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Name: steve
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Join Date: May 31, 2007
Contributions: osgoodst has written about 190 places, shared 2,629 photos, left 1,594 comments, and smiled 4,716 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Tianjin, China
May 1, 2018 – Nov 2, 2018
relocating to the Tianjin area for 6 months. If anyone is in the area it'll be good to meet some new people for some beers and good food
Puerto Rico, USA
dream destination
looking to head there this summer - thinking cool off the beater track stuff ( ie not san juan)
Havana, Cuba
dream destination
haha just need to figure out how to do it! come on obama!
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
english, a little portugese, a little russian
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Sitting in a suana in La Paz Bolivia while having a bunch of naked mafia guys rubbing salt on me. How ackward, but man I had such soft skin for the next month.

My other one is when I was in Morocco and we were going to go smoke a shisha (like a hooka) with some people. Well our friend ended up taking us to the backroom of an empty cafe. Inside was a group of old guys ready to smoke it up. It was a great group, me and two american girls, our moroccan friend, and 4 old guys we didn't know. So we're smoking kind of staring at eachother ackwardly, and one of the guys gets out a gun and throws it on the table to freak us out! Well doing that really lightened the mood, the 4 guys were the storekeep, mayor of ifrane, the police chief, and some army guy. We had a great conversation about the war in iraq (started 9 months earlier, and started to go sour by that point), 9/11, US torturing iraqiis ect.... it was a conversation every american and person in the arab world should have, and if they did it would be a much better place.
I have just moved to chicago, and am excited about moving to the downtown area next week. Right now I live in the boring burbs. I am a traveling engineer working in large scale alternative to oil projects, and making oil refienery improvements. The point being is that if you live in an energy producing area I am coming your way.

My hobbies are brewing beer and coffee; travel (duh), and loving life.
NickelP says:
I saw you're going to be in Tianjin for 6 months. I'm going to be in China for a week in July (Beijing and Xian). Maybe we can meet up in Beijing depending on schedules.
Posted on: Mar 11, 2018
Ils1976 says:
thanks for the smile! :D
Posted on: Dec 31, 2017
vulindlela says:
Happy Birthday!
Posted on: Nov 16, 2017
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osgoodst's Travel Blogs

Hungry for Hungary - Achtung Baby:  Bumming Around Europe.
Jun 12, 2012 – Jul 29, 2017
I find myself bumming around Europe way too much lately, so this is to cover that. So far this covers my trips to Budapest, Sz…
Overview 406 words 68 17 73
A Trip to Iceland in the Middle of Winter
Feb 16, 2017 – Mar 03, 2017
quick trip to iceland
Overview 1,164 words 125 29 171
Gloups and Whisky - A Trip to Scotland, the Highlands and the Orkneys
Jun 06, 2016 – Jun 14, 2016
2016: Trip to Scotland going to the highlands, Edinburgh and the Orkeney Islands! …
Overview 1,001 words 84 8 47
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osgoodst's Travel Reviews

Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Durdevac, Croatia
On my third trip to Hungary I was required to head down to Croatia to visit a client in Croatia,…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Hofn, Iceland
The house in the hill was used for our sleep in Höfn so we could get to the glacier lagoon in a…
Ridiculously Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in South Iceland, Iceland
The highlight to my recent trip to Iceland was visiting Vatnajokull Glacier to go hiking / cavin…