Boasting of more than 14 million official residents, the city is the only one in the world that spans two continents; Europe and Asia. I love Istanbul and admit to a major addiction for this characteristic destination.
January 3, at Let me share my story, which is really a culmination and reinforcement of many of the things you and your readers have said on this site… 6. On my second night there, a friend and I went out to a cafe on Khaosan Road.
We noticed a table of 3 cute guys across the way and thought nothing of it until the sky opened up and rained the heaviest rain I ever saw. At that point, all the patrons scooted their tables to the edge of the room to get cover from the downpour.
We struck up a conversation and learned that 2 of the 3 were Swedes on holiday.
Much drinking and entertaining conversation ensued as the hours ticked by without notice. I think in that moment, I did believe in love at first sight. The night ended late and we exchanged email addresses.
We corresponded a bit for a few months but it soon fizzled out and I was left only with memories of an amazing chance kiss with a beautiful Swedish man under a Thai sky filled with rain. What an amazing memory it was…And one I shall never forget.
Fast forward 4 years…. I open up Facebook and behold— a friend request from my Swedish Thai kiss! I accepted it of course and so began a year long chat-fest over Internet Messenger with my Swede.
But the more I chatted with him, the less I thought he liked me!
I found him short and not at all sentimental… But he kept chatting me. Confusion set in and now I was really curious. I began to get an understanding of the Swedish culture and perhaps a little of what made my Swede tick. Let me say here that had it not been for the insight and in some ways, commiseration I gained from your posts, I may have given up on my Swede months ago… We continued chatting until eventually, we agreed we should see eachother again.
In October, my Swede can to visit me in San Francisco and we had a lovely week of sightseeing and getting to know eachother. His eyes were still as blue, his arms still as strong, and the kisses were as amazing as I had remembered them from that one special night in Thailand.
We were both sad when the week ended and we vowed to see eachother again soon…maybe for Christmas. I booked my ticket extremely expensive to travel to Sweden for Christmas! The six weeks I waited seemed an eternity, but it was nothing compared to the 30 hours it took to travel to Sweden from California.
I made it to Paris and sat there for 10 hours on Christmas Eve while I watched flight after flight cancelled. There was no way my flight was going to make it to Copenhagen.
I was exhausted but elated to see my Swede when I came through the airpoirt door in Copenhagen and when we kissed, I felt as though the sky might open up and rain a beautiful Thai rain as it had 6. We drove 20 minutes to his apartment in Malmo and had our own little Julafton in the wee hours of Christmas morning.
The next night, his parents re-created Julafton for me at their home and it was wonderful!!! We drank, we ate, we drank, we danced, we drank and we sang. His father plays the guitar and had never before played in public but he did play for me that night because the American girl asked him to.
But more than that… We talked extensivetly about me moving to Sweden and we are taking steps now to identify opportunites for work and where we would live. It only took 6.Hey, come on, give the kid a break! He’s 16 years old and makes some very good points.
Believe me, I know, I’m an expat living in Vietnam for the past 6 years and I see almost everyday the low-life circling around these parts, shitting everything up and making those of us here making an honest living look bad too.
I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography problems in 3 different people – I thought I’d better jot them down.
Warning: none of this is rocket science sometimes the basics need to be said! 1. You [ ]. Christmas is a good holiday for many reasons.
There are reasons that exist that make Christmas a bad holiday, but for the most part it is a wonderful time of year. Millions of people around the world will agree that Christmas is one of the most fun and exciting holidays.
Christmas has had a good run, but it's high time we all admit it's just not well suited to our hypersensitive times. No, the 21st Century world is no place for a holiday like Christmas.
Don't take my word for it, though; just have a gander at the following list of the top ten reasons why we need to outlaw Christmas.
Christmas is a holiday that will last forever. It's one of the oldest holidays, most meaningful, and is celebrated around the world.
Here are a few reasons why Christmas is one of . Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which .