Confucius Says

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Aug 6, 2011

Things I'm going to miss

I am so looking forward to heading back to the States in 4 days! But there are things I will very much miss and above is just a few of them. I will miss waking up to the sea, deciding at will when to go for a swim or lay out. I will miss traveling to a new country on my short breaks. I will miss all the people I have made lasting friendships with. It's not the end, just a new path. This day an age with all out connectivity it makes it so much easier to be apart. I have proven that after the last year. I don't feel like I've grown apart or missed all that much with being so far away, it's just a different way. I know I will be back one day. I love to travel, I love Europe and there is so much left for me to see!

If I don't have time for another post, this may be my last European post! It's been a wonderful adventure and I wont soon forget. I look forward to continuing my sporadic blogging in the US.
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Jul 16, 2011

26 is the magic number

  In 26 days I will be back, landing in the wonderful USA! I will be reunited with so many people that I wont have seen in almost a year and I will be reunited with MY city. "The City That Never Sleeps." I think that will apply those first 10 days.

  I will be 26 in 11 days. It will be my first birthday in Europe and my first birthday outside of NYC in about 5 years! I look back just 3 or 4 years and while it's really not that long ago, it seems like a life time has passed. And in a way I guess it has. In the last few years I've met so many wonderful people who are such a part of my life, even when separated by thousands of miles. I've traveled and seen more places than I could've hoped for( I want to see more, always) and experienced life in such a different light. The good and the bad. 

 I look forward to being 26 and I look forward to being home in 26 days!  

 It has been such an experience, one I will never forget! 

 Look out for some top 10 post coming soon! 

Jun 11, 2011

This is why I wanted to move to Europe...

  .... Let the adventure continue! 

                                                  Amsterdam/Belgium part II

  The last thing I did in Amsterdam was take a ride on a canal cruiser. It would have been much more enjoyable had there not been a loud group of business men. Why they were on the boat, I do not know. Still it was a fun ride. Getting to see how many different canals there are. Saw a lot of house boats along the way. I can imagine in the spring and summer it's quite nice, but I hope they have somewhere else to live during the winter. 

  Back to Belgium I went. This train was very crowded so the ride back wasn't as relaxing as going. I got off in Gent and my friend and his boyfriend picked me up. I stayed with them in their lovely apartment the rest of my trip. I met quite a few of their friends and wonderful time. Everyone I met was very open and interesting. Maybe they were shy at first to speak english, but after a drink or two they relaxed and were quite talkative. I tried to tell them their english was no doubt going to be better than my dutch. That being because I don't speak dutch.....

  The day we walked around Gent I was an ass and forgot my camera. So unfortunately I don't have any pictures. It's a gorgeous town. Medieval architecture along with more modern structures. Very tastefully done. Lots of cute little shops and restaurants lining the squares. We ate at this wonderful little bakery, Julie's. I believe that was the name. I had the best cupcake I've had since being in Europe. Compares right up there with my favorites in NY.( and Magnolia's is NOT a favorite..) It happened to be one of their friends birthday so we spend the rest of the afternoon sitting outside enjoying some wonderful belgian beer. Most of the conversations were held in dutch. But i'm so used to not being able to understand most of what's going on around me, that it didn't phase me a bit. It can be quite enjoyable actually to not really have a clue what's going on, but to just feel the vibe of the people. The evening was spent back at their apartment with a handful of the people from the afternoon joining us. Eating pizza, drinking wine and playing a game similar to charades but with a few more twist! 

  The rest of my trip was spent seeing the town of Bruges and Den Haan. Bruges is a cute town. It's more well known than Gent and it shows in how many tourist there were. There was also a carnival the day we went. It was crowded that day to say the least. You almost feel like you are in Disney World, rather than actually in Belgium. We only spent a few hours there which was fine by me. Next we went to the beach town of Das Hann. Adorable comes to mind. Very quaint, but in the good way. The beach was full of glorious white sand.( This is why the water is so clear in Split, there's no sand..) I forgot how wonderful warm sand feels on bare feet. It was quite windy and the sea was pretty choppy so we didn't swim. I'm told it's always cold and swimming is rare, but still such a pretty site. The thing i'd never seen before were the wind barriers. People pull out these cloth fences and stick the posts into the sand. It blocks the wind and the wind from blowing the sand all up on you. 

  In short(or maybe not so short) my trip was amazing. Amsterdam( including the rest of the Netherlands) and Belgium are places I would love to explore even more. I can't say there was one bad thing about the trip, except that it had to end.

  So thank you to everyone I met along the way for making it so memorable, I look forward to the next time.  

  *still having issues getting pics from camera to computer, it'll happen soon* 

Jun 4, 2011


It's June, can you believe it?! In 9-10 weeks I will be back in the U S OF A! This is very exciting and just means I will enjoy my time left in Croatia and the rest of Europe even more! I plan on writing some blogs about my time here and all I've gained while being here and also what I look forward to most about being back in the states!

 But first I will share with you all my trip to Belgium and Amsterdam... look for that in the next few days!

  Have a beer and some chocolate, it'll make everything seem glorious!(Lots of sun helps too)

May 8, 2011

Dear London

Dear London,

  You are no Paris, nor are you a New York City. Doesn't mean I don't have a place for you in my heart, though. Do you have a skyline like NYC? Nope Do you have the gorgeous old buildings of Paris? Not close. But you are uniquely London. Is the Tate Modern seriously an ugly building? Yes, yes it is. But what's on the inside is extremely beautiful and enriching.

  You have a definite beauty, but you are much more understated. Covent Garden you are one of my favorites. With all of your little side streets. The wonderfully talented performers situated in every corner. That's not including the beauty that comes from within your Opera House. And let us not forget the food market on Saturdays!

  Bloomsbury is a wonderful place to take a quite walk and see old London houses. And  of course The London Bridge is transfixing in it's own way, especially with a view of Big Ben and The Parliament House. A cruise down the Thames was peaceful and really showed the old and modern London coming together.

 London, what I appreciated most was your diversity! There was a little bit of everything, from everywhere and a lot of America! I most enjoyed walking into a drugstore and being able to buy a bottle of water and Benadryl(not that I needed to, because everyone who's sent a package from the US has sent a bottle or two!!)! You can't do that in most of Europe. You are a very open and accepting city and I think that is a huge part of your beauty.

  Thank you for a wonderful spring break. It will never be forgotten! Don't worry, I'll be back soon enough. I know there is much more for me to discover.

   With great admiration and love- Nathan

Apr 30, 2011


 London was a lot of things, but most importantly it was refreshing! I will share some more about the trip soon, but I wanted to share some art from Tate Modern that really touched me. The first two I don't remember their names(i have them written down somewhere and will update), but the last is Rothko who really is one of my all time favorites. There is just something about the way he uses color and shading that draws me in...

Mar 25, 2011

It's the little things...

A chocolate bunny from America can really turn your day around!! Whenever anyone of us Americans gets a package at the studio, there is much excitement! "Rehearsal? WHO CARES! I GOT A PACKAGE!" That was my response today. My bestest friend, Mary, sent me a "belated Christmas/ early Easter/because I miss you" package! It was full of goodies that one can't find here and a guide to London! I must say, I love that first moment of ripping it open and seeing all the different things that await me!

It's all about the little things!

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