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Bikes in Gothenburg

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Gothenburg does Critical Mass

Gothenburg does Critical Mass

I’m in Sweden (finally!) and I spent yesterday shooting all around Gothenburg. Of course I have an affinity for bikes, which led to a number of two-wheeled related photos, including this one. I had no idea that Gothenburg celebrated Critical Mass, but I was excited to learn that this city loves its bike culture as much as Portland does.

More bike photos from Gothenburg can be found over at my post on the Wend blog.

Written by Anna Brones

September 22, 2009 at 00:33

Matt Gross wraps up his European Grand Tour

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It’s hard not to be jealous of the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross. This summer he had 13 weeks to travel around Europe on a budget of 100 euros a day for his Grand Tour series. Although in places like Paris 100 euros may not seem like a lot, I personally wouldn’t complain about having 13 weeks of travel fully-funded (and he got to write about it!). In any event, after his summer adventure, Gross has come up with some conclusions which I thought were worth posting as they are good travel tips, some of them applicable no matter what the destination:

  • Think like a local
  • Make yourself useful
  • Go beyond the Eurail Pass
  • Rely on the kindness of strangers
  • Generosity trumps frugality
  • Redefine “Europe”

Read the whole Grand Tour wrap-up here.

Written by Anna Brones

September 9, 2008 at 08:50