Summer is here and many of us have vacation plans lined up every weekend, starting with this past July 4th weekend. It is easy to get away from the hustle and bustle of work life and forget about all of our responsibilities, but there is one full-time job we should keep in mind, wherever our … Continue reading How to Go Zero Waste on Vacation
Celebrating the New Year is universal, but we all have different ways of saying goodbye to the past and looking toward the future. I had the privilege to ring in the New Year with locals in Oaxaca! Read on to find out their Mexican tradition for New Year's Eve.
When I first arrived in the Netherlands, I was in for a shock. I am originally from NYC, so observing the stark difference between the space given to vehicles and pedestrians was peculiar—the streets for vehicles were narrow, but the sidewalks and bike paths were wide and in abundance. Everywhere I turned, there were parked … Continue reading Netherlands: A Country Built for People, Not Cars
It's amazing how you can find opportunities to learn about the local culture for free; you can simply visit the restaurants shops and talk to the locals, take advantage of the free guided walking tours, or if you have the time, live in that city for a month or longer 🙂 Because I spend most … Continue reading Local Craftsmanship in Siem Reap
Happy November, everyone! While Western cultures celebrated Halloween last week, people all over Cambodia traveled to Phnom Penh for Bom Om Touk, also known as the Water Festival. This is a national holiday celebrated across Cambodia to commemorate the end of the rainy season (which fun fact: causes the Tonle Sap river to flow in … Continue reading Adventures in Asia: Water Festival in Cambodia
This past weekend, we ventured out of Siem Reap for the first time to visit Battambang! It wasn't what I expected at all, although I think my expectations were a bit high... I was expecting this super large city with tons of people, but it was wayyyy less busy than Siem Reap, and a lot … Continue reading Adventures in Asia: Battambang
It's been about a week since I've arrived in Siem Reap and I must say my body seems to be accepting this humid, hot climate in October. In NYC, I could probably enjoy the cool autumn breeze, but here...nope! My friend gave me the scoop about living in Siem Reap, but you can't really know … Continue reading 7 Tips to Prepare for Southeast Asia
8 weeks have flown by here in Agua Caliente Nueva. It's been an incredible experience living with such a wonderful family. They've welcomed me with open arms and took care of me through thick and thin, especially when I had food poisoning twice during my time here lol... Extrañaré a mi familia Mexicana 😥 Mexicanos son … Continue reading Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family
If you're living anywhere outside of an industrialized, large city, you're bound to find insects and other bugs that you haven't encountered before. This is the story of my experience with a spider the size of my HAND.
I've heard SO many stories about fantasmas (ghosts) or almas (spirits). My host father is full of these anecdotes and it's just so interesting and quite spooky since I never wanted to believe they existed. Sure, there are a bunch of TV shows about ghosts and all things haunted, but me being the scaredy cat … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Fantasmas!