Wandering Leah Blog

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Charming Edinburgh

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Scotland. It feels a lot like coming home. The landscape reminds me of a cross between Iowa and Norway. I enjoy the traditions that Scottish...

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A Place in the Woods

There’s this place in the woods, a place where I sort of grew up, really. Every summer, kids from all over the U.S. (and some from Norway!) gather to learn Norwegian, av alle ting!...

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Málaga

 A scene from Málaga 18 Feb Málaga It’s a bit chilly. We walk along the harbour in a groggy haze, towards the sun’s weak warmth. The night had made the sand cold, but I take...

Brandenburg Gate

Walking Berlin

I’m a big fan of walking tours. They’re really worth considering if you’re wondering how to fit everything into your itinerary. And most of the time, they’re “free,” or donation/tip based. First of all,...

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

I often feel like architecture has a way of being its own secret language, and sometimes difficult to understand for mortals such as myself. It is a language all its own, and as a...

Löyly

Löyly Sauna in Helsinki

It was a lazy, foggy Sunday in Helsinki. The harbour was a mysterious cloud of uncertainty, making it impossible to tell which was was North, or even where the pier ended and the water began....

Ehrenfeld

Ehrenfeld, Cologne’s Hippest Borough

Cologne residents love to sing Ehrenfeld’s praises. It’s easy to see why, with independent shops scattered all over the neighborhood, and plenty of high-quality coffee to last you all day. At night, the district becomes...