Marks & Sparks and Mrs. Chippy: My Trip Thus Far

I arrived at Gatwick late Monday morning and in Cambridge several hours later. All aspects of the voyage, from arriving at the airport in Toronto to getting off the train, went relatively smoothly, save my seatmate on the Reykjavik–London portion of my flight, who didn't seem to understand the concept of "personal space," despite my … Continue reading Marks & Sparks and Mrs. Chippy: My Trip Thus Far

A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: This Is It

And now, a final trip update and some self-reflection. First, a quick summary of the last two days of the vacation. December 6 As had become our custom, my mother and I woke up much later than we intended to. If I lived in Iceland, I'd invest in a king-size bed and fourteen pairs of … Continue reading A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: This Is It

A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: Penultimate Update You with Any Luck Care About (Adventuring)

As I write this, I’m on the plane heading back to Toronto watching Home Alone (’tis the season) and eating a smuggled orange. I said goodbye to my mom at the Keflavik airport a little over an hour ago. It was sad. As is usually the case with farewells, I don’t want to talk about … Continue reading A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: Penultimate Update You with Any Luck Care About (Adventuring)

A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: Fourth Update You Don’t Care About (City and Lights)

I'm pleased to report that our Northern Lights experience was a major success despite beginning on a rather unfortunate note: Icelandair failed to deliver my mother's bag as promised, and in our flustered hurry to leave with enough time, having waited until the last minute in the delusional hope that they'd follow through, we left … Continue reading A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: Fourth Update You Don’t Care About (City and Lights)

A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: Third Update You Don’t Care About (London to Reykjavik)

Another overly detailed update, first backtracking a bit. Upon arrival at Heathrow yesterday, I was told that due to weather issues, the evening flight to Reykjavik would almost definitely be cancelled. They were hoping mine would "beat the storm." Comforting. Because of texts from my poor mother, who had already arrived in Iceland sans baggage … Continue reading A “Person with Epilepsy” Abroad: Third Update You Don’t Care About (London to Reykjavik)