I’ve been gone for four weeks, and the world has already changed so much. Or maybe what changed was not the world but instead my outlook upon it. Perhaps it is a little of both? Then again, these are merely reflections. Let’s get to the facts. Gay marriage is legal in the United States now. […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 4, Scene 2"
Today is roughly the halfway point in my stay in the city of Berlin, Germany. This is a city with a lot of history, both good and bad. The same goes for the people who live here. The weather is equally varied, as well. But that doesn’t stop Berlin from being beautiful. It may not […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 4, Scene 1"
I want to go back to Venice. Maybe that was a bit of an overstatement, though. What I mean is that Venice is a beautiful city and has so much to see and do that it was impossible for me to experience it all. I want to return one day and discover more of this […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 3, Scene 2"
For my week of vacation/”Catch up on homework and reading,” I was hoping to go to Rome, Venice, and Florence. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that one should get train tickets first and then book the hotels, as I had to cut Florence from my itinerary. The good news is that Rome was in fact […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 3, Scene 1"
When travelling, one becomes aware of what they had prior to their journey that is now unavailable. Take plug-ins, for example. In my house, there are dozens of places to charge my phone, plug up a lamp, and get power to my computer so I can blog. Here in Europe, I’ve had to compete for […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 2, Scene 2"
Paris is very different from London. There are the obvious changes, like language and weather, but I mean that the entire city feels different. London is very modern and practical. There is an Underground station every other block marked by a clear sign and plenty of trains that are on time. Buildings range from sleek and […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 2, Scene 1"
My time in London has come to a close. From here on out, I will be in drastically unknown territory. Not that I wasn’t beforehand. London is a huge city, the Underground system was complex, I kept confusing pounds and pences, and I got lost three times in the same day and took a taxi […]Read more "Masque of the Traveller: Act 1, Scene 3"