How Not to Travel by Train

You’d think going from London to Berlin by train would be a fairly straight-forward deal. There’s the Eurostar to get over (or through, as it were) the Channel, and once you’re on the continent, you have train tracks all over. And it’s not that expensive, either. I paid 50€ for my one-way ticket; Eurostar from […]

Travel Memories the Second: People

My favourite things about travel are landscapes, food, and people. Landscapes are better shown in pictures rather than in words, but food and people, now those I can talk about forever. I decided to go with my Top 6 Food-Related Travel Memories first, so here you have my Top 3 People-Related Travel Memories. Only a […]

Travel Memories the First: Food

I’ve been meaning to make posts about travel memories for several months now, and for a theme, it came down to either people or food. I knew I’d eventually talk about both, but for a long while, I couldn’t make up my mind what to post first. However, since I greatly prefer food to people, […]

Photography 101

Since I need a selection of photos for something, and I didn’t want to just have an impersonal link list, I decided to talk a bit about my favourite photos, where and when I took them, and why I like them so much. Most will be travel photos because, well, that’s the kind of photo […]

Very Nearly 2013

When I dubbed 2012 the ‘Year of Travel’, I knew what I was talking about. In fact, I’ve come to like this tradition of trying to predict what the coming year’s theme will be. 2010 was, beyond the shadow of a doubt, my ‘Year of Independence’. It was my first full year living away from […]

NaNoWhatMo?

And here we are; it is November yet again. November, the month of autumn, of first Christmas presents, of staying inside while the rain’s pouring down. That’s what November is to me, anyway. Maybe to you, it’s a sunny and warm spring, and maybe you don’t even celebrate Christmas. But what November always is, at […]

On Tolerance, Ignorance, and Humanity

I am so incredibly lucky to have grown up in an environment as free of bias as possible. Being taught from an early age that you can do anything you want to do, regardless of where you were born, what you were born, which arbitrarily chosen ‘part’ of society you belong to, has helped me […]