Don't Fall Asleep!

Posted by Megan Roney on Friday, January 25, 2013
I've been on the road now for a few weeks and considering I came here with a bag full of dirty laundry, this week it was necessary to find a laundromat.  Thankfully my friend Mike found one here in downtown Budapest.  We were so excited and grabbed our dirty clothes, piled into a cab and headed into the city center.  

We passed the parliament building decked out in gold lights as we drove across the Danube River.  It looked beautiful and made me really excited for our days off next week when w...
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A Lesson in Equality...and Potty Humor

Posted by Megan Roney on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fun Spanish Christmas fact for you: in Catalonia (Northeastern Spain) nativity scenes typically include a figurine with pants pulled down, pooping in the stable.  I stumbled across this gem of information while perusing the goods of a rest stop off highway 68 when the company was en route to Zaragoza, Spain. 

           

The rest stop restaurant was decorated with large wine barrels on their sides that were hallowed out with scenes depicted inside.  One barrel held the nati...


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Megan's Guide to a Night Out at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub

Posted by Megan Roney on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Although going to a traditional English pub doesn't differ too much from a night at a local watering hole in the states, here are a few tips to keep in mind before visiting England's oldest inn, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.


1. You must order food/beverages from the bar tender or risk looking completely silly and awkward by sitting in a dark corner booth waiting for someone to come around and take your order.  And as Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem has several hidden, cavernous corners it is very possib...
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Yokes on You

Posted by Megan Roney on Sunday, July 1, 2012
I seem to be a magnet for stains here in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Traveling for a year with only two suitcases, which I practically packed with lots of American snacks and toiletries and very few clothes, does drastically limit my wardrobe.  And after just one week I've managed to stain the majority of clothes.  It's actually verging on a running practical joke, and I'm beginning to just get used to it and/or ignore it.  

The latest stain I received at breakfast today when I began peeling what I t...
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Slamming on the breaks in Scotland

Posted by Megan Roney on Sunday, June 24, 2012 In : In Flight Stories 
I was feeling pretty down on my flight to Aberdeen after reading an article in the Lufthansa magazine in which various celebrities from Jane Goodall to Jamie Oliver of Food Network's the Naked Chef shared their feelings on what our world will look like in 2050.  They spoke of the loss of species, destruction of the environment and starvation and dehydration.  Not exactly the lightest reading.  

So I sighed in relief and awe as our plane broke through the clouds and we hovered for landing over ...
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Window Seat

Posted by Megan Roney on Sunday, June 24, 2012 In : In Flight Stories 
I love sitting in the window seat.  It's a different world up here and there is something exhilarating about watching as the plane dives and dips into the white mist of clouds.  From up here, the world looks as I feel it seems now, after traveling for so long, small.  It no longer feels as though I'm leaving my country, but more going back to another part of my world.  

In the days leading up to my departure to join this European tour I was afraid of leaving the comfort and happiness I found w...
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We Are All Corn

Posted by Megan Roney on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 In : Culture 
 

“Thank you for your medicine, your positive energy and the joy you bring to Mexico.”

The sun had set hours ago behind the Teotihuacan pyramids, as Gorilla, our tour and spirit guide bid us farewell.  Our bus wound it’s way around vibrantly decorated homes towards the highway. 

The scenery slowly began to change; from the simplistic, cheerful dwellings of Gorilla’s neighborhood, to the grey-toned concrete of the modern world.  But even as we left, I don’t think there was one pe...


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A Tooth Story

Posted by Megan Roney on Monday, February 6, 2012 In : Everyday Life 

“Something’s not right with my tooth,” Jarred told me a few days after arriving in Tampico, Mexico.  He cranked open his jaw and I got a good view of the gaping hole in one of his top molars where a filling used to be.  

We asked at the front desk and surprisingly there were two dentists with in walking distance of the hotel.  Only one had a website which said i...


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I like to boogie!

Posted by Megan Roney on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 In : Environment 

I could hear waves crashing onto the shore outside when I awoke Tuesday morning.  I sank deeper under the covers and wondered if my first day off in Natal, Brazil might be better spent relaxing in the five-star Serhs Natal Grand Hotel complete with pool bar and beach access instead of going on the dune buggy tour Jarred and I had signed up for the day before. 


 

Oddly enough, it was Jarred, who only had one day off that week, who convinced me to get up and get moving.  Our time in Brazil t...


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On the Boardwalk

Posted by Megan Roney on Monday, August 8, 2011 In : Night Life 

Just a short walk from our hotel in Fortaleza, the bright lights of the cities skyline bounce brightly off the cool, black water of the Atlantic Ocean.  The colorful creatures of Fortaleza’s nightlife gather along the boardwalk and entertain passersby with warped sexiness and magic tricks. 

 

Tonight we walk in their midst searching for trilling night of fun in honor of fellow cast mate, Diego’s birthday.  We’re hit with the strange paradox of watching yellow and orange bands of li...


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About Me


Megan After a while of traveling in foreign countries, you begin to realize that it's not just your luggage that can get lost. When you don't speak the language, you loose your ability to speak. If you can't decipher the written word, you loose your ability to read. And if you can't read the signs to know where you're going, you yourself can get lost. It can be a bit overwhelming, and at times humiliating, but I'm sure even Odysseus experienced frustration on his adventurous travels. This blog is my account of my travels. Hopefully, my blunders will assure others that they are not the only ones lost in translation.
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