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Frosted Flakes: Football in Ireland & Archaeological Ruins

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Nebraska is playing a football game in Ireland! That’s exciting! I might have to make plans to be there for this game. Maybe there will even be a Corn Nation meetup in Dublin! Two years ago, I spent a month and a half in Ireland around two years ago. The Irish are wonderful and hospitable, the scenery is breathtaking and the history is rich. My favorite cities in Ireland are Killarney and Galway. The Dingle Peninsula, Wicklow Mountains, Cliffs of Moher and County Donegal are a few of many highlights of my time in Ireland. Feel free to share your Irish travel experiences in the comments section.

Anyways back to Peru. On Friday, I visited the famous Machu Picchu ruins after completing the 4-day Salkantay Trek. Our group got really lucky with good weather throughout the trek. We only got a little bit of rain on the third day of the trek as we were descending into the jungle. There was also some rain on the hike up the trail to Machu Picchu (I wasn’t paying $12 for the bus ride) but the clouds cleared up by 10:00 am and I wasn’t able to get some great pictures. The clouds floating around Machu Picchu in the early morning does give it quite the eerie look.

Machu Picchu is now on my list of favorite archaeological ruins I have visited which include, in no particular order, Kuelap (Peru), Palenque (Mexico), Teotihuacan (Mexico), Tikal (Guatemala), Copan (Honduras). I would love to heard about some of your favorite ruins you have visited in today’s Flakes.

This week, I will be hiking the Colca Canyon Trek which is the second deepest canyon in the world (and twice as deep as the Grand Canyon). The adventures continue in Peru. Anyways onto Flakes...

Frosted Flakes

Nebrasketball Player Profile: Akol Arop | Basketball | Corn Nation

Akol wanted to stay close to home and become a Husker. He signed with Tim Miles back in November of ‘18 and decided to stay with Fred Hoiberg and his staff

Scott Frost Talks Current Nebraska Team, Future Ireland Game | Football | Hail Varsity

“I’ve done a lot of traveling in my life,” he said. “I’ve actually never been to Ireland so I’m excited to get over there.” He also mentioned wanting the opportunity to golf in Ireland and see the whole country, if possible.

Frost: Huskers Need to Find More Ways to Create Big Plays, Cut Down on Mistakes | Football | Lincoln Journal Star

Asked Tuesday what he considers his biggest current challenge as the Husker play-caller, Frost pointed to a combination akin to sludge buildup in a normally clean-running engine: a notable lack in both explosiveness and consistency.

Scott Frost Looking at ‘Any and All’ Freshman to Help Huskers During Stretch Run | Football | Omaha World-Herald

“We’re going to give the young guys a lot of reps and see if any of them are ready to come out of their redshirt and give us four games at the end of the year,” Frost said.

Lauren Stivrins Appears ‘Nearly Unstoppable’ Since Husker Volleyball Entered Big Ten Play | Volleyball | Omaha World-Herald

Since conference play started, Stivrins has been nearly unstoppable. She has 60 kills on 90 swings with just nine errors. Despite the impressive numbers, NU coach John Cook said he reminded Stivrins of a few missed opportunities in the first set against Michigan State, which NU lost, and setter Nicklin Hames could have gone to her even more.

Huskers Look to Gophers, #10 Badgers | Soccer |

The Huskers make their second TV appearance of the season on Thursday when they visit the Golden Gophers on ESPNU. The match, set for 4 p.m. at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. Nebraska battles the Badgers on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. at McClimon Track/Soccer Complex in Madison, Wis. The match will be streamed live on BTN+.

Former Huskers Selected in XFL Draft: De’Mornay Pierson-El, Alonzo Moore Picked in First Phase | Football | Omaha World-Herald

The XFL draft began Tuesday and will conclude Wednesday with eight teams filling out their 71-man rosters from a pool of more than 1,000 players. The draft will be conducted in five phases (skill positions, offensive line, defensive front seven, defensive backfield and an open phase for remaining players and specialists). The first four phases are 10 rounds each.

What I Read This Week

The World’s First Travel Guide is On Display at the British Museum | Travel | Lonely Planet

The 500-year-old guide, Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam, is on display as part of the exhibition, “Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art.” It was written by Bernhard von Breydenbach in 1486 and illustrated by artist, Erhard Reuwich, after their pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Here’s Why October Is Seeing the Cheapest Airfares Since 2013 | Travel | NBC News

Tickets to domestic destinations cost an average of $211 this month, according to an analysis by Hopper, an online travel booking platform. That’s a 3.1 percent decrease from this time last year.

College Football Fans Can Spend the Night in the Iconic Goodyear Blimp | Travel | Lonely Planet

The airship will only be available on October 22, 23 and 24, leading up to the Michigan-Notre Dame game, on a first-come, first-served basis starting October 15 via Airbnb. An overnight stay costs $150 plus taxes and fees. While the stay is only available for two people, four friends can tag along for the day.

Yurts, Eagle Hunters and Rugged Solitude in Kyrgyzstan | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Every spring the nomads of Kyrgyzstan make the migration from the confinement and drudgery of winter villages to these valleys where grass is plentiful and life is good. The jailoo is where the Kyrgyz feel they are themselves, among their yurts and their horses and their fattening flocks.

The Dance Halls of Mexico City Show Off a Different Side of the City | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

From the moment I stepped into Salon Los Angeles, a cavernous pink auditorium decked out in shimmering streamers and neon Art Deco signage, thrumming with a crowd that could really move, I knew I had come to the right place.

Visitors to Venice Are Set to be Charged a Fee From Next Summer | Travel | Lonely Planet

Venice has confirmed that it will introduce a new day-tripper tax in summer 2020, with the cost expected to rise to 10 Euros at particular times of the year.

Cinque Terre’s Most Beloved Hiking Trail Will Re-Open After An 11-Year Closure | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

The decision to reopen Lovers’ Lane, the short but iconic 1-kilometer trail that connects villages Riomaggiore and Manarola, was announced on Sunday by the Cinque Terre National Park. The governor of Liguria, Giovanni Toti, told Italian media it was “unacceptable” that one of the region’s most famous sites has been closed off for so long.

45 Abandoned Places Around the World That Are Eerily Beautiful | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

There is something both eerie and striking about abandoned places. Whether it’s a train cemetery in Bolivia, an Art Deco subway station underneath New York City, or village covered in sand dunes on the coast of Namibia, each location is a snapshot of history frozen in time.

Chernobyl’s Reactor #4 Control Room is Open to the Public for the First Time | Travel | Lonely Planet

Visitors must wear a hazmat suit to enter and and be submitted to radiology tests tests when they leave.

Oktoberfest Visitors Attempt to Steal Almost 100,000 Beer Steins This Year | Travel | Travel & Leisure

Reportedly over 6 million people attended the event and drank about 7.3 million beers—meaning that someone tried to steal the mug of about one out of every 75 beers served. For the record, the number of confiscated glasses was actually down from 2018 when it was closer to 101,000.

TSA Searches Woman’s Bags to Find ‘Like 20 Bags’ of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos | Travel | Travel & Leisure

She wrote on Twitter that she was bringing the bags with her to give to her friends because this particular snack is very hard to find in South Korea.“ Apparently it’s hard to get in Korea so my friends always ask me to bring it for them,” Mei wrote.

Hanoi’s Instagram-Famous Train Street Is Set For A Revamp | Travel | Lonely Planet

Vietnamese authorities have become concerned about the street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter where trains pass through just inches away from buildings and people’s homes. Built in 1902 during French colonial rule, the street has become such a draw for visitors that a train was recently obliged to re-route because there were too many people on the track.

Yosemite Has A Trash Problem — And An Unlikely Culprit Is To Blame | Travel | Lonely Planet

What is surprising is how much of it there is, and where it’s being found. The park’s climbing rangers are constantly patrolling with an eye toward trash pickup, and over the years, they’ve grabbed everything from old ropes, shoes, and plastic water bottles to cigarette butts, used toilet paper, and even a months-old used poop tube.

Jessica Nabongo’s Lessons From Visiting Every Country | Travel | Outside Online

On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.

39 Songs That Incredibly Successful People Use To Train Their Brain | Music | INC

A recent survey of over a thousand employers and employees, conducted by the workplace music provider CloudSound gauged the respondents’ feelings about music in the work place.

I Capture American Veterans that Move Back to Vietnam to Find Ways to Deal With Their PTSD | Military | Bored Panda

For some Veterans, the solution for dealing with the past became returning or moving permanently to Vietnam. Only by being exposed daily to the place where all the suffering had started, could they deal with their trauma and attempt to overcome it. Today, these veterans call Vietnam their home – not the United States.

Fly Fishing is the New Bird-Watching | Lifestyle | The New York Times

For those who can afford the leisure time and some rudimentary equipment, it offers a reason to be outdoors, a closer connection to nature, an avenue for environmentalism, built-in community, opportunity for creative expression, and a lifetime’s worth of niche expertise.

My Years in the Florida Shuffle of Drug Addiction | Health | The New Yorker

In February, 2017, I stepped off a plane in Tampa, drunk and dope-sick. I was twenty-four, and for the past eight years I had been shooting up heroin, cocaine, and all manner of pills: Dilaudid, Opana, OxyContin, Desoxyn, Ritalin. Now I was on my way to River Oaks, an addiction-treatment center, where I would spend the next forty-five days.

GoFundMe Can Get Very Ugly | Charity | The Atlantic

The largest crowdfunding site in the world puts up a mirror to who we are and what matters most to us. Try not to look away.

How a Mexican General’s Exile in Staten Island Led to Modern Chewing Gum | History | Atlas Obscura

Santa Anna hoped that his supply of chicle, a natural latex harvested from trees in the same fashion as rubber, would make him rich. He’d pitched Thomas Adams, a local inventor, on developing this foreign substance into an inexpensive replacement for rubber. It never worked. But after he left for Mexico for the final time, dumping his chicle on Adams, it became something else: the first modern chewing gum.

Monty Python at 50: A Half-Century of Silly Walks, Edible Props and Dead Parrots | Television | The Guardian

In this rare glimpse inside the BBC archives, we reveal the exasperated internal memos, the furious letters from wing commanders – and David Frost’s bid to bring them down.

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