On the first of June, the month known as Pride Month, I happened to be in the place where, 53 years ago, the famous Stonewall Riots took place. These riots were the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama designated this site a National … Continue reading NYC Impressions – The Stonewall Inn, Love is Love
On my first day in New York City, the thermometers hit 36 degrees Celsius - or, to be precise to the location, 96.8 Fahrenheit. I'm someone who can only indulge in such high temperatures when I'm at the beach with the possibility of running into the water every thirty minutes. Yet, there I was, in … Continue reading NYC Impressions – it’s hot in the city!
So I just turned 30. https://media4.giphy.com/media/Kg2tFStNdUsOmxv2GC/giphy.gif I know, I know. Age is just a number. That has always been my mantra. I have always felt older than my age anyways. Yet, there is a weight in completing the thirties. Almost as if there were voices shouting at me saying, ok, you got your crazy twenties … Continue reading And… it’s the thirtieth. A reflection
Please tell me I'm not the only one. It doesn't matter how much I travel, I can never get over the anxiety that comes over me the day(s) before. It's a mix of excitement and dread. I feel light-headed, with butterflies in my stomach. Typically I never sleep too well and my heartbeat seems to … Continue reading Getting the travel jitters & trying to overcome them
There are plenty of museums to visit in Amsterdam - but unless you have an unlimited budget and time, it's hard to see them all (or at least the ones you're interested in) in one go. I've always been attracted to museums - mostly related to Art and History - yet, a museum visit can … Continue reading Visiting the Rijksmuseum & Moco Museums in Amsterdam