"there was a legitimate life and character here that i had only experienced small hints of elsewhere: london, barcelona and prague to name a few, but none that match the genuine strength of new york's heart & soul."
"by 5:00AM i was in the city center, sprawled out, face down and hugging centuries old cobblestone...by the time i'd hit karlův most (charles bridge) around 7:00AM, i was no longer guaranteed the pleasure of a clean frame...but i was drunk with satisfaction, stupefied by aesthetic and exhausted beyond belief..."
"traveling on your own, you're quick to recognize the opportunity to make good friends. organic companionship is undoubtedly one of the most vital conditions required for me to enjoy any experience. it serves to make those experiences profoundly more impactful and meaningful..."
"...when my two days in athens had come to a close, the time had finally come to fall off the earth...i was on my way to the remoteness of greece's hidden gem of the aegean sea, ios (eee-ohs)..."
"...wandering the streets of one of civilizations most expansive and powerful empires, the ancient capital city, rome..."
"...to say that i saw its significance gives no justice to the experience i felt standing at the base of this massive, beautiful, structure of supreme human imagination..."
"and then, suddenly it happened. as we made our way through a tunnel, a sight these eyes have waited to see for a lifetime began to slowly apparate on the other end...the london skyline presented itself to me in an act of true british magic. the emotions burst out of me in a wide, face splitting smile that i couldnt and wouldnt hold back in the slightest..."
"...gaudi, gaudi, gaudi! the man left his mark on the city in the early 1900's and he is practically a celebrated saint in catalunya. a renegade architect, his work is quite possibly some of mans closest attempts at recreating the mathmatical beauty of nature..."
"...friday september 21, 2012 was one of those great days where I grow old and look back at with a smile..."
occupy la eviction
"...The sea of officers I witnessed on arrival was shocking. I couldn't believe my eyes. Never have I seen so many uniformed police descend on a single location. By the time I reached ground zero the tent city of the Protesters was in shambles..."
"...one particular morning a few months back, before I perfected my route, I ran out my building with no particular direction in mind...thats when I stumbled upon the uniquely aesthetic, beautifully historic staple of Los Angeles transportation, Union Station..."
"...when I first stepped on campus, I looked around amazed at the luscious green escape that UCLA offers..."
"...i have spent the better part of this entire adventurous summer in socal searching the town over for the best view of the breathtaking skyline of downtown los angeles, the city of angels. i'm happy to say, that after months of hiking, scanning and scanning annnnnnd scanning again, I've finally found my gem..."