The art of doing nothing in London

There's not much to say about the art of doing nothing. It's pretty much one step, self-explanatory: … [Continue Reading]

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The 5 best things I ate in Madrid

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read more … [Continue Reading]

The 5 best things I ate in Madrid by Expat Edna

One day in Segovia

If you like aqueducts and suckling pigs, boy do I have the day trip for you. Segovia is a small … [Continue Reading]

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Everything I loved about Madrid

Spain was never on my radar. Never. Something about it didn't inspire me; no amount of writing or … [Continue Reading]

Everything I loved about Madrid by Expat Edna

We drove to Belgium just for the beer

Like many good ideas, the idea to roadtrip to Belgium for beer came about over a few drinks at the … [Continue Reading]

We drove to Belgium for the beer

An Accidental Year Around the World

The thing about accidentally going on a year-long round the world trip is that you don't actually … [Continue Reading]

An Accidental Year Around the World

Taking control

If you were to take the contents of my mind and pour them out right now, I imagine it would look … [Continue Reading]

Hong Kong Chaos by Expat Edna

Fête de la Musique

Let's say you're in Paris, and it's the first day of summer. It's the longest day of the year, it's … [Continue Reading]

Fete de la Musique - Expat Edna

The art of doing nothing in London

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There's not much to say about the art of doing nothing. It's pretty much one step, self-explanatory: do nothing. Whatever your definition of 'nothing' may be -- do it. Or don't. It's your art. By my third or fourth trip to London, I'd somewhat mastered this. I love London, but I love it … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Madrid

The 5 best things I ate in Madrid by Expat Edna

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read more food posts here. A large factor in me falling for Madrid was the city's food and drink scene, and the friendly people behind it all (the portion sizes, the freebies, the smiling service -- such a … [Continue reading...]

One day in Segovia

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If you like aqueducts and suckling pigs, boy do I have the day trip for you. Segovia is a small town outside Madrid, about an hour's drive or thirty minutes away on the fast train. It's one of those towns so old and full of preserved historical goodness it's been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage … [Continue reading...]

Everything I loved about Madrid

Everything I loved about Madrid by Expat Edna

Spain was never on my radar. Never. Something about it didn't inspire me; no amount of writing or photography of its food, scenery, culture made my … [Continue reading...]

We drove to Belgium just for the beer

We drove to Belgium for the beer

Like many good ideas, the idea to roadtrip to Belgium for beer came about over a few drinks at the bar. It was the start of expat leaving season in … [Continue reading...]

An Accidental Year Around the World

An Accidental Year Around the World

The thing about accidentally going on a year-long round the world trip is that you don't actually realize you're on one...until it's over. I mean, … [Continue reading...]

Taking control

Hong Kong Chaos by Expat Edna

If you were to take the contents of my mind and pour them out right now, I imagine it would look something like this chaos. (thanks to being in Hong … [Continue reading...]

Bastille Day is for friends

Eiffel Tower fireworks, Bastille Day, Paris by Expat Edna

In recent years, the 14th of July -- a date I hardly cared about for most of my life -- has quickly gone the way of other dependable events like my … [Continue reading...]

Fête de la Musique

Fete de la Musique - Expat Edna

Let's say you're in Paris, and it's the first day of summer. It's the longest day of the year, it's June 21, it's Fête de la Musique. Where do you … [Continue reading...]