After arriving in Milan in the afternoon and spending basically the entire day sleeping off a cold, I figured getting up early for my first and last full day in the city wouldn’t be the worst idea.  Uncharacteristically I headed out at 9:30 in the morning at went straight for the city’s biggest tourist attraction […]

I promise to write at least once a week. I promise to write at least once a week. I promise to write at least once a week. Hopefully if I keep repeating that in my head I’ll annoy myself into remembering to update my blog consistently.  Although pestering me to do something doesn’t seem to work all that well […]

1. stock up on Kiko products 2. visit Brea 3. eat risotto Milanese 4. visit the Duomo 5. go to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele  and don’t buy anything

After a fun, but not so relaxing couple of days on Corfu and Erikoussa, Handsome and I decided take a last minute ferry over to Albania in hopes of a) spending less money, b) being somewhere less touristy, and c) finishing my quota of visiting three new countries every year.   Before arriving, this is what I knew about […]

In honor of one of my favorite couples, and my sole friend with the ability to break into opera at any given moment, I’m dedicating this blog in musical form to B-side.  Love you guys and so glad I was able to make it to your beautiful wedding!   (to the tune of Mamma Mia […]

Time is indecipherable.  I don’t know the hour, day or date, and have no idea where I am other than somewhere in Greece  A few faint moonbeams slip in through a tiny window.  Below me the ground is swaying. Heavy chains clank loudly above my head.  I rush out of my room, and the chill […]

Heading out in the early evening for some cocktails, Handsome and I were going to meet a future coworker of mine – the future being dependent on whether or not I passed my training I was heading to on Saturday.  Unfortunately being guided by a time efficient Dane, we arrived early for the first time […]

Last year (all backlogged posts will be henceforth posted as #tbt – or in a book, ha!) I ended up spending three weeks in Denmark with Handsome, the guy I had met and traveled with through Southeast Asia. This year, as the first stop on my Euro Trip I was heading back to good old […]

And on the fourth day, Luang Prabang created an exhaustion of possible inexpensive activities.  Plus every once in a while a break from “having to do things” is needed,  so we took the day to relax in our cockroach (waterbug) infested room. Around midday I started to get bored and Cely said she was heading […]

By our third day in Luang Prabang we had started to get our shit together and organized full day of elephant trekking. Elephants had been available in several other cities, including Chiang Mai, but we heard they were better treated in this camp, so six of us signed up for a day of elephantitis (is that not how […]