Hello Seattle–You Unexpected Love

2018 Michelle here: I first visited Seattle in 2012 because I had friends there.  I never thought I would like the city, but I fell in love with it. Seattle was the first major city that I could *theoretically* live in. Just like Rwanda wasn’t my first choice; I was married to Madagascar, Continue reading Hello Seattle–You Unexpected Love

Sites around Budapest–the ruin bar

Budapest is an odd little city, and part of what makes it odd also makes it cool. Budapest is home to ruin bars. A visit to the capital of Hungary isn’t complete without a drink at one of these bars. These bars are unlike anything else, and for the non-drinkers, most Continue reading Sites around Budapest–the ruin bar

Adventures of DJ and M | Prague and Berlin

I don’t love Prague. I find it a bit touristy for my taste, but we had to make a quick exit out of Budapest due the political situation going on.  If we had waited one more day, we would have been trapped in Budapest since the refugees have decided to Continue reading Adventures of DJ and M | Prague and Berlin

Wherein I attempt to be a travel writer in Bogotá

I’ll be the first to admit it: Bogotá was not high on my list of ‘places to visit’. But Colombia’s capital city is a study in contrasts. On one side there is the ultra-modern skyscrapers and modern architecture. On the other side, there are wide, colonial, pedestrian-only plazas dripping with sun and shade Continue reading Wherein I attempt to be a travel writer in Bogotá