• General
  • An Unexpected Writing Gig

    Just before Christmas I received an interesting offer. It was from the popular travel media startup The Culture Trip asking if I’d be interested in a writing gig. Basically, I’d need to write some fun travel and culture themed articles about Hamburg. I’m now around halftime of my contract and I certainly don’t regret saying yes to the […]

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  • Top 5 Posts of 2016

    As per tradition, a new year shall be started by a look back at the year before. In this spirit, let me present to you the best posts from Let the Journey Begin in 2016! The Best Posts of 2016 #5 Pīrāgi – A Taste of Latvian Christmas Before Christmas, I wrote about Latvian traditions and shared […]

  • Review
  • The Duvet Conundrum

    Do you sleep under a duvet? And, assuming that the answer is yes, have you ever thought of this habit as an acquired skill? Yep, me neither. Until recently. From the day we brought a few days old Birdy home from the hospital, she was sleeping in sleeping bags. After all, blankets for babies were […]