Wednesday, June 25, 2008

a few pictures...



the cliffs! <3


granada & the alhambra

much love.

Monday, June 23, 2008


today i am leaving the lovely city of berlin.  i spent the past week with my friend dominique who i met while traveling in ireland.  we had such a great time and she showed me so many amazing places!  we rode her scooter around the graffiti-covered jasmine-scented post-communist streets of east berlin, where she grew up.  we checked out tons of great cafes, art bars, a club that used to be a nazi hide out, saw a few matches in the eurocup and went cycling a lot!  its been so great and i am so thankful to have met such a wonderful and generous friend!!  today i head to the netherlands to ride bikes some more and check it out for a few days before going to paris.  

hope you are all doing great, i miss you all!

much love.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

italy, canoe trip, berlin

since i last wrote about where i have been, a lot has happened... i spent an incredible week in italy and went on a really fun canoe trip in southern bohemia and then met up with my friend dominique in berlin!  i cant believe how quickly the time is going...  one month left!!

i found out the other day that i got accepted to the masters program at UW!

more later, much love!

xo, mary

Sunday, June 15, 2008

technical difficulties

my apologies for faking you out with the link that was apparently not functional. i stayed up until 4:30am on an italian computer trying to post them for you, so i hate to say it, but the chances of them being re-posted are slim to none. maybe later, or maybe you should just come to seattle next month and have coffee with me and i'll show you pictures then.

anyways, things have been lovely as usual and i am enjoying everything incredibly. there have been so many beautiful people, places and experiences the past two months that as i was sitting on top of a mountain looking over lago di como in italy, i was almost certain my heart was going to explode.

"your heart is the size of the ocean -
go find the gem hidden in your depths!
your open mouth cries like a seashell:
that heart is too small for me!
how could it be too small for you,
that heart contains the whole universe!"

it does.

Monday, June 9, 2008


here is a link to a few pictures from the past month. there is just one from (almost) every city, so i will just have to show the rest when its more possible. the one below is from budapest and now i owe you some from italy!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

barcelona & andorra

hey all... since i last wrote i spent about four days in barcelona and then the past week in andorra. barcelona was great, its really set up to keep tourists in certain areas and it completely works. i left there feeling like i didnt get a flavor of what barcelona is really like at all. but thats not to say that i didnt love all the museums and architecture and parks there! i went to a lot of amazing museums of some of my favorite artists and saw some incredible work by gaudi throughout the city. after i left there i went to andorra to meet up with my friend belen. i´ve spent the past week here cooking, hiking, dancing and relaxing. its been really nice!! but its kind of a little vortex here in the mountains and i´ve spent way longer here than i thought i would. anyways next up is italy -- and i should get moving to figure out some train times.

looking forward to seeing you all again next month!

lots of love.