Tag: winter

Winter in Burano

Winter in Burano

* Burano, Venice in the off-season | January 2014 © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains    

Bare

Bare

* * I had been here before, only 2 years and 3 months past, but it feels like a lifetime ago. The Seine then had been lined by stately trees adorned in the glorious colors of fall. Now the same trees are pale and bare, 

How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.

How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.

* Alright, I get that secondhand clothing is not for everyone. Some people cringe at the thought of wearing clothes previously owned by strangers, while others simply think it’s beneath them. (That’s okay; I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.) For 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Rain puddles reflected the somber sky as I stepped outside Centraal station. The giant Christmas tree in front was brightly lit, though the clock inside clearly said 9:30. Where I lived, the 9:30 sun would render Christmas lights irrelevant — it would be high in