Monday, April 30, 2012


Winter 2010 - Brugge 
There was this art exhibition my mother wanted to see in Brugge, so we set out really early one day and drove there. Of course it was a typically rainy day, so I didn't get a ton of photos...

The first three are from along one of the major canals in the city, and the third is from the restaurant where we went to dinner.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Winter Walk

December 2010 - Wassenaar
All of these are within a five minute walk of my house.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Christmas 2010 - Wassenaar

It was icy outside, the presents were wrapped, and the kitties were content.
What more could we ask for? 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Munich - Christmas Markets

Winter 2010 - Munich

Around the Christmas Markets

 These are just a few of the many lovely things one can buy at Christmas Markets.
Of course, all too soon, It was time to go home.. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Munich - Around Town

Some sights from around Munich: 

I love this guy

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Munich - Traveling

Munich - Winter 2010 

On our way there

Our first night exploring:

My mother and a giant smoker.
Under the giant smoker was a food stand :)

Getting Home

Winter 2010 - Train Ride

Getting home at the end of my first semester in Dublin was... and Adventure. Many people studying abroad had trouble getting back to America, but there I was, having just as much trouble getting back to Holland.
My flight out of Dublin was canceled due to a huge snowstorm in The Netherlands and they were projecting that the Dublin Airport would be shut the next day. So, I flew to London on a flight that was delayed due to snow in London, arrived at about 1:30am, took the Gatwick Express into London, then took a too expensive taxi to the Hotel I was supposed to stay in overnight. By that time it was 3:30, and I had to be in the station ready to catch the Euro Rail at 6:30. I took a nap. The Euro Rail took me through France and Belgium, where I transferred to a local train to The Netherlands. Finally, exhausted, but amazed at the sights outside my window I pulled out my camera.
 Less than 24 hours after I left, and after traveling through five countries, (Ireland, The UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands,) I was home. The next day, I got on a plane to Germany.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thanksgiving In Holland - Friends

Some photos of the lovely people I spent Thanksgiving with:

Sarah & Monica

& Kato the Cat 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thanksgiving In Holland

Fall 2010 - Holland
Whilst we were all abroad, my family invited my friends to come over to Holland for Thanksgiving. 
They were here for four days, and we hit as much of Holland as we possibly could.


Leiden  -
Over one hundred poems are printed on the sides of buildings :

St. Pieter's Kerk in Leiden -
 The Pilgrims went to church here during their time in Holland

Monday, April 9, 2012

Edinburgh - Greyfriars and Around the City

Fall 2010 - Edinburgh

From Greyfriars Graveyard:

From the Royal Mile:

The toe on the statue of David Hume -
 Rubbed shiny by University of Edinburgh students for good luck on exams


Friday, April 6, 2012

Visiting Edinburgh

Fall 2010 - October Study Week
Flew over to Edinburgh to visit Lauren and Julia, and of course, took some photos while I was there. 

These are mostly photos from in and around Edinburgh University. The final one is of the lovely Lauren herself! 
More to come later - the Greyfriars Graveyard and some other city sights.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

October Bank Holiday - The Rest

Fall 2010 
 The Anglo-Norman Trim Castle

From the ruins of a monastery up the street from Trim Castle