Was it the two-meter long sausage or the imperial Viennese hats? We'll never know, but on December 25th, Jack was struck down by one nasty virus. Fortunately, we had explored a fair amount of Vienna by then: see the highlights below! Pre-ailment, we culture'd and Christmas Market'ed pretty hard - another item off my bucket … Continue reading Flu with a side of Vienna
I'm happy to report despite the cold, the flu, and the TSA we made it through our Eurotrip and home relatively intact! This post will be dedicated entirely to our first stop: Tromso, Norway. Why did two naive sun-lovers decide Norway in December was an excellent idea? Bucket lists. We both had the Northern Lights on … Continue reading All of the lights
Note: Plane pictured above is not actual mode of transport. It is ideal for jumping out of, however. Since I will be sans computer for the next couple weeks and change, this will be my last post for a while. Loyal followers (all three of you), stayed tuned for accounts of Jack's and my journey … Continue reading It’s go time!
As consolation for the tragedy of Trump's presidential victory (still salty), my friend Melissa's mum sent her a Groupon for Paint Nite, a local paint-by-the-numbers draw-along with bonus alcohol. The location was pretty close to the National Zoo, which was also doing a nighttime lights show, so we bundled up to do both. Classic D.C. First … Continue reading Lights, sangria, paint!
Technically, I don't consider myself afraid of heights. It's the process of getting there that gives me the heebie jeebies. When I travel around D.C. on our illustrious public transport, I can't look up or down the mile-high escalator lest I decide my step is an adequate place to sit. So you can imagine my … Continue reading Don’t look down
For today's words of wisdom, I would like to remind everyone that when in a new country, always carry a passport. 'Duh, Kathryn, why would I not?' Let my cautionary how-to be your preemptive lesson. Arrive in your country of choice. Note: it must be peculiarly divided for this guide to be applicable. I recommend Croatia, … Continue reading Split to Dubrovnik: A Survival Guide
My parents lucked out: my college graduation and my twin sister's happened a week apart. I'm not sure how they would have decided who would go where if we had graduated on the same weekend: I imagine it boiling down to who hated Miami's heat more. Fortunately, everyone got to experience the sunny flames of hell … Continue reading Musings on graduation
To the reader just stumbling on this blog: I apologize in advance for the sheer volume of posts relating to Turkey, the country I studied abroad in. I think the word is Turcophile, but I could also be making that up. In any case, get ready for the start of many odes to my second … Continue reading Cotton candy – Turkish style
I might have to cheat with my first few blog posts: while the countdown clock to my European travels ticks away, right now the highlight of my day is successfully brewing chai in the office's industrial coffee machine. (This thing requires a mechanical engineering degree to operate; google Flavia 500 if you're skeptical). In lieu of … Continue reading Mind the gap
Today, I woke up in my bed in the D.C. suburbs. A month from now, that bed will be a 10-person bunk room at a hostel in Bucharest. Here's my attempt at chronicling the adventures in-between and beyond.