London: Kew Gardens
April 2nd, 2017

For the first warm day of the year, Hannah and I went to Kew Gardens out near Richmond. It was really sunny and beautiful and we had a picnic underneath cherry blossom trees.
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Poland: Jewish Quarter, Krakow
March 25th, 2017

I explored Krakow in two parts: the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. Basically I took a walking tour of both and then ping-ponged between them all weekend eating food, walking it off, eating food ad infinitum. The Jewish Quarter is in the Kazimierz district of Krakow. The Jewish Ghetto of Krakow is actually over the river. The Jewish people were evicted from their neighborhood and moved there. There is a rumble track on the highway to remind drivers that they are crossing the location of the old ghetto walls.
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Poland: Old Town Krakow
March 24th, 2017

Old Town Krakow was really beautiful. It’s not that terribly different from other European cities, but it was particularly romantic for some reason.
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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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