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Ely Spring

Ely is beautiful in all seasons, but especially in the springtime when the pink flowers burst open against the grey skies. It’s still a bit chilly here in England, but the rainbow of flowers everywhere are a reminder that summer isn’t too far. Warmer days will be here soon and, with them, a new kind […]

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Ely

I knew this little town was one train-stop north of me in Cambridge; I did not realize how charming it is. We had visited it last year, but by car and only briefly to visit the famous cathedral. This time, I wandered on foot to meet friends for tea (the best tea ever) along the […]

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Ely Cathedral

Exploring more of England, our new home. Ely is about two hours north of London and only thirty minutes from where we are currently staying until we can move into our Cambridge flat. It’s such a cute, historic little town, most known for it’s giant (and beautiful) cathedral, which was built in 1083 AD! There’s […]

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Piran

What I want to remember most about that first night in Piran is how the fresh, sweet, floral-sea smell hit me when I exited the car and made me instantly forget the knots in my stomach that had hurt me all week leading up to that moment, far from home, alone on the Adriatic. And […]

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Cambridge Spring

Sunny, hot, summer-springtime, April in Cambridge. I had forgotten what it felt like to be warm, to walk freely sans rain coat or weighed down by boots and layers.  So rare, and so wonderful. We had cocktails on the Varsity roof deck to celebrate. 

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Rila Monastery

One hour and forty minutes outside of Sofia, Rila Monastery. A gem in the mountains. The pictures online are beautiful. I’m not sure what word to use to describe the reality, because it was more than that.  Driving to Rila, first of all, transports you to another world completely. It’s not that the nature itself […]

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