Monthly Archives: May 2017

Étretat

I didn’t really know what to expect of Normandy before I arrived at the French region’s rocky shores. I knew they were famous for lots of delicious things, like apples and apple cider and apple tarts… Well, mostly the apples,

Étretat

I didn’t really know what to expect of Normandy before I arrived at the French region’s rocky shores. I knew they were famous for lots of delicious things, like apples and apple cider and apple tarts… Well, mostly the apples,

Just another day in July / on the Finnish West Coast

Late July is always the hottest time of the Finnish summer. This year is no exception. I wake up to the stifling heat in Rauma, where I’m visiting my mother, and maybe even more than her the surroundings that built

Just another day in July / on the Finnish West Coast

Late July is always the hottest time of the Finnish summer. This year is no exception. I wake up to the stifling heat in Rauma, where I’m visiting my mother, and maybe even more than her the surroundings that built

Morocco for Foodies

Morocco has a habit of attacking all your senses at once. It can be somewhat overwhelming in the beginning, all the different scents and sounds and sights all around you. To an outsider it all seems completely chaotic, but the locals

Morocco for Foodies

Morocco has a habit of attacking all your senses at once. It can be somewhat overwhelming in the beginning, all the different scents and sounds and sights all around you. To an outsider it all seems completely chaotic, but the locals

Urban Jungles of Tokyo

The largest city in the world. Nearly incomprehensible in its scope, Tokyo can feel like an entire world of its own. Or maybe even several worlds colliding. Seemingly endless streets going everywhere and nowhere converge with buildings both short and

Urban Jungles of Tokyo

The largest city in the world. Nearly incomprehensible in its scope, Tokyo can feel like an entire world of its own. Or maybe even several worlds colliding. Seemingly endless streets going everywhere and nowhere converge with buildings both short and

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Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco’s Mission District

Cinco de Mayo, like the name suggests for those with even a basic understanding of Spanish, is celebrated on May 5th. It was originally a celebration honoring Mexico’s victory over the French sometime back in the 1860s, but the American

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Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco’s Mission District

Cinco de Mayo, like the name suggests for those with even a basic understanding of Spanish, is celebrated on May 5th. It was originally a celebration honoring Mexico’s victory over the French sometime back in the 1860s, but the American

Duomo di Milano

Duomo di Milano, the Gothic Cathedral of Milan, is the largest church in Italy and one of the largest churches in the world. It’s a surprisingly impressive sight, especially when you realize it has stood at this spot for thousands

Duomo di Milano

Duomo di Milano, the Gothic Cathedral of Milan, is the largest church in Italy and one of the largest churches in the world. It’s a surprisingly impressive sight, especially when you realize it has stood at this spot for thousands

Switzerland, Land of Cheese

Switzerland is one of my favorite countries for a multitude of reasons, with one of the largest one being the local cuisine. To be more exact, the local cheese. Sure, the country may be better known for its lovely chocolates, beautiful

Switzerland, Land of Cheese

Switzerland is one of my favorite countries for a multitude of reasons, with one of the largest one being the local cuisine. To be more exact, the local cheese. Sure, the country may be better known for its lovely chocolates, beautiful