Travel Stories

How I Accidentally Arrived in my Favorite city in England

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Wow. I accidentally arrived in Brighton. Perhaps you could just imagined me giggling and purring for the next fifteen minutes as a substitute for this blog post. But here’s the fun story anyway. I suppose I should give a word of warning about Brighton for travelers. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave. Maybe this is what all European cities are like. I …

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London: My Arrival in the World’s Most Visited City

The Shard and London Bridge

Wow. Where to begin? Started my journey visiting one of the greatest cities in the world. I have so much to say about London. I mentioned my arrival and the first day through the city in my last post. Here’s the rest. I got up bright and early on Friday morning and took the bus back to central London from Golders …

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My Travels Begin by Flying Across the Pond

Selfie with Big Ben

What an amazing day. Or two days. Just over 24 hours ago, I was saying goodbye to my friends in Portland. And now I’m sitting in a flat in London writing this blog. Here are the details. Before I left Portland, I had one last meal at Shut Up and Eat. Got the Italian Grinder again, which you can read all …

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A Night in Sellwood

A cold, misty night. Steam rising off a cup of Caramel Créme Brulee tea. A late-night stroll with a beautiful girl. Jumping too far off a swing. Getting stuck on a dew covered slide in an empty park. Park lamps cast a lambent glow on a riverside path. The fog-shrouded bridge across the river looks like a space ship. Sitting on a dock taking …

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7 Places to Find Good Food in Portland

Voodoo Donuts Memphis Mafia (Food in Portland)

The food in Portland is probably one of the main factors why I think the city is the best in the USA. Maybe it’s because the tap water here is delicious itself, so food cooked in it tastes better. Maybe it’s because Portland is full of bohemian hippies (not really, but a little). Whatever the reason, I had some of …

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