Day 2: Cheers to Dublin!

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So I finally arrived in Dublin. My connection at LHR seriously made me question my faith in human reason. For my transfer flight, I had to go through five, I repeat FIVE, security checkpoints. First, I had to show my passport and fill out a disembarkation form. Therefore, I listed …

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Day 1: Transcontinental Travels

Well, it seems like just yesterday that I took off from ORD after walking down the terminal transfer Diddy made famous… …and based on the Earth’s rotation, it was!  I landed in LHR around 6AM after a grueling 8+ hour flight on an outdated 767.  Even my father inquired whether …

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Packing List Part Tres: Hygiene and Rave Gear

While some choose to simply acquire hygienic items abroad, I wanted to avoid hassles and just started off bringing them myself.  I’ve tried to strike a balance between bringing a portable shower and first aid kit while maintaining low weight with a small footprint.  As I will be bringing this …

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Packing List Part Dos: Electronics

I love tech–that’s for sure.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring everything with me due to size and weight constraint, so compromises were made. Electronics Yoga 2 Pro Laptop (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) 32GB USB Drive (Rugged) 64GB USB Drive 32GB SD (x3) Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera (24.3MP) OEM A6000 Charger …

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Packing List Part Uno: Clothing and Footwear

First up in a quick series of packing lists–clothing! To battle the elements, I stuck with a Patagonia Torrentshell raincoat.  It tucks neatly into a pocket and weighs nearly nothing. I also bought 3 dress shirts in neutral colors which will double as coats in the more cold nights.  Many …

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Last Day of Work

It’s just now sinking in (even though I cleared out my desk on Friday) that I will not be working for the next year and a half.  Of course I shall study and ‘work’ towards my MBA, but you get the picture–I will no longer generate greenbacks. I would like to …

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Website Outline

Before I start my ‘true’ blogging posts documenting my trips, studies, and everything in between, I wanted to provide a basic outline of my new website. I created pages for the following under the header: Adventure and Sports Festivals Food and Drink Hobbies and Interests Ideologies Music Technology Traveling Various, …

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Welcome!

Greetings!  I’m Rob–a world traveler, music aficionado, beer advocate, technophile, foodie, adventurer, and overall connoisseur of global culture. I have created this minimal blog to outline my journeys, experiences, and ultimately new discoveries.  Specifically, my planned  backpacking trip across Europe and acceptance into the University of Oxford’s one year MBA …

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