April 10, 2015: Victoria, Old and New

We have finally found ourselves in our old stomping ground. That’s not to say it hasn’t changed. In our absence, things have opened and closed and moved on without us. Here are a few places we've been enjoying lately. The Bent Mast Coming home was great, but we…

Feb 12, 2015: El Rancho

There’s a little bar across the street from our flat. From the outside, it looks like a rusty coloured log cabin has been embedded into a modern apartment building. It doesn’t seem to keep regular hours. If you come by when it is open, you’ll find behind…

Jan 20, 2015: Things No One Will Tell You About Spain

We’ve safely made our way to the sunny and ever clement shores of the Canary Islands, a tiny offshoot of Spain on the coast of Morocco. We chose these islands mostly because they have been voted to have the worlds most pleasant weather. It helped that they also had…

Dec 19, 2014: 20 Questions -- Border Security Edition

Got my first taste of airport security last Tuesday, as we travelled to Cologne, Germany. We checked our bags, and passed through passport control without any issue. But just as we were preparing to pass through security, my name echoed through the PA. We were already through passport control, so…

Dec 22, 2014: Screw Witty Titles, I'm Sick

Our arrival in Cologne, Germany was nearly uneventful, save for a delay at passport control. The guards couldn’t decide if we were allowed in that day, or the day after. After about a half-hour of debate (in German), and with the promise that we’d be gone Dec. 29…

Dec 1, 2014: Sarajevo's Roses

We’ve been back in Sarajevo, Bosnia, for a week. Not that I haven’t been enjoying travel, but it was nice to be somewhere familiar for once. Errands take less time, because we know where the things we need are, and it’s been less stressful than our first…