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Airplanes in the Night

This is the story of how I met a stranger an ocean and a continent from home only to find out that we’ve been unknowingly crossing paths for years. I am Canadian/American/Taiwanese. He is Dutch/German/Spanish. Our lives have taken us through many countries, continents, and decades before finally converging one cold and sunny day in London on the […]

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And So She Joins The Vancouver Exodus

You may remember my article about the Vancouver Exodus. Yes, THAT article. Why I Am Ready To Join The Vancouver Exodus, better known by the version republished by Vancity Buzz, The Great Vancouver Exodus, Why I’m almost ready to leave the city. I wrote that article shortly after a 6-month solo trip across Europe, which culminated in my […]

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5 Way To Make New Friends While Traveling

Often, when I tell people I enjoy traveling solo, I get incredulous looks. “Don’t you get lonely?” they ask, “How do you make friends?” I’ve found that it’s almost easier to make friends while traveling compared to making friends back home. When you’re in the comfort of your hometown with your established circle of friends, it can […]

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10 Hilarious Things Millennials In SF Tell You About SF

Ahh, San Francisco. Iconic San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Dolores Park, social progress, bohemian culture, fog and more fog, and a sea of impossibly intelligent millennials making 4 times as much money as their peers nation wide. In the spring of 2016, on Easter weekend, I booked it south from Vancouver to San […]

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Funny Stories About Being Hit On By The Dutch

Traveling alone as a female means that, whether you like it or not, you get a lot of attention. Any girl will attest that unwanted attention from men is at best, annoying, and at worst, infuriating. However, I was fascinated by how men from different cultures approach women and turned my experiences into a social experiment. […]

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10 Days in Budapest, in Photos

My train from Prague pulled into Budapest Keleti pályaudvar (Budapest Eastern railway station) on a blisteringly hot day in early August just in time for Sziget Festival (festival-specific posts coming soon). After nearly dying on a non air-conditioned ride from Berlin to Prague in similar, 37-degree weather a week prior, I insisted on booking a seat in […]

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Funny Stories About Being Hit On By The Turkish

Traveling alone as a female means that, whether you like it or not, you get a lot of attention. Any girl will attest that unwanted attention from men is at best, annoying, and at worst, infuriating. However, I was fascinated by how men from different cultures approach women and turned my annoyance/infuriance (not a word […]

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Lisbon, Madeira, and The Azores, in Photos

Lisbon I boarded Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas in at the Port of Civitavecchia, an hour west of Rome, on a hot and muggy day in early September. The plan was to spend a month on board for essentially free, taking advantage of a friend’s work perks as a First Officer. The ship was scheduled […]

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