25 Moments

25 Moments

Earlier this month I celebrated my 25th birthday. Two years ago I made an epic blog post for my 23rd birthday - 23 cities I've been. It took a lot of time digging up old photos from each city and the blog post still remains one that I'm most proud of. Last year I did a general reflection (read here), so naturally I wanted to write something special this year as well. 25... people? songs? facts? Eventually I landed on moments: small, fleeting seconds in life that have stayed with me and when recalled, transport me back to exactly that moment…

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York, England

York, England

This post is long overdue as it’s officially been over half a year since my 2016 Christmas trip to the UK. There’s no shortage of posts about that trip – I’ve shared Christmas in London, a winter look, a roundup of my favorite parks in London, the hotels I stayed in England, and a some snaps from East London. Just because there’s already been somewhat of an overload of UK travel posts, however, does not mean that York doesn’t deserve its own special write-up. York is quite literally the UK counterpart of New York (get it??) – well maybe it’s already…

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Walking in London’s Parks

Walking in London’s Parks

  When you think of London, probably at least some of these things will pop into your mind: Big Ben, double-decker buses, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Underground… All these things do a fine job representing London, but to me, one of the absolute best things about the city is its parks. Despite being an extremely tight-quartered metropolitan city, London has green spaces of various sizes that used to be royal hunting grounds or private gardens for residents that later opened to the public. They are magical slices of heaven that immediately block out the bustle and noise of…

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Living in the Paradox of Time

Living in the Paradox of Time

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” –St. Augustine Musée d’Orsay – Paris The concept of time is so fascinating because it is full of paradoxes – it heals and it kills; it flies and it stalls. At the end of the day, we seem to have no idea what time really is. When did it begin, and will it ever end? What is a world without time? Perhaps we will never answer these questions. What do we know…

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Brussels, Bruges – Belgium.

Brussels, Bruges – Belgium.

What happened in Brussels recently deeply upset me. As I’ve grown older, I’ve become much more empathetic and attuned to what’s happening all around the world. However, things hit me the hardest when they happen in places I’ve been. Belgium was never on the top of my to go list, but when you live in Europe as a student, every city is fair game as long as it’s cheap. So for no other particular reason than Brussels being an affordable destination during that particular weekend in October 2014, I hopped on an easyjet without having the highest expectations. With no…

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Five Things About London

Five Things About London

As I may have mentioned once, or a hundred times really, London is my favorite place in the world. I’m completely in love with it. Yes I’m fully aware that it’s not a perfect city – there are even things I hate about it – but I still love it as a whole. After studying abroad, I missed my life in Europe immensely. Now that more than a year has passed by since my return, a lot of the memories are starting to fade. However, my love for London never seems to cease. Here are five random things I miss…

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