“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

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

I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

I started this blog with the intention to write about my interest in travel abroad and to hopefully motivate myself to actually do it.  It is something that I have been wanting to do for so long.  Today, I'm proud to say that I just booked tickets for a two-week trip to Rome and Lisbon!! … Continue reading I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

The Sunny Dream of Lisbon

"How I Fell for Lisbon"- New York Times article Lisbon has been described as the sunniest city in Europe.  This is why I am considering Lisbon as a destination, especially if I start out my travels in the middle of winter.  Lisbon is a beautiful city (from what I've seen in pictures) and has a … Continue reading The Sunny Dream of Lisbon