Paris from on High

Most major cities in the world boast about their tallest local skyscraper, monument or mountain. Apparently, building really tall things and then charging people to climb to the top and…

A Crash Course in City Savoir Faire

I’d never lived in a city before moving here to Paris a month ago, eager to take up a kind friend on the offer of a few months in the…

The First Day in Germany

“In spite of everything, we made it to Germany!” That’s the first thing I thought when I wheeled my luggage cart, cat perched precariously on top, towards the Ausfahrt (exit)…

When you can’t walk…

4 March 2010 I don’t even know where to begin. This week was supposed to be a wonderful ball of stress and excitement culminating in an 8-hour flight to Germany…

To Portugal

By Beth It’s about 8:30am and it’s still quite dark. It’s also absolutely freezing. Here I am, laying in bed. I am wearing: Two tank tops, a short-sleeved shirt, a long-sleeved…

Montserrat

By Megan I knew that Montserrat was supposed to be gorgeous, but I had no idea. I also knew that it was of religious importance because the Black Madonna (wikipedia…

Gaudi’s Barcelona

By Megan My first visit to Barcelona was only a few short days, but Gaudí’s work inspired me so much that it pulled me back to the city to live…

Vienna Art

By Megan The train took two hours longer than expected and really would not have been that bad if we understood what was going on.  And maybe it would have…

Silver and Bones

By Megan I don’t know how we figured out the ticket situation at the bus station in Prague, but we ended up on the right bus towards Kutná Hora… without…

City Crush- Prague

By Megan We were in the middle of our ‘northern’ European trip, enjoying a white peony tea in a shop near Wenceslas Square when I knew- I was in love….

Dresden Surprise

Dresden Surprise By Megan The train ride from Berlin to Dresden was a snap; we arrived at the station and followed our hand drawn map to a hostel that we…