Europe

Girl Walks Into A Bar (And Finds Religion)

Girl Walks Into A Bar (And Finds Religion)

“As we make our way to Montserrat,”¬†Adria says, “let’s talk about the one religion common to most, if not all, of Europe.” I look at him and listen intently, wondering which religion he meant. As our van speeds up the highway and a complex of fields comes up on our right, Adria continues. “I am talking, of course, about football.”

I Sang and the World Didn’t End: Busking in Amsterdam with Louis / Subterranean Street Society

I Sang and the World Didn’t End: Busking in Amsterdam with Louis / Subterranean Street Society

The only thing that kept me from bailing on my busking in Amsterdam experience was the fact that I was leaving the next day for Leiden. Worst case scenario: I would embarrass myself thoroughly and never show my face again in Amsterdam (or at least around Leidseplein).

Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Well, it finally happened. A strike — the current French rail one — has finally managed to disrupt my carefully laid travel plans. My family and I are scheduled to take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva on the 29th but that is looking like a no-go at the moment.

24 Places to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris

24 Places to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris

Spending spring in Paris? Here are some of the most beautiful — and some “hidden” — places to spot cherry blossoms in Paris.

Free Things to Do in Paris

Free Things to Do in Paris

While Paris *can* be an expensive place to visit, in terms of activities it doesn’t have to be. Indeed, there are so many free things to do there that you will probably find the only thing you can’t afford is the time to do them all.

Busking in Amsterdam

Busking in Amsterdam

If, on the 25th of next month, you happen to be in Amsterdam, and you see a busker that you think sorta maybe slightly possibly looks a teeny tiny bit like me… Come say hi. It’ll probably be me.