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I love a good door

I love a good door

No matter where I am in the world, i am always drawn to doorways.  From brightly painted ones surround by tropical pants in Brazil, to gothic relics in ancient Italian fortresses, to rusting wrought iron in Lebanon, I love them all. The older, and more derelict the better in my book:

Top Travel Tip: Roosevelt Island

Top Travel Tip: Roosevelt Island

Today’s Tip: Roosevelt Island, DC Theodore Roosevelt Island was created in 1930’s as a memorial to America’s 26th President – who was an avid outdoorsman.  Today the park is a refuge in the middle of the city.  Surrounded the Potomac River, the island with its mini forrest and wild deer roaming, feels miles away from … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Ruff and Ready Furnishings

Top Travel Tip: Ruff and Ready Furnishings

Today’s Tip: Ruff and Ready Furnishings U street corridor, DC Ruff and Ready is a mix between an antiquesstore and a junk shop.  You’ll know the place before you get there by the sidewalk full of tables, chairs, framed paintings, and other furniture out front. Inside you’ll need to step gingerly through the floor to … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Sakana

Top Travel Tip: Sakana

Today’s Tip: Sakana, DC Sakana is a tiny Japanese restaurant in Dupont Circle.  It also happens to be my favorite restaurant in DC. The space is small but not cramped and the sushi is good.  The best thing about this place though, is the cozy, friendly atmosphere.  It’s as close as I came to having … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Shake Shack

Top Travel Tip: Shake Shack

Today’s Tip: Shake Shack I fucking love this place.  There just isn’t any other way to put it.  The first one opened in New York’s Madison Square Park 2001 and it became a local phenomenon.  Now they have outposts in 5 states and (randomly) two Middle Eastern countries: Dubai and Kuwait. They do what you’d … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Dumbarton Oaks Washington, DC

Top Travel Tip: Dumbarton Oaks Washington, DC

Today’s Tip: Dumbarton Oaks – Washington, DC Dumbarton Oaks in stately Georgetown, is home to a research library, museum, and gorgeous sprawling landscaped grounds and gardens.  The center belongs to Harvard University and was created by Mildred and Robert woods Bliss, collectors and patrons of arts and humanities.  They purchased the property in 1801 and … Continue reading

The last day for flip-flops in Nice.

The last day for flip-flops in Nice.

After my discouraging first day at school, things have been looking up considerably.  I am loving my class so far and miraculously I feel like my French is finally starting to improve. I never did find the elusive “U” bus but I managed to find the 22, which works just as well. I started off … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading