BRB

It’s been more than a month since our last blog post and I can’t help but feel guilty for abandoning our baby so quickly. Miri and I recently moved out of my family home and into our dream apartment five minutes away from the water in Alameda. This is our first ever apartment together (although […]

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Apartment Hunting

Our apartment hunt has officially commenced. Miri and I have been spending the past few weekends looking at one and two-bedroom apartments in Alameda, an island in the San Francisco Bay adjacent to Oakland. I took Miri to Alameda for dinner the very first time he came to visit me in California in August 2012 and you […]

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Easter in Vienna

Easter in Vienna is something else. Traditional Easter Markets are set up in March, where you can enjoy live music and Austrian culinary treats, such as a variety of Wurst (sausages), Käsespätzle (the German/Austrian version of macaroni and cheese, made of homemade egg noodles and emmental cheese, topped with crispy fried onions), and Marillenknödel (apricot […]

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Desco Oakland

I never really saw home until I left it. Home for me is the Bay Area. I was born in Oakland and grew up in San Leandro, a suburban city of about 90,000 people in between Oakland and Hayward on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. When people ask me where I’m from, however, […]

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Day 2: Exploring the Hamakua Coast

As I look through the photographs of our second day in Hawaii, I am reminded, again, of the incredible ecological variation and diversity of one of the most remote archipelagos on Earth. The Big Island alone boasts 8 of the world’s 13 climate zones. It’s hard to believe you can go from visiting waterfalls in lush, tropical […]

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Dreams of My Father

I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately as the seventh year anniversary of his passing approaches. As many of you know, I decided to study German in college and spend my third year abroad in Austria and Germany because of my dad, Gene Bryant. My dad was stationed in the army in Austria in the […]

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Votive Park, Vienna

  I can hardly believe that it’s been a year since I was eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival in Vienna. I don’t think I ever appreciated spring until enduring three European winters. Growing up in California definitely never prepared me for the long, cold, gray winters that the Viennese endure. Nor did going to college in Southern […]

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Sausalito Houseboats

Walking around the Sausalito houseboats is one of my favorite things to do in Marin County. Located right along Richardson Bay, this unique and vibrant community is open to anyone interested in taking his/her own walking tour as the gates to the docks are almost always left unlocked. These houseboats date back to WWII and […]

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