Things I’ll Miss About Home

With my flight to London fast approaching, I’m busy preparing for my trip, i.e. making to-do lists, double checking that none of my flights are passing over Ukraine, and carrying around unopened guide books (I’ve had a guidebook for India sitting on my bedside table for months, but I read Shantaram instead — which is, at least,Continue reading “Things I’ll Miss About Home”

The Liebster Award

Thank you Chelsea from Adventures of an Expat for the nomination!!! I really enjoyed reading your blog, and I’m glad you enjoyed mine! I’m going to Turkey soon, so it was great to get some inspiration from your writing. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your adventures in Turkey! This is a cute way to get toContinue reading “The Liebster Award”

#7: All of the Yoga

I’ve been taking yoga classes sporadically for around ten years, but this year, I’ve decided to take it a little more seriously and practice regularly. I’ve done many things that I love only sporadically – writing, for one. Now I’d like to cultivate some discipline. I started with one week, going every day. Day One:Continue reading “#7: All of the Yoga”

Teaching English: Hybrid Moments

Today’s article is written for the Reach To Teach Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers around the globe. I’ll be posting a new ESL related article on my blog on the 5th of every month. Check back for more articles, and if you’d likeContinue reading “Teaching English: Hybrid Moments”

On Being a Nomad at Home

People keep asking me how I’m finding it being back home. I’ve yet to come up with a succinct or even coherent answer. I’m all over the map on the subject. It’s great and weird, cold (weather) and warm (people), familiar and foreign. A lot of time I feel both ‘at home’ and like anContinue reading “On Being a Nomad at Home”

#21: The Dinner Party

Perhaps this is evidence of the twilight of my twenties, but I can’t think of too many things I’d rather do on a Friday night than share a kitchen with a handful of good friends. This weekend we had an Italian themed dinner party: green minestrone soup from Genoa, fresh basil pesto, pasta with aContinue reading “#21: The Dinner Party”

30 Things to do Before I Turn 30

Last New Year’s I did something I haven’t done since junior high: made actual resolutions, albeit silly ones. I decided that I would ride a camel and an elephant before the year was up. And I did. Not to get all secret-y or anything, because, ugh – but I think actually writing down the goalsContinue reading “30 Things to do Before I Turn 30”

Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be…

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”  ― Jack Kerouac, On The Road. This holiday season was theContinue reading “Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be…”