I don't suffer much from that affliction called "homesickness," at least not here in York. Not even during the winter when the sun didn't come up until 8am and it was pitch black by 4pm. It was hard for me to adapt to living in Boston. That was the first time I was away from … Continue reading On living abroad
I can't say I didn't know it would happen. That feeling of foreboding had been there through the whole trip. Even astrology had warned me. I was traveling during a Mercury retrograde - the ruler of communications and travel which usually wreaks havoc on all plans. This is Murphy's Law's cousin with hurricane type destruction. … Continue reading What to do in the Miami Airport when you’re stranded
While an essential and intrinsecal part of traveling is the experiences one accumulates, these can be greatly influenced by the lack of knowledge of the language of the country you are visiting. Before arriving in Munich , I'd managed to memorize certain key phrases so that I could survive the ten day stay. I ventured … Continue reading "Eine mozzarella und tomaten, bitte."
I was greeted by the smell of homemade chicken broth at the door. Rubis’ friend, E. was hard at work at the wall-less kitchen. It was wonderful to see her so joyfully stirring the broth, with music blasting through the speakers. The next thing that caught was the brightly decorated house, with indigenous prints from … Continue reading My hometown – rediscovered