One of my favorite texts I could possibly receive goes something like this: Are you free this weekend for a road trip?
So you can imagine my delight when that very message popped up on my phone from some dear friends on mine from high school. Since all three of us live in different states and have very different work schedules, it’s pretty rare that we all have a free weekend at the same time (in this case it was MLK day on the Monday) so this was not to be missed. Continue reading
It’s strange to walk the streets of a place/city you’ve once lived in, grown in, cried in, and thrived in. It’s strange because you remember exactly what it felt like, what the routine of sounds and sights consisted of, and how familiar it all became during your time there. You remember the exact shade of yellow all the license plates were, and you remember the old smell of the library and the chiming tone of the elevator in your best friend’s halls when the doors opened. You remember how wobbly the buses were and exactly what the raindrops felt like while you waited for that bus to arrive. Continue reading
I got to revisit Oxford after over a year and loved it just as much the second time. I was primarily in Oxford because I was attending a Fusion conference called Firebrands from Thursday to Saturday, but since I remembered loving the city last time, I purposefully arrived a day early to walk around a little bit with some friends of mine. Continue reading
This past week I arrived back in the UK (woot woot!) and got to visit a few places for the first time before I made my way back to Portsmouth including Sheffield and York! There’s a coffee shop tourist post in the works for Sheffield, but first I wanted to share a few photos from the day trip that Viki and I took to York. Continue reading
I’m assuming we’re all adults here so I’ll skip over the little kid stuff like “go to the bathroom beforehand” and “don’t ask the driver if you’re there yet” simply because those are the tips someone gives those who don’t want to be strangled by the other passengers. I’m listing tips about the fun stuff. Continue reading
Over the past week I’ve woken up at home. Finally at home, and for an indefinite period of time. I’ve looked forward to this very much since I haven’t gotten to stay in one place indefinitely for a very long time. Continue reading
Welome to our second day in Verona!
(In case you missed it, here is the post about our first day in Verona.)
Torri Del Benaco
- The view of Torri from our hotel was absolutely stunning. We spent the first part of the morning taking as many photos as we could think of before going down the hill to Torri.
I finally got around to visiting Oxford for the day! This was huge for me because I had heard Oxford is a great city to visit and explore if you are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis (raises hand super high rather energetically). I went to several different spots that I had heard mentioned beforehand, as well as a few new places that didn’t hold any particular literary significance to me, but were interesting and fun all the same.
1. The Eagle and Child Pub
I came home from England to the US for Christmas yesterday! *happy dance* I haven’t been home since the first week of September and I must say it has been a very long three and a half months. Continue reading