Diary Fragments III: A Lincoln Lullaby

Friends, oh my friends,
I hope you’re somewhere, smiling.
Just know I think about you…
—Father John Misty


—For J-Wow & Polly

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Christmas in London

anna-1Temperatures are dropping, spirits are lifting and I can’t think of a better way to start the advent. Two days we had. Two days to make the best of this little spontaneous getaway, to escape the exam pressure and socialite expectations. I had dragged my housemate with me when I saw tickets for the price of a moderately sized book. He hadn’t had a choice, he had never been and I couldn’t wait to go again – to go home, one would almost say. And now we’re here, in the middle of London, at breakfast in the Phoenix hostel. With tea, toast, and no solid plan whatsoever. We would walk wherever we could, take the tube every once in a while and see where the city would take us. Excited to go and explore, we finished our breakfast, put on our coats and walked into the cold. Facing the brisk British air.

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From Rome, with Love


Photographer: Lamprini Nks,
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. At least, that’s what I’ve always been told. So when I had the opportunity to spend a month in the ancient city, I decided to do exactly that. The thing is, since I had never been to Rome before, it was hit-and-miss to find the restaurants where Romans ate and the bars where they served the best caffè. And because I’m such a nice person I’m going to let you all in on all of the best spots I found during my stay. This is what’s on the menu:

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A Literary Guide through Oxford


New York is the city that never sleeps. Paris, according to its nickname ‘cité des rêves’ (city of dreams), is the exact opposite and when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. Yet, for those who rather dream with their eyes open and wish they could spend every waking minute in the company of a piece of English literature, Oxford is the real Mecca. This Valhalla of knowledge and culture cannot fail to fascinate any lover of poetry, prose, philosophy or drama. So should your travels take you from rainy Holland to even rainier England this year, don’t miss out on the following literary hot spots! Continue reading “A Literary Guide through Oxford”