On Valentine’s Day this year, I left my hostel early to catch a mid-morning flight connecting in Switzerland, and landing in the grandiose city of Budapest (which the Hungarians pronounce “Buda-pesht”). Flying over the Swiss Alps, any fatigue from a short night’s sleep was completely eradicated by the adrenaline rush I only get before visiting a new place I’ve never seen.
Today is Tuesday, February 19th, and I’ve just returned from the best trip of my adult life. As I’m reflecting back on all of it - the fantastic memories, the wonderful people I met, and of course…all the food - I’m also thinking back on the first solo trip I took post-college, to London, for the internship of a lifetime at a magazine.
Jó reggelt from Budapest, Hungary! Today is day six of vacation, and today is Valentine’s Day. What a wonderful day to embrace what we’re made of, how God knit us together in His image, and to celebrate that factor that brings us all together: love.
I’ve come to love Valentine’s Day, but not for the reason people often do.
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Wowee…where’s Bob Goff when you need him? Because I found a whimsical city square that I think he’d want to see!
People who knew me as a kid definitely would have called me a tomboy. I was sporty, ran around playing soccer with the boys at recess, and even stuck my tongue out at anything pink!
The first time I visited Union Station, I was frantically trying to catch a train to Raleigh, so sprinting through the station with my bags didn’t give me much of a chance to take it all in.
But it wasn’t until I revisited over the weekend when I realized I definitely missed out.
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