Iceland – Know Before You Go!

Dear Reader, Life moves differently in Iceland. This may not come as a surprise to you if you digest those articles that wax lyrical about why the Nordic work-life balance (or should I say LIFE-work balance, as the emphasis falls more heavily on the former) reigns supreme. Now that I have had the pleasure of... Continue Reading →

Get Out of Dublin!

Dear Reader, If you ever find yourself in Ireland, make sure that you take the time to get out of Dublin. As the country’s capital and largest city, Dublin will likely be your point of entry to this beautiful island. However, if you have the time and the means, you would be doing yourself a... Continue Reading →

One Island, Two Irelands

Dear Reader, How many of you know about the 400+ year conflict that simmered, raged, then (mostly) fizzled out in Ireland? If you do not know about the tension between the Irish Catholics and Protestants — no worries — I didn’t know very much either aside from the “highlights” that I learned in college and... Continue Reading →

Café Days — Boston 2022

Dear Reader, For most of us, pandemic-era meeting restrictions are behind us, which means more freedom to get out and about! One of the biggest changes for me has been the return to working in public places, or more specifically, in coffee shops. Right at the start of the pandemic (you know, when we thought... Continue Reading →

Miami in February??

Dear Reader, Are you ever tempted by cheap flight options? Yeah, me too. Having recently returned from Germany where the winter was rather mild and my adventure ended on an expectedly sour note (more here), I was eager to look into fun weekend trip options to flee the Boston cold. With that in mind, after... Continue Reading →

Can you beat jet lag?

Dear Reader, Have you ever suffered from jet lag? And, I do mean “suffered” rather than “experienced.” While I have experienced tiredness and have gone to bed a little too early or too late on occasion after flying, I feel that today is truly my first experience suff-er-ing from jet lag. First, what is jet... Continue Reading →

It may be just the German way?

Dear Reader, As I sit on the Lufthansa plane, departing from Frankfurt, Germany, I’m already starting to miss this country. For those of you who follow CuriousWordsBlog.com, you will already know that I encountered a somewhat unfortunate series of events already. First, before I even departed from Boston, I learned at an airport check-in counter... Continue Reading →

The Isolation Diaries

Dear Reader, If you’ve been following along with my blog, you will know that I am writing to you in isolation as I have recently tested positive for COVID-19 (more here and here). While I was lucky to have my health (no more symptoms!), isolation in the two-room, ground-floor apartment in Bavaria, Germany was not... Continue Reading →

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