When my brother visited me in Croatia, I went out of my way to organize some more touristy outings than I tend to seek out by myself. One of these was a day trip to Plitvicka Jezera National Park, the most beautiful place I’ve ever had the privilege to visit. Plitvicka Jezera is, in a […]Read More Consumption turned creation: inspiration’s appetites
I have never stayed in a city like Zagreb before. The majority of the surrounding area, even what I would call the walkable part, felt almost suburban – plenty to do, but not terribly dense, pleasant to walk in, easy to drive around. The true city part of the city was quite small. Despite that, it managed […]Read More The moments between the noise: looking back on Zagreb
Describing Croatia to a friend recently, I said that it’s the kind of country where, if this were the 50s and I were the son of a wealthy capitalist, I could imagine holing up for a year or two, coming back tanned, snooty about wine, carrying the dog-eared manuscript of my first poorly-written novel. Even […]Read More A monster in the sunlight: compromising with anxiety
I went on a very lovely walk yesterday and just thought I’d share some of my favorite finds!Read More A few little things
Personal post today!Read More Busy busy busy!
If there’s one thing I’ve gotten out of this infinitely flexible schedule of mine, it’s a long-overdue understanding of baseline: my brain chemistry when you factor out work, crowded two-hour commutes, living half my life in the closet, the lot of it. Something I learned pretty quickly was what depression looks like when I’m neither […]Read More Depression Minus Depression
No writing today, but an art update. The botanic garden in Zagreb is stunningly beautiful.Read More Botanic garden in Zagreb, Croatia
There’s this one view near my flat that I can never quite get a good picture of, although I try every time I pass it. There’s a park that’s long but very narrow, striped with fountains and flowers but no trees, leaving a huge, beautiful stretch of open air. From there you can see the […]Read More The best view in Zagreb
During my trip’s planning phase, I spent a pretty solid amount of time researching packing. I found a lot of results on how to fit a year’s worth of clothes into a backpack (read: maybe a week’s, and you do nothing but laundry the entire time you’re traveling), but that definitely wasn’t my plan. I […]Read More How to actually pack for a year abroad
How this rando came to be running around writing a blogRead More What even is this?