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Eyegasms in Italy: Cinque Terre

Eyegasms in Italy: Cinque Terre

My cousin, Diana,  is venturing to Italy this summer.  After I got over my of jealousy, I was incredibly excited to hear she was heading to my favorite destination: Cinque Terre.  Although it is still a touristy location, it is often missed by tourists who can barely cram in time for the big 3: Rome, … Continue reading

A Few Gastrogasms from Dublin

A Few Gastrogasms from Dublin

For Lent, many of my friends are giving up some of their favorite food cravings from cheese to meat.  Although I am trying to cut out soda and eat healthier, I can’t help but think about the unhealthy and meat heavy food from our Dublin trip.  Here are just a few gastrogasms from Dublin.

WTF Wednesday: Tourists to be Banned from Coffee Shops

WTF Wednesday: Tourists to be Banned from Coffee Shops

War on Drugs, but Tourist Drugs Only? The Netherlands is apparently going through a 1920s-style prohibition phase with their coffee shops. While coffee shops in The States spur up imagery of over-sized cups, sugar drowned beverages, and caloric mini pastries, coffee shops in Holland are no more than a euphemistic effort to sell high quality … Continue reading

Eyegasms Galore: Rotterdam

This is officially our first shot at night on our travels with our DSLR Canon Rebel T1I in Rotterdam, Netherlands: Erasmus Bridge.  Rotterdam is known for it’s architecture, and in only 2 days, we saw plenty of it!

Where the Google is Malta?

Where the Google is Malta?

The fall of 2008 was my first exposure to the “budget airline”. The US has Southwest, Jet blue, and Virgin Airlines …but they have nothing on the budget airlines of the EU. Who knew you could fly from Venice to Dublin or from London to Geneva for 5 Euro flat, with NO taxes? Yes, there … Continue reading

Land of the Fighting Irish: Dublin

Land of the Fighting Irish: Dublin

Last week I made a post reminiscing on past couchsurfing experiences.  I’d like to this start this gloomy Wednesday with an in-depth account of one those trips. Dublin, the head quarters of Ryan Air, was being offered as a 5 Euro (no taxes) trip from London back in the fall of 2008.  Karen – my … Continue reading

A Few Gastrogasms from Belgium

A Few Gastrogasms from Belgium

Belgian cuisine can be summed up as French-inspired cuisine in large-German quantities.  We left Belgium with filled stomachs stuffed with chocolate, waffles, mussels, and fries.  Who knew the combination of potatoes and seafood could be so scrumptious?

Monday Memories: In Bruges, w/o Colin Farrell

Monday Memories: In Bruges, w/o Colin Farrell

Mondays are always especially rough for me.  My 8th graders are a bit more indifferent on Mondays than on any other day, and mornings are usually hard after sleeping in Saturday and Sunday. To get over a case of the Mondays, I’ve chosen to go down memory lane. It is still chilly outside, winter is … Continue reading