The Good Things

Just a simple list of some good things in life. Alphabetical style.  Austria. It’s such a lovely country. Breakfast. Best meal of the day, hands down. CrossFit. Addicted. Dogs. Especially this sweet, special little girl. Espresso. Shaken with ice, please! Frozen yogurt. Duh. Especially with this little lady. Girlfriends. I have some of the best.…

My Adventure by the Numbers

Or… What To Do with Yourself When You Have 10 hours to On A Plane and Can’t Fall Asleep 42 Friends in 15 Countries 32 Trains 31 Days 28 Email Adresses (from the 42 friends) 15 Runs 9 Hikes 6 Host Homes 5 Hostels 4 Bodies of Water (that I put my feet or whole…

Perfectly Surreal

Little town, its a quiet village. Every day, like the one before. Little town, full of little people; waking up to say….Guten Morgen! (Adapted from ‘Beauty and the Beast’) The train screeched to a halt at a small building, painted blue letters reading HALLSTATT. With an Austrian family, a Hispanic family and a couple of…

From Germany, With Love

Language is a funny thing. Gerlinde, Dietmar, Martin and Jürgen are my current and gracious hosts in the small village of Talheim. Gerlinde and I have had so many conversations over breakfasts of pretzels and tea and long walks in vineyards and forests. Her favorite topic of conversation is language and the meaning of words.…

The Story of Bruges

I’ve fallen in love with a little city known as Bruges. It had been decided. I would take my plane ticket originally meant for teaching English in Barcelona and turn my plans into a one month European adventure. Where to start? A friend told me that she loved Belgium for it’s cobblestone streets and real…

Foreigner

My face gets hot, my heart begins to race and once again I feel very ignorant. I say ‘sorry’ in English, too afraid to make an attempt at a word, I know I will fail miserably. Growing all the more ashamed, I hang my head. Desperate to understand, eager to communicate, but too timid to…