Exploring Kraków

Part 2 of My First Trip to Poland (during Covid-19) Day 1, I slept well and woke up the following day Sat, Aug. 21st feeling good. After breakfast, my goal was to find the meeting place - 18 Pawia, where I get on a bus with other English Mentors. Here are the pictures I snapped … Continue reading Exploring Kraków

Part 1 of My First Trip to Poland

My adventure began with a late afternoon flight from St. Louis (STL) to Atlanta (ATL) and then ATL to Amsterdam (AMS). Seven hours and forty-five minutes later, we landed in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. My 3-hour layover gave me enough time to clear customs, freshen up, and then find a nice Asian Bistro in Terminal … Continue reading Part 1 of My First Trip to Poland

One Day in Florence with Joy

After a goodnight's rest from the 17-hour Flix Bus from Paris, I woke up refreshed and ready to explore Florence. My plans for the day: 1) Breakfast; 2) Walk to the Post Office and ship the things I don't need for the next 9 days; 3) Take a Renaissance Walk through Florence; 4) Dinner; 5) … Continue reading One Day in Florence with Joy

Flix Bus to Florence Italy – if by no other means


There was a train strike going on, and I was unable to buy a ticket for an overnight train from Paris to Florence. Instead, I bought a bus ticket and boarded the Flix bus that left Paris Bercy Seine at 7:00 p.m. and scheduled to arrive at The Florence Gate the following day around lunch … Continue reading Flix Bus to Florence Italy – if by no other means

Wandering London England

It's been decades since my last visit to England, which was with my college madrigal ensemble. So I went on another musical tour of England with my church choir. Whereas my last trip was during the Christmas holiday season, this visit was late spring, from June 2nd to June 9th. I still remember missing out … Continue reading Wandering London England

Flying in and out of KEF

WOW Air WW-168 from St. Louis (STL) landed in Keflavik (KEF) airport around 11 a.m. local time. This was the first time I set foot on Icelandic soil. The airport was busy with adventurers excited to explore Reykjavik, just a 45-min. drive or shuttle from KEF to downtown Reykjavik. Once I entered the airport, my … Continue reading Flying in and out of KEF


It's 8:04 p.m. we just finished dinner and getting into the van. My parents are taking me to STL International Airport for my WOW airline flight to Keflavik (KEF), Iceland. But I forgot my earbuds in the restaurant! So I went back to our table and saw that it was cleaned out and my earbuds … Continue reading STL to KEF to STN

Enjoying Life in Boston

When I first moved to Boston, Massachusetts I rented a room in Brookline, one of the neighborhoods that boarder Fenway Park. While it was only a fifteen minute walk, I never once saw a Red Sox game in Fenway. But I watched the Boston Red Sox break "the 86-year curse" on TV when they won … Continue reading Enjoying Life in Boston