French lessons, pandemic edition

Eiffel Tower at night

I've been taking French lessons for a couple-few months now in preparation for two trips to France this year (both of which have obviously been canceled, thanks COVID-19). Just a couple of weeks ago, my lessons revolved around fun, travel-related things: speaking to hotel desk clerks about my reservations, inquiring about train schedules, and the … Continue reading French lessons, pandemic edition

Palermo Street Market and Capuchin Catacombs

On my last full day in Palermo, a few of us decided to visit the Capuchin catacombs, which play eternal host to preserved and mummified remains dating from the late 1500s to its last permanent resident from the 1920s. At some point, some monk concluded that a place full of dead people wasn't disturbing enough … Continue reading Palermo Street Market and Capuchin Catacombs