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July 4, 2014
5:16 am
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Beverly Stevens Peevyhouse Cannot Stop Lying
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Belgian Waffling is intelligent and can be quite funny at times. Also not my blog as I'm in the UK.

July 4, 2014
6:32 am
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VermillionStar
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July 4, 2014

Your mother said
Belgian Waffling is intelligent and can be quite funny at times. Also not my blog as I'm in the UK.

Oh yes, I'd forgotten about Belgian Waffling. I used to read her blog quite regulalrly, but then she got "big" and stopped interacting much with people who aren't equally well known.

July 4, 2014
7:19 am
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makawaru
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Your mother said
What Uretha Franklin said.

 

There is a massive difference between being a local and being an expat. As an expat you will never be a true local yet the longer you're away from your home country the less it feels like home. Only fellow expats can truly understand but beware: expats tend to congregate and whine, they're all a bit strange but so are you or you wouldn't leave home, but you may need their help. Long term expats tend to native partners/spouses/friends who are a massive help in a bind.

 

I don't have much to contribute as I don't read much expat/travel blogs in general, but just wanted to give a quick shout out that I concur with this, which is one of the reason why I don't feel comfortable at calling myself an "expat"

July 7, 2014
9:59 am
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clarissaexplains
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Did anyone ever read peace love wander? It was written by a girl named sienna who had travelled a lot on her father's dime–think they were california based–and then she went to get her masters at nyu living in a 'park ave' apt, later dropped out, lied about having a british boyfriend..then went to law school in san diego, later dropped out of that and stopped her blog. Seems she's now back on "rose colored glass" http://www.rosecolorglass.com/ with her i'm "rich and travelled with wavy hair" theme. It's basically fluffy writing broken up by photos her mom has taken of her twirling in fields or by hotel pools on trips where they stay at luxury hotels and only really eat at the hotel restaurant each night.

recent quote from post: "This evening, I fly to Europe for two weeks. Growing up, we went to Europe quite frequently–once a year, sometimes twice. Europe started to feel almost like a second home to me, it was so familiar, so routine, I've known it's nuances and intricacies almost as well as the town I grew up in."

Umm how is once or twice a year to europe frequently? 

and then talking about her need to travel but not needing a camera:

"But what about those of us who travel for a separate purpose? Those of us who have been around the block a time or two, who know every cobblestone on a Roman street, who’ve seen each tomb inside Westminster Abbey, who’ve delighted in several fresh snowfalls in the Canadian winter.  Do we need to probe and examine every step of the way? Will the flash of a camera really give us something we otherwise wouldn’t see? What about those of us who travel for travel’s sake?"

 

then..buying her new dior for her trip:

 

"I've been saving for a new handbag for a while, knowing that my growing bank account would at some point be used to purchase a shiny new Chanel boy bag. I thought my birthday would be the right time for a splurge, but when I went to the boutique, every bag I tried just felt a little lackluster. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Chanel girl at heart, but instinctively I felt like it was time for a change."

right..big problems hun!

 

sorry..just really had to vent about this one!

July 7, 2014
10:03 am
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clarissaexplains
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oops link had a word stuck on the end http://www.rosecolorglass.com/ 

July 7, 2014
10:39 am
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Twizzle
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May 12, 2013

Ugh. Americans who try to be so OMGintune with OMGEurope drive me up the wall. Pet peeve: if you go to London and get an airbnb, you do not get to refer to apartments as "flats" for the duration of your life, jfc. Reminds me of these people I know who went to OMGEurope on their honeymoon, hitting the most cliche places, and then posted about how they're OMGSoEuropean because they're drinking beer while watching the World Cup. Because this is clearly totally different from everyone else at every other bar in America. Such Europe. Much football. Wow. 

Yes, I'm sure you totally knew ALL the nuances and intricacies of ALL of Europe, from Brest to Brest, from going once a year as a tourist with your family. Yup. Absolutely. 

July 7, 2014
10:42 am
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Beverly Stevens Peevyhouse Cannot Stop Lying
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clarissaexplains said
Did anyone ever read peace love wander? It was written by a girl named sienna who had travelled a lot on her father's dime–think they were california based–and then she went to get her masters at nyu living in a 'park ave' apt, later dropped out, lied about having a british boyfriend..then went to law school in san diego, later dropped out of that and stopped her blog. Seems she's now back on "rose colored glass" http://www.rosecolorglass.com/ with her i'm "rich and travelled with wavy hair" theme. It's basically fluffy writing broken up by photos her mom has taken of her twirling in fields or by hotel pools on trips where they stay at luxury hotels and only really eat at the hotel restaurant each night.

recent quote from post: "This evening, I fly to Europe for two weeks. Growing up, we went to Europe quite frequently–once a year, sometimes twice. Europe started to feel almost like a second home to me, it was so familiar, so routine, I've known it's nuances and intricacies almost as well as the town I grew up in."

Umm how is once or twice a year to europe frequently? 

and then talking about her need to travel but not needing a camera:

"But what about those of us who travel for a separate purpose? Those of us who have been around the block a time or two, who know every cobblestone on a Roman street, who’ve seen each tomb inside Westminster Abbey, who’ve delighted in several fresh snowfalls in the Canadian winter.  Do we need to probe and examine every step of the way? Will the flash of a camera really give us something we otherwise wouldn’t see? What about those of us who travel for travel’s sake?"

 

then..buying her new dior for her trip:

 

"I've been saving for a new handbag for a while, knowing that my growing bank account would at some point be used to purchase a shiny new Chanel boy bag. I thought my birthday would be the right time for a splurge, but when I went to the boutique, every bag I tried just felt a little lackluster. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Chanel girl at heart, but instinctively I felt like it was time for a change."

right..big problems hun!

 

sorry..just really had to vent about this one!

Opinion: if one wishes to discuss a brand that is unknown or fit for purpose (ex: makes camera bag purses that are waterproof), then rock on. Lots of people discuss their recent finds in conversation. Not so with well known luxury brands. The point of splurging on a luxury brand is not to brag or shove it in someone's face, it's to be subtly noticed. Blab on all you want about design, quality, whatever, you're paying for a name. People who post 12 different pics of their recent OMG DIOR purchase are sad. One pic would do, just a link or mention that's it Dior would suffice. I get the feeling her family is nouveau riche at best. Those from old money wouldn't do this as it's classless and tacky.

If you can't tell I'm anti-obvious label, so tacky.

 

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July 7, 2014
11:30 am
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mskva
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clarissaexplains said
Did anyone ever read peace love wander? It was written by a girl named sienna who had travelled a lot on her father's dime–think they were california based–and then she went to get her masters at nyu living in a 'park ave' apt, later dropped out, lied about having a british boyfriend..then went to law school in san diego, later dropped out of that and stopped her blog. Seems she's now back on "rose colored glass" http://www.rosecolorglass.com/ with her i'm "rich and travelled with wavy hair" theme. It's basically fluffy writing broken up by photos her mom has taken of her twirling in fields or by hotel pools on trips where they stay at luxury hotels and only really eat at the hotel restaurant each night.

lol

That is the theme for most travel/lifestyle blogs, isn't it? No wonder I'll never be Pinterest famous!

July 7, 2014
12:33 pm
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Ehh
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September 24, 2011

omg that about page… yachting. rose gold. multiple great gatsby quotes. i sincerely hope this is satire.

July 7, 2014
12:41 pm
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Sandy Beauregard
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January 16, 2014

She "hoped around to 30 countries" and doesn't know when to use a hyphen rather than a comma… seems like those two years of j-school could have been better spent back in 4th grade English class. 

 

I hate country counters. It's such a braggart way to show how OMG FILLED WITH WANDERLUST you are instead of actually spending time in a place and enjoying it for what it is. I know someone who was upset she didn't get a passport stamp taking the train from England to Scotland, because then how on earth would people know she'd been to BOTH? angry

July 7, 2014
1:41 pm
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AreYouSerious
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December 12, 2013

clarissaexplains said
 

recent quote from post: "This evening, I fly to Europe for two weeks. Growing up, we went to Europe quite frequently–once a year, sometimes twice. Europe started to feel almost like a second home to me, it was so familiar, so routine, I've known it's nuances and intricacies almost as well as the town I grew up in."

Umm how is once or twice a year to europe frequently? 

and then talking about her need to travel but not needing a camera:

sorry..just really had to vent about this one!

What is so ridiculous about that is the lumping of Europe into one big place, I mean did they travel to each single country in Europe on those trips so the whole geographic zone was like home?!? No I am sure it was to the main places like England and France which should therefore be denoted even though there is no way that going somewhere once year as a child makes it as familiar as the place you grew up in!

I am sure her and Casey from True Colours would get along like two arrogant fish in a pond.

July 8, 2014
3:09 am
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ohhellsno
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October 24, 2012

Off topic, but have any of you hams read http://youngadventuress.com/ ? What do you think of it?

 

Personally, I think it is absolutely god-awful. This blogger considers herself a "travel writer," and an "adventuress," because she writes about her basic b**ch travels to places like Spain and New Zealand. Everything she writes about is so completely unoriginal and yet she thinks she is the edgiest lifestyle goddess ever. The whole blog is just dripping in so much privilege and lack of any real talent that I just can't with it. GOMI for sure.

 

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July 8, 2014
6:35 am
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without further adieu
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June 27, 2013

Whiplashed Giraffe said
I hate country counters. It's such a braggart way to show how OMG FILLED WITH WANDERLUST you are instead of actually spending time in a place and enjoying it for what it is.

 

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Postcards from Rachel made a list of "20 things only travelers would understand" and #5 was "You'd rather be flying – plain and simple." Really? Because that's why you experience new places? So you can fly there? #1 is "Some people avoid living near the airport — you; however, love being in the flight path."

STOP TRYING SO HARD. catfight

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