In the restaurants and stores of Oaxaca City, anuncios could be seen everywhere instructing customers to do one thing: ditch the plastic. Check out how Mexico is tackling plastic pollution in my latest post!
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.
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Arriving in the Netherlands was quite the shock since I am from NYC. The streets for cars were narrow, but the sidewalks and bike paths were wide and in abundance! Everywhere I turned, there were parked bicycles, and there seemed to be more cyclists on the road than there were cars. I had taken a … 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