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Up and Down in Oslo

Tweet We came to Oslo, Norway from Copenhagen (my first blog post from this trip appears here). It was supposed to be by train, but the Swedish National Railroads were repairing some tracks and due to surprising disorganization, we got stuck sitting in the Gothenberg central station for 4 hours waiting for a bus to […]

Frontiers Unfettered by Any Frowning Fortress: Nowtopian Buffalo

Tweet Spent two and a half days in Buffalo, a place I’d never been before”¦ Always wondered why it was named Buffalo since that beast probably never roamed anywhere near here. Locals say it’s derived from a French expression Beau L’eau, with an “˜f’ somehow inserted into it by long lost accents”¦ the beautiful water […]

Segundo Congreso Nacional de Ciclismo Urbano, Guadalajara, Mexico, 18 Septiembre, 2009

Tweet ¡Gracias por invitarme! Por anticipado, les pido disculpas por mi pobre español. Jamás he intentado hablar públicamente en español, por lo que ruego su indulgencia. Estoy muy contento de estar en Guadalajara, misma ciudad que mi suegro me explicó, alguna vez fue llamada despectivamente “Pueblo Bicicletero”; pero hoy ese mismo distintivo indica una ciudad […]

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