The other day I sent an email to 30 or so friends and family members who have been asking me what is it that I am doing out here. It was interesting to see who responded. It’s always interesting to see who makes an effort to keep in contact while you’re traveling. Traveling can be … Continue reading Ukuphila Kunzima. Life is difficult.
After returning home from my Euro-trip I didn’t have much to do. Of course it was great to be back in SF, seeing my friends and soaking up the city and getting Matilda cuddles. But breakups are hard and San Francisco is small. Everywhere I went I was worried I would run into my ex. … Continue reading Spontaneous Italy
Ok, ok – so this post is really late. Almost a year late. But I’m going to post it anyways, because Iceland is incredible and you should read about it from my perspective. I mean, at least look at the pics? I’ll give you the summary version. Iceland was a really emotional experience for me. … Continue reading Retroactive Iceland
Before I left for my trip, when people learned I was going to travel solo through Europe for 3.5 months their response was often along the lines of “Wow, you’re so brave!”. I didn’t really understand what they meant by that, but responded with a side smile and head nod. I had been dreaming of … Continue reading Embracing my loneliness in Budapest & Prague
I went to Moscow for 16 days to visit my best friend Jesse who is living there, teaching English and studying Russian. I met Jesse in Ghana, we both studied abroad there in 2010. But we didn’t really become friends until the following summer, when we were both in NYC and looking for someone to … Continue reading Behind Enemy Lines
After I said goodbye to my wonderful boyfriend (yes, I miss him tons already) I headed to Dublin! This was the first time on my trip that I ventured into the unknown aka booked a mixed room dorm at a hostel with 18 beds. Was it a mistake? If a tree falls in a forest … Continue reading Craic & Friends & Sunshine
I want to preface this blog entry by saying that it is absolutely not my intent to offend any persons or groups. I am simply sharing my personal experience and thoughts. I have nothing but the utmost respect and consideration for all those who suffered as a result of the tragedies of WWII. My first … Continue reading A Memorable Lesson in History and Humility