Before flying back to the frozen tundra, as I sometimes refer to my new home in Boston, I spent 4 days in the northern most part of South America called la Guajira. This part of Colombia is indigenous territory and in the Colombian constitution does not fall under its jurisdiction. This area is extremely poor…… Continue reading The Tip of South America – – La Guajira
It had been two days since I was sitting in a classroom taking a statistics exam. Where I was sitting in a chair, surrounded by brick walls, florescent lights allowing me to see the questions on the paper in front of me. Watching the clock as my heart fluttered with the pressure and excitement of…… Continue reading Nature Expects Nothing From Us
Two weeks ago, I didn’t know anything about the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I couldn’t have even told you which ones were where, anything about the food the people there eat, their history, nothing really… Santiago and I decided to do a 10-day trip to learn more about these countries that neither…… Continue reading 10 Days in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
I just finished a wonderful, one month trip to the Balkan Peninsula and Eastern Europe with Santiago. Here are the places we visited and a few photos! Tirana and Kruje, Albania (2 days) Dhermi, Albania (3 days) Kotor, Montenegro (4 days) Mostar, Bosnia (2 days) Sarajevo, Bosnia (4 days) Belgrade, Serbia (4 days) Budapest, Hungary…… Continue reading How I Spent One Month in the Balkans and Eastern Europe
My siblings and I pick on my mom a lot. Always out of love, of course, and one of the things she sometimes says when eating something tasty is “yum, yum, I just had a good bite!” Even though we joke about the expression, I really feel that it is often justifiable because there is…… Continue reading Yum, Yum, I Just Had a Good Bite!
My fondest memories of travel have little to do with the history of a country or the culture that I experienced. Some of the memories I have closest to my heart have to do with finding joy and happiness in the unexpected, such as when a rainstorm suddenly arises. Onetime when I was 8 years…… Continue reading Discovering Joy in the Unexpected: The Story of a Trash Bag
The more I travel, and the more I age, I am more inspired by nature than by human-made cities, churches or monuments. I find myself craving to be outside breathing in fresh air, laying in grass or sunbathing by the seaside. I am constantly surprised by the beauty of the world! After spending 2 weeks…… Continue reading London: Stopping to Smell the Roses