Leggo my Stroopwafel!

May 13th – 16th 2013 Canals, bridges and bicycles… turn the corner, more canals, bridges and bicycles… go down the street from there, even more canals, bridges and bicycles. Add colourful flowers in square pots along the bridges and they were all one picturesque scene after the other. And yes, there were clogs everywhere (wooden, porcelain and … Continue reading

A Kiwi Walking the French Way in Rome

First dinner in Rome and we were lucky enough to be seated next to Vicki. First I must mention that she was an expert at getting rid of the annoying souvenir sellers with a swift hand wave and a firm and unforgiving, “Go Away!” before casually returning to her conversation with us. Vicki is a New … Continue reading

When in Rome a 2nd Time…

May 10th – 13th 2013 I just cannot get enough of this place. Here are the important notes from this time around: Go to the touristy must-see spots at night. The Spanish Steps, the Trevi, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona are most definitely not as crowded and absolutely lovely to see all lit up at … Continue reading

Paris: City of Sweets & The Eiffel Tower

May 7th – 10th 2013 When I made the decision to start travelling, I had also decided that Paris would be my first. In my mind it was perfect – that naïve perfect that a girl (or even some guy) might associate with thinking of other first times because every step is perfectly planned in … Continue reading

London | Mind the Gap!

May 3rd – May 7th 2013 As you’d likely expect, it was chilly, overcast and a bit wet when we arrived, but I quickly realized that London has it’s own vibrant personality despite the stereotypically dreary weather. Besides, the sun did come out and warm things up a bit for a day or so and … Continue reading

D-I-Y Photo Albums

Decided to make these as Mother’s Day gifts for my Mom, Grandma and Aunts. It was a little challenging to start, but once I was on a roll it was a breeze. I won’t lie. It took me at least 3 hours between two trips to Michael’s to find what I needed, and about 80% of … Continue reading

.Buda.&.Pest.

April 15th – April 18th 2012 Sure, I’m always down to go a country where you kiss on the cheek as you arrive or leave and your greeting is… well, let’s just say it’s sort of like the word ‘hussy’ but with a ‘p’ instead of an ‘h’. Figure it out? Don’t quote me on … Continue reading

Bratislava: {Lunch Stop}

April 15th 2012 I just like saying it… “Brraa-tis-laaava”. I don’t typically like to drive to places that are far enough away. I’d usually rather fly – I guess I just prefer that instant gratification of getting there already. But I will admit that doing these tours on a coach and driving is definitely better than … Continue reading

Vienna: Gettin’ Schnit-Faced on Schnaps

April 13th – April 15th 2012 From the moment we arrived, Vienna felt like a whirlwind of wiener schitznel, spicy schnaps and sparkly crystal goodness. Naturally, the first thing we did when we pulled into town was our own rendition of The Sound of Music. 50+ people on a bus driving through the streets of … Continue reading