• Europe
  • Exploring The Hague


    May 14, 2016 I fell asleep in Paris, drowsily raised my head in Antwerp, and woke up in The Hague.  I don’t know what the Dutch driver did but we left Paris half and hour late yet arrived in The Netherlands an hour early.  It was 6:00am and I was in The Hague Central train […]

  • Europe


    August 27, 2015 My flight from Budapest to Milan left at 6am so after leaving the bar in Budapest, Dani and I took the bus to the airport.  It was late and dark and I kept worrying that we were going to get stopped by the transit police (because we needed two tickets but only […]

  • Europe
  • Bikes in Haarlem


    May 15, 2016 On a bench in Haarlem I just saw a family with four girls bike by.  It could have been my family only they all had blond hair, none of them wore helmets, and the youngest one had to sit in a seat attached to the dad’s bike — Klaryssa always had to […]

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  • Geneva


    August 30, 2015 I am in Geneva!  My last and final stop before Spain. It is very hot and I am sitting on a bench in front of a market while the circus gets set up behind me.  There are apparently wind storms and power outages at home, but it sure is boiling hot here […]

  • Belgium
  • Exploring Brussels


    July 31, 2015 Happy Birthday, Harry Potter.  My bus has arrived in Brussels and I have 4 hours to spend at this bus station.  I have already spent an hour and a half of it wandering around trying to find wifi, buying some bread to eat, and paying £0.50 to use the dirtiest washroom I […]

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  • A Weekend in Hamburg


    June 27, 2015 Hamburg is bright and busy — people are playing music behind me and I can hear the vroom of Harley Davidson (there is some event in town because they are everywhere).  So, this is Hamburg!  There is a Maritime charm to this city and more bridges here than in Amsterdam and Venice […]

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  • A Perfect Day in Nice


    March 13, 2016 Under a Palm Tree This is the start of  a beautiful day, I think.  The sea is the loveliest shade of blue, the air is fine, and I am sitting under a palm tree on one of the white benches I love so much.  The only people who seem to be awake […]