Life in Color

It was after baking in the sun by the river but before climbing to that lookout point with a cup of sangria in my hand. It was during that sweet spot right in the middle–like that part in a sandwich where the peanut butter mingles with the jelly–when I looked up. Walking through the hilly […]

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The Right Steps

If I had turned right instead of left… I may have ended up further west along the Seine than on the east. I may have stumbled upon the swing dancing on the banks of the river before I ever would have made it to the salsa, and I may have spent the night Lindy-Hopping instead […]

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Mellow Monday

I’ve solved the mystery that has haunted my cartoon childhood: Garfield hated Mondays because he didn’t know how to do them right. He never started them by seeing all of the colors and textures and tastes and smells of the Central Market on a hot Hungarian day. And then he didn’t soak up the Turkish glory […]

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Buda

My first day out in Budapest was a perfect one to spend alone. As I walked around, there were no obligations. And so I just took my time, splashing away the heat in a fountain, or feeling the breeze play with my hair as I read in a park. Even though the city is sprawling, […]

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Back to Narnia

Eeeeeeeevery once in a while I run a hand down the back of my closet, just to make sure I’m not missing out on finding any doorways to Narnia. But then again, flying from New York to Copenhagen was nearly the equivalent for me. Because when I studied in Copenhagen* one year ago, magic happened. […]

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72-ish Hours in NYC

Flight and baggage delays delivered me a weary traveler at the JFK airport. They say that New York is a city where anything can happen–in my case, my first taste of that mysterious “anything” was learning how to use an Uber for a first time. I couldn’t have had a better introduction to the city […]

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South for the Winter

The first step to finding joy was finding the right pair of shoes. Rewind with me for a second back to Bondi Beach. My first afternoon there I got settled into my homestay, breathed in some fresh sea air… and then headed over to the first thrift store I could find. Little did I know […]

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