Silence. Answers. And a Change.
Chocolate / Peru / Photography / Travel

Silence. Answers. And a Change.

If you were a regular reader here before, you may be curious, why the sudden silence despite my enviable location in South America? If so, it’s an understandable one. Despite the stories that could be, I’ve felt consumed by other duties. Over the past few months, I’ve applied for a Masters program in London (and … Continue reading

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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

Not a single flutter in its cove, a trip to Turkey’s Butterfly Valley
Mediterranean / Nature / Photography / Tips / Travel / Turkey

Not a single flutter in its cove, a trip to Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Stalk this namesake valley, located on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, and you’ll soon discover its iconic butterflies are missing. No matter, this picturesque cove named Butterfly Valley will hold you in fervent rapture nonetheless. To discover this somewhat hard-to-reach valley, you must first hop a bobbing boat or scramble down a mountain from a connecting highway. Taking … Continue reading

My Prodigal Summer (a season in Turkey)
Addictions / Food / Local / Nature / Olives / Photography / Travel / Turkey

My Prodigal Summer (a season in Turkey)

Before I came to Turkey, I didn’t know that I had entered into some variation of Eden. In Fethiye, fresh food abounds, but not only in markets, street corner stalls and larger chain grocery stores; the seeds of sustenance sprout up in city gardens. Chickens run amok, corn stalks shoot up, goats tend to unmowed grass, and … Continue reading

The Onward Journey–Turkish coffees and Greek Islands
Addictions / Food / Greece / Morocco / Nature / Photography / Tips / Travel / Turkey

The Onward Journey–Turkish coffees and Greek Islands

Cut the Kitsch is hitting the road! After a nearly sleepless night on a bus from Madrid to Barcelona, I’m fleeing the Iberian Peninsula via El Prat Airport. My first stop: 4 days exploring a city that straddles two continents. My itinerary is quite lax. Except to say, I’ll be treating myself to a Turkish … Continue reading