Flashback Friday: Broadway Market

I'm currently sitting in a  coffee shop in Frisco, TX (hence the delayed post), and it's starting to snow outside. While seemingly every city in the US continues to freeze over, signs of spring have started to emerge in London. Not that I'm bragging or anything. As temperatures slowly creep up, I'm eagerly looking forward to warmer days spent boozing along the Southbank and exploring outdoor markets throughout the city. There is no shortage of delicious food stalls and local street markets in London. From the uber-popular Borough Market south of the Thames to the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London, the options are endless. However, my favorite of all is Broadway Market in Hackney. 

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Throwback Thursday: Welcome Home, Sammy

Exactly 4 years ago to this day, I brought this little creature home. I zipped her up in my jacket (that's how small she was back then) and made my way back home in the snow to our tiny 5 floor walk-up in Lower East Side. I wouldn't recommend getting a dog "on a whim", but that's exactly what we did. To this day, it's still one of the best decisions in my life. 

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Throwback Thursday: Lake Titicaca

It's easy to assume that Machu Picchu sits on one of the highest peaks in Peru. Take a look at any photo, and the ancient city appears shrouded in clouds, dangerously close to toppling over the cliff. Yes, Machu Picchu is over 2,400m above sea level. However, when you consider that Cuzco is 1,000m even higher, trekking up to the 15th century Inca site doesn't seem nearly as daunting anymore. In fact, it pales in comparison to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru. The highest navigable lake in the world sits 3,800m above sea level. Time to get out the oxygen tanks. 

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Throwback Thursday: Machu Picchu

For the longest time, my mother told us that it had been her lifelong dream to visit Machu Picchu. If there was only one trip she could take for the rest of her life, this would be the one. Keep in mind that my mother has a tendency to to make such grand, sweeping statements. I'm fairly certain she has said the same thing (multiple times) about Tibet. 

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