Paris art Pont des Artes

Goodbye Hideous Locks, Hello Haunting Art

Ohhh the love locks on the Pont des Artes in Paris! How romantic! What an incredible age-old tradition to take part in! Surely affixing a lock to the bridge and throwing the key in the Seine River means your love will last forever! False. The love lock “tradition” began just a few years ago —…

Paris, Je T’aime

I had originally been planning to write a Paris post last week, even before the deplorable attacks that shook the city. I had been there just a month ago and had crafted a fun post highlighting the experience. That lighthearted post now seems grossly inappropriate considering the city still reels from last week’s shootings and explosions…

Making trdelnik in Prague

Discovering “Czech Churros”

Disclaimer: the food featured in this post is NOT actually called a Czech churro, it’s called trdelnik. In fact, the only thing about this sweet pastry that resembles a churro is the delicious cinnamon-sugar exterior coating. But guess what? I can actually pronounce churro and I cannot pronounce trdelnik. Believe me, I tried and it’s not pronounced like the word looks.…

Digital orca in Vancouver

Art Around Town

I love it when cities invest time and energy into sprinkling art into communities. A lot of people pass by without noticing it, but it never ceases to bring a smile to my face. Vancouver has an incredible amount of public art scattered throughout the city. This random mushroom stood unassumingly in a residential neighborhood.…