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59 North
Travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio now living in Stockholm, Sweden and exploring the world with an Aussie husband. Going Viking is my in progress memoir.
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  • Foggy day in Stockholm 1 day ago       Yesterday it was dimmigt. Foggy, that is. And all day long. It was beautiful, but also a bit disorienting to look out the window and not be able to see much at all.  It suits the time of year, somehow. But it made it hard to feel like I was awake. I like the Swedish word for fog–dimma....
  • Enjoying a long lunch at a Brussels favorite 4 days ago     Visiting some friends in Brussels recently, they took us to one of their long-time favorite restaurants: Brasseries Georges. It’s a French brasserie in Brussels specializing in fresh oysters, shellfish and seafood. We spent hours there on a Sunday afternoon enjoying the spectacle, the wine...
  • Long weekend in Brussels and Amsterdam 1 week ago       Last weekend, I flew to Amsterdam to meet up with Robert as he had been there all week for work. So we spent time hanging out there and in Brussels. We’ve been to both cities several times before, so we did not feel the need to do any sightseeing except go to the Rijksmuseum again....
  • Cultural blending: Dressing up for Halloween and honoring All Saint's Day 3 weeks ago       It’s been a busy weekend. Friday night we got dressed up in costumes and went to a Halloween party at a pub in Gamla Stan  with friends. I went as Cleopatra, Robert was a cowboy. Dressed as Amy Winehouse, my friend Leticia won the costume contest at the Liffey. She had some stiff...
  • Autumn in Stockholm: Photos 1 month ago       While autumn is about loss of leaves, warmth and daylight, it is also about new beginnings, including brilliant tree colors, cozy meals and time inside. For Robert and I, it’s the start of life in our new home. There are still packing boxes around, but they are getting emptied bit by...

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