Entering a Land of Twisty Streets and Unhealthy Snacking

Ryanair seems to thrive on moods of spontaneity. At least, they benefited from my random booking of a trip to Malta with my good friend, Tay. Back when the sun was missing from Berlin for six months, we decided the necessity of beaches and warm weather was far more than slightly needed. Fast forward to…

Practically Disturbed it’s June

Today would normally be a day where I’d be preoccupied being a busy little bee at work, typing quickly away on proxy analyses and researching boring white old men and their lack of independence. Luckily, today and the rest of the week are taken up by my “Abschluss Seminar” for my fellowship program. For the…

Book Review: Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

Title: Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia Author: David Greene Genre: Travel, Nonfiction, Culture, Russia, Autobiography, Memoir, History, Travelogue, Journalism, Adventure, Politics Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: October 20, 2014 Page Amount: 336 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Far away from the trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow,…

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Author: Cheryl Strayed Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Travel, Adventure, Adult, Nature Publisher: Knopf Published: March 20, 2012 Page Amount: 315 pages Blurb From Goodreads: At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon…

Somehow… a productive week has emerged

To be perfectly candid, I expected last week to be absolutely horrid. I had nothing to do, not counting a couple journalism assignments… and well, you know the quote: “Idle hands make the devil’s workshop.” Though, I can’t say I knew that quote until I just googled it a second ago (It seemed reasonable). Luckily…

Prague in Winter

Over the weekend, I recently visited Prague – all of the photos made me super excited to take with the newest app of awesomeness (VSCO Cam). It was winter… and January, so I admit it was slightly cold – but entirely worth it!

Transatlantic Yet Again

Like the title implies… I am stateside yet again for the holidays, and happily spending every second of every day being reminded how much I love America. This may be slightly biased given that I spend most of the days around the house without much responsibility. Nevertheless – it’s true when they say it is…

It is cold in Berlin.

It is, as I said above, cold (really cold) in Berlin. Somehow, it has already hit 35/45 Fahrenheit temperatures, and it’s barely November! I can hardly believe it and I am in no way prepared for the wintertime! (i.e. did not bring a warm enough jacket) Otherwise, most of my week has been filled with…

Greetings from Berlin

Well, here I am once again moving locations (this time – to Berlin of all places!). Yes, I’m an almost-official Berlin resident until July of 2016… Isn’t that crazy? I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I live in the city that was once the epicenter of the Cold War. As…