After I said goodbye to my parents, but before going through airport security, I was standing in the middle of a long line of people. Two rows ahead of me, a girl, maybe 17 or 18, was crying. I watched as she waved goodbye to her mom, who was standing across the room, behind the… Read More So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen…
It is an overcast day in Kuwait, and I returned to my apartment early this morning to find a thin layer of dust caked to my countertops. As I proceeded to remove the dust built up from a sandstorm and a rainstorm all while I was gone, the black dirt that came off of the… Read More A Week on a Beach in Boracay
It’s been a long while since I’ve last written a post. I’ll attribute this to a variety of reasons, but these reasons can all be summed up in one word: teaching. Teaching kicks my butt everyday. Each day it brings forth a new series of challenges that make it interesting and special. On days when I’m particularly… Read More Kringle in Kuwait
As I move into my eighth week living here in Kuwait, I’ve fallen into a pretty normal (and very streamlined) morning routine. I wake up to either: A) the call to prayer, or B) my alarm – which follows shortly after the call to prayer at the moment at 4:20am. If I’m feeling well-rested or… Read More My First Rodeo in Kuwait
Before moving to Kuwait, I used to imagine what my life would be like once I was there. I imagined it to be a challenge – but a good one. Teaching would be a challenge, the new culture would be a challenge, and creating a new home would be a challenge. Yet my imaginings never wandered… Read More A Guide to Plate Spinning in Kuwait
The past three weeks have been spent existing in a consistent state of mild to medium stress, where I have been working on a “to-do” list about 50 items long that never seems to get any smaller. From rolling all the petty cash from piggy banks I still have, to figuring out bigger, more adult… Read More Bet You Can’t [Ku]WAIT to Read This!
Prague is as beautiful as it is… strange. By day, it’s a city with staggering beauty. With every twist and turn you’ll see stunning architecture that dates back to the Baroque and Rococo periods. Pastel colours adorn buildings to create a fairytale setting, and if you seek a higher viewpoint, you’ll find yourself gazing at hundreds… Read More CZECH out this Post!!
Well, with nine days spent in London, and five days in Prague, I’ve officially wrapped up my trip to Europe. It was a phenomenal trip full of adventure, food, friends, and good people. I really enjoyed London. It’s a city that has constant energy. It’s clean, well kept, efficient, and easy to travel. It’s also… Read More My Journey Across the Pond
Being a fairly easy-going, go-with-the-flow kind of traveller, I have never really experienced any kind of intense culture shock [yet]. For the most part, I’m generally able to brush things off my shoulders and not give worry to what we can’t control. I was joking about this with Mel the other night, and we both… Read More The Culture Shock I Didn’t Think I’d Get
Vietnam has been a whirlwind of a trip and there are so many things I want to write about. Finding the right way to start is proving very difficult, so I think, in the true fashion of this trip, I’m just going to jump right into something and figure out the rest of it later. I’ll… Read More Vietnam: Most Memorable Moments