Monthly Archives: January 2016

Coin-flipping.

“Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind, and you’re hampered by not having any, the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find, is simply by spinning a penny. No — not so that chance shall decide the affair while you’re passively standing there moping; but the moment the penny is up in the air, you suddenly know what you’re […]

Day 6: Being a Traveler…or a Tourist?

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert Bright and early Sunday morning I crawled out of bed and came to Richard’s apartment for breakfast. We could not resist the delicious eggs and bacon…Well, that’s what I intended to happen. Instead, being a sleepyhead, I woke […]

Day 5: Touring London by Foot

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block 11:30 AM. Saturday. My eyes slowly drifted open as my hands reached for the phone. The only frantic thought in my head was: I am late. I was supposed to meet […]

Day 4: Lumiere London & Conversations

   “We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.” ― Leonora Carrington Lighting up the London sky. On the very first night of Lumiere London, my flatmates, some of their friends and I walked through the streets of […]

First 48 hours in London

  “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark Hour Zero: Landed in London after 7 hours of struggling to fall asleep and 2 movies later. The Intern was a rather good movie, and the promotional poster was pretty misleading. However, the movie was filled […]

Pre-departure

“By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us.” – Alan Watts 6 hours until depature: […]