“Oh my god, how do you teach teenagers without losing your mind? I’d quit in three seconds.” I’m often asked this question in hostels. Then a twitchy smile follows. A raised eyebrow. A disbelieving shake of the head. Yup, these are all reactions I witness whenever I tell my fellow travelers that I’m a high […]
Finding amazing places important in the world of literature.
I’m sensing a pattern here, aren’t you? Failure. Literature. Paris. Oh, yes, the ridiculous saga continues, my friends. If you read my blog, you’ve already laughed at my failure to kiss Oscar Wilde and realized that 1. research is important and 2. relying on 3 year-old information isn’t the brightest idea. Now I like Paris a lot. […]
I’m a gigantic book nerd. If you’re here, you already know literature, right behind travel, is one of my major obsessions. (And if you had no idea about me being a “litnerd” of epic proportions, then you need to read biography immediately! Go, go, go!) Despite describing myself as a travel blogger, I scatter literary references throughout my posts, because a) I love […]
Lovin’ Oscar Wilde I’ve admired Oscar Wilde since I was sixteen years old. Not to reveal my age, but that’s a crush lasting more than 10 years (yikes). I first read The Picture of Dorian Grey in a lame attempt to feel intellectually superior to my classmates. … I know, I know, I know. Teens are ridiculous, huh? I […]
In many ways, I’m a walking cliche of an ex-literature student. For example, bookstores fascinate me. If the opportunity presented itself, all lit. nerds would reside in an adorable and independent bookshop, especially if they didn’t get busted for illegal loitering, and I am no exception to the rule. As I’ve mentioned in my overview of Porto, I didn’t research […]