Winter Botanic Garden

This is not my first time visiting the Cambridge University Botanic Garden; I hope it's not my last. I love this little place, my own little secret retreat down the street from my house. Last time that I came, it was fall, colorful. It's amazing to see a place transform with the seasons. The rose [...]

Winter London

A rare spot of sun in February London. I had a friend visiting from Boston for the week, which meant that I spent a few days re-visiting all of London's main tourist sites. We started at Big Ben, made our way past Parliament, up to Westminster Abbey, to my favorite nearby pub, over to the Churchill [...]

Horsey Gap

Seals!!! This was one of the happiest, greatest, best moments of my entire life - there really isn't any other way to put it. I've loved seals ever since I was a little kid and my parents would take me to see the seals out front at the Woods Hole aquarium. So naturally, once I [...]

Wicken Fen

A Saturday stroll, close to home. One thing that we've struggled with in England is finding simple, naturally beautiful outdoor places to explore without having to drive at least an hour - the type of walk or hike we could begin spontaneously in the afternoon. And then we discovered Wicken Fen, a Natural Trust reserve (England's [...]

Winter Cambs

Weekday wandering around winter Cambs. My new favorite mid-week activity - a break from post-grad, job-app life - is an excursion into the center of town to do two things: (1) buy fresh flowers from the market and (2) aimlessly walk around playing with my camera. And here are some of the results of the [...]

Akamas

The Akamas Peninsula is the last untouched corner of Cyprus. No cars allowed, literally. You need a four-wheeler to travel within its borders, unless you are on foot. We *did* originally plan to spend a day off-roading across the area... that plan quickly dissolved at the airport when we learned that the rental car company [...]