• Travel

    On the Go: Surviving Flugverspätungen a.k.a. Flight Delays

    I was sitting in London City Airport yesterday waiting for my connecting flight back to Edinburgh from Munich, and my flight was, of course, delayed – surprise! Really, I wasn’t surprised, as delay seemed to be the theme of the Edinburgh/Munich travel legs. But the getting to Munich was ridiculous. There is no other way to describe that travel day as anything other than a big, giant cluster****.  After the torrential rain woke me up way before my alarm,…

  • Food,  Travel

    Plane food à la Française

    I’m on Salt Spring Island right now and while I was whipping eggs for my omelette this morning, I was wishing I had bought cheese at the market when I first got here. Because an omelette just isn’t an omelette without cheese, but alas… And that got me distracted enough to think about Camembert and plane food (yes, Camembert and plane food). It was belated travel journal time.  On my way to Athens from Edinburgh via Paris, I had the…

  • Travel,  Yoga

    Acropolis Sunrise

    You know you’ve had a good trip when you have really good memories. I was away for two months and collected many a memory, but a definite stand out day was the morning my flat mates and I trekked up to the Acropolis in Athens to see the sunrise. I am not a morning person, but I love anything about Ancient Greece. So if I was going to see one great thing during my 24 hours in Athens, it was…

  • Travel

    Clicking my heels three times

    Today is my last morning in Scotland and Europe overall. I’m sad but excited at the same time because in an hour I am getting on a plane to start my journey home. I am ready. My laptop hard drive died back in mid-September (and the exchange rate and my budget deemed it too expensive to fix here) so everything I had drafted and intended to post and new things from the adventures since those have been…

  • Stuff + Things,  Travel

    Jet lag and counting coins

    I’ve become fond of adding quotes to posts in recent weeks so I’ve decided to just go with that and use a quote for every post for a little while. Keeping with the theme of jet lag… Jet lag last night was like bad ‘shrooms. When my dad asked what that meant I told him its like being in a musical you don’t want to be in. – Lady Gaga I can honestly say I know nothing…

  • Travel

    Cooling off in Athens

    What seems have been a pattern at the beginning of my travels was having to get up super early for my, admittedly, purposefully booked to be early, flights. To get to Athens, it was 4am… Stephen very kindly drove me (Lesley happily got to sleep longer) to the airport and I started on my journey to Athens. My connection was at CDG airport in Paris where – FYI for my girlfriends who are coming to Paris with me in…

  • Travel

    An Early Start – First Stop, Denver

    (Written while flying to the Mile High City on my first of three flights to get to Edinburgh.) Adjectives for today: Tired – I woke up at 3:00am at the hotel for my 6:25am flight. Going to sleep when it’s light out and waking up when it’s dark is a trippy experience. I was the only person on the 3:40am airport shuttle. Go figure, right? 😉 Frustrated – My checked bag was eight pounds overweight, which I…

  • England,  Guest Post,  London,  Travel,  United Kingdom

    Guest Post: London Calling – Ex-pat life and just going for it by Broad World

    I recently had dinner with my friend Stef, who I hadn’t seen in years but had stayed connected with through the wonders of technology. Thank you, Facebook. Stef is one of the most adventurous people I know. (Who else would semi-randomly move to Ghana??) Her most recent adventure has been living in London the past two years. Stef is also a blogger*, so while we were having a proper catch up over a delicious Asian fusion dinner at Wild Rice (on…