Blogtober (Redux) #24: No Sleep

The last time I was in Europe, a whopping 11 years ago, my jet lag lasted about two days and then I was fine. My, how things change. It took about five days to acclimate to the time change this time around. And not only was I experiencing days filled with exhaustion and plenty of …

Blogtober (Redux) #21: The Underground (And the Rediscovery of Chivalry)

Public transportation is the lifeblood of city life in London. The London Underground (aka The Tube), buses--I experienced them all while in the city, and quite extensively, as my friend that hosted me doesn't own a car. So from the moment I landed at Heathrow Airport to the moment I went back to Heathrow to …

Blogtober (Redux) #1: Keep Calm…

...I'm going to Europe.     I greet October with a calm demeanor that belies the bubbling brew of excitement I hold underneath as this trip begins. I'm at the airport and very much trying not to squeal. And it's also Blogtober Redux! I don't know what to do with myself.  Onwards and upwards, y'all.