Swirling clouds, sunny skies

There is nothing, NOTHING like a productive day when you’re traveling. Far too often I find my plans taking much more time than anticipated, and I’m left either rushing through the end pieces or skipping them entirely. But despite the full force gales that kept […]

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Dear Old Stockholm

Traveling without a camera is like swimming without limbs. My lovely pink camera finally kicked it today as I entered Gamla Stan and for the moments after (or at least for the next two hours), I was drowning in defeat. But a quick trip to […]

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Uddevalla: umbrellas needed

Rain and fog. All day. But what has this miserable, groggy day brought? Mjölk choklad! Spicy wok! Swedish shopping! Museum browsing! Boardwalking. Curling. Family bonding. This entry will be more activity-oriented, mostly about family. Let the adventure begin!

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SWEDEN

Ha. And now, in quick succession, Sweden Sweden Sweden. Because, Yes. I am finally here. And even the unwavering fatigue could not dampen my first day in this glorious country of my ROOTS.

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Farvel København (for now)

It’s always so strange leaving a city you could see yourself loving if only given the time. Even the mere four days I stayed in Copenhagen built within me such strong connections to specifics—the colors of Nyhavn, the perpetually packed corner cafés, the wide open […]

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Dining in Nyhavn

Tonight was my last in Copenhagen, so I spent it spoiling my tastebuds in Nyhavn (Nyhavn 37; nyhavn37.dk) with a DELICIOUS bowl of blue mussels steamed in wine, shallots, garlic, and thyme, served with bread and paired with a glass of white wine. Just take a […]

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Queens, castles, and fairytales

Copenhagen is a land of fairytales. It is a land of kings and queens, renaissance castles and white horses, jutting cobblestones, medieval towers, and looming narrow alleyways unchanged from days of old. There is a smell to it, too, though I’ve yet to place it. […]

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Stunning streamlines in Danish design

I’d just like to let you all know that I am currently enjoying the dinner of champions: a classic chokolademælk! and what the Danes must consider to be a club sandwich (chunks of chicken and salami (bologne?), lettuce, and a colorful array of roasted peppers […]

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Friends make places, not vice versa

Truthfully, there is nothing that a fine conversation with a wonderful person over sushi and tea can’t cure. And an invitation to a party filled with more lovely locals. Rain, you can’t spoil my parade. But oh how it will try. Apparently, rain is forecasted […]

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