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Posts of the Moment
Boston's accent is famous. "Pahk the cah in Havahd yahd" is the only phrase that everyone knows and instantly brings up about the Massachusetts accent. Luckily, when I was writing another post about Worcester, my gritty Massachusetts love/college-town, I stumbled upon this gem...
A strange welcome back... Worcester, luv ya!
Suddenly like in one of those slow-motion moments straight out of a movie this guy nervously sprinted past me as a shaky 70-something woman got out of her car and yelled, “He stole my purse!” In this kind of situation you don’t have time to strategize, plan, or weigh the various decisions and you don't really know how you'll react. My immediate reaction was to...
Bill Bryson tells the stories of his first solo travels through Europe. I thought this would be a good introduction to Europe as a girl who's been trying to hit as many spots as possible but lacking the time...it didn't wow me but I had to continue. In the beginning he would get me with thedescriptions of horrible people or horrible situations that seemed dead on and just plain hilarious. Soon they wore off however as he proceeded to complain about something or everything in each place...
Why I Blog
My original blog started in spring of 2012!
I really started blogging when I was living in a tiny township in Taiwan and needed a place to share and vent my first time living abroad! It just naturally progressed into talking with other travelers and reading other blogs.
Since I found it challenging to find out what I wanted to before moving to Taiwan, I wanted to write this blog for people in the situation I was in: unaware, curious and maybe not knowing where to start. I found it was hard to learn about anything but the capital city and major tourist spots. A Lonely Planet guidebook told me not to even stop by in the city I was soon moving to... I try to seek and share places on and off the beaten path for other travelers and also expats in my current location. Get off the guidebooks, get on travel blogs!
Last year's focus was on Taiwan and Asia, because of my slow-traveling, teaching ways. This year, it's Prague and Česká republika! I've shifted the focus to Czech Republic and Europe, though South America is still very much on my mind!
Ubud by scooter
It all started when I studied abroad in Perth, Australia in college. It was a life-changing experience. I saw the light! Soon my time was up and it was back to Massachusetts to finish my degrees. Soon my experience felt merely like a dream I'd had that I would never leave behind. My other travel friends seemed to forget and get 'busier' and everyone molded back into their everyday lives as before, as if nothing had happened or changed. I eventually readjusted too but still had a tight hold on those memories, and an undeniable desire to see more.
However, AFAR magazines and Anthony Bourdain had to do for a few years as I finished my BA and then got my MA in Teaching. I took trips when I could to Colorado, San Fran, New York City, Boston and Sonoma Valley, which left me high and fiending for more!
Once I finished my degrees I was free and location-less. I skipped my graduation ceremony and headed for Asia! My experience living and teaching in Taiwan was really eye opening pushed me to adapt and be stronger. Living in the Czech Republic has challenged me in different ways and provides me with more education than I probably yet realize. Next I'll go home for an extended break to save money before I hit South and Central America full force!!!
A taste of...
The Czech Republic
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