Amsterdam in 36 Hours

The weather had been a pretty consistent light drizzle (and cold) in England, so when I arrived at my hostel next to Amsterdam’s Vondelpark and the girl checking me in said that the next day was going to be really rainy, I was jolted back to the reality that… different places have different weather patterns. […]

What You See When You Walk: London

I’m far too stubborn to regularly take public transit in a new place. I silence my inner realist, and favor the voice that says “two miles isn’t that far — and think of all the stuff you’ll see on the way!” Though my feet may  disagree, I nearly always side with the voice that tells […]

Edinburgh in 36 Hours

Thirty-six hours was not nearly sufficient to explore Edinburgh. I plotted my itinerary knowing full well that I’d have to be either mighty efficient in with my exploration time, or else miss out on some of the things I wanted to do. I tend to be very organized with my “must-see” lists, and when I have only […]