That’s What He Said…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do.   So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.

-Mark Twain

If you’ve ever thought about studying abroad or international travel, I’m going to simply “borrow” the words of a wise soul called Nike and say “Just do it.” Mark Twain’s quote is so true and I’m sure all of us have had those times when we said, “I should have…” or “I wish I had…” I can’t tell you how many people have confessed to me that they wish they’d studied abroad in college. These are friends both at Howard and friends from elsewhere – all different ages, races, backgrounds, both genders – I would say that number is almost in the hundreds (I talk about studying abroad a LOT).  So go ahead and take the plunge.  Don’t wait on retirement. For some reason I don’t think traveling around the world would be as fun at 65 as it is for me in my 20s (but I’m sure there are some seasoned adults out there proving me wrong!).

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That’s What He Said…

“My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.”

-Terry Pratchett 

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There is no in between when it comes to bicycle culture – you either hate it or you love it. I’ll be in Amsterdam by the end of the week and can’t remember the last time I rode a bike. But I imagine I’ll make up for lost time while I’m there 🙂 I linked to this site about Amsterdam Bicyles in the previous post, but I ran across this quote and just had to share it again, this times with pics. Click more, to see the rest of the pictures.   Continue reading