I felt like working at a soul sucking daycare prepared me to disregard holidays, we only ever got the big important federal holidays off and everything else was work as usual. No Yom Kippur or Abe Lincoln’s birthday for the weary. So I was ready for the holiday season in China, where American Thanksgiving is… Continue reading Have Yourself a Very DMX Christmas
Shanghai wasn’t on my list, frankly it wasn’t anywhere on my radar. I have zero interest in seeing it, I don’t super care about cities, I need to save my time and money for the places I really want to see, was the thought that I’ve had for months. And when my roommate invited me… Continue reading Don’t Want No Scrub
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?