The times I was scared. The times when my phone’s data wouldn’t work and I had no idea where I was. The times when I have to rely on the kindness of strangers for my livelihood. When the calm meets the storm.
I open my eyes to hugs and laughs. I open Telegram and reply to everyone who had a busy night in Asia while I was sound asleep. I’m brought coffee in bed. I brush my teeth, wash my face, comb my hair. I grab my book or my journal and make my way to theContinue reading “A Day in Oaxaca de Juarez, México”
Journal entry in Budapest, August 4th, 2021
It will be months until I sleep in this bed again with the warm blankets and the silk pillowcases. It will be months that I get to hug my family and see my friends. It will be months without singing old songs at the kitchen table with my grandma and grandpa. It will be monthsContinue reading “It Will Be Months”
In short: the answer is COVID. COVID regulations, an expensive trip that was going to be shorter than it would be worth it, and a very strict border. As an American, I realize that a “strict” border is a normal border to everyone else. I’m not blind to that, and that’s why I am alwaysContinue reading “Why I decided against going across every Central American land border before 2022”
It’s often said that social media is a highlight reel of someone’s life. While I agree, I wish to leave that ideal world on social media and describe the good, bad, and ugly of my travels on this blog. There are many times that when I am traveling that things don’t go as planned. IContinue reading “When Things Go Wrong”
Late June I set out on my journey to explore the world. After arriving in Paris, I quickly found myself in Marseille, which is arguably my favorite part of France thus far. To arrive in Marseille from Paris, one of the most environmentally and budget friendly ways to arrive is by train. The train takesContinue reading “Marseille”