Le Bois des Vincennes

A little word about this gorgeous park. I love what it actually is: sprawling, not too neat, not too wild, water, land, life. And, I love how it's used: packed with people jogging, laughing, eating, drinking, reading. It's just so used! Paris' reputation is a bit tarnished at the moment. But being here ... really …


Watching the English Language Sort Of Taking Over

The spread and infiltration of the English language throughout Europe (and the world) is an interesting phenomenon. Going on the people I've met, non-English speakers see it as either a bad thing, or an inevitable thing. Perhaps they like learning and talking the language, perhaps they don't, but either way, it seems they don't have much …

St Petersburg 6: A Month In

Spring is in the air at last! These pictures are the same tree in Mikhailevsky Garden, taken a month apart: It was really cool to catch the last bit of snowy Russia, such a beautiful atmosphere, but actually a few weeks of winter was enough! Not many people are cut out for such cold and darkness.