Rainy Day in Hamburg, Germany

Dear Reader, It’s hard to love a city on a rainy day. During my stay in Berlin, Germany (more here and here), I had the pleasure of taking a short excursion to the city Hamburg. Only about two hours north-west from the capital city by train, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest metropolitan area and is... Continue Reading →

Dark Dining in Berlin

Dear Reader, Have you seen the 2010 romantic comedy “When in Rome?” Yeah, it wasn’t that memorable for me either. Regardless, there is one scene for me that stands out — the dark dining scene. Since seeing the film years ago, I’ve wondered what it would really be like to have dinner in 100% darkness.... Continue Reading →

Between The Years

Dear Reader, Germans have a fun turn of phrase for the period between Christmas and New Year’s — zwischen den Jahren — or in English “between the years.” So, what happens zwischen den Jahren you ask? Nothing. Just kidding…well, kind of just kidding. Although only slightly bigger than New Mexico and smaller than Montana, Germany... Continue Reading →

Keeping Beauty, New England

Dear Reader, Photos capture memories. Once when I was studying abroad, a friend of mine said “let’s not take a picture, let’s just live in the moment.” Maybe he was just annoyed with all the camera clicking or maybe he really thought a moment not documented was richer —I’m not sure, however, I did not... Continue Reading →

Baby Plane

Dear Reader, Asking about someone’s weight is awkward at best and downright rude at worst. However, when the ticketing agent at the Boston Logan airport asked me how much I weighed, I already knew that this question was not only standard, but also crucial. For a last-minute work trip to Provincetown, Massachusetts, I was in... Continue Reading →

When on Winnipesaukee (Part 2)

Dear Reader, Guess what! I am writing to you with parchment and quill (okay, pen and paper) like a Victorian-era protagonist. With a pen in hand and notebook on lap, the words are springing to you without the aid of a dictionary or a thesaurus (gasp!). For those of you who have read part 1... Continue Reading →

When on Winnipesaukee (Part 1)

Dear Reader How many of you would like a weekend to totally unplug? …I wouldn’t! I love technology and all that it has to offer, but I realize that I may not be in the majority on this one. Regardless, incidentally, I willingly walked myself into a no-tech (or rather “low-tech”) situation. With a group... Continue Reading →

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