2017 was a year for great trips (HOB and I traveled to five countries outside the US) and appalling politics (looking at you, Cheetolini McRacistpants).
2017 could also be confusing at times. Fortunately, we found this sign which cleared a lot of things up for us.
In 2017 we finally made it to Lithuania, which is a stunning country with a tendency to undersell itself. (The guy we rented an apartment Šiauliai told us “See what you can, because I’m sure you’ll never come back.”) This tourist brochure with the rather unpersuasive tagline “Lithuania: a place worth visiting ” is case in point. I’m guessing that previous slogans from Lithuania’s tourist office included:
- Lithuania: meh
- Lithuania: like Poland, but smaller
- Lithuania: better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
We also visited Poland this year, but sadly missed the opportunity to build a tiny poop campfire underneath a boxer dog’s butt.
When your eyebrow game is strong…..
I hate Estonian dolls: they’re so full of themselves.
One of my not-so-secret hobbies is collecting pictures of big checks. Having assumed that the big check was a strictly Western phenomenon, I was delighted to discover this beauty inside a temple in Taipei.
Well, now you all know how I plan on spending my New Year’s Eve. I hope all my readers swim responsibly in 2018.