London: Sutton House
March 20th, 2017

Sutton House is a National Trust site in East London. It was built during the Tudor period and is the oldest residential house in Hackney. We went to check it out for a lazy Sunday. It was typically old and adorable inside. Cue house envy.
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England: Hastings
March 7th, 2017

Went for a day walking with the Outdoor Adventure Club to Hastings on the weekend. Hastings is on the south coast of England, farther east than Brighton. The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was when William the Conqueror took over England for the Normans.
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England: Hampton Court Palace
February 5th, 2017

Hampton Court Palace is a Royal residence in Richmond, west of London. It’s most famous for being the home of King Henry VIII. It was the hub of court life during the Tudor era and the scene of a few of Henry’s wifely dramas.
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Harry Potter: House of Minalima
December 29th, 2016

If the Warner Bros Studio Tour wasn’t awesome enough, a Harry Potter pop-up exhibit opened right in Soho. The team of graphic designers that brought the Wizarding World to life converted their House of Minalima into a free exhibit of their work.
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DIGM Gathering 2016: Reading Terminal
December 26th, 2016


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Iceland: Missed Connection
December 19th, 2016

On my way home for Christmas I had a connection in Reykjavik. A good opportunity to stock up on some Sirius chocolate, I thought. Well my cheap-ass budget airline was delayed two hours out of London and I missed my short connection to New York. I’d get on another flight, I expected, except WOW Air only flights one evening flight a day, and it had already left. I’d have to stay in a hotel over night for a 3pm flight the following day. What does one do with 12 hours in Iceland?
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Portugal: Porto
November 18th, 2016

Porto is a city of tiles. I came here for a quick weekend break with two friends. I admit I didn’t learn much history on this trip, but I saw a lot of beautiful tiles, ate lots of good food, and drank lots of eponymous port.
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Slovakia: Hiking in the High Tatras
September 4th, 2016

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I came to Slovakia because I was desperate to hike somewhere interesting on my own. Despite a rainy weather forecast, I decided to hit the trail anyway. The High Tatras are perfectly set up for solo-hiking, it’s well marked, there’s transport at the trailheads, and there are lodges along the way to stop or stay at.
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Slovakia: Zdiar
September 3rd, 2016

Zdiar

Zdiar is a small village near the norther boarder of Slovakia in the foothills of the High Tatras. I decided to plan a trip here because I really needed a logistically interesting solo-trip and a good walk in the mountains. I had never heard of this area before, but man was I not disappointed. Look at it!
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France: Afternoon in Paris
September 2nd, 2016

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My last afternoon in France was spent in Paris. I took the train from Bayeux and arrived with no plan in mind other than that I would walk around avoid the urge to do a grand tour. I managed to take the Metro a few stops closer to the river, which I was nervous about for some reason. I may still be re-living the embarrassment of getting stuck in the ticket gate here ten years ago, only to get pushed through by a very annoyed Parisian commuter.
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