European Travel Weblog - Summer 2003
2003 European Weblog Archives
[burr and natalie near the blue lagoon]
Posing on a hill just above the Blue Lagoon. | Reykjavik, IS
August 18 - September 20, 2003. This is a repository of the thoughts and musings that Burr and Natalie Settles posted on a weblog maintained for family and friends during a fall backpacking trip through Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Italy, France, England, and Iceland in 2003.

The photo above is taken just outside the Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik, Iceland. After we got back from the trip, we had trusty Wal*Mart develop our 12 rolls of film with digitals on a CD. We have added some of the photos to the weblog roughly near the posts that describe the pictured event.

Over the course of the trip, Burr also made a point to collect a CD from a native musical artist, preferably one that sings in the native tongue. Photos of album covers and short (e.g. 30-second) mp3 clips representative of each artist can also be found interspersed throughout the weblog archives.

Other than that, the text is completely unchanged. (Complete with typos and wacky unicode business from using foriegn keyboards!) You can browse through the weekly archives of our five-week jaunt can be found in the sidebar to the right.

Weekly Archives
Front Page
21 September - 27 September
14 September - 20 September
07 September - 13 September
31 August - 06 September
24 August - 30 August
17 August - 23 August
10 August - 16 August
Burr's website
Natalie's website
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Smithsonian Institution
National Library of Medicine
About the Trip
For the fall of 2003, we're taking a break from Madison to work for a bit in Washington, DC. Natalie landed an internship at the Smithsonian Institution after acquiring her MFA, and Burr will be doing research at the National Library of Medicine. But, with a month or so of free time between the end of our lease in Madison and the start of our capital tenure, we decided to jaunt around Europe! We'll be sleeping on trains, seeing some art, and visiting some friends. Here is a loose itinerary.

Since Europe is riddled with "cyber-cafes," we will stop occasionally to post our thoughts about the trip and keep you (beloved friends + family) up to date with what's going on.

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