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Month: February 2015

24 hours in Albuquerque

24 hours in Albuquerque

  Well, our stay got cut short due to a cancelled bus in Dallas. Instead of two nights we had 24 hours here (not counting the 2 hours delay our bus to Flagstaff had, we couldn’t know that before…). But I think we made the most of it: Arrived at 7:30 in the morning, after a – well interesting – overnight bus ride. Checked in at our Motel, that luckily had a room ready for us, slept until noon and then…

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Dallas

Dallas

  Texas weather had pretty much messed up our plans, so we did not nearly see as much of the region like we had planned to. We took a closer look at downtown Dallas while we had to wait for our bus to Albuquerque on Tuesday. Which was then cancelled, as they told us one hour before the scheduled departure. But that’s a different story… If Texas cities were people, Austin would be a hippie and Dallas would be a businessman….

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Texas weather strikes back

Texas weather strikes back

  Winter finally got us. We’ve succeeded long enough to avoid bad weather, but here in Keller, Texas, close to Dallas and Fort Worth, we’ve run out of luck. After a very rainy day yesterday there is now even snow and ice on the streets with temperatures under zero degrees Celsius. You just don’t mess with Texas, I guess. Saturday, when we arrived in Keller, it was still quite nice outside, even T-Shirt-weather I would say. In the evening, our hosts…

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Austin (besides the food)

Austin (besides the food)

  Of course we’ve done more that just overeating in this fabulous city, that was nothing like I had imagined Texas would be like (mostly conservative…). Instead it’s got an alternative, liberal vibe, and is full of live music and great food trucks. We’ve been around the city and spent some time in the Texas State Capitol. You can easily spend a whole day in there, go from debates in the Senate to the House of Representative to see what…

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Just Eat It… Austin’s Food Trucks

Just Eat It… Austin’s Food Trucks

  Austin is different than the rest of Texas. More liberal and progressive, we would say. You can find a lot of vegetarian and even vegan restaurants (we avoided them for the most part) and a whole lot of fair-trade, local, organic stores, cafés etc. And you’ll find a lot of Food Trucks. We tried our best to eat through all of them but we failed. Sorry, we did our best, there were just tooo many. But the ones we tried were…

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How to break into a car using a kitchen knife and a coat hanger

How to break into a car using a kitchen knife and a coat hanger

  Well, getting a taxi the morning after Mardi Gras Day is kind of difficult. We knew that. But we had no choice, since our Greyhound to Austin left at quarter past six on Wednesday morning, plus we had to be there an hour early to pick up the tickets we had bought online. So expecting that we had to wait for a long time or maybe even walk the three and something miles to the Bus station, we got up half past…

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