Peak times

Backpack packed, out the door by 5, at Luton by 6, flight to Barcelona canceled by 6:05.  Oh, lovely. That snow I thought would melt by morning, turned out not only to be the kind of snow that doesn’t melt by morning, but also the kind that cancels flights to warm, Mediterranean destinations. Well, Shelly and I suddenly found ourselves with a whole lot more time to spend in England, as nearly all flights were grounded and trains through the Chunnel were standing room after hours of queuing.  So then the question was: what are two friends to do in … Continue reading Peak times

Snow day

I knew that by heading north for the winter, I ran the risk of encountering snow.  And in a way, maybe I wanted exactly that.  Snow piling on the ground, snow falling from the sky, walking around in the snow.  Well, wish granted! And perhaps even more precious than a bright, wintery morning, is the adorably naïve belief that it’d all melt by the time your flight was scheduled to take off the following morning. Continue reading Snow day


London is a big place, and during my time there, I found myself on several means of transportation.  And after spending so much time navigating the tube and rushing to the front of double-decker buses, I decided to take out my camera on a few of the trips.  Not to mention, inside buses and underground were some of the only places where my hands were warm enough take a photograph. Continue reading Underground


Well, well, I’ve made it back to Nantes in one piece!  After a full month of traveling, I’m back sitting in my little French dorm room, getting ready for classes which resume in just a day.  I’m quite excited about it actually, because this semester I am taking real classes with real flesh and blood (and cigarettes and nasalized vowels) French people!  Youpi! Mais avant de crouler sous les devoirs, I’ll try my best to make some posts about the past month of travel…First stop: London! I took a short flight from Nantes to London and met my friend, Shelly, … Continue reading London