Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

After two months travelling in Southeast Asia, I came home and woke up between 3 and 5am every day for well over a week. During this time, I thought about many things. I thought about how happy I was to be home, to have use of my own private throne and to drink from the… Continue reading Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

Paris, France

When I was ten, I presented a speech to my class on Impressionist painter Claude Monet, obviously. I had a book about him and for some reason, being a terribly sentimental kid, was very moved by his story (the part about how he kept painting through blindness; I was a little too young to comprehend… Continue reading Paris, France

Stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland -- the land of earthquakes, volcanoes, tiny horses, showers that smell like eggs, $25.00 fast food, and the world’s largest Phallological Museum. Our 48-hour-ish stopover in Reykjavik was a mind-bending and wildly confusing experience due to jet-lag, the endless sunlight, and our very strange Airbnb situation (a child’s room in someone’s weird apartment?). Beyond… Continue reading Stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland

Grand Canyon, AZ

In this episode of people-who-don’t-drive-themselves-anywhere, we travel ten hours by bus through the desert and back to visit the Grand Canyon. Warning: this story may or may not contain poop. At something like 6:30am, we were picked up from the still smoky, still bright and dinging casino lobby of our Vegas hotel and driven out… Continue reading Grand Canyon, AZ

Havana, Cuba

Our day in Havana began in the way that most days begin, in the regular touristic sense, with being picked up from our resort in Varadero by a french tour bus, then subsequently spending two hours learning all about a country in a language of which we spoke practically none. While soaking in the rich… Continue reading Havana, Cuba