An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Where in the World…


After a whirlwind trip up and down the interior of Europe, far too many hours in the car, dozens if not hundreds of sights seen, a few stunning meals and a number best not recalled, it truly is good to be home.

A truly crushing computer disaster, however, has wiped my hard drive clean, and is now wreaking havoc with my work flow. Though posts may be slow at first, hopefully all will be back up and running in no time. Just another example of why everyone should always back up their files religiously. Because I made a point of doing so right before embarking on the trip, all of my photos and the manuscript for my upcoming cookbook were mercifully saved.

More photos will be added as I edit them to my Flick set, for all who are curious.

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

42 thoughts on “Where in the World…

  1. Yikes!! I’m so sorry you had to endure this :(

  2. Omigosh, Hannah, that’s awful. Thank goodness you had the presence of mind to back everything up. Still, it’s disheartening to have the computer crash.

    Glad you are home safely. These photos are just wonderful, by the way. If I HAD to pick a favorite (under the threat of death, perhaps) it would be the fourth one. Your perspective is spot on!

  3. Awesome trip! The pic with the doggie is my favorite :) Good tip to back things up- also back up your blogs, ’cause you never know.

  4. hey, it’s little Strummer!!!!!
    beautiful pictures, and thank goodness for the backed up files!! :)

  5. Oh, well done you for backing up! Gosh, I can’t even begin to think how horrific that could have been. You clever lady you!

    P.S. Cannot WAIT for Europe photos. Double squee of joy!

  6. Looks like a fun trip! What a bummer to have to deal with the hard drive. Good thing you back up those files. I’m so paranoid, I backup the backups, just in case. Looking forward to seeing and reading more about your trip. :-)

  7. I’m terrible about backing up…
    Your photos are wonderful, thank you for sharing, I’m so jealous. In dire need of a Euro-trip.
    Eco Mama

  8. So sorry about your computer! This is a great variety of shots. Great job!

  9. Strummer and Melisser’s arm! You must’ve been in Vienna. So sorry to hear about the computer troubles!

  10. OMG, that would actually kill me, i must get onto backing up all my files right now. Welcome home by the way. xx

  11. Hey, love the pics! Looking familiar ;) glad, u enjoyed ur trip! The pc crashing is a major scary thing to happen- I’ve been there unfortunately. Good you’re genius creations were saved for the world to enjoy ;) xoxo Mel

  12. Lovely pictures Hannah;like especially the one with that cute chihuahua.
    So sorry about your computer disaster,but luckily your pics
    were saved:-)

  13. Prague? (I’m guessing… but the first pictures don’t look like Vienna, but almost like it, and Prague would make sense distance-wise)
    Vienna (the Riesenrad picture, maybe the baking one?)
    Amsterdam (canal picture), and if not that, maybe Utrecht (but I doubt it)

    Tried to look for clues, some sort of give-away, in the pictures but I can’t detect anything! Even the car plates aren’t legible — but they aren’t Austrian ones for sure because numbers would precede letters in that case…

  14. Oh! my! I went on a 7=6 week vacation to Europe too. And it does see like a whirlwind then I comeback too! It was almost panic to get everything organized again…. and I lost a few things here and there!
    I couldn’t imagine a computer crash right after a big trip!
    I hope it all turns around!
    I love your pictures!!! Brings back everything…but moving in my dorm, today… Oh If it was always summer…

  15. gorgeous photos <3 so jealous of your trip, i'd love to go to europe someday. and so sorry to hear about your hard drive :(

  16. Oh gosh, how frustrating your computer is deleating files :(
    Your photos are truely amazing! I would love to see more and know where each one was taken :)


  17. I love travel, just wait. I have to get out of the US and SOON. How do you find vegan food the places you go?

  18. I’m so sorry to hear about your computer troubles, Hannah! Glad you backed your stuff up beforehand. Wouldn’t want to lose any of your photos, recipes, and the like. Speaking of pictures, these are lovely. I especially love the first and 4th.

  19. Welome home!!!!!!

  20. Ooh, I’ve been there before. Hard drive crashes are awful. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a back up.

    Your photos of Europe look so gorgeous and have increased my feelings of wanderlust.

  21. Incredible photos. Wow, I’m so relieved for you that your files are safe! =X

  22. Awww, my baby bear! It was so nice seeing you and your family.

  23. Wow what amazing photo’s. I can’t wait to travel with our son and show him such wonderful places.

    Hey is that Melliser and Strummer?

  24. Your photos from Europe are just gorgeous! I’m sorry to hear about the computer troubles. I am off to get an external hard drive as we type!

  25. I really want that shirt in the picture with the doggy!!
    Wonderful pictures, and I hope your computer gets better :)

  26. What beautiful pictures! I’m sorry to hear about your computer, but so glad you did a backup before vacation!!

  27. Gorgeous pics.

    Hope the computer issues work out!


  28. Sorry about the computer crash, that sucks! But I’m excited by the words “upcoming book”!!!!

  29. Sorry to hear about your PC… that’s a bummer. Good thing you were backing up your files!!!

  30. Your pictures look great! I’m going to Berlin for a few days, any great vegan places to recommend? :)

  31. How beautiful! I hope I get to travel to some different places in the world someday.

  32. you got to hang out with Strummer and Melisser? I am super jealous, that must have been a trio of awesomeness! (:

  33. Strummer!

    And sorry about your computer.

  34. Love the photos Hannah! And I’m really happy to hear you had the foresight to back up your files so didn’t lose things! Hope you’ve got things figured out with your computer by now. (Sorry I’m still catching up on blog posts.)

  35. You took such beautiful pictures! At least you had a good trip. Good luck fixing your computer.

  36. nice :) Why didn’t you say you are going to Prague, I would have given you a free (vegan) tour .)

  37. I love your photography! :)

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