Category: Europe

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...

Oslo ferry

When Family Comes to Town

I’ve always said, “If you think I’m funny, you should really meet my family.” This includes my cousins in Tau, Western Norway. I’ve known them since 1994, and loved them ever since. I try...

Biking Seville

Leah by Bike

This is me, pretty much every time I’m on a bike: Growing up, I was often told the scary story of how bikes can be dangerous, especially if you bike with only one hand! This...

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

We were planning our last day in Southern Spain. What did we want to do? Where did we want to go? Gibraltar had been loosely discussed, but as the end of our trip neared, our...

Tromsø

Tromsø and Her Northern Charm

Den lyste fra snømørket. Den strålte varmen fra innsiden. Slik var Tromsø for meg. For en by, for et folk, for en festival, for en ferie. It lit up, up from the darkness of...