Friday, April 27, 2007

My May Mission: Springtime In Europe

6 Countries, 8 Cities, 2 Conferences, 1 Wedding... 12 Days.

For someone whose only experience of European travel has been limited to the United Kingdom, a task such as this is both exciting and daunting, at the same time. It challenges the possibility of one's abilities to grasp the true nature and culture of a city in 24 hours or less. But given this unique opportunity to see places I have only been able to dream about, it was too much of a temptation to resist... especially when the travel is partially funded by a departmental grant.

So to quote Mark Twain, it is time to "...throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

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