November 28th – December 1st, 2019 Highlights: Sites / Activities: Dogsledding with Active Tromsø Polarmuseet (Polar Museum) Dog sledding pretty much deserves its own post! We had originally planned our trip to Tromsø hoping to see the auroras, but the heavy snow over the few days we had there prevented us from going out on […]Read More Tromsø, Norway (2/2) – Dogsledding!
November 28th – December 1st, 2019 Highlights: Sites / Activities: Fjellheisen (Cable car) Arctic Cathedral Food & Drink: Risø Mat & Kaffebar (breakfast) Rorbua Pub Being in Tromsø feels simultaneously like living in a dream and being in the twilight zone. Being in the Arctic Circle was so surreal and the few hours of […]Read More Tromsø, Norway (1/2)
November 27th, 2019 Highlights: Sites: Dean Village National Portrait Gallery Greyfriars Kirkyard – Thomas Riddle’s gravestone National Museum of Scotland Accommodations: Castle Rock Hostel Food & Drink: Brochan Porridge The Elephant House The Standing Order Stramash Before I headed to Edinburgh, my friend Justin told me about all the Harry Potter-related spots in the city. […]Read More Edinburgh, Scotland (2/2)
November 26th, 2109 Highlights: Sites: Royal Mile: St. Giles Cathedral, Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat The Real Mary King’s Close Accommodations: Castle Rock Hostel Food & Drink: The Edinburgh Larder Mother India’s Café Edinburgh Christmas Market Heads and Tales Gin Bar I arrived in Edinburgh late on the 25th and legitimately spent a solid 20 minutes […]Read More Edinburgh, Scotland (1/2)
November 25th Highlights: Sites: British Museum (free!) Food & Drink: Seven Dials Market 26 Grains Teatulia Days like this really represent why I wanted to start this blog in the first place. My last half day in London was reflective and beautiful, especially since I got to spend it with my best friend at a […]Read More London, England (3/3)
November 24th, 2019 Highlights: Sites: Columbia Road Flower Market Mayfair Natural History Museum Food & Drink: Blanchette (Shoreditch breakfast / brunch) Brick Lane Sunday Market Spitalfields Market Crosstown Doughnuts (famous for their vegan sourdough doughnuts) Chai Guys (try the Kashmiri chai!) DUM Biryani London has MANY markets, and each is more colorful than the next. […]Read More London, England (2/3)
November 23rd, 2019 Highlights: Airline: Norwegian Airlines Accommodates: Airbnb (shout out to Jane!) Food & Drink: Borough Market Especially the olive oil stand Try the mushroom pâté Dishoom (locations all over London and even Edinburgh – we visited the Shoreditch location) London in one word is “charming.” It’s absolutely beautiful, though it is wet all […]Read More London, England (1/3)