Tag Archives: Europe

Can I live in a Palm House, please?

Once I lived in Washington DC.  When I needed to see palm trees, I would visit the US Botanic Garden next to the Capitol.  When I lived in Ohio, I could go to the Franklin Park Conservatory.  But I cannot … Continue reading

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I am a native

I am not sure why people ask me directions wherever I go. I like to think it’s because I look like I belong. Continue reading

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My French Fry Limit

In the French Fry paradise of Bruges. Or, maybe I mean Flemish Fries. Continue reading

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When the Real is Surreal

It all seemed pretty normal until I thought about it. I’m just on vacation wandering the streets in a strange city, but it doesn’t feel strange because I am actually experiencing it first person. Until I look up and realize how surreal this is to be in Graz, Austria. Continue reading

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Hiking in the Clouds

You don’t just see the clouds roll in, encroach. You feel them also. Continue reading

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A Funhouse of Art Surprises

I was I love when I saw the waterfall, projectile drooling from a giant bald moss head. The entrance to the exhibition was below his right shoulder, and what was inside was amazing. Continue reading

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Innsbruck: Protected by the Clouds

The mountains cradle Innsbruck Continue reading

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Beer Garden in the Rain

First night in Innsbruck.  It’s started raining again.  But I’m sheltered safely in the beer garden under an umbrella, not planning to leave soon.  My feet, pants, and umbrella are already wet so it’s not in an effort to stay … Continue reading

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I Heard My Language On the Train

The American voice on the train stood out above the consonants and vowels of all the other languages. Continue reading

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Train Anxiety

European train travel has a way of making me feel anxious. Continue reading

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