Memories of Barcelona

Memories of Barcelona

This blog was started partially because I could not remember what I did in Barcelona. Before everything totally escapes me, I wanted to capture some of my memories. You can follow along if you care or are bored below! My first walking tour. The guide was British and from Bath. He wasn't that cute, but he had the [...]

Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

What do manners really mean? There are so many different cultures out there, one culture's polite could be another culture's rude. When I travel, I try to (or accidentally) adopt some of the cultural norms, and a few of them have followed me back home! Where they don't necessarily make sense and are seen as [...]

That night we accidentally stayed in a red-light district and didn’t die

That night we accidentally stayed in a red-light district and didn’t die

Aka the scariest* night of my (stable middle class coastal US) life. I mean, our arrival started off well. We were doing a 12 hour layover through Frankfurt. We were excited to see a sign at the airport that said du hast (we pretended it was related to the song), and our minds were blown [...]

8 best breakfasts from around the world 

8 best breakfasts from around the world 

Where I grew in Middle America, there were no exciting breakfast options. Cold sugary cereal, $0.99 white bread with margarine, and orange juice from concentrate? Bleh. The day I moved to the big city and learned about a meal called "brunch" was the day my life changed. Now, breakfast is one of my favorite meals! Though breakfast options in [...]