Category: My blog

Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Wow, can you guys believe I’ve been living in Antigua for a whole year already? When I think about the day that I arrived and immediately fell in love it feels like it was yesterday! Every year during Holy Week and the other weeks leading up to Easter, hundreds of thousands of people descend on Antigua […]

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My Travel Plans for 2015

Happy New Years everyone! It’s officially New Year’s Eve, and I’m about to go inhale Mexican food and margaritas, watch some fireworks in the old city, and then go dancing. Yay! While I’m a little sad that I’m not celebrating with my friends from Beijing, today I’ve been thinking about all of my travel plans for […]

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Bucket List Adventure: Seeing the Great Wall of China

When I realized I’d been living in Beijing for six weeks and hadn’t seen the Great Wall I was a little embarrassed. Luckily my friend Phoebe invited me along for an overnight trip out to the wall, so I packed a bag and prepared to rub shoulders with a million of my closest Chinese friends. A lot […]

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The Hindu Festival of Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur

Last week we went to Kuala Lumpur, since my mum was flying home from KL and I needed to do a visa run. I hadn’t done any research for the trip, but soon after we arrived we realized that the next day was the celebration of the Hindu Festival of Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur in […]

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First impressions of Bali

After traveling for 21 hours (thanks Air Asia), we finally arrived into Denpasar airport at around midnight. Immigration was easy, and we eventually ended up outside surrounded by taxi drivers. This was my first dumb move. I forgot everything I was told about using taxis in Bali. I’d been advised to only use metered taxis, and […]

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Save me San Francisco: The Main Attractions of a Very Interesting City.

I was recently in San Francisco for four days, and it was barely enough time to explore this quirky city. It quickly became one of my favorites in America.   Where to go:   Fisherman’s wharf: Fisherman’s wharf/pier 39  is one of the more famous places in San Francisco, and for good reason. There’s so […]

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