Berlin is vibrant, friendly, diverse, and relaxed. I soaked myself in history for two days, and it was a relief to see the bright optimism of Berlin today on every corner. People there are loud. They laugh a lot. It’s relaxed. It’s a happy place. There’s a sense of non-conformity, lots of organic food, and … More Ich liebe Berlin
A couple of hours from Prague, you’ll find the picturesque township of Český Krumlov. It’s so pretty! I kept expecting Belle to come out and start singing. It’s prettier than any Disney town, actually! The castle moat has bears! I’d really like this table war that was part of an exhibition… … More Český Krumlov
Is there no end to the beauty of this town?
Once a year, Prague Castle opens some rooms that are closed the rest of the year. I went specifically to see Rudolf’s Gallery. Silly me. It wasn’t one of the most famous art collections of the Renaissance, but a large hall. Pretty though! (Very little of the art collection is still in the country)
I must admit that when I packed up and moved to Prague from sunny, sweltering Hong Kong last summer, I wasn’t really nervous about the new job, or about not speaking the language, or having to find an apartment and set it up. I was worried about winter. As it turns out, I LOVE WINTER. … More Snow, snow, I love snow, la la la, snow
I served a mission for my church in the Paris mission, and in 2008, my family and I spent a month there, so I think I’ve seen most of the standard ‘must-see’ spots. Most. For my weekend in Paris last week, I decided to construct my itinerary around a literary theme. On Friday night, A … More Paris, combien je t’aime
Really playing catch-up here. At the start of December, I went to Dresden to see the Christmas markets. The markets are huge Christmassy. You can see a gorgeous pic and read about them here. Luckily for me (and a colleague who came with me), Saturday December 5 was Stollen Festival Day! Here’s a video about the festival, … More Dresden Weihnachtsmarkt