Trip Report: Connecting in Vienna & Austrian Airlines Business Class Vienna to Oslo (VIE-OSL)

  This is part 3 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here.   Austrian Airlines Flt. 335  Vienna to Oslo (VIE-OSL) Embraer 195, Business Class, 2h 25m The last time I transited via Vienna I had
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Trip Report: Austrian Airlines Business Class Washington to Vienna (IAD-VIE)

This is part 2 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. (I have done some website redesign that should help with readability.  I still cannot figure out how to get my photos to resize for mobile
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Cha-cha-changes . . . A Career Transition & my Norway/Netherlands/Malta Trip Preview

I don’t directly talk about my actual job on this blog much, but some changes on that front have several direct implications on my travel and blogging, and since I don’t have any other blog, I’ll share this news here. For a little over three years, I’ve had the privilege to serve as an attorney
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Polaris-ish? Underwhelmed on United Polaris Business Sao Paulo to Washington (GRU-IAD)

United Airlines Flt. 860 Sao Paulo-Guarulhos to Washington-Dulles This is the concluding post of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here.  (Low-quality pictures in this post due to equipment issues, apologies.) In June 2016, United made a huge deal out of announcing its “new” business class, rebranding it
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