Mind the Gap

Navigating London may sound terrifying, and to an extent it is. It’s a massive city, sprawled out on the Thames like a patient etherized on a cloudy, dark table. But thankfully, for those of us temporary residents, the city’s predecessors have given it the best inheritance, the Tube: the most organized possible public transit system. … More Mind the Gap

Tea Time with Pina

Like many alumni of Gordon IN Orvieto, I returned to the States as a coffee addict. In the span of two weeks, I bought my now-loved Moka maker, received a French press from a friend, and learned the art of milk frothing. I have also betrayed my New England roots by switching from Dunkin’ Donuts … More Tea Time with Pina

“If you wish to move mountains, you must start by lifting stones today” – African Proverb

  I’ll never forget the first time I stepped off the plane in East Africa. There is a distinct smell that since then has felt like home each additional time that I have been back. For the past three years, I have had the gracious and incredible opportunity to travel to Swaziland, Africa with a … More “If you wish to move mountains, you must start by lifting stones today” – African Proverb

Mapping Italy

“The more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities, the more one understood the other cities he had crossed to arrive there… he came to know the port from which he had set sail, and the familiar places of his youth, and the surroundings of home.” Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino One of the … More Mapping Italy