"The sight of the world put mad ideas into me; as if I could wander away, wander for ever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other."
~ CS Lewis
Big fan of casually sauntering about the planet. Travel junkie, thumb-war champion, blanket-fort specialist and usually homeless. Perogie enthusiast with a love of teaching and a passion for reducing child mortality in the developing world. Lifelong Canucks fan, lover of the outdoors and all things active. Sleeping-in-airports aficionado. Exploring the curious corners of planet earth with a backpack and a sense of humour! Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I've been making bad decisions on the road since 2009.
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Coast to Coast in 13 Days: The Final Push Across England
04 October 2011 7:34 AM | 42 Comments
The Legend of Lake Baikal: Waters of Supernatural Power
06 August 2011 5:47 PM | 15 Comments
10 Benefits of Traveling Solo
22 July 2011 12:49 AM | 48 Comments
Head Soccer. Or, soccer with heads. Another reason why Korea is awesome.
26 April 2010 12:47 PM | 33 Comments
Spaghetti on my Pizza & Intestines in my Soup: Korean Food Fails
14 April 2010 2:42 PM | 7 Comments
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Bussing from Vilnius to Warsaw
25 March 2013 7:01 PM | 3 Comments
On Meat & Onions and Castles on Lakes: Finding Trakai Castle, Lithuania
08 January 2013 9:01 PM | 3 Comments
Onwards, to Lithuania!
19 August 2012 12:55 AM | 17 Comments
How the Flight I Never Took Changed My Life
08 May 2012 8:30 PM | 25 Comments
Fire on Water: Remembrance Day in Riga.
18 March 2012 5:34 PM | 22 Comments
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Archive for September, 2010
Posted on September 28, 2010 | 8 Comments“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon Over the course of September 25th 2010, three girls arrived in succession at the Singapore Changi airport. From different airlines, from different parts of the world, with nothing but backpacks on their shoulders, the three friends met in this tiny corner of the globe…...
Posted on September 24, 2010 | No CommentsStiff-legged and swollen-toed, the guests of Air China flight 992 plod, stretch, and waddle out of the pressurized metal tube. Eleven hours of breathing the same recycled air, and it’s lovely to walk out to Bethoven’s sixth symphony playing over the intercom. It’s calm here, in this international terminal, and it smells like cleaner, or something similarly offensive. The marble floors are so immaculate I can see the grey skies...
Posted on September 20, 2010 | 17 CommentsOne month, 10 days later, and I’m really starting to undergo Korea Withdrawal. It’s not pleasant, nor is there a reasonable antidote. I’m even starting to miss the hocking ajishis and the daily staredowns on the subway. I don’t miss the constant threat of a nuclear attack by the Mad Hatter Up North, but believe it or not, it’s not actually a big deal over...
Posted on September 13, 2010 | 1 CommentSince returning from a year of living in Asia, I’ve started playing a “guess the ethnicity” game with myself. Before I moved to Korea, I will admit, I could not tell you if someone was Indonesian or Chinese, and that’s pretty bad. I’m not much better now, except that I can usually tell who the Koreans are in the bunch. So I’m sitting here in...
Posted on September 7, 2010 | 6 CommentsDear Korea, You are a gem. I spent a year with you, and though I definitely despised you a little at first (ok, so it was a lot more than just a little), you were not to be faulted. You are amazing. Your people are gracious, your heritage is unique, and your country is beautiful. You are convenient, you are modern, you are a concrete...
Posted on September 7, 2010 | 1 Comment“What I find is that you can do almost anything or go almost anywhere, if you’re not in a hurry.” - Paul Theroux One of the greatest fortunes of our generation is the incredible ability we have to do anything, to go anywhere on this planet and to see for ourselves the world around us. We have an incomparable luxury to travel, one that our...