Magical Budapest: My Favorites Places

Budapest was truly a magical city. The architecture, the people, and the vibe were just perfect. I stayed close to the Danube, so I was able to walk along it many times. Looking at all the buildings and bridges lit up was so amazing. Budapest will have a special place in my heart for a … Continue reading Magical Budapest: My Favorites Places

“Do you know where…?” and Other Questions I Am Asked When I Travel

It's always a little surprising to me when I am traveling and people come up to ask me questions or directions. Have they mistaken me for a local? Do they think I look like I know a lot? I ask these questions because I almost always do not have answers for them. I have never … Continue reading “Do you know where…?” and Other Questions I Am Asked When I Travel

A Woman and a Toddler

Location: Lisbon Date: Early December, 2013 A woman politely stops me on the sidewalk as I am heading up to Eduardo VII Park from the Marquess of Pombal Square. She says something in a language that I can't understand. Her brown hair looks windblown around her bisque-colored face even though I hadn't felt the wind blow … Continue reading A Woman and a Toddler

Inside the Head of a Solo Female Traveler

When I am traveling by myself in an unknown city there are the many thoughts and feelings simultaneously going through my head. Traveling is not only strenuous for the body, but also for the mind. Below I listed some of the things going around in my head while I travel. 1. Does this person standing next … Continue reading Inside the Head of a Solo Female Traveler

Poetry From My Past Speaks to My Future

I discovered some old poetry of mine I had written many years ago. Finding this is almost like a window into my past. It makes me feel content to connect with my past self. I am the same as I was then, yet different. I think that I'm still searching for the images in these poems, however. … Continue reading Poetry From My Past Speaks to My Future

Traveling Alone: Exploring Beauty at Every Footstep

I was thinking back to some of my time in Lisbon. More specifically, I was thinking of my last day there. I decided to take the metro to Parque das Nações, a stretch of restaurants, walkways and gardens along the Rio Tejo.It is very beautiful. Every day that I was in Lisbon it was completely sunny and … Continue reading Traveling Alone: Exploring Beauty at Every Footstep

The Art of Rome and Lisbon

Walking through museums in unfamiliar cities and countries can give you a glimpse into its history and culture. I visited a different museum almost everyday when I was in Rome and Lisbon and yet there were so many that I didn't see. Museums are where I spent most of my time, but I don't feel … Continue reading The Art of Rome and Lisbon