I really think I need to visit Copenhagen again at some point. I disliked my hostel so much and was confused at the layout of the city that I think that really put a cloud over my ability to enjoy the city. The castles were beautiful, the history was interesting, and the food was OK, but I couldn’t navigate my way around the winding, nonsensical … Continue reading Sparkly Things in Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)
The first snow fall of the year is today in New York City and if you know me, you know that I love the snow. Though what I mean by “love” is that I love watching it from indoors and going out in it *occasionally*. You will never find me hiking a snow covered mountain. That shit is bonkers. But when I saw all the … Continue reading What To Do When It Snows
One of my friends and colleagues went to a few different cities in Scandinavia this week and I SO enjoyed following along via his Instagram. I’d given him a bunch of recommendations for Oslo and Stockholm before left and one of my recommendations was go eat at a restaurant in Aker Brygge. Aker Brygge (pronounced Ah-ker Breh-ger) is a strip of newly developed shopping, apartments, … Continue reading PSA: There’s a Burger Joint in Oslo!
Just a quick post to wish France a very Happy Bastille Day! I went to Paris for the first time back in 2007 and then again in 2008. I’ve written about my favorite things in Paris before – the Eiffel Tower, the Catacombs, etc. (I also really loved the Latin Quarter, but I haven’t written about that yet!) But will I go back to Paris … Continue reading Joyeux Bastille Jour, France.
I’ve mentioned several times how I was a big fan of the free walking tours in Poland when I visited in 2015 and the walking tour in Gdansk was equally as exceptional. I actually didn’t know a whole lot about Gdansk before I planned my trip to Poland. I knew Westerplatte was nearby, and that was where World War II started, but I didn’t know … Continue reading The Polish Post Office (Gdansk, Poland)
On my first morning Budapest, my walking tour guide gave us a general rundown of Hungarian history and when she got to food and drink she talked about Pálinka, a fruit brandy that is generally 30%-70% proof and hails originally from Hungary’s Carpathian Basin. In more American terms, it’s fruity Hungarian moonshine. I made a mental note to try this at some point during my … Continue reading The Hungarian Drink: Pálinka
Is there a city that you went to when you were young, or younger, that you remember liking but you also don’t really remember specifics? That’s how I’ve been feeling about Prague lately. In 2008, on the tour with Contiki, I spent 3 days and 2 nights in Prague and I don’t remember much. I’m going to blame the absinthe for that. I remember we … Continue reading That Place I’d Like to Go Again