A quintessential stop on any tour through India, the Taj Mahal is supposed to be all it’s cracked up to be, and for some people, more. But it’s hard to not have expectations of something so hyped-up and touristy. As I entered through the red brick gates, I wasn’t overwhelmed with awe or shock, rather, […]
Two Canadians, two Germans, Simon and I bumped along in the back of the “Trotters Camel Safari” jeep as we headed off into the Thar desert. With turban in tow, Simon was certainly prepared but I felt slightly hesitant. The tour we chose was the “off the beaten path” option for our overnight camel safari with […]
When I signed on for a second year of teaching in Korea, I dreaded knowing I’d have another freezing winter to get through. However, there was one thing I was actually excited about– getting to finally go ice fishing. I even put it on my 25 before 25 list because it’s been something I’ve really […]
I’ve been home for almost two weeks now, and I’m sad to realize my trip is coming to a close. In fact, by the time this is posted, it’ll be my last day in San Diego. I’ve loved every minute of my time at home, and I’ve also gotten to do a few simple things […]
When someone asks me what I want to do after teaching in Korea, I usually sigh and say “I don’t know”. It’s always a lie. I’ve always known what I’ve wanted to do; most of us have. But the problem lies in the question itself. If the question was, “If you could choose anything in […]
The countdown has begun. Four months from now, on February 19th, I’ll be embarking on the longest backpacking trip I’ve ever been on, exploring places I’ve been fascinated with for years, all with the person who has been my rock throughout my time in Korea. Simon and I have been talking about taking a big trip […]
Bucket list item #17, check! The reason I put Taipei night markets on my bucket list was because I had heard so much talk about them. How great they were, how great the food was. It sounded like my slice of heaven. Walking from cart to cart, trying different things; all entirely delicious. Like most […]
This week I turn 24. But I am not sure how this happened. In my mind I was supposed to be 22 forever. Now 24 is approaching and I don’t know how to feel. I’m happy but confused, content but insecure. And why do I keep finding this one grey hair in my bangs?!