EUROPE


“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world,” – Mary Anne Radmacher



A Letter of Hope to Florence

A Letter of Hope to Florence

  I came with the best of intentions, the greatest of hopes for your city, with dreams of marveling at world-famous art, strolling the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, and eating my weight in gelato on my 19th birthday. I envisioned classy Italian women going about their...
A Dip Into The Sorgeto Hot Springs

A Dip Into The Sorgeto Hot Springs

As mentioned in a previous post, Ischia was where I first had the opportunity to soak myself in a volcanic hot spring. Earlier that evening, seven of us had crammed ourselves into a tiny mini van that managed to squeeze itself at a ridiculously fast pace in and out of...
Notre Dame: The Home of Quasimodo

Notre Dame: The Home of Quasimodo

 When, after long gropings up the dark perpendicular stair-case which pierces the thick walls of the steeple towers, one emerged at last unexpectedly on to one of the two high platforms inundated with light and air, it was in truth a marvellous picture spread out...
Casa di Giulietta, Verona

Casa di Giulietta, Verona

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Although it was four summers ago now, I remember Verona like it was just yesterday. Everyone knows...
Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Birthdays. For a lot of people this is the most special day of the year, filled with elaborate plans and huge celebration. Personally, I get a bit overwhelmed by it all. All of the planning, RSVP’s, trying to decide what to do, being expected to do something. It all...
On Falling In Love With The World

On Falling In Love With The World

Three summers ago I fell in love. Not with a man, as expected at my age. That hasn’t quite happened yet. Instead, I fell in love with the world. I dreamed of spending my life living in new countries, exploring the continents, learning new languages, embracing new...
Dreaming of London: A London Photo Gallery

Dreaming of London: A London Photo Gallery

I first stepped foot in this city when I was fourteen years old. It was a family trip to visit our relatives in England and I immediately fell in love. To my horror we were only there for a day and we did the tourist thing. A bus tour, walking around to see famous...
Prague, Captured in Photographs

Prague, Captured in Photographs

Prague isn’t just a city, but an entity of some kind. -Sezin Koehler   I only had three days in Prague and let me tell you, three days is not nearly enough. However, in those three days I was able to experience some beautiful parts of this magical city. For me it...
See TWO of the Seven Wonders of the World, CHECK!

See TWO of the Seven Wonders of the World, CHECK!

If ever I get to cross something off of my bucket list that I think is worthy of a blog post, I am going to do one. This is my first blog post regarding my bucket list. Although seeing the seven wonders of the world (any of the wonders from any of the lists, seeing as...