Look where you least expect


It was a miserably hot, humid evening in Munich last summer, and I sat alone in a large, touristy Italian restaurant, eating dry, overpriced linguini. It’s the third week in my solo trip around Germany, and eating alone, something I detested in America, has become natural. Sitting at the edge
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A view of Princes Street, taken from North Bridge.

Foreign language immersion

“That’s so weird!” I mused, observing my surroundings on Princes Street, a popular tourist destination in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Exactly what I thought was weird, I can’t recall through my still-jet-lagged haze. Perhaps it was the statue of a lion covered in pennies (or pence as they’re called here), or
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