thoughts & being in Greece

I've fallen for Athens because it is so like the cities I've already loved. The prevalence of coffee houses, the laid back way of lingering over a meal or drink, the New York attitude of 'do your thing, no one gives a shit'. Mountain ranges, craggy and welcoming in the distance, circle Athens. Dusty trails… Continue reading thoughts & being in Greece

Travel Diaries: Rome, in architecture

 Some stories are best told in photographs.   Copper and rose, rust and ochre. Delicate pinks and hard oranges... Rome is every shade of the most brilliant sunset you've seen.  Ironwork and faded awnings accentuate the personality of each building. Orange and lemon trees flourish beneath curtains sighing against open windows. The city's history is… Continue reading Travel Diaries: Rome, in architecture

Travel Diaries: Rome, Italy (part I)

I arrived in Rome 2 days after the city's first snow in 6 years. Safe to say, it was pretty damn cold. I was so unprepared for this I lugged my suitcase over uneven cobblestones for twenty minutes looking for my hostel (which was supposed to take one third that long), unable to use my… Continue reading Travel Diaries: Rome, Italy (part I)

Travel Diaries: Paris in January (part 2)

Paris is gritty. I think as tourists, as travelers, we have this idea of Paris as a light, romantic, colorful city. And it many ways it is, with its pastel shopfronts, wrought iron balconies and beautiful architecture. However, it's still a big city, and an international hub- in other words, there's a less-rosy side to… Continue reading Travel Diaries: Paris in January (part 2)