Dutch scoot boogie: Kicking off in Fryslân

Ah the Netherlands. Mecca for cyclists and public health professionals who dream of a utopic world where bikes reign supreme, where infrastructure exists to support two-wheeled travel, and everyone frolics happily. When my sister and I decided to visit the Netherlands, rather than take the bikes we love (and that are very suited for a … More Dutch scoot boogie: Kicking off in Fryslân

Bucharest

We ended our Romanian adventure in Bucharest, and as learning nerds, we did multiple walking tours. Communist dictatorship in Romania The first was a tour highlighting the history of communism in Romania. I had not known much about communism in Romania or the years of dictatorship under Nicolae Ceaușescu, so this was a very interesting … More Bucharest

Christmas Prince 4: Romanian adventures with Jen & Lisa

After two years of stasis and stagnation, having the chance to travel again is such a treat. As Covid cases fluctuate and restrictions ebb and flow, booking a flight to Romania seemed a little risky, but the hopeful expectation of travel was well worth the price of a Wizz air flight. And then my bestie … More Christmas Prince 4: Romanian adventures with Jen & Lisa

Triple trauma, double uncertainty, and a singular imperative to address the mental health crisis in asylum-seekers & refugees [commentary]

Every day, there is another headline about the ‘refugee crisis’ with the war in Ukraine and ongoing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. According to the UN Refugee Agnecy, there has never been this many forcibly displaced people in the world – over 89 million people have been forced from their homes due to … More Triple trauma, double uncertainty, and a singular imperative to address the mental health crisis in asylum-seekers & refugees [commentary]

Old things in a beautiful place: Paphos, Cyprus

After a very low-key rainy Christmas season in London hiding from Omicron and hanging with Carrot on the couch, I needed to get away! Anywhere! My priorities were to find an excellent wifi connection in a place that might have a glimmer of sun without breaking the bank. Paphos, Cyprus emerged as the perfect destination. … More Old things in a beautiful place: Paphos, Cyprus