Frankfurt | Weihnachtsmarkt

Römerberg One of the main areas of the Frankfurt Christmas market is in the Römerberg market square, with the iconic Römer building (City Hall) in the background. Christmas Stars Illuminating many a window throughout Germany, these paper lanterns are popular Christmas decorations. Gemütlich Is there anything cozier than a Christmas market? Weihnachtsmarkt Food One ofContinue reading “Frankfurt | Weihnachtsmarkt”

Turkey | Istanbul Again

Kail and I returned to Istanbul for our second trip in two months. This time, we also took a short side trip to Cappadocia and Ephesus.Goreme Panorama | CappadociaI was admittedly a bit nervous about traveling there, what with the airport attack the week before our trip. Then there was the coup attempt the week after our trip. I’mContinue reading “Turkey | Istanbul Again”

My Second Stitch Fix

I recently received my second Stitch Fix order. I have a lot of work staples (suits, dresses, pencil skirts and slacks) but not a lot of casual clothes (workout attire and sweats notwithstanding). For this Fix I was specifically looking for “non-sleeveless tops” (i.e. not camisoles or shells) that I could wear both under suit jackets and cardigansContinue reading “My Second Stitch Fix”

Singapore | Food & Shopping

Knife-cut noodles at Formosa Delights.As I looked through the hundreds of photos I took during our R&R to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, I was disappointed by how few food pictures took — specifically the amazingly delicious food we had in Singapore. So you’ll have to bear with me and my couple Instagram/iPhone photos and let my writing describeContinue reading “Singapore | Food & Shopping”

New Whip

We bought a new (to us) car: a 2012 Toyota Rav 4. It is nearly identical to our previous car, except it’s a newer model. We loved it so much, why make a change? In El Salvador, our Rav 4 took us off-roading in the mountains for a camping trip, to an accessible-only-by-beach-or-boat beach house, on an 11-hour drive toContinue reading “New Whip”

My First Stitch Fix

I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Stitch Fix — an online shopping service through which “personal stylists” hand-pick specific items for customers — for a while. I finally pulled the trigger and received my first Fix in the mail.Now that I’m going to be working in a professional, non-conflict zone environment, my wardrobe could use a little refreshing.Continue reading “My First Stitch Fix”

Luang Prabang | Markets & Shopping

I enjoy shopping on trips, less because I want to buy stuff and more because I like exploring local markets (like Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo and the Merliot Vegetable Market in San Salvador). Our R&R to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia was no exception — especially in Luang Prabang.

Cairo | Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

El Moez Street.I love to shop. (See: carpets and jade.) So Cairo’s famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar was near the top of my list of places to visit on my recent trip to Egypt. After our quick tour of the Citadel, my friends and I headed over to the market.

Spanish Friday: Trajes de Baño

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Generalmente, yo no soy una persona olvidadiza — no porque tengo una memoria fuerte, pero porque siempre escribo todo: listas de cosas para empacar, comprar, hacer. Sin embargo, hay una cosa que he olvidado empacar no una vez, no dos veces, pero tres veces: un trajeContinue reading “Spanish Friday: Trajes de Baño”