Germany in May: Berlin
  • Germany in May: Berlin

  • After Munich, my journey took me to Berlin. I would have loved to take the train to Nuremberg and then Dresden, but time was limited. Besides, my amazing cousin, whom I have only seen once in the past 15 years, has agreed to conduct a great bus journey from Kiev to meet me in Berlin. I was over the moon excited to see her! And now I had a dinner buddy! [...]
Germany in May: Munich (München)
  • Germany in May: Munich (München)

  • In May I got a perfectly good reason to travel abroad - one of my best friends from high school, who now lives in Germany, was getting married! I was over the moon happy when I received an invitation to the wedding and knew I had to make it happen!  First, I was so excited my friend found a woman he is now happy to call his wife, and second I wanted to u[...]
New Milford, CT
  • New Milford, CT

  • As promised two months ago in my Princeton Ivy League blog post, I have a bit of a surprise for Gilmore Girls fans; and yes, it does involve a gazebo. More specifically, while on the last trip to New Haven, we took a small road trip and went up to New Milford. Although it is widely known that the show is based on the town Washington Depot, the [...]
Princeton Ivy League
  • Princeton Ivy League

  • At this point we had visited 4 Ivies- Yale, Harvard, Brown, and Columbia, so it was only natural to make a pit stop at Princeton during our last trip to the Northeast to make it 5 Ivies. Princeton is only an hour away from Newark airport, so it was super convenient.  Also (and I completely forgot about this while we were there) one of my fav[...]
Yale (Take 2) + Gilmore Girls?
  • Yale (Take 2) + Gilmore Girls?

  • Earlier this month I got another chance to go back to New Haven for a Yale visit. Dmitry was a bit unimpressed with my first attempt to write about Yale, which turned more into a blog post about logistics. I blame it on the time of the year, it was late fall, it was cold, and ... I was hungry? Idk, but he's right, the first blog post was a bit dry. [...]
Cheesy Baked Fries
  • Cheesy Baked Fries

  • A quick recipe for baked fries. I am not sure if this is healthier than regular fries, probably not in terms of calories, but at least you can control the salt and oil intake. These can be served as a side, or as a vegetarian meal.  What you will need:  Potatoes Mushrooms Green onions White onion Red pepper Thyme [...]
  • Miami Beach Clip

  • A quick clip from Miami Beach trip. Miami Beach, Royal Palm South Beach Hotel: Miami Beach - Food & Entertainment: