6 years in Slovakia…

6 years in Slovakia and I’m still mixing up Už and ešte. 6 years in Slovakia and I know how to make refried beans from scratch. 6 years in Slovakia and a neighbor I never actually met said “Ahoj” to me (!!!!!) 6 years in Slovakia and I can go to the government office with…

Photo a Day Challenge

So, I did the Photo a Day Challenge in March. Or I tried to anyway, until I about midway through the month when I stopped challenging myself in that way. I originally decided to do it because I thought it would be an interesting diversion for these boring days, a way to challenge myself creatively,…

Glasgow and Edinburgh

I was still sick the morning my flight left Dublin for Glasgow. I distinctively remember trying to force myself to finish a small jar of almond butter on the bus ride to the airport. Each spoon I forced in, I was calculating roughly how many euro cents worth were left in the jar. I eventually…

Holyhead and Dublin

The morning before I left Betws-y-Coed, I took one last walk through the green space close to the tourist office. There I met a gal from Poland with a huge backpack who was embarked on a solo backpacking trip that was much more “ballsy” than mine. She had arrived in the city the same evening…

Solo Backpacking Trip

I’ve been itching to travel lately, but it’s not a good time now: we have a newborn and there’s cold weather all over Europe. We’re trying to hold out till spring at least, so we can go somewhere new and enjoy picnics and zoos and playgrounds. In the meantime, I’ve been reminiscing about those days…

How to make Chocolate Spread

I know, I know, this is a travel blog, so I should be writing about traveling and not how to cheat your toddler out of the completely un-nutritious breakfast that you’re both addicted to. But I live abroad, so technically every aspect of my life is about travel. And being pregnant and caring for a…