Category Archives: Global Scavengers

My name is Jenny. I like to write and I like to eat. Sometimes I’m funny. I used to have a “life plan,” but when I was laid off from my first job after college as a dolphin trainer (true story), I turned into a wandering gypsy.

What 10 Countries in 23 Days Taught Me

It’s hard to believe The Global Scavenger Hunt has ended and I’ve now been back to America for two weeks. Two weeks! I remember when we’d been overseas for two weeks. We were finishing up Egypt, about to head to Europe for the final big leg of the trip, and I couldn’t fathom another week […]

I Love NY

This trip was a curious one. When I returned from Greece (the first time), I was kicking and screaming. When I returned from Greece (the second time), I did so begrudgingly. When I returned from my working holiday in New Zealand, I experienced culture shock. (People at LAX were not as “No worries, mate!” as everyone in […]

Iceland in 24 Hours

I could tell you the story of Iceland, but I think the pictures will do a much better job. Here’s the deal. We arrived into Iceland, congregated into a circle at the airport, and were told to “Be Free.” Instead of bussing to our hotel, we were given the hotel’s address and told we could […]

Ireland at Last

We made it to Ireland!!! After eight trains, one midnight ferry, one lost phone, and $800 worth of tickets, we finally arrived! We left our less-than-50-euro hotel at 1:30a.m., boarded the 2:40a.m. ferry, and entered a weird twilight zone where we were amid hundreds of seats, several cafes, and a theatre, with maybe only 20 people, none […]

The Luck of the Irish

It was established long ago that my family does not bear the so-called “Luck of the Irish” (possibly because we’re not Irish), but instead we bear the “Luck of the Curriers,” which is the opposite. This means that despite Laura’s wonderful efforts to get us on the fast track to Dublin via Wales, I instead followed our original […]

A Really Bad Day

May 1st (May Day) In order to explain our worst day of the trip, I must first explain the scavenges. One of the bonuses, worth the most points (500), was to complete scavenges in the four primary countries: Belgium, Netherlands, England, and Ireland. This seemed like a no-brainer, and one that was easy to accomplish […]

Belgium: Chocolate, Beer, and Cars that Slow Down

There’s good news and bad news. Bill –for some reason– always likes to start with the good news, so the good news is that we’ve arrived to Europe! Belgium, specifically. Within the first twelve hours, I had beer, chocolate, waffles, mussels, ice cream, and frites (fries), and I did not fear for my life while […]

Walking Like Egyptians

When I told my dad we were going to Egypt, his reply was this: “Will you learn how to walk like one?” Oh, Dad. But the answer was yes. Our camel guide at the pyramids made a joke about walking like Egyptians afterwards, and I thought he meant some version of being bow-legged. Now I […]

Sri Lanka at Sunrise

Before arriving to Sri Lanka, The Lawyers Without Borders told us we needed to climb Adam’s Peak at sunrise if it was a scavenge. Lo and behold, it was. I’ve only hiked one other mountain (volcano, technically) at sunrise, and it was an amazing experience. But man, it was tough hiking the cone of a volcano in […]

4 Days in Sri Lanka

A report from Mark again.  Jenny’s follows. We have been on the move again and we have reached the midway point through the trip. The last four days were spent in Sri Lanka with a “par 6” leg. Such a long leg meant that getting out of the main city of Colombo was not only […]

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