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Europe

A Farewell to Slovenia

A Farewell to Slovenia

  As much as I loved Perú, there were some shady Peruanos.  Shit, there are sections of Lima where Peruvians won’t even go (unbeknownst to my little brother, who was robbed there twice within 3 hours). But I have yet to meet a Slovenian who is not generous to a fault and worthy of your […]


The Best Day Ever [Croatia]

The Best Day Ever [Croatia]

Dear Mom, Today was the best day ever and I just had to write and tell you all about it.  Yesterday, I rented a car in Ljubljana and drove down to the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.  After spending the night on Rab Island and wandering through the old Roman encampment there, I […]


Lumpy Pillows

Lumpy Pillows

Prague has long been on the list, not for any clear reason, but more because the rest of you people just can’t stop talking about the goddamn place.  So I took the train from Ljubljana, north through Austria, to the Czech Republic. This was also a chance to reunite with my friends Lukas and Katerina, […]


Ljubljana and “The Sunny Side of the Alps”

Ljubljana and "The Sunny Side of the Alps"

Goddamn, I love the rush of being someplace I would have never imagined myself 10 years ago.  Holland was great, but everyone knows Holland.  Raise your hand if you could tell me where Ljubljana is without asking The Internets. And so, as I wander this city for the first time, I’m fighting back a quite […]


London

London

Before departing Western Europe for the fairer climes of The Balkans, I took a quick trip across the North Sea to visit The Mom in London, who recently enrolled in graduate school there.  I guess Radical Dislocation Syndrome must run in the family. For The Mom, this is a lifelong dream come true.  She’s always […]


The Broken Taco Tour Guide to Den Haag, Central Holland, and Vicinity

The Broken Taco Tour Guide to Den Haag, Central Holland, and Vicinity

Although not as well known internationally as its larger siblings Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Hague (or Den Haag) is a thoroughly enjoyable European city, if you know where to go.  But never fear, Broken Taco is here to give you the inside goods on Central Holland and beyond. Let’s start in Den Haag proper and […]


The Hague (or “Casey Comes to Catville”)

The Hague (or "Casey Comes to Catville")

Desirous of spending a few months in Europe, but less-than-desirous of paying Euro-zone prices for food and accommodation, I was looking for options during my 4-month internment in the US.  Through a friend, I ran across a few different sites offering free room & board in exchange for 20-25 hours per week of work.  (The […]


Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Ah, another smooth and uneventful escape. Well, unless you include the punching, kicking, slapping, kissing, groping, and spanking that took place at my “we’re going to keep things mellow” going away event.  We also slowly roasted my piece-of-shit prepaid phone over the campfire, which I found to be quite touching. And assuming you ignore the […]


Paris

A seemingly reasonably planned 10-day escape to Europe. Little did I know that, through a series of events to be outlined below, a forgotten wallet would result in the demise of a perfectly decent French armoire. So it goes.   Dropped at the airport early in the AM by my beautiful wife, it is underway. […]