Rudis Muiznieks

Miscellaneous speculations and cogitations from an armchair philosophist.

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Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:50:09 PM

Flight back to Nashville was delayed, turning our 8 hour DC layover into a 9 hour layover. Need sleep. Just kill me. #eurotrip2018

Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:49:41 PM

On our last day in Rome we toured the crypts and catacombs, but no pictures were allowed. They were OK, but I'm still miffed about the strike that ruined the Paris catacombs for us. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:49:10 PM

One of the plaster casts of the bodies found at Pompeii #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:48:39 PM

Mount Vesuvius crater. It was quite a hike to get up there... 30 minutes of straight uphill on loose rocks and ash #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:48:08 PM

View of Naples from the top of Mount Vesuvius #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:47:39 PM

Another Tuscany shot. Just chillin' and enjoying the view. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/14/2018 8:47:03 PM

Crazy view from Montalcino in Tuscany. You could pretty much swing your camera on a rope around there and get amazing shots like this in any direction. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 2:26:18 PM

The CERN tour was great. We didn't get to see the LHC since they're currently doing collisions, but we did see the old synchrocyclotron and the Atlas control room. Here's a bad photo of the first ever WWW server. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 2:12:03 PM

Creepy statues outside the Red Cross museum in Geneva. This was a great museum; very sobering and powerful message. We went early and beat the rush, so we had almost the whole place to ourselves. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 2:09:14 PM

Going a little out of order... but we passed by the UN headquarters during a bus tour in Geneva. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 2:04:56 PM

The remains of some aqueducts in the distance. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 2:02:33 PM

A Pagan Basilica inside the Roman Forum. This was also part of the Colosseum tour. Lots of cool ancient ruins to see. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 1:58:32 PM

Selfie inside the Colosseum #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 1:56:01 PM

If you have some money you don't need I'm sure the Catholic Church will be happy to take it off your hands to pay for more shit like whatever this is. #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 1:53:00 PM

The hallway leading to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. Our tour guide was hyper enthusiastic. Was probably the best and most informative tour I've ever been on. #eurotrip2018

Rudis Muiznieks 6/10/2018 1:48:22 PM

We missed our flight to Rome by 12 hours so had to buy last-minute train tickets. I'll just think of it as a $450 lesson for Heather on how 24 hour clocks work. #eurotrip2018

Rudis Muiznieks 6/6/2018 1:00:54 PM

Now it's just me and Heather, staying in Geneva for a couple nights before flying to Rome for the final leg of the vacation. We'll probably check out some more museums here, and have a CERN tour booked for Friday #eurotrip2018

Rudis Muiznieks 6/6/2018 1:00:25 PM

The thing I was most excited about for this whole trip was the tour we booked of the Paris catacombs. When we showed up for it though, the fuckers were on strike and nobody was allowed in. Ce n'est pas possible! Now we have to try to wrangle a refund. #eurotrip2018

Rudis Muiznieks 6/6/2018 12:50:10 PM

In France we saw a couple other museums too (saw a Monet exhibit, and the Army Museum where my dad almost got arrested for forgetting his backpack after sticking his head in a cannon for a picture... fun story) #eurotrip2018


Rudis Muiznieks 6/6/2018 7:20:24 AM

Crowded-ass palace #eurotrip2018