Faraway Files #68

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Hello travel peeps! I’m just back from 48 hours in Dublin and am feeling a little luck of the Irish from soaking up the city as they set up for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. What a fun and friendly town, already full of festive energy. I poked into my past and tried to find a bit about family ancestors in National Library. I sat in Saint Stephan’s Green, a gorgeous park in the center of town and took in as much of the spring sunshine as I could. I raised a pint and tasted good food and toasted the time. It was a quick trip, but definitely a delight. Erin Go Bragh! Put on a little green for good luck this March 17th. Continue reading “Faraway Files #68”

Faraway Files #66

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While the calendar may say March today, it is most definitely still winter up here in Copenhagen. And with rare snow falling this week in places like Rome and Nice, it seems it is so there as well. The “Beast from the East” is bearing down all over Europe. Gah. Brrrrr. Here in Denmark, we say it’s “pissekoldt.” That’s really cold. And while you may be thinking of warm tropical escapes or just moving to Australia, why not embrace what winter has to offer? Continue reading “Faraway Files #66”

Faraway Files #64

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Hello travel peeps! We’re back! Well – I’m almost back. Leaving Latvia later today after a lovely winter break across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen. It has been the perfect place for a city break plus winter fun for our whole family. We had an adventure taking the train from Riga and getting off at the wrong stop to trek through a snowy forest, snag a ride from the passing bus and finally find our destination – the Latvian winter sports center in Sigulda. Here you can slide down a regulation bobsled, skeleton and luge track like the big kids. It was a blast. And then so fun to see some of the live action happening in South Korea from Latvia, knowing the turns some of those athletes took to get to Pyeong Chang. Literally. More coming soon on the blog! Continue reading “Faraway Files #64”

Faraway Files #63

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We did it! At least those of us who call the Northern Hemisphere their home made it! Up here in Denmark, that is an accomplishment for sure! Phew. Another January successfully navigated. And while the weather is still a pretty solid grey today, I was definitely grateful for the sunny blue blues we had grace our skies on Wednesday. It was a perfect day for a giant walk into town to meet friends for pie.

Does food take you places? I am a huge fan of trying the local cuisine on vacation, but what about when you get home? Sometimes we pick up a pack of spices or other dry good that we can take back to help recreate a bit of the tastes we tried and loved when away. I put my Greek oregano on my feta and tomatoes and cucumbers here in damp Copenhagen and it almost feels like Kefalonia. Almost. But it’s a nice memory to conjure. Continue reading “Faraway Files #63”