Things we appreciated from our travels

We were fortunate to spend a good amount of time visiting different countries over the last nine months of travel. Electricity, tea, and vegetarian food in Scotland We spent a month in Scotland and I think the thing we came to appreciate the most was the tea. Specifically Scottish breakfast tea. Evidently the Scottish varietyContinue reading “Things we appreciated from our travels”

The Queen’s English is so literal

One thing that we’ve really enjoyed about being in the UK is the usage of colloquialisms all over the place and on things in which you would normally expect to find more formal language. Signage, for example, seems to be a common place. My favorite below is the “Twenty’s Plenty” as a speed limit sign.Continue reading “The Queen’s English is so literal”

Brussels is for lovers… of food

In our transition from France to Scotland, we arranged a five day layover in Brussels. We arrive in Brussels via the train from Paris. With such a short stay in Brussels, we mainly only had time to hit the highlights; Manneken Pis, Belgian waffles, and chocolate being at the top of the list. Manneken PisContinue reading “Brussels is for lovers… of food”

Vegetarian food in France can be hard to find

While coming across some vegetarian offerings in the grocery stores of the larger French cities isn’t too difficult, finding options elsewhere has been a surprising challenge. Countless times I’ve asked restaurant employees and boulangerie staff if any of their food items, besides baked goods, are vegetarian, only to be answered, “non!” We managed to getContinue reading “Vegetarian food in France can be hard to find”

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