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Life in Paris with Süsk & Banoo
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We left Salvation Mountain in California and decided to punch it through the night back to Phoenix to catch our flights home in the morning. We had seen the mysterious outlines of the Saguaro as we left Phoenix upon our arrival four days earlier, but it was nighttime and we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at süsk & banoo
After blasting out of the Salton Sea (mostly for stink, partially because this place closed at sunset), we rattled up a dirt path to arrive at Slab City, California's Salvation Mountain. A pile of colourful cement and paint in the barren desert, this artwork was created by Leonard Knight, who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at süsk & banoo
I swear, I can smell this place just looking at these photos. What. A. PIT. The Salton Sea (quick tidbit lesson) was formed when a river burst its banks and flooded this desert plain. It quickly became "the" place to be - The Beach Boys had a place here, Sonny... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at süsk & banoo
Everybody knows this place by now, so I'm not going to ramble on about it. Here are a few things I learned: Joshua Trees are actually a variation of Yucca plant. Cholla Cacti are not to be messed with. One of my travel companions had one little puffball lodged violently... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at süsk & banoo
You know that point in ever road trip when you think "This is just like the beginning of every horror film..."? Well, we found ours. As we cruised down the historic Route 66, we stumbled across...this. Say hello to this bizarre desert-locked oasis. We pulled up under the blaring sun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at süsk & banoo
This country, man. Not only is it naturally blessed, it's man-made astonishing too. As we tootled in the mom-mobile up along the border of Arizona towards our next destination of Laughlin, Nevada (there will be no post about that place. Because it was literally just casinos in the Mars- As... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at süsk & banoo
My favourite part of road trips is the weird stuff you find in between your destinations. For example. This. Bedrock. In the middle of the Arizona wilderness. Or, as we began to call it: Yabba Dabba YIKES. How is this a thing? Was it wildly popular in the 80's and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at süsk & banoo
I hate how none, NONE, of these photos do this place justice. It's...impossible to capture how...well, grand this canyon really is. It's so mind-bogglingly huge that even looking at it makes your brain dazzled. Depth of field is hard to make out. At one point I was certain someone had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at süsk & banoo
Are you digging the cacti as much as I am? I know! This past week, my oldest (not by age) friend invited me and her new husband (as in fresh, not most-recent) on a four-day road trip around the Southwest! We arrived in Phoenix and met up in the airport,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at süsk & banoo
Oh right! I have a blog. It's funny how easy it is to just...forget that. To be fair, since Berlin, I've been very busy. I'll not go into exhaustive detail about my activities, apart from saying big developments are occurring. Immigration-wise, life-wise, work-wise. It's all been a bit of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at süsk & banoo
There's a curious mix of beauty and sadness in Berlin that is the result of a city so steeped in history. Ben Franklin once said that beauty and folly are old companions, and I have to agree with the old chap. (Whom I love and was for Halloween. As a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at süsk & banoo
The other afternoon I ambled South-ish from my Prenzlauer Berg homestead towards Mitte, or middle. Though drenched in sweat before I even made it out of the stairwell, I braved the 80% humidity (wha? why? wha? whaaaa?) and headed into town. I found myself amongst the museums and galleries of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at süsk & banoo
It only took forever, right? I know, I know. I'm a slacker. I'm not though- this time I have reasons. One of which is the often (and rapid) consumption of Korean Bulgogi Burgers and endless ambling while I discover the city I call home- for the next three months at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at süsk & banoo
Weird! The same pattern is here, they just used a different wool. I hope that helps- I knitted it so long ago, I couldnt tell you how many stitches I used if I tried! Good luck!
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2016 on The Hemingway at süsk & banoo
I could have posted another 20+ photos of these rocks, but I spared you all the boredom and picked some of my favourites. Which was hard. Because this place is gorgeous. Nestled snuggly in some unassuming hills, these millions-of-years-old geological formations wind through the plain-y landscape. There are pink spires... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at süsk & banoo
Alfred, thank you so much for introducing me to FLULA. My life is infinitely better now. GANZ LUSTIG!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on Hallo Berlin at süsk & banoo
Hello there! I used the Purl Bee pattern exactly as written- thats the size 7s. Good eye!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on The Hemingway at süsk & banoo
Time to go again. I'll leave you with these images of my amblings around the city. A lovely old chap asleep in the museum, Tour Eiffel, ever vigilant, much like the pups in shops. See you in another three months, Paris. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at süsk & banoo
This café was gorgeous. The sconces are beeswax, you guys. Can I just move in? That es-zett makes me want to cry. It's so good. HRRRRNG. I went to Berlin. Finally! Well, this is a small misleading statement, for many years ago I drove eight hours straight to visit Berlin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at süsk & banoo
I've spent the past three months scuttling from café to café to fill some of the more...draggy days. People watching while sitting outside of an establishment with a hot cup of coffee is one of my favourite things to do, though, so I'm not complaining. Since the attacks though, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at süsk & banoo
I haven't felt much like posting here. A lot of it is because I have been glued, wide-eyed, to the news for the past few days. Another bit is my lack of interest or desire to blog. I feel a bit of a slump at the moment. It could be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at süsk & banoo
Remember how I went on and on about how Colin was the PERFECT cat? Yeah well, it seems that not only has his ass expanded- so has his attitude. (Cattitude? Thanks Miranda July.) Little. Asshole. You can see it in that second-to-last photo. That's a shitty little face. Ok I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at süsk & banoo
Holy crap, it's not a travel photo barrage? You're so very welcome, faithful reader! Er, if any of you managed to slog through the over-share of my America trip and thought it worth sticking around. If you did, you get a treat- literally! This is almond plum cake. You should... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at süsk & banoo
Kids and squids, that is IS for my Colorado-America-travel photos. Thank fuck, right? Now I can get back to Colin and cake and interior shots and Paris (the only reason anyone trips across my blog after Googling for a good place to get a latte macchiato in town). I thought... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at süsk & banoo
Are you guys as sick of travel photos as I am of posting them? Seriously. I know. So there's this place near my parents' house called 7 Falls and it is seven waterfalls dropping down a cliff. That's it. That's all I have to say about it. It was pretty.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at süsk & banoo