My boyfriend and I recently took a short trip to Baltimore for his visit day at Johns Hopkins University. I, unfortunately, was not allowed to attend, so I took the opportunity to explore the area near the JHU Homewood Campus and our Air BnB while he was out.It was an extraordinarily grey day, but that didn’t stop me from venturing out.
It was also 16°C (60°F) and the trees were beginning to bloom which made the walk a lot nicer. Although, it was pretty windy!The first stop on my adventure was Starbucks for a morning coffee and a muffin. I got a grande Blonde Coconut Mocha Macchiato and a chocolate chunk muffin and settled in for a couple of hours to work and people watch. This shop is in a really nice location!
After I finished up at Starbucks, I walked a bit further up the street to visit Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. Because it is basically on the JHU Homewood Campus, this location had a lot of textbooks and JHU merchandise like hoodies, t-shirts, and even ties with the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays logo! I didn’t spend too much time here, for fear I would be tempted to buy more books… So many books, so little time.(I DID curl up with the book I brought along though, once I got back to our apartment! In case you’re curious, I’m almost finished reading All Other Nights by Dara Horn)
The walk back was equally, if not more, lovely. I saw this beautiful vintage postbox, and the house it belonged to had the most wonderful turquoise flower boxes!These daffodils and grape hyacinths were pretty great too. I love how the purple and yellow look together; the colours are so bright and striking.
Once I got back, it was time to wait for my boyfriend and then head off to dinner. We went to PekoPeko Ramen where we shared the TanTan ramen and a plate of Gyoza… SO good! We were so hungry that I forgot to take a picture, but I highly suggest you stop by if you’re ever in Charles Village – you won’t regret it!