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