Weekend in Washington, D.C.

This weekend, I hopped on the Megabus and headed to D.C. for a weekend away from the big city. Friday night around midnight, I took my first steps in the capital city. It was a much needed escape from New York's chaos and was reminiscent of San Francisco (aka home) in its more expansive layout. My first stop on Saturday was the White House while on a morning run (early enough to beat the heat). We brunched at Kafe Leopold in Georgetown and then I was caught in the middle of ...

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A Glimpse of Nature Yosemite, CA

  This post is really just a photo gallery of a recent trip to Yosemite featuring my adventurous parents who decided we NEEDED to go because I had never been. Now I have been and I'm so glad! My parents stepped in as my blog photographers for the pictures of me in nature, but the solo shots of nature were all me. Sometimes I step into the city joyously overwhelmed by the energy and the people. Other times I walk around eerily aware of the concrete jungle that surrounds me: brick and cement ...

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Café Kafíčko  Prague, Czech Republic

Located a minute-walk from our hotel in Prague, Café Kafíčko resides in a corner space that works perfectly. From the outside, you are granted a slight view of the coffee shop through white barred windows with decorative planters. When you walk in, you are most likely greeted by an elder man, the owner of the shop. He speaks predominantly Czech, but we were able to communicate perfectly after he understood that I did not speak and handed me an English translation of a menu to replace the Czech one I received ...

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Charles Bridge  Prague, Czech Republic

  The Charles Bridge connects you to Old Town and is one of the main tourist attractions of Prague. No cars are allowed on this bridge as its cobblestones are reserved for the shoes of locals and tourists alike. In the middle of the bridge, you have a 360 degree view of what is around you. There are bridges both above you and below you and city on either side of you. It's a must see if you are ever in Prague, but with that I have a few suggestions. Avoid going between ...

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Kofárna Cafe  Prague, Czech Republic

Tucked away on the quiet street of Zborovská in Prague, Kofárna Café stole my heart. I came across the quaint café on Trip Advisor (a must-use for anyone traveling abroad). I was greeted first by a soft pink exterior and then by a local barista who assumed I spoke Czech (I was flattered, but I know about four words). I ordered an espresso (from Brazil) and found an open table amidst the minimalistic ambiance. The espresso was unbelievable. The wifi worked. I felt very much in my element. I was able to ...

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Italy by the Seaside ⎜ Savona, Italia

I have been in Europe the past week or so--traveling through Italy. These photos are from our trip to the seaside in Savona, Italy. We arrived on an overcast Sunday afternoon to a private beach that you can see above. Each lounge chair was accompanied by a matching umbrella to shield us from the sun that finally shone later in the day. It was a picture-perfect scene every time I closed my book for a second to turn around. Vacationing Italians sauntered around the rocky beach: men in speedos or short swim ...

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