In Indonesia: Between a Tourist and Something Else 

Hello from Jakarta, Indonesia! I tend to under-research the new countries I visit. As in, I often do little to no research before I board the plane. I usually have little to no idea what the shape of the country looks like on a map. It was no different this time. Now that I’m here, […]

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The Itch to Travel

I’m contemplating going on a solo adventure this summer. I.e. taking a trip by myself. Which I can’t say I’ve ever done. So maybe that in itself is a reason to do it. I’ve been thinking back on past adventures recently, various countries and cultures I’ve encountered, explored, and experienced. I’ve been thinking about the […]

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Braving the Public Bathhouse: Some Tips 

Today is Day 4 living without running water. (Why? It froze. In some pipes under a bunch of cement.) Needless to say, it’s been interesting. I never appreciated water so much. While flushing the toilet manually has been fun and all, the most interesting experience by far has been going to the public bathhouse down the street to shower. Here […]

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10 Years (Where does the time go?)

The other day I was telling my mom about the new Facebook feature On This Day that shows you Facebook memories from previous years. Most of my memories were from college, I told her. Posts from freshmen year popped up whose context I had no clue about. (“You didn’t give me a cookie! I hate you!!” Huh..?) […]

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Being a Tourist

Can’t believe this is my last day in Thailand! I’ve had so much fun this week! (I haven’t wanted to watch TV even once!) Have to say I’ve enjoyed being a tourist. Totally different than living in a foreign country. Some of the most memorable moments were when things went wrong. Like when we were wandering around […]

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Greetings from Thailand!

I’m sitting in a cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand right now, waiting for my mango smoothie to arrive. The wifi in this cafe is excellent, so thought I’d take advantage of it to blog before my bus ride into the mountains this afternoon. I went ziplining this morning and it was awesome! We got the […]

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Time for an Adventure

On Sunday, I am going on my first ever self-planned vacation/adventure! To Thailand! Woohoo, I’m so excited! And not scared at all! It’s funny, because this will actually be the 13th country I have traveled to in my young life, so it seems like it should be no big deal. But it feels like a very big deal. (At least […]

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