Posts in Europe
The Dazzling Prague

Prague is dreamy. There’s the Castle, the Charles Bridge, and all the other classic attractions. I could walk for hours gawking at the Easter egg buildings, simply admiring the city’s luster despite the hordes of tourists. And I have to say; the capital’s beauty is only matched by the hospitality. When we stood to leave from afternoon tea, our waiter, cheerfully bid us adieu, and welcomed us to the beautiful, sunny Prague. How beautiful indeed.

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Dachau | How A Concentration Camp Made Me Hopeful

Traveling Myanmar forced me to think about willful ignorance and negligence. Near the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh a borderline genocide, which is how it’s presently labeled, is raging in the country. Yet much of the population is unaware of the crimes. But I can’t help but to be reminded of something I learned when touring Dachau Memorial Site.

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Berlin | The Hipster Mecca

Berlin is a hipster’s dream. The graffiti, or excuse me street art, paints the town a metaphorical red. Museum Island grabs your attention for hours, there are biergartens on biergartens, some of which are dedicated to craft beer, and you’re a stones throw away from a gluten-dairy-fun-free kind of place. All joking aside, I loved Berlin.

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Amsterdam | Beyond Space-Cakes, Fries, & Mayo

Amsterdam is cool, clean, and crisp. It’s friendly, quaint, and has a lot more to offer than just space-cakes. And it’s probably no surprise that the most diverse city in the world, would the people be just as interesting. In short, I fell in love with the rainy city. But more importantly, Amsterdam reignited my excitement for travel.

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Dresden | The City That Almost Wasn't

I’ve read Slaughterhouse Five countless times, and The Grand Budapest Hotel has to be in my top 5 favorite movies. So I initially traveled to Dresden to pay homage to my pop culture loves. However, what I found instead was a hopeful, and beautiful lesson of reinvention. 

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Marseille | A Familiar Refrain

My first time in the city was in 2013. Marseille had just been named the European Union’s City of Culture,  and it lived up to the title. I have these almost hazy, dreamy memories of eating lavender-honey ice cream, strolling along the harbor, and admiring the open-air exhibit of Salvador Dali sculptures. Yet on my return trip, I was confronted with a different take – one with an international drug ring, poverty, and violent crime. So, what happened to Marseille?

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