Category Archives: World

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 […]

Eating Bugs in Mexico City

I arrived in Mexico City a day before Jimmy. What did I do with one day alone in a city of 22 million people? I ate bugs. Why did I do it? Because eating bugs has been on the bucket list for a long time and I wanted to finish 2015 strong. Those maguey worms, […]

Travel Tuesday: A Day Trip to the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most popular natural attraction, and you certainly start to feel that while waiting for a spot in the car park. Once you have maneuvered a parking space, crossed the road, and passed the gift shops, you can finally begin your hike up the cliffs. It does not take long to […]

Things I Have Been Consuming Instead of Blogging

2015 is hectic, in the best possible way.  We have it jammed with travel and even a couple life milestones. So in between all of that, dealing with hackers, and forgetting to pay my hosting service (oops), I have turned to food and drink rather than blogging. So here is where I have been and […]

Exploring East Berlin in Winter

Other than a food tour, we had zero hard commitments on our Berlin itinerary.  This left of plenty of time to explore East Berlin, and hang out in Mitte in particular. The backyard alleyways would be perfect for a beer in summer, but still seemed festive in winter against grey skies. The street art and […]