Episode 35: Advice from a “World” Traveler

In our final episode of the season, we recap Tamu’s European trip which was chocked full of cobblestone, hills and steps!

Moral to the Story: We only go around this Earth once. Treat yo’self. Don’t cheap out on your vacations.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Get to Know Us: Justin Timberlake’s recent “poor lack of judgement” sparked this week’s question – Would you let your man hold another woman’s hand?
  • The consensus was, “I guess”.
  • Tamu got Prik in Amsterdam.
  • Sometimes being a tourist can be fun.
  • Tamu’s Tourist Suggestions:
    • LondonLondon Eye with drinks package; if you are lucky, you will see a proposal!
    • EdinburghScotch Whisky Experience; ride in a whisky barrel and learn from a ghost how whisky is made and then drink some!
    • Paris: L’Atelier des Lumieres; immerse yourself in the art of Vincent Van Gogh (until Jan 5, 2020).
  • No one gives you the topical terrain information about cities when you are reading a travel blog.
  • Tamu’s Travel Pro Tip: Scotland has inclines and steps. So does London.
  • Racism Abroad: In Amsterdam, people dress in full blackface as a Santa’s helper friend, Black Pete.
  • Shout out to Tiffany from Abroad in Education: Wigs did make a difference.
  • Shout out to my new Scottish friends Liam and James!
  • Tamu’s Foodie Suggestions:
  • That time we left a bar in Paris without paying.
  • Tamu’s Travel Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Our bizarre Outlander discussion.
  • The benefits of living minimally.
  • In praise of WhatsApp: keeps family close and friendships fresh.
  • #WePodcastLikeThis: Hannah’s (Check out Ep. 32 to learn more about Hannah and her Social Justice Book Club) talented kids made the earrings we are wearing for a fundraiser.

Thank you: To all of our old and new listener friends, we are so very grateful for your support. We wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season! See you next year for Season 3!

 

Flutter: Spoiler Alert! You Don’t Need A Boyfriend To Watch Game of Thrones

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GAME OF THRONES AND AVENGERS: ENDGAME…Sorry Jim.

We read a Huffington Post article, “I Can’t Believe This Stupid Reason Almost Kept Me From Watching ‘Game of Thrones‘” in which the author bravely explained that she felt she couldn’t watch Game of Thrones because she didn’t have a boyfriend. To which we said, “Oh hell no!”

Moral to the Story: Watch whatever you want. Don’t let society make you feel like you can’t.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: 

Tamu is very upset about Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones.

Endgame is problematic because Black Widow is dead and shouldn’t be.

Tamu had big issues with Endgame as a single women with no kids. Why is Black Widow’s life worthless because she doesn’t have a family?!

Women saved the world in both Endgame and GoT episode 3!

Mallory stopped watching GoT after episode one because she was watching with her brother and the incest love scene weirded her out.

Instead, Mallory watched Outlander…she is still looking for a good time travel show.

The more you know: Feeling alone about your fandom? You can find online friends or Tweet the hash tag. Do it after the show, be present and enjoy the moment first.