Category Trials and Tribulations
We drove through the night from the Lake District in northwestern England to Snowdownia in northern Wales. We were sweaty and sore from the two previous hikes, and I dearly wished to sleep. Alas, it was at best a night of fitful dozing. At 4am we arrived at the base of Mount Snowdon, the last […]
When it’s 82 degrees at 10pm and you have no air conditioning, you go to the movies on a worknight.
Note to self: When your flight details look like this . . . . . . it’s the time ON THE LEFT that matters when planning when to arrive at the airport. The left. All you gain by focusing on the time on the right is a lesson in how high prices can be for […]
Aswan was the last stop on our cruise, and while there are certainly things to see here, we had planned to use it as a jumping-off point for a more ambitious journey to the great temple of Abu Simbel (an additional 3-hour drive away). We got up at the ungodly hour of 4am and were […]
Oh, the glamorous life of an expat in Europe! After work on Friday I left my London office for the airport, where I caught the last plane out for a weekend in Milan. I spent Saturday exploring parts of the city I hadn’t seen before (Cathedral! Da Vinci’s Last Supper!) and then went back to […]
I wrote a poem the day you left because my heart was breaking and I could not speak only hold you — let you hold me — and weep Gentlest man, so beset by monsters whose selfless love comforts with a compassing arm and nestled head I wish you would stay I wish you could stay […]
Seriously. Orange screens again. They offered to put me on the next LuxAir flight, but I don’t trust it to go. So I’ve changed airlines and airports (British Airways to Heathrow) in hopes of actually getting out (at least I know they succeeded yesterday). One potential upside? Justin will land at Heathrow an hour before […]