Colonia’s Quirk

Uruguay-Colonia-del-Sacramento-OvergrownIn Colonia del Sacramento, there is a small cafe called El Drugstore where people sit and  Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year in Portland, OR

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I rang in the New Year in Portland, Oregon this year, alongside one of my closest friends. Together we explored the city & the various neighborhoods, hiked, and drank good beer (of course). Continue reading

The Silver Lining

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The Silver Lining (if there is one) to destroying my laptop and subsequently losing photos taken during the 2017 year, is that iPhones can take great photos too. (I’ve quite honestly been sulking.) Until I figure out the extent of the damage to the laptop and photos, here are some (iPhone) photos from my recent excursion to Boston, Massachusetts. I spent a few hours getting wonderfully lost in the  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Baku, The Walled City

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Some snapshots from my recent June trip to Baku, Azerbaijan. I spent an afternoon wandering The Walled City of Baku, the archaic part of the city positioned on the edge of the Caspian Sea and surrounded by a 12th century wall.  Continue reading

Corfu Town, Greece

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When I need a vacation but cannot get away, I find myself reminiscing on photos from the Greek Isles, from a trip I took in summer of 2014. (It’s time for another one). 

I spent one day in Corfu Town, the city of motor scooters, sapphire-colored waters, and clotheslines dropped with brightly colored towels. Continue reading

Boston: The City on a Hill

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I took an overnight train to Boston from Washington, DC (photos of the train ride here), determined to take in as much history and culture in a 72 hour window as possible . Boston is a city rooted in rebellion and revolution, which is a continued source of pride. It is also the city of nicknames: Beantown (baked beans) , The City on a Hill (John Winthrop), The Hub (Oliver Wendell’s The Hub of the Universe), and America’s Walking City. Here are some suggestions for visiting the oldest city in America.

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