Kraków
Travel in Europe

Kraków

Before my solo journey to Kraków, I had romanticized travel by overnight train. Perhaps it would involve a dining car full of interesting strangers and cozy quarters where the train’s gentle rumble lulled passengers to sleep. I’m not sure where I got this notion from, but my overtrain train to Kraków fully disillusioned me. I’d … Continue reading

Córdoba
Travel in Spain

Córdoba

My first train in Spain whisked me to Córdoba, a small, southern city steeped in multicultural history. My study abroad program organized last weekend’s two-day excursion and every detail was blissfully pre-planned. Córdoba is a city of comically narrow streets. With our herd of Americans clogging the roads, every approaching car prompted intermittent bleats of … Continue reading