ohhhh budapest. you deserved so much more of my time instead of a scant 28 hours! if only i hadn't done some bookings while half-asleep, if only i hadn't gotten lost and wandered around the city for a couple hours, if only i hadn't had to hang out in my suite and do laundry--we would have become so much better-acquainted! but, the suite i got to stay in was really cool and communist-looking.
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Hair wrapped artfully in a turban of black cloth, her tough frame is softened by a lilac top and short frilly skirt. As she saunters in and out of the room, I watch the light momentarily catch on her earrings – they are two silver crescents, raw and slightly tarnished, sweeping around a hollow in the shape of the full moon.
You think of Chicago and you think architecture. You think bone chilling cold winters. Television buffs think of George Clooney and ER. You think industrial revolution. You think The Jungle and Sister Carrie. You think the mob and Al Capone. But, I certainly never thought gardens. Chicago has gardens at every other turn. You go two blocks and there’s a garden or a park.
Montreal loves any excuse to shut down a street and we Montrealers love walking down the middle of the street without getting hit by a car (though we already jaywalk any chance we get). Two weekends in a row most of the St Laurent Boulevard - aka the Main - was closed for the sidewalk sale and we got to soak in the sun while spending money and eating street food & mango on a stick.
My boys and I - Will, Hickory and I, that is - just returned from a week-long road trip through Alaska's interior.
Our travels took us along the Glenn Highway to Lake Louise, into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park along the Nabesna Road and then further into the Park via the McCarthy Road to McCarthy and Kennecott, two quirky towns perched on a glacier full of fascinating history.
At the beginning of May I left for a 20-days work experience trip with EcoFieldTrips, a company that mainly organises and lead fieldtrips in Tioman for school groups. Tioman is a small tropical island on the east coast of Malaysia that's approximately half the size of Singapore. Most of the island remain happily undeveloped - the main industry is tourism, concentrated in a few small villages along the coast.
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