Weekend in Paris

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection." I am reminded of Anaïs Nin's words whenever I write. It brings me great joy to travel, study and volunteer. By recounting these experiences on this blog I re-live these moments, and am left with consolidated memories that become more precious with time. I am particularly grateful [...]

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Stratford-upon-Avon

When you think "British playwright," or even just "playwright" who first comes to mind? If we were to conduct a survey family-feud style, undoubtably "Shakesepeare" would be one of the most popular answers. And while there are many places commemorating his life and work, I would argue that none are more popular/known than Stratford-upon-Avon. A small(ish) [...]

Weekend in Birmingham

This weekend was my first uninterrupted, plan-less one in Birmingham. It's always a bit alarming to have a free weekend in a new city, and it requires a great deal of independence and planning. However, I was determined to take advantage and not spend the whole time writing my dissertation and binging on (more) Terrace House. So I took [...]

Den Haag

Den Haag (aka the Hague) was on my Netherlands "bucket list" from the beginning. Perhaps most famous for the Peace Palace/International Court of Justice, it also is very beautiful and has a lovely coast. While recently the temperature hasn't gone over 5degrees, on Sunday we decided to take a picnic up to the sand dunes of Den [...]