It's been...maybe four years since I last wrote on this blog? A lot can happen in four years. You can go into and graduate high school or college; a presidency can come and go.
So it's been a while. I'd like to think that I've changed a lot in four years. But two of the things that have not changed during that time are my love for travel and my love for food.
|Sticky Toffy Pudding|
Let me talk about why I'm putting 1000 Places through a Renaissance. The name, as you might now, is a pun on my favorite travel book, 1000 Places to See Before You Die. About six years ago my mother and I took a trip to London for a week. We ate our way through the city, experiencing the cites and sounds of another great city. And in a short time, I'm taking the same eight-hour flight into Heathrow and spending a little bit more of a week in the great city of London.
I'm actually in-between my study abroad semesters. I spent three and a half months interning, taking classes, traveling, and working on my British accent (I still have a ways to go), then I spent six weeks back in New York, and soon I'll be back in New York for another three and a half months. Who knew that I could live eighteen years in one apartment, then go gallivanting around the world, dividing my time between three vastly different places--New York, London, and Southern Virginia.
|Sushi and bubble tea from Wasabi|
--there are one or two locations in New York, but a lot of them in London
In the past four months, I've visited nine different countries and a slew of different cities. I've had paella in Barcelona, bombolinis in Rome, crepes in Paris (opted out of eating a pot brownie in Amsterdam), and lots and lots of tea in England. This semester I've got my sights set on all the goodies I can possibly eat, and all the places I can visit, and--yes Dad, I'm going to class--all the hours I expect to spend studying.