59 minutes until all hell breaks loose. Butch Levy is trying to stay cool, but his heart rate is that of a man who's been forced to jump out of an airplane. In less than one hour, the 200 hostages who've been held for hours in Budapest's Great Market Hall will be blown to bits. A … Continue reading Pearl of the Danube
May 26, 2016 was our last morning in Paris, which was spent balader-ing. Walked along Rue de Reaumur past Centre Pompidou into le Marais. Couldn't resist stopping for pre-breakfast at Hure (home of the best baguette in 2015!) for 3 euro pain au chocolat and orange juice. Real breakfast was at Les Philosophes in Le … Continue reading Au Revoir Paris, Bonjour Budapest
Day 3 : We made our way towards the Musée D'Orsay this morning on the hunt for breakfast, but each boulangerie looked better than the last so that by the time we got to the Seine, our indecision had gotten the best of us. Already halfway there, we decided to scope out a bakery across … Continue reading On a Chanté, On a Dansé
Day 2 in Paris: Europe is full of cemeteries. And I find myself in a whole lot of them when traveling. Some of my favorites are the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague, Old St. Matthew's Churchyard in Berlin, and the Montparnasse Cemetery that flanks the Catacombs in Paris. I had yet to visit the famed Père … Continue reading La Vie en Rose
Day 1 - Paris Airbnb is the way to be Bye bye hostels! Airbnb has revolutionized travel so we could do Europe on a dime budget and not get bed bugs. We were really pleased with all of the places we booked; got to meet the hosts of each Airbnb and learn more about the … Continue reading Bienvenue à Paris!
Well, I'm knee deep in toiletries, sleeping aides, and underwear. I've bought so many "light-weight clothes" that my suitcase weighs in at 100lbs. I've got a smattering of painkillers, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, and acid reducers in a hand dandy pill case my pharmacist father gave me. I'm worried that the label "Acid" I put … Continue reading Leavin’ on a Jet Plane
In April 2015 Ian and I went to New York. Here's what we did. stay The Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village (now called the Walker Hotel) eat Buvette Momofuku noodle bar Gramercy Tavern Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village Sarge’s Delicatessen Meadowsweet in Brooklyn David’s Bagels Chelsea Market Drink Donna in Brooklyn see Snap a pic … Continue reading New York Spring 2015