I’m resolved to travel, come hell, high water, or €350 taxis.
Facebook asked me what’s on my mind… well, buckle up. I’ve recently been feeling like I’m simultaneously moving backward and forward. On to new challenges and goals, but back in the seemingly pre-prepared stages of life that make up cookie-cutter America. Or really cookie-cutter world. The ideal gingerbread man or woman graduates from high school, … Continue reading “What’s on your mind?”
Returning to the United States has been a bit of a culture shock - which shouldn’t be shocking, considering Food and I opted to return right before the most American of days. Not only was it Independence Day - when all true ‘muricans sing the song of our people by cawing like an eagle (the … Continue reading Party in the USA
Fernweh and I are coffee/hot chocolate/chai latte addicts! Just kidding... we have about 2-3 a week but wanted to compile a list of where we've been. This list will be in no particular order and also I sincerely apologize for the lack of pictures. Caravelle: We found this hipster cafe because it was near to … Continue reading Happiness is a foamy cappuccino.
It seems like at least 80% of the people I meet here in Europe are at least bilingual, and more than a small percentage of them speak more than four languages. I’ve met at least five that speak seven or more! Meanwhile, in the United States, being bilingual in one of the four majors (Spanish, … Continue reading Best Resources for Learning Another Language
Our parents came to visit for a week and we decided to take the opportunity to go to one of the few European countries than none of us had ever visited. My parents have the traveling bug just about as bad as I do, and have a good 25 years on me, so they’ve been … Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal
My first (and hopefully last) Spanish hospital visit began - funnily enough - in Sweden. Doesn’t seem to make any sense, right? Well, after spending a few days in Lund at Valborg, I woke the last day of our being there with weird pains in my right side, which Food summarily dismissed as being “cramps”. … Continue reading Never Have I Ever…
Here are some pro-tips for making any potential Spanish hospital visit less hectic, and probably for avoiding embarrassment. Illustrated via Grey's Anatomy because every person could use more McSteamy.
We spent a few days in Lisbon not too long ago with our parents, which was their first vacation “alone” in about 15 years. Honestly, I’m not sure hanging out with Food and I is much of a vacation, but we love them dearly and were crazy happy to see them for the second time in the last nine … Continue reading Eating Lisboa
Food and I were too keyed up to be calm when flying to Venice. We had a mere 24 hours before we’d see Fiasco, our younger whirlwind of a sister, and we were also going to be spending the next five days exploring two of our favorite cities, eating a lot of great food, and, … Continue reading Venice, Italy