I am writing this post so I can link a ton of photos in one place without messing around with dropbox and google drive. Professor Cullen, this is for you. I tried my hand at astrophotography. Yep. That's right, astrophotography. I'm introducing some big words into this blog. You better watch out! I decided to … Continue reading Astrophotography: Trials and Tribulations
Alright, alright, alright. I have to update you very very quickly on turkey. (I only say quickly because I'm finally moving all of my euro photos to a hard drive and have to get this shit posted before then.) David and I arrived in Turkey on a night train from Sofia, Bulgaria. On that night … Continue reading Istanbul – A Supermassive Game of Frogger
I'm going to try and make this really short and bullet listed so you're all caught up and I can move on to current events. Ready? Ready. Forwarning, the format will be "In (insert city/country/place), I (insert reckless behaviors/activities I participated in). In Warsaw, I was fined 30 euro by polish metro police for not … Continue reading Okay. Massive Update, yet again.
alrighty, here we go. I'm going to update you on 5 cities in the span of an hour bus ride. In this edition of How Is Ellen Still Alive??? we visit Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Munich and Dublin, meet up with a couple friendly faces, make some new friends, fall in love, find comfort in discomfort, … Continue reading THE MOST EXPANSIVE TRAVEL UPDATE YET – December 21st
Prague. I am trying, so very hard, to update you on all these cities before I leave them, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. Sorry about that. But anyway.. Prague. I was in Berlin, as you probably know. I was biding my time, wandering across the city. The usual. On Thursday night though, Tabea texted … Continue reading Travel Update – December 5th!
Jesus, it's been quite a while hasn't it. Last time we talked, I was in Barcelona, curiously introspective, oddly nostalgic, fairly off balance. Today, I'm updating you from a tiny town on the border of the Czech Republic (But that's a long story, and I'm skipping ahead.). I will tell you about Berlin. Do you … Continue reading Travel Update – December 4th
Hey hey hey. I am doing really well with this blogging thing. You should be proud. Last I talked to you, I was in Lisbon, headed on a bus to Sevilla, unsure of the my next move from there. I got to Sevilla early Saturday morning. Wandering the cold streets of southern spain, I was … Continue reading Travel Update! – November 16th
Alright. Guess who is on the ball today. I am currently in Lisbon, updating you on Lisbon. Aren't you proud? You should be. I'm awfully impressed with myself honestly. I sit in my hostel lobby, shouldered by two other furiously typing travelers. The mood is light, the couch is comfy, the receptionists are smiley, and … Continue reading Travel Update! – November 10th
I'm not going to even pretend like I wrote this a week ago. I didn't. Today I'm sitting in my hostel in Lisbon, avoiding the seemingly meaningless responsibilities of my one university course. I sit here, halfway through the morning, on the cusp of yet another travel decision, to yet another place, to yet another … Continue reading Travel Update! – November 9th
Alright. I'm taking a quick detour from travel updates to give you a little photoset of one of my favorite experiences. If you haven't heard already, there is tension between the Spanish government and Catalonia (the geographic region around Barcelona). Among other reasons, the Catalans feel they provide more economic benefit to the country than … Continue reading Quick Detour! – Catalonia Politics, Center Stage