Girls in the Windows Texting

Friday, April 1, 2016: Amsterdam, Netherlands

I started a two and a half weekish springtime trip through Europe and Morocco with a day in Amsterdam. It was a manic and fast-paced day in a bustling and sometimes chaotic city. Amsterdam, a low slung town webbed extensively with canals, has a lot to see, and while you can’t see all of it in a day, you can get to a lot if you hustle. Below is what I experienced. … More Girls in the Windows Texting


My Flight is Delayed

My flight is delayed.

I don’t mean that I am still waiting for my flight, which is what this phrase’s use usually suggests. The flight has already taken off, but once a flight is delayed, it continues to be so. Mine was delayed three hours: it left three hours late, will arrive in Amsterdam three hours late, and right now, in the air, is three hours behind where it should be, temporally. … More My Flight is Delayed

Things I Like in Cartagena

I went to Cartagena de Indias, a beautiful colonial city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, for New Year’s Eve 2015. The city buzzes for the holiday – Colombians, South Americans, and people from everywhere else flock there for what amounts to a weeklong street party. Before, during and after my trip to Cartagena, I took copious notes about places/things I heard/thought were good so I would know to try/remember them. My friend visited the city a few months later and I sent her my recommendations. This is what I said. … More Things I Like in Cartagena