holy fucking shit morocco is crazy

thats all i can really say after almost 48 hours of traveling by bus boat and train through throngs border crossings fields of plastic bags and bottles wildflowers emaciated donkeys delayed delayed ferries over the strait of gibraltar midnight taxi rides through the mountains to tangier jazz clubs and a hippie studio/couch to the marrakesh express [i actually rode it!!!!] robes dejllabahs head scarves and designer jeans no parlais vous francais and no arabic just english and womanly charms im delirious its time for mint tea and bed

its a brave new world im in!!!!!!!


munich summertime

the weather has been great here, so instead of lamenting my missed flight i enjoyed the 80 degree sunshine and the biergarten. kevin came in from stuttgart and we went to the deutsches museum today, the technical museum with real airplanes, boats, and other incredible technology! our good friend frederick djed at the rote sonne on saturday with congorock and sonido del principe. so we danced over there after dinner in glockenbachviertel and a bier on the isar. frederick's brother chris made some hypie hypie t-shirts and scarves for the party and michi and i jammed the night away with our scarves to the duunduunduunduun of milanese & dutch house/techno/cumbia/ghettorave/dance music.

the next morning (5pm...) we bbqed at michi & mona's and chatted about shit accident stories, the wonders of couchsurfing and getting pulled over in bavaria. im so happy to be able to enjoy munich with friends!!! it's not half that bad when you are around amazing people!

copenhagen vs vienna

so stupidly i missed my flight to spain this morning...ugh. long long day searching out new flights and throwing money i don't have out the window. but that's traveling, right??

flying to malaga via london tomorrow...but wanted to backtrack and throw you some bones about the euro style i've been experiencing here......

my notes on copenhagen:

(oh yeah, fitting right in)

- thrift store anything
- leather jacket
- jumpsuits/one pieces
- drop crotches + harem pants (billowier the better)
- 90s grunge (doc martens, liberty florals, ripped tights, flannels)
- long long hair
- ray bans + leather satchels
- oversized tops & tanks
- gladiators
- fringe
- shredded tights + shredded jeans
- cut off shorts for guys
- sequins
- fur
- looking long and lean and beautiful
- layers and effortlessness

danes of all ages were looking quite fashionable--from young young kids to lots of older women who had a really cool, really eclectic style. one lady wore purple tights and a cropped leopard top and no pants! lots of stores for kids and babies with trendy clothes. at first i thought everyone was super cool and fashionable...then i realized it's kind of just trendy to have certain things and thats what they all wear. although the style is cool, sometimes the trends got repetitive. no hate on copenhagen, they are all still really really creative and forward, even the teenagers that seemed to fall into the h&m trap quite easily. the local designers had some good shit going on, like h.u.g.s by vonryba (amazing jackets) and thrift stores like the red cross and other imported trendy vintage clothing stores make quirky 80s and 90s kitsch readily available to accessorize with. definitely noticed the penchant for COLOR, maybe it's just the neon trend? but it abounded! very very nice change from munich!

my notes on vienna:

(hahahah dread wigs!)

- assymetry
- european "sophisticated" flair
- tote bags
- semi-bowl cuts for girls and boys--long/shaggy on top, cropped at the neck
- lots of short hair in general! yes!!
- guys in bermuda shorts (and shorter!)
- again the 90s
- variations on keds/oxfords--purple, patent, canvas, pointy, etc etc
- lots of flats for girls!
- eyeliner + lips
- summery dresses and glad. sandals
- pastels
- leopard!
- sandals for guys (love this!)
- bowlers
- polos!
- huge sweaters

i was really impressed by vienna. i think i could see myself living here--really laid back and cool people within a very urban environment that somehow maintains this very european style and sophistication. the fashion seemed refined, although not polished, everyone i met had a great personal style without being overly trendy or excessively sloppy. it definitely wasn't as in-you-face as copenhagen was about fashion, which was nice. people just did their own thing without having to be a certain way, it was very relaxed. an art academy party proved sufficient scoping ground for wiener men, who, in the hot weather, opted for shorts, man sandals and perfectly pressed longsleeve button downs. seal of approval applies. girls preferred oversized tunics, flats and sandals, or graphic dresses and layers of jackets and cool totes. lots of black and greys, some fun pops of colors and red. the teenagers love h&m!!!
(PS hi + danke! to christian, marten, maraike, bernd, dalia, katja, matthias, & friends! and im sorry i probably spelled all those names wrong)


vienna and budapest

omg its nonstop traveling. got back to munich and then left the next day to see some wieners in vienna...marten and christian. SO NICE SO CUTE SO LOVEABLE ill post photos when im back...in a MONTH! holy shit thats a long time. right now im packing for spain, i have to leave for the airport at 5 am...thats in 5 hours. shitty.

VIENNA is amazing, i could live there 100% and love it! budapest is also incredible, i have some good stories from the bathhouses that i will tell at a later time. the weather has been dreamy, hot hot hot and biking around new cities and taking a dip in the river can't be beat.

girona tomorrow with some nice couchsurfers....then MOROCCO on thursday!!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!


la luna

would love to embody the long, lanky black 60s supermodel donyale luna for my trip to spain....next stops vienna, budapest, barcelona, marrakesh!!!


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