May 29, 2011

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'Sell Out' by Reel Big Fish

After a typically incoherent LozInTranslation conversation,
this became the humming anthem for our Portugese Road Trip.


I don't know why I was being so coy the first time around.

Nike LunarRun in Lisboa
"And they're off!"
'Tudo Bom' Portugal-inspired custom ID: Nike LunarHaze+
On stage after winning the Lucky Draw for placing 76th
miradouro de são pedro de alcântara, nike running, lisboa
I came for the run. I stay for the afterparty

"Aaawwww for me? This is the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me!"
I believe these are the second of three evolutions of my all-time fave shoe - Iverson's 'The Question'. I wish I was able to get Google to confirm it for me though.
Update: In actuality these were Reebok Emmitt Smith 'ES22'. A different sport altogether,

sintra, abandoned
TG* to the rescure
The Sneakers, so close yet so far
Going Macgyver to get the kicks
Emmitt Smith 'ES22' Signature shoe by Reebok
sintra, shoe, reebok, lisboa
Enshrined the shoe at a Sintra Wall facade

May 28, 2011

Trigger: Ego Tripping in Portugal - Sintra, Obidos, Ericeria, Coimbra

Soundtrack for the Portugese road, North from Lisboa
- 'Road Trippin' by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

roadtrip, van, lisboawith two brand new allies

van, pack, lisboaFully loaded

dinner, night, sintra, san martinhowe got snacks

pack, night, foodand supplies

va, road, windmill, roadsignIt's time to leave this town

policia, police carIt's time to steal away

cooking, sintraLet's go get lost

park, hang, cerveja, burgerAnywhere from the U.S.A.

square, activist, coimbraLet's go get lost

ericeira, van, night, beachLet's go get lost

coimbra, bonita, sitBlue you sit so pretty

sintra, abandoned, gardenWest of the one

cooking, obidos, lookoutSparkle light with yellow icing

Just a mirror for the sun

beach, sand, ericeria, bodysurfJust a mirror for the sun

sintra, party, hostelJust a mirror for the sun

sun, obidos, cameraThese Smiling eyes are just a mirror for

ericeira, houseSo much has come before

coimbra, sit, morningthose battles lost and won

prazer de viver bemThis life is shining more forever in the sun

activist, sleep, coimbraNow let us check our heads

kite surfing, beachAnd let us check the surf

ericeira, beach, nightStaying high and dry's

van, moonMore trouble than it's worth

sleep, sintraIn the sun

Just a mirror for the sun

obidos, dinner, cookJust a mirror for the sun

camera, sunThese Smiling eyes are just a mirror for

coimbra, partyIn Coimbra we took some time to linger on

We three hunky dories

portugal, animal cruelty, marketsgot our snakefinger on

obidos, dinner, jantar, portNow let us drink the stars

activist, coimbra, squareIt's time to steal away

ericeira, beach, sleepLet's go get lost

sintra, squatRight here from the U.S.A

Road tripping north with Todd (USA) and Kah (NZ) beginning at Lisboa. We hit Sintra, Obidos, Ericeira, Peniche, Mafra, Leiria and Coimbra. Unfortunately some valuables were stolen from our van which means a return to Lisboa to vist the Australian Embassy. 'O mundo gira'.

Find the sequel here - Trigger: Egotripping II - England, on the road again
A day in the life of - Trigger: Day 114 - An NBA day in Portugal

- What is an Ego-Trip?
- Ego Tripping with American TG* in Portugal
- Ego Tripping with American TG* II in England
- Ego tripping with Slovakian DK* in Estonia
Sintra, Portugal: "O mundo gira" - The second chances we get in life and travel
- Trigger: Day 114 - An NBA day in Portugal

May 11, 2011

A question answered with a quote: Portugal+ edition

My last quote compilation was formerly entitled "Spain+" because I imagined I'd be combining phrases from my time in Spain and Portugal. I didn't expect to be in Spain as long as I did, it was worthy of being a stand-alone listing. I'm imagining a similar extended stay in Portugal.

Find the collection of quotables here:
- A question answered with a quote: German + Italian edition
- A question answered with a quote: Spain edition
- A question answered with a quote: Portugal edition
- A question answered with a quote: Holland Edition
- A question answered with a quote: UK Edition
- A question answered with a quote: Lithuania Edition
- A question answered with a quote: Latvia + Estonia edition
- A question answered with a quote: Germany Revisited edition
- A question answered with a quote: Turkey edition
- Listen to my Podcast inspired by AQAwaQ: Lets's Get Real podcast

If you're unaware, I've been compiling quotes from conversations I've had in my travels. I proudly present 'A question answered with a quote: Portugal edition'

bairro alto, night, crowdIt singles you out visually

poland, polish, drinkingYou can't hide from opportunity

wisconsin, badgersIts all situational

red, hairFor me to buy something - it needs to be
the most important thing in my life at that moment

"I don't like hostels. Its just people who think they're cool cuz they're travelling".
Days later: "I freakin love hostels. Uh... Its love/hate"

nike running, pillow fight, lisboa"You only take pictures of what you don't see" - Donald Duck

Che Guevara, motorcycle, diaryThe only thing we have that's truly ours is our experience

portugal, guidebooks"Contempt prior to investigation"

Parque Eduardo VII, lisboaShe just wants to have original experiences

marine corps, seal, badge, us
"Shit one out" (make it happen)

iraq war, wounded, brothers"I lost my leg. *shrugs* Eh! I still have another one"

You party all the time, that's all you do? Wow that's so coooool!!

lebron james, dwyane wade, mock, dirk nowitzki, 2011 nba finals"Não se pode agradar a Gregos e a Troianos"
(Portugese: You can't please both Greeks and Trojans - You can't please everybody)

sand, jar, no labelSometimes the pleasure is in explaining

gisele bündchen, butt, magazine cover, brasil,The other half of the party is telling your friends it was awesome

world trip, plans, flights, brasilI'm not *that* much of a moment-liver

casa da musica, porto, kidsWhen you travel you see the world through the eyes of a child