An Afternoon in Büdingen, Germany and a Few Fun Facts


After only 2 hours in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, I knew my Mom wanted to spend time in a place with a similar charm. It was her last weekend with us in Germany and I quickly turned to the internet to find a worthwhile day trip from Frankfurt. I don’t know how I stumbled upon Büdingen, but I do remember its five selling points.  Walled Medieval city An hour away from Frankfurt Not so crowded...

A Gathering in Graz


It’s no secret that many archaeologists leave their homes and go off to conduct fieldwork for weeks, even months, at a time. This is typical for archaeology graduate students. Often we leave behind family, friends, partners, pets, plants, and a not-so-obvious contingent – subletters.
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5 Tips for a Quick Visit to Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany


I spend a lot of time in Germany. It’s one of the places I call home. Since moving to Frankfurt, I really wanted to make a point of seeing more of Germany, especially the former East. The former East is home to some notable cities like Dresden and Leipzig & some spectacular natural sites like ancient Beech forests and the gypsum cave of Barbarossa. It’s also is where my sister-in...

Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.



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