Exploring Scotland

People need to appreciate Scotland more. Europe is so packed with different cultures and geographies that more popular destinations tend to overshadow some amazing parts of the continent. Though Edinburgh is a relatively well-known city, London and Dublin often steal the spotlight when people consider traveling to the British Isles. Also, while the Alps are …

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Cliffs and Tea in Western Ireland

Enjoying the Cliffs of Moher and the charming city of Galway while visiting Ireland. I KNOW...ANOTHER POST ABOUT TEA. But don't worry, I will only talk about tea for half of this post. The other half will be dedicated to cliffs...if the title didn't make that obvious enough. Last weekend I visited my friend on …

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Conquering England’s Lake District

This weekend I hiked in the Lake District, located in the north of England. In other words, I murdered my muscles, froze my body, endangered my life a few times, tested my limits, and gained an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I will recap this adventure in narrative form, so read on for the story of …

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Cinnamon Sally & The Fat Pumpkin

Quirky tidbits from my weekend trip to Riga, Latvia. I'm aware that the title of this post may be confusing. Who is Cinnamon Sally? Why isn't she called Nutmeg Sally?  Is she purposely discriminating against other spices, or does she really just love cinnamon? And aren't all pumpkins fat? Or are they just big-boned? I'm …

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Hidden Gems of Budapest

Secret spots to visit in Hungary's bustling capital city. As a relatively popular tourist destination, Budapest fulfilled all the expectations I had for this Eastern European city. Full of baroque architecture, heartwarming Christmas markets, stunning churches, delicious food, and elaborate castles, the Hungarian capital did not disappoint when it came to captivating scenery and a …

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First Impressions of London

I realize now that a whole month has passed since I last wrote a blog post. This is probably frowned upon by most experienced bloggers who know that you must consistently post your thoughts in order to prevent your blog from becoming irrelevant, but I have a good excuse. I JUST MOVED TO LONDON! I've …

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