Travel: A Day in Strasbourg, France


I’d never really heard much about Strasbourg  before, but it turned out to be one of my favourite cities to visit during my trip to Europe. While it sits really close to the German border, it’s actually located in northeastern France, and is the formal seat of the European Parliament. What I found most fascinating […]

Travel: Day Trip to Basel, Switzerland


It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. – Erasmus Basel is definitely, in my humble opinion, one of the most underrated cities in Europe. People don’t generally rave about Basel, but most know that it’s located in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. It’s really a […]

Musings: Flea Market Fraternity


“Watch out for him. He just got discharged from the mental hospital,” said a white-haired, wrinkled man in a black polo shirt, as he dragged his wares around in a rusty shopping cart. Plastic toys, old VCDs and antique rings — a pile of carefully-foraged treasure. He was referring to the younger vendor grinning widely at me in earnest. Aside […]

Travel: Washington DC, USA Highlights!


Ah, that iconic spotless white dome. The crowning glory of the temple of Democracy. I loved DC for its neoclassical monuments and divine architecture. And as a former Political Science major, this really made my inner history nerd smile. It cradles the heart of political America and I loved it because it was a great reprieve from the rush […]