An open letter to the person who approached me in HSQ.

TW: Sexual Assault Dear the person who approached me in HSQ earlier this week, Before I go into the details of our encounter, and the short string of words that oozed out of your mouth, I’d like to paint a picture of how my day was going right up until that point. I was walking…

China: Yangshuo, Guangxi Province

Within an hour of arriving in Kunming I was sitting in the communal area of my hostel. Right when I pulled out my laptop to start planning the day “Ophelia” by The Lumineers came on the radio.

Skopje, Macedonia: The City of Statues.

Imagine this: You’re walking through the main square of Skopje for the first time. You hear the footsteps of a dog to your left and as you look around you stumble upon your first statue.

March 22, 2016- Central Java, Indonesia: The Celestial Yardbird.

“So I’m working on getting over my fear of heights. Today I wandered into an abandoned prayer house which was built after “a man received a vision from God to create a giant bird as a place of prayer” besides that there isn’t a lot of history behind this quirky prayer house, lost in the middle…

Kosovo: Pristina & Mitrovica

  My Dad always said that you will find a lot of acquaintances in life, but you should consider yourself lucky if you can still count 5 true friends by age 50. I was in 4th grade when he first told me this. I remember looking down at my elementary hands and counting to 7….