Category Archives: Europe

What to do with One Day in Bruges (Alone)

Bruges is a stunningly adorable place. It seems as though someone deemed to select a town from a storybook and drop it into real life. With its meandering canals and cobblestone streets, it is the perfect romantic getaway when you feel like snuggling up with your smushy-bear-honey-babe. Me? I went to Bruges alone. I love […]

How to Spend a Weekend in Munich

Jimmy proposed in Berlin. It was the first time we had ever been to Germany, and we were thrilled with the experience despite the January weather. We have been waiting to make another trip to explore more of the country, and this time wanted to experience the much overlooked Munich. Just an hour and a […]

Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul

I have been thinking of Istanbul a lot recently. I have been thinking about the beautiful city. The culture treasure and shopping mecca. And the transfixing qualities of the place and the people. Several years ago, when I visited with a friend, we walked, and ate and boated and biked. And we sat down and […]

April in Copenhagen

Copenhagen canals and buildings

Jimmy kept asking what I wanted to do for my birthday this year. “Oh nothing,” I answered again and again. “We didn’t really do anything last year, I don’t see why we should make a fuss this year.” Jimmy is often astounded at my poor memory. We absolutely did do something for my birthday last […]

The Quiet Beauty of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

On my wedding day, my father told me I was a good traveller. He encouraged me to be brave and see the world, and then to put down roots.  He wouldn’t tell me where I should do that. He wouldn’t tell me which community to choose. I can’t choose. Or at least not yet. There […]