Seafood, Brews, and an Underground Adventure in the Emerald City

Jetlag with a ten hour time difference = waking up without an alarm at six am after only three hours of sleep. That just meant a whole long day of exploring Seattle, beginning with coffee and a hefty breakfast of biscuits, grits, eggs, and gravy at Biscuit Bitch. It happened to be Memorial Day and the … Continue reading Seafood, Brews, and an Underground Adventure in the Emerald City

A Quick Trip Down South: Overnight Visit to Tallinn

Tallinn, so easily and quickly reached by ferry that it's sometimes jokingly called "Southern Helsinki" by Finns, is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Hattivatti joined up with a group of girlfriends for a one-night stay in the Estonian capital city in mid-May. The timing was great weather-wise: plenty of sunshine meant plenty of … Continue reading A Quick Trip Down South: Overnight Visit to Tallinn

Beers, Bratwursts, Blues, and Barbarossa: A Short Excursion in Saxony

Public holidays in the middle of the week are perfect from the viewpoint of the working traveller. Ascension Day gave Hattivatti and friends just enough free time to make the long awaited trip to the Saxony region of former East Germany to visit some friends. First an early morning flight to Berlin and then a … Continue reading Beers, Bratwursts, Blues, and Barbarossa: A Short Excursion in Saxony