Internationals love Hong Kong, why don’t they go to Macau? It’s much better, or so said my friend’s coworker. Good point, yes I will definitely go there, but it took me another six months and a few aborted attempts after that conversation to finally make it out there. Macau isn’t quite as accessible from Shenzhen… Continue reading Have You Considered Jesus?
It’s been ten months in Asia, with a lot of travel condensed in the last few months, and at this point I can usually assume in advance what I will love and what I can maybe take a pass on if necessary. This is not to say that I am being closeminded, because I will… Continue reading My Favorite Things
I’m over cities. Let me immediately walk that back, as it’s not a fair or true statement at all. I do love cities, I love exploring a new city and finding its unique flavor. I love seeing different people and different public transports and drawing comparison. When taking bite sized trips, the main city is… Continue reading Priorities, and I Sound Very Pretentious Here
“Do you feel disappointed by this? Like it’s not as good as you expected?” asked my friend Ailsa on our way back from our third Taiwanese night market. I had to take a second to process this, I’ve been locked into a relentless find-something-to-appreciate-even-if-it’s-not-my-favorite perspective for ten months and it was hard to backtrack from… Continue reading Forever Your Girl (Buddha)
I’ve been to three countries in the past three months and I’m wiped. There’s sleepless nights, the stress of last minute planning -I am the queen of booking flights less than a week prior to the trip, and booking hostels on the road- and the days at a time of endless stimulation immediately followed by… Continue reading What Does Drake Know Anyway?
Just when you think you got this whole living abroad and speaking baby level Chinese thing down, there’s always a taxi driver to put you in your place. The Shenzhen metro closes at 11ish, if you have business out later than that you need alternative transportation. Luckily taxis are plentiful at all hours, and for… Continue reading Sit Down. Be Humble
I know I’ve been writing these glowing reviews of my trips and it sounds like everything in my travels has just been me frolicking through Asia going la dee da dee da. But really, I’m exhausted. I’ve been to multiple cities in two countries in two months while maintaining a full time job and am… Continue reading Snap Back