Lake District Tales

Greetings! I have a tale to share with you. Like all good tales, it includes a dramatic setting (magnificent green rolling hills), an evil villain (the weather), and a questionably valiant heroine (yours truly). The story begins with a reluctant acquiescence. A few months ago, Will proposed that we spend five days hiking in the…

Bewitched by Bruges

Greetings! A romantic tale I have to share. ‘Tis not a tale of a beautiful lady, but rather a beatific city. When Will and I last visited family in the Netherlands, we embarked on a day trip to Bruges. Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish…

Dover Castle: My Kind of Knight Life

Greetings! As many of you know, night life is not exactly my thing. However, I shall happily indulge in knight life anytime. Hence, when mom came to visit London recently, a journey to Dover Castle ensued. Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England. It takes approximately two hours on the train to get…

On Sojourning Alone

Have you ever gone on a date by yourself? Booked a table for one? Traveled alone? When I express that I enjoy doing things alone, people tend to look at me as if I had just sprouted a third arm. In a world obsessed with connection (see the 1 billion worldwide members of Facebook for…

When in…

Rome. All roads lead there, or so they say. Did you hear about the Italian chef who died? He pasta way. I’ll spare you the rest of my Italy puns (although I have as many as an Italian grocery store has tomatoes) and jump into the story of my time in the Eternal City. Upon…

Traversing Trieste

Greetings! Please do forgive my absence as of late. There’s this little beast called a masters dissertation deadline, and it has been nipping at my heels lately. Today I shall escape into sweet reminiscence about a recent journey to Trieste. Trieste is a small city and seaport on the Adriatic sea in northeastern Italy.  It…

From Ljubljana with sLOVEnia

Why, hello there. I thought I’d share some sentiments about Slovenia with you. After visiting Bavaria, Will and I took a train through the Austrian Alps to Slovenia. The train journey was majestic. The Austrian alps may not have resonated with the sound of music, but they stunned with the glory of nature.   Upon…

The Journey Begins

Hello, hello. I am finally done with procrastinating studying for my masters exams, so I have time to write! I recently discovered what indubitably must be the best form of procrastination. It took me 19 years of formal education to discover procrasticleaning. “What is procrasticleaning?” my dear reader asks. Well, its brilliance lies in the…

Traditions Made Anew

Why hello there. Guess what? I’ve been back in England for half a year now. As Oscar Wilde quipped in An Ideal Husband, “Oh, I love London society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what society should be.” 😉 I recently celebrated a birthday. Whether my increasing years lead me…

All Booked

As C.S. Lewis once said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I wholeheartedly agree. Books shall always be my first love. As a matter of fact, I have a Booket List–a list of books I desire to read before I die. Something that thrills…