Foodie Review: G's Really Nice Place

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

If you clicked on this because of the name, you wouldn't be the first. I originally found the restaurant when browsing through brunch recommendations for Amsterdam, and its strange name caught my attention. And I am so glad it did!

This quirky, cozy place was not the easiest to find, but it's nestled in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, and a real treasure once you stumble upon its door. We headed here before a full day of tourism, and I couldn't imagine a better start to a long day! 

State of the Union: December 7th, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oh my lanta. I am at the end of my time here in Paris, and it just seems like the past few months have flown by. I know that's cliché, but it's the truth. I have one more adventure planned before I board the lengthy flight back to my hometown, and like the end of anything, it's a bittersweet time. With only about a week left on this side of the Atlantic, I'm keeping busy and taking in as much as possible, so don't expect much in the way of posts between now and my return. When I do get home, however, I'll be bed-ridden (wisdom teeth surgery) so you'll be hearing from me a lot. Please try to contain your excitement. For now, an update on my current life will have to do:

Foodie Review: Le Loir dans La Théière

Thursday, December 4, 2014

My roommate, Cassie, had been raving about this café in the marais with giant lemon merengue tarts since the day we moved in. Three months later, we finally all found the time and energy to hop on the metro over to this place to see the mile-high merengue for ourselves. It did not disappoint.

Weekend Travels: Amsterdam

Monday, December 1, 2014

This edition of Weekend Travels is getting back to what its name suggests: in a weekend. After fall break, I took some time to focus on studies and getting prepared for the whirlwind of finals that has currently hit. As classes wind down, I'm traveling more, so expect a few more posts within the coming weeks!

I don't know about you, but I always pictured Amsterdam as being this dumpy, run-down port city in the north, not quite as advanced as Scandinavia but not as magical as Eastern Europe. And I was right, about the latter at least. It's so much better.