Hungary: Budapest Christmas Market
November 16th, 2017

Unbeknownst to us, Budapest had just opened its Christmas Market. We ended up spending time there all three days. It was exactly the kind of Christmas Market I have been dreaming about visiting and it just fell in my lap.
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Hungary: Budapest
November 15th, 2017

Budapest is effectively two towns split by the Danube River. Buda is the stuffy upper class Old Town and Pest is the place you’d actually want to be. When the two cities joined in 1873 they temporarily tried out the name Pestbuda which is a terrible name in hindsight. The Danube River is the second longest in Europe.
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Spain: Alahambra, Granada
October 31st, 2017


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Spain: Granada
October 31st, 2017


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England: Apple Gleaning in Rye
October 16th, 2017


On my way to a charity gleaning event at a nearby apple farm, I arrived early to Rye so I could run around and take pictures of the old medieval town. Mermaid Street is one of the prettiest famous old streets of England.
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October at the Family Farm
October 3rd, 2017


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London: A Day in Hackney
September 16th, 2017


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Middle Earth Festival 2017
September 10th, 2017

Middle Earth Festival has been on my calendar all year and I nearly forgot to buy train tickets for it. I couldn’t talk anyone into going with me, so I went alone. I’m glad I drug my ass all the way to Birmingham, because the entire event was a pleasant surprise.
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England: St Albans
August 25th, 2017

St Albans is about 30 minutes by train from London, it’s a commuter village for sure, but has been inhabited since the Romans and so has lots of history. I hobbled around on my moonboot for a day with relative success.
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Spoon Carving @ Grain & Knot
August 21st, 2017

I went to a spoon carving workshop hosted by the local London craftswoman behind Grain & Knot. Five of us carved a spoon from pre-shaped blanks of walnut before enjoying a fancy meal in the extremely photogenic Town Hall Hotel Cafe.
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