In the face of Mt. Misti, impulse isn’t rewarded
Expat Life / Mountains / Nature / Peru / Photography / Travel

In the face of Mt. Misti, impulse isn’t rewarded

The hike to El Misti begins with little pomp but a simple sign that subtly warns–you’re starting at 3,415 meters. For a new arrival to Arequipa, like me, it was an omen of what was to come. Of course, as a seasoned hiker and climber, I didn’t take heed–as I should have. At 3,415  meters, … Continue reading

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A NEW Blog & a Giveaway!
China / Expat Life / Giveaway / Photography / Spain / Tips / Travel / Turkey

A NEW Blog & a Giveaway!

Today, I’m introducing my FIRST giveaway. Why? In launching a new blog (surprise!), I’m forcing followers of this blog to redirect here. Since I believe that hard work should be met with rewards, I’m coupling that effort with this: the chance to win something unique. The prize? One winner will select an 8×10 photographic print … Continue reading

Let’s Talk China
China / Expat Life / Food / Photography / Tips / Travel

Let’s Talk China

China. Zhōngguó. 中国.  It’s the Kingdom of extremes, and one that’s utterly baffling to most outside of it. For me, however, China allures as strongly as the poignant smell of Chòu dòufu (or, stinky tofu). If you haven’t been to China before, trust me on this one, it’s powerful. This country, frankly put, is like nowhere else I’ve … Continue reading