Destination: Tallinn, Estonia

Small, but promising, the Estonian capital has in recent years been getting a lot of traction as both a prominent hub for startups and tourism. Especially after its long and arduous history being ruled by various powers like Sweden and Russia, Tallinn today is a growing city that still retains much of its historic charm, … Continue reading Destination: Tallinn, Estonia

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Destination: Berlin, Germany

During my family's trip around Scandinavia, our trip to Berlin was somewhat of an anomaly: considering the fact that it was neither a part of the Nordic countries nor even a port city, it made for an interesting break during our week-long cruise along the Baltic Sea. All the same, it is a popular tourist … Continue reading Destination: Berlin, Germany

Destination: Oslo, Norway

The capital of Norway, Oslo is an important hub for its country not only in terms of politics, but also in culture and economy, the latter particularly in maritime trade. It is the largest city in Norway with around 670,000 people living in the city center, and it is continuing to grow rapidly due to … Continue reading Destination: Oslo, Norway

Flamenco (poem)

(inspired by Madrid, Spain-- February 2016) Flamenco After copas of sangria, we watch the sanguine dress spin to the guitaristโ€™s touch-- Carnal, under fingers that burn fire with each plea for forgiveness. Eyes, green like olives, savor the sight, feasting on black heels striking wood, polished against polished that shine like sweat above bright lipstick … Continue reading Flamenco (poem)

Destination: Nantes, France

While technically not in the Brittany region, Nantes is still a city which has its roots in Brittany's culture. Located about an hour's drive from Rennes, it was where I ended my extended Easter weekend during my first year teaching in France. Although I didn't stay too long in town, I got to get a … Continue reading Destination: Nantes, France