Tag Archives: travel

Expresso WiFi: Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot for Travel in Italy


It literally took me several years, many phone calls, a google search for legal advice and a couple of registered letters to figure out internet contracts in Italy. While Wi-Fi coverage is growing in the bel paese, it does not come close to matching the easy connectivity you can find in countries like the US […]

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 […]

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, […]