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Tulsa Oktoberfest

Tulsa Oktoberfest

“You know, they say Tulsa has the second largest Oktoberfest in the world” was a revelation convened to me by the manager of a local CVS store a few weeks ago. I have been buying a lot of ice cream there lately and by now the folks up front know that I travel quite a bit. So, once I told them that I was debating a last minute beer run to Europe for my third Oktoberfest in Munich, he proceeded to reassure me that I won’t miss much if I just stick around in Tulsa. Well, I did end up […]

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Europe Beer Run Update

Europe Beer Run Update

A week ago, on a whim, I booked myself a ticket to Europe. In particular, to visit Dublin, Munich, Frankfurt and Prague. As usual, I used my United miles to book the business class ticket across the pond with four stops in Europe for 100,000 miles and under $300. Dublin because I have never been to Ireland and many of my travel blogging friends were in town for another TBEX conference. Munich was the main reason I went – to visit my third Oktoberfest in the row. Frankfurt and Prague were added to see friends and check out a new […]

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Chris Guillebeau’s End of the World Party

Chris Guillebeau's End of the World Party

After about 24 hours on the road, I have finally made it to Oslo and wasted no time heading out to Chris Guillebeau’s End of the World party at a small bar in the center of town. The party was the kick in the butt I needed to finally bite the [pricy] bullet and plan a trip to Scandinavia. Crazy? Sure. But like with any other addiction, I will take any excuse to get back on the road! cash now no credit The party itself was two-fold. Chris was turning 35 so it was a birthday celebration. But far more […]

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Oktoberfest – the Local Edition

Oktoberfest - the Local Edition

Timeline: October 1st. 6pm. A year ago, that was the last moment I recollected from this day. I got to Munich late the day before and in the morning met up with a bunch of couchsurfers at Munich’s most famous attraction – das Wiesn, aka Oktoberfest. By 6pm, having successfully contributed my share to the local economy by downing six liters of (extra strong) beer at the Paulaner tent, I stumbled outside with what remained of our group. Fast forward to this year and I once again found myself outside the Paulaner tent on October 1st at precisely the same […]

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Stray Laos: New Year’s In Vang Vieng

Stray Laos: New Year's In Vang Vieng

Once little more than a bus stop on the long haul between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, it has managed to become a destination in its own right. Still not much more than three streets and a bus station, the main attractions are the river, laid back countryside and cave-filled rock formations. A couple of kilometres upstream, the pulsating music, drinking games and drug-fuelled debauchery of the increasingly lively riverside “tubing” bars starts at lunch-time. The atmosphere of the town itself is one of lethargy by day and debauchery by night: tourists sprawl out in the pillow-filled restaurants, termed “TV Bars”, watching re-runs […]

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Oktoberfest aka das Wiesn

Oktoberfest aka das Wiesn

Oktoberfest, or Wiesn, is a 16 day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. — WikiPedia When I decided to start my trip in the fall, I wanted to work out the timing such that I can spend about three weeks visiting Ukraine in Russia and make it back to Munich […]

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