11 Feb, 2013 in Tallahassee
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Ask most people what the capital of Florida is and you’ll find very few know it’s Tallahassee. With a population of around 200,000 people, it’s smaller than Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando, especially if you take into consideration the extended urban areas and outlaying suburbs. How Tallahassee came to be Florida’s capital is an interesting story, […]

30 Jan, 2013 in Florida
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Priding itself to be the "world most famous beach" Daytona Beach is perhaps most well known for its Nascar racing events, but, I’d have to say, the stretch of beach I stayed next to was absolutely gorgeous.   I was lucky, the weather was perfect with unbelievable skies and just the right …

28 Jan, 2013 in Florida
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Florida has some really wonderful beaches, and some of the best Florida beaches are concentrated in the north western belt. On a surprise visit to Pensacola to accompany my host professor who was giving a lecture about his recent book to the IHMC about Willpower we visited the beautiful Pensacola Beach the next morning. White […]

13 Jan, 2013 in Tallahassee
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Though Tallahassee is not on the water, an hour or two drive away are some of Florida best beaches. On one sunny cold weekend I finally made it to the coast line and visited Saint George Island.   Here’s what Wikitravel has to say about the island: St. George …

5 Jan, 2013 in Florida, Visions
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After a cold visit to New York during Christmas and Newyears, we headed down to warm up in Florida. Straight from the airport we headed west towards Tampa Bay and stayed on a beach on Treasure Island near Saint Petersburg. We spent a couple of days exploring the lovely Saint Petersburg (Sunken Gardens, H Museum, […]

7 Dec, 2012 in Tallahassee
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It sometimes seems as though the actual football game isn’t really all that important, serving just as an excuse to park outside the stadium, setup a BBQ and get the alcohol flowing. This was my first time to experience tailgate parties, being my first football game (FSU Seminoles versus UOF Gators) and it’s one odd […]

5 Dec, 2012 in Tallahassee
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There are some things in American culture that you absolutely can’t miss. It has taken me a while, but thanks to a very friendly family I met on my Pensacola trip, I finally made it to a football game. And it wasn’t just any football game – it was the Florida State University Seminoles hosting […]

4 Nov, 2012 in Saint Augustine
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Extending my Gainesville conference visit a bit further to the east, I made my way to Saint Augustine, touristicly branded as "the oldest city" in the US. Of all that I’ve seen so far in Florida, I would say this is probably the most charming of them all, with a real European feel to it […]

31 Oct, 2012 in Tallahassee
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Unlike the Tallahassee Museum, which is actually a mini-zoo, the Tallahassee Museum of Florida History does look like a museum. Despite having less than 200000 residents it turns out that Tallahassee has quite the selection of museums, over 8 last time I counted (among those – Knott House, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, […]

18 Oct, 2012 in Gainesville
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Gainesville, 2.5 hours away from Tallahassee, is perhaps most famous for its local university – the University of Florida (as one Florida State University professor put it – "the second best university in Florida"). I came in to Gainesville to attend a small regional conference (SSSP ; Conference), hoping to see a bit of what […]

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